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Happy Easter Monday!

2014/04/21
cc  photo by zoonabar

cc photo by zoonabar

Today is Easter Monday, also known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday.

Easter Monday is observed in many areas around the world including Canada, Poland and France. In these countries you’ll find lots of people off from work and out in their neighborhoods enjoying traditions such as Divine Liturgies, religious processions and feasting with family and friends.

My favorite way to spend Easter Monday? Checking out amazing Easter trees on Pinterest. It’s not exactly a tradition, but it is crazy addictive! What’s your favorite Easter activity or tradition?

easter tree pins

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Looking Up at the Chicago Cultural Center

2014/04/16

Photo by Ramona Pozek
The Chicago Cultural Center’s Bradley Hall showcases the largest Tiffany dome in the world.

Photo by Ramona Pozek
This amazing 38-foot Tiffany glass dome was designed by artist J. A. Holtzer in 1897.

Photo by Ramona Pozek
More information on The Chicago Cultural Center.

The Mural Art of Pilsen: Part 3

2014/04/10

photo by Ramona Pozek

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso

 

photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek

 

photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek

Sitting Pretty On A New York Chair

2014/04/08

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My Brooklynite bestie from high school would be the first to point out that New York City is not exactly my most favorite city in the world—sorry New York. But I will have to admit that I do love this chair with its throw pillow featuring the New York skyline. It would be awesome in a room featuring a similarly styled San Francisco chair along side a Paris sofa. I am confident that both of those exist somewhere.

Which brings to mind a question. How come we never see home furnishings inspired by cities like, say, Peoria Illinois, Butte Montana, or Lizard Lick North Carolina?

lizard lick effect

So, tell me, what city would you like to sit on?

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: No Ordinary Flowers

2014/04/02
by Ramona Pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~Emma Goldman

by Ramona pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

by Ramona Pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

by Ramona Pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

Oh For The Love Of Chocolate!

2014/03/28
Lagerfeld's Chocolate Room at La Reserve Hotel

Lagerfeld’s Chocolate Room at La Reserve Hotel

Are you a jetsetter obsessed with Chocolate? Luckily, you are not alone. Designer Karl Lagerfeld created this ALL chocolate hotel suite with the help of Chocolatier Patrick Roger. The chocolate super-duo reportedly used more than 10 tons of Magnum Chocolate for a 2011 promotion at La Reserve Hotel in Paris, France.

 

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Dorset is run by British choco-preneurs Gerry and Roo. Along with their chocolate fountain rental, cocoa centric corporate team building, and truffle making workshop biz, they run a 15 room B&B which includes daily chocolate tastings and a homemade breakfast.

 

photo courtesy of Tour de Chocolate

photo courtesy of Tour de Chocolate

Are you a eco-conscious chocolate lover? How about trying out a fair-trade cacao tour in the Dominican Republic? They offer a half-a-day educational tour from the plantations to the processing plant. After a tasty Dominican lunch, they will also teach you how to make your own chocolate straight from the beans. Homestay and other excursions are also available.

 

photo courtesy of Boston Chocolate Tours

photo courtesy of Boston Chocolate Tours

Cocoa active? There are plenty of Chocolate Walking and Eating Tours available in all sorts of amazing cities like Chicago, NYC, Boston and the home of Belgian Chocolate, Brussels. These tours usually last 2-3 hours and give you an opportunity to learn while walking off what you eat!

What’s your favorite way to indulge in chocolate??

The Spring Break Travel Beauty Giveaway Winners Have Been Chosen!

2014/03/26

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Angela S.

and

Vunda V.

Congratulations you two crazy kids!

Please email me at theglobaldiva@gmail.com with your full postal address and your eye color as soon as possible. Your choices for the Almay Eye-Enhancing Cosmetic Kit are brown, blue, green, and hazel.

Thanks again to everyone that entered by following me on Facebook.

I have several more Almay kits and plan to host another giveaway soon, so stay tuned via theglobaldiva.com or facebook.com/theglobaldiva.

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