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Like an elephant ride to India: my day shopping at World Market

It has been a while, so I was excited to get out to one of most favorite places to shop, World Market. Whenever I am there, I always find a gazillion things that I love… no, literally, a gazillion things. It did not hurt that it was buy one get one FREE coffee day. Seriously,  I would walk a mile in tight stilettos for their Sumatra and Costa Rican blends. While I was there, I decided to shop around to see if there was anything...

Hot Shoes from Iceland

In my recent search and dare I add, obsession, over everything Iceland, I landed on these amazing shoes by Kron by KronKron. This fanciful shoe line is design byParis fashion school graduate Hugrún Árnadóttir and hairstylist Magni Þorsteinsson. Based in Reykjavik, the pair opened the boutique KronKron in hopes of showcasing up and coming designers as well as bringing a bit of high fashion to their local market. In a few short years the boutique grew and they began successfully...

The Blue Lagoon: not just make believe after all?

I love the Citi commercial that shows an American spa owner serenely wading in a hot spring in Iceland, whilst pondering the wonders of Icelandic mud on both her skin and her business. Believing that Icelandic mud was just another fountain of youth-esque urban legend, I thought…hmpt, wouldn’t that be great…too bad magic mud from Iceland doesn’t even exist. Low and behold, I was wrong. Did I just admit to being wrong? Maybe it’s not the greatest thing to admit...