travel

Tag

Luggage that speaks!… to me

This past week I was in JCP shopping for one of the amazing new LULU handbags that I wrote about here and I needed to take a detour to go to the little girls/big girls/powder/rest/room. While making a beeline through luggage, I nearly wet my pants in excitement when I bumped into this African print inspired confetti-colored marvel by Nigerian expat turned London designer, Duro Olowu. I am not kidding when I say, that this luggage literally spoke to me, urging me to take it home. The best...

Global Art: Paris In Color

Nicole Robertson is my Paris living, photo taking, fashion blogging, book writing, Etsy selling-hero. She kind of makes doing it all look a bit effortless, okay, maybe I hate her just a tiny bit. When I first blogged about her Etsy shop The Paris Print Shop, which features amazing photo prints of all things Parisian organized by color, I remember thinking I wanted to buy them all. Lucky for me, I don’t have to and neither do you. Paris In...

Sweet Smell of Success Winner and More Travel Sweeps

The weather has been crazy here in the Midwest. 100 degree temps, 90 miles per hour winds and 4 days of power outages have made blogging… well, there has been no blogging. Thankfully the lights and the air conditioning are back up and it’s time to announce the winner to the Sweet Smell of Success Giveaway: Congrats to Livivua C. and Jeremy S. I will be in touch via email to get your address and fragrance preference. For the rest...

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Comfort

Recently, the Hubs and I were host to a temporary house guest, Biscuit the Happy Hound. Though a very gentle pup and quite the old man (he’s 13), he was a bit restless in his new surroundings until he happened upon his familiar teddy bear from home. After he found it, it wasn’t long before he was snuggled in for a long nap in his temporary home away from home. Biscuit reminds me of myself. I love to travel, but...

Free To Travel Friday: Some sweepstakes to get you going…literally!

It’s time to get out your lucky penny, grab that rabbit’s foot, (do they still sell those?) pluck a four-leaf clover and try your luck at fulfilling your travel dreams in the best way possible…on someone else’s dime. Here are this week’s favorite picks for travel sweepstakes and contests that are super easy to enter and are ending super soon. Free and Easy Traveler offers 10, 20 and 40-day group adventure tours to places like Thailand, the Philippines, Costa Rica,...

Beautiful Monday: Mehndi

If you’ve been to India or to an Indian wedding event, you’ve probably had it done. If not, you’ve surely seen it in pictures. Mehndi is one of the loveliest and most intricate body beautification traditions ever performed and dates back as far as the 12th century. Although, its origin is unknown, some version of mehndi-type body art can be found in the artwork depicting the women of ancient Persia and Egypt. Even the Muslim prophet, Muhammad used henna to...