Viscaya Museum and Gardens Miami

January 15, 2018

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4 Great Tips on Increasing Your Quality of Life

January 11, 2018

I hope you and your loved ones all had a wonderful holiday! I’ve been away since the start of December. I went to Costa Rica for almost 2 weeks, flew into Minnesota for a couple of days. As soon as I returned, I hosted family visiting from Canada for a month and went beach hopping around the state. It was so nice spending Christmas with my family in Miami. Some of my family flew back shortly after Christmas while the rest continued beach hopping around Florida so Tom and I took the opportunity to fly out to Baltimore to surprise some of his family. His grandparents always spoil us and I feel like a kid again. Having owned this beautiful, soft purple coat for some time and knowing it wasn’t going to get very cold in Florida, I decided to wear it to both Minnesota and Baltimore where it was frosty.

Since I hardly see family all year-round, I spent most of my time with them and took a nice break from social media. This gave me so much time to reflect on the year and focus on what was truly important.

Every year there are plenty of highs and lows. While it’s never perfect, I always believe we should feel so blessed for what we have and what we’ve achieved. Think not what failures or misses you’ve had, but what you’ve learned; not what you wish you had done, but what you can look forward to. So, I’d like to start my first post of the year sharing tips on how I made a few changes the last few months and weeks to increase my quality of life.  Continue Reading…

20 Beautiful Dresses to Pack on Your Next Holiday

December 20, 2017

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As I’m sharing this post with you, I am once again away from home beach hopping with my family for the holidays. This year has been a whirlwind of various trips to hot and cold destinations. I finally made a trip to Costa Rica, saw a lot of California, flew back to Paris, moved from Los Angeles to Florida and more. I am so excited for what’s to come next year. Regardless of where I go, I always pack a couple of beautiful, yet classic dresses that I know I’ll want to wear over and over again.

For this trip, Tom and I packed our bags and flew off to Costa Rica. It is such a beautiful place to visit. Nestled between Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano, is La Fortuna.
It’s a great middle ground for exploring both areas. We stayed at a couple of gorgeous hot springs resorts and took in our beautiful surroundings and woke up with a view of the volcano every morning. We went on a few adventure tours and it reminded me of when I went to Thailand for the first time about 8 years ago. Even after all the excursions and activities, I still needed a nice outfit for the evenings.

I packed a Self Portrait skirt and paired it with a simple white cross back crop top, pearl statement sandals and my ruffle bag from ZaraContinue Reading…

Getting a Beautiful Glow with CHANEL

December 14, 2017

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For most of my years in high school and university, I almost never wore make-up. I put on eyeliner and foundation on occasion and just didn’t know any better about how to apply. IWth time, I really appreciated the benefits of enhancing my best features, and especially now that I travel as much as I do, I really look for a little bit of extra glow. For someone who travels so frequently or sometimes lacks the sleep they need, I often find myself working against time and stuck in airplanes for long hours. Being busy and travelling a lot pushes me off of a normal sleep schedule, and this causes my skin to look dull and tired. Having both great beauty & make-up products makes my skin look so much more alive again, so I am always looking for two things: a flawless finish and a really beautiful glow. Continue Reading…

How to Make a Great First Impression this Holiday with Banana Republic #AD #ComeTogether

December 12, 2017

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It’s holiday season, and that means that family and friends come together to celebrate. While most of the time you see mostly family faces, it also means the first meeting with a significant other’s family,, running into high school buddies, forming new friendships at holiday parties. The possibilities are endless. It’s a month with plenty of everlasting first impressions. Continue Reading…

How to Make the Most of Seeing the Aeolian Islands off the Coast of Italy

December 4, 2017

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Island hopping is something I’ve loved since I first started travelling alone 8 years ago. It’s exactly what drew me to visiting the Aeolian Islands. In Thailand, it’s so affordable to island hop that I went to over 15 islands on every trip I made there. On a smaller scale, I also did so in Maldives, covering an addition 4 islands on my stay. It makes me wish I had done the same many years ago when I first went to Bali. Instead, I spent about 3 weeks in Indonesia and took a trip across the country and stayed in Bali for about a week.

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