DIY: Host a Wine and Painting Party

DIY: Host a Wine and Painting Party

  There are so many wine and painting places popping up. They are great places to get together with friends. Have you ever thought of hosting one at home? It’s easier than you think. What to buy: Wine of course (one bottle per group of three people) Appetizers Canvases in a range of sizes Acrylic or gouache paint (One or two sets will work for a pretty large group of people. If purchasing individual bottles, purchase a color range of…

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Cool Travel Gadgets: Put to the Test in Haiti

Cool Travel Gadgets: Put to the Test in Haiti

I was going to post this before my trip to Haiti, but was having technical difficulties. It kind of worked out because I was able to actually put the gadgets to the test. Continue reading to see my experiences. Bugables Citronella Bracelets The first gadget I tested out were these citronella bracelets by the brand Bugables. A friend told me they had worked for her and I was excited to see what they would do for me. They were really…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 3

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 3

Friends took us to our first experience at an escape room called Escape 9. It’s where you are locked in a room and use clues to solve a mystery and get out the room. We sung our hearts out in a Karaoke room (see the huge remote control below). Finally singing Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips at an actual Korean Karaoke room made me sooo happy. We thought Gangnam station shopping was something. Gangnam station has nothing on Bupyeong shopping. The Bupyeong…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 2

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 2

We spent time with friends in both Shieng and Ansan (featured image), which were about a 20 minute car ride outside of Seoul. We enjoyed lots of good times and good food. Jongno-ro (Seoul) We had plans to stay in a hanok. Before we got there I was sure we were staying in the famous Buckcheon Hanok village. It was a hanok village alright, but not the famous one. We stayed at the Sodam Hanok Guesthouse, which was located very…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 1

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 1

I’ve started planning my third trip to South Korea for later this year, and I’m starting to get all the feels. So I wanted to share some of my experiences from my second trip there from back in 2016. The trip started with a layover in Hong Kong. Step back in time with me to 2016. Hong Kong Thinking about taking a 16 hour flight made me sooo nervous that I was almost sick to my stomach nauseous.  My sister…

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Interactive Design: Target vs. Walmart

Interactive Design: Target vs. Walmart

Everyone is vying for the Millenial dollar. Walmart decided they wanted a bigger piece of the pie. The Walmart website has definitely gone through some changes as of recent. When you compare it side by side with Target’s site you can see how much they resemble. Kudos to Walmart. Not so much for having such a similar design aesthetic as Target, but for making necessary changes toward relevancy. Print Magazine has an insightful article specifically about Walmart’s redesign. Interactive design…

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Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. As a child, I loved violet, and all types of purple for that matter. As an adult, however, it wasn’t the first color on my list. It felt…

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Conquering My Fear of Flying

Conquering My Fear of Flying

Contrary to popular belief, I am afraid of flying in airplanes. Despite this, I love to travel. How am I able to do it? I am going to share what has helped me immensely. It all started one day at work two years ago. It was about to travel to South Korea for the second time. This time however, I was going to do a layover in Hong Kong. I just wanted to step foot in China, even if it…

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Process Color vs. Spot Color

Process Color vs. Spot Color

You’ve heard so much about Pantone spot colors vs process colors, but what does it all mean? Everything design-related has to do with color. Be it Graphic Design or Fashion Design, color is so important. In simple terms, colors can be separated between spot colors and process colors. Pantone is the global standard for spot color.  They have created a color matching system in which colors are specially mixed for accuracy across all types of media. Colors are numbered and put…

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International Travel Checklist

International Travel Checklist

Any kind of travel requires preparation. This is especially true with international travel. Use my checklist below to help make things a little easier. Check the country’s visa policy. There are some countries where you will need to purchase a visa to enter. This process can take some time.   Purchase your plane ticket. I love using Google Flights because it emails me when a particular flight is going up or down in price. You can also see how the…

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