Interior Design Trends I’m Loving

Interior Design Trends I’m Loving

Mid Century Modern There is nothing like the classic lines of  an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (above) that has inspired so many designs since its debut in 1956.  Charles and Ray Eames designed chairs that are recognizable worldwide and for good reason. They were simple with a design that has stood the test of time. Their designs personify the Mid Century Modern trend. When you see Mid Century Modern interiors, is your first thought the show Mad Men? Design elements were so…

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Navigating the New York City Subway System

Navigating the New York City Subway System

You’re planning your first trip to New York City and you are slightly intimidated by the Subway system. It’s the largest in the world, they say. They say you’ll get lost for sure. I don’t know who “they” are but you get the idea. Have no fear I’m here to share my go-to tips for navigating the Subway. Well at least to all the places you really want to go to anyway. I’ve included the map I used to use,…

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Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

There are lots of things that take away our motivation. Sometimes it’s stress. Sometimes we’re just “not in the mood” for what we need to do. I’ve definitely experienced periods of writer’s block and lack of motivation while creating this blog. I do see a trend of the things that help me find my motivation again, though. I’m sharing them with you below in hopes they can help you regain your motivation, whether it’s blogging or just showing up for…

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Shopping in South Korea-Seoul and Beyond

Shopping in South Korea-Seoul and Beyond

Seoul The Coex Mall is said to be the largest underground shopping mall in South Korea. It is right next door to the Hyundai Department Store which I talked about in one of my South Korea travel diaries. It’s impossible not to get overwhelmed with all the shopping possibilities since there are stores as far as the eye can see. Gangnam subway station (underground) is for inexpensive items while the Gangnam neighborhood itself (above ground) is a great place to shop…

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Boost Your Creativity with Music

Boost Your Creativity with Music

Music is in so many ways a universal language. With music you can put yourself in the mood to do so many things. Many people have a workout playlist that really gets them pumped to get into a great workout. For me to step into my creative mindset there are certain songs that really make a difference. These songs range from different genres and even different languages. As soon as I hear them they give me a boost of creativity….

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Peek Inside Yachts-The Norwalk Connecticut Boat Show 2018

Peek Inside Yachts-The Norwalk Connecticut Boat Show 2018

On September 21st I attended the Norwalk Boat Show in Norwalk, Connecticut. Sunny weather would have been ideal but it was nice that the rain held up. This blog is about travel in all its forms. Boats are definitely included since I work in the sailing industry. This was my fourth time attending show, and my first time covering it as press. I knew that in covering the show I had some type of objective. To show people how fun…

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Spinning the Potter’s Wheel- Interview with an Art Student

Spinning the Potter’s Wheel- Interview with an Art Student

I’m back with another interview. This time I spoke with an art student named Pricile who is studying at a University here in Connecticut. Let me share her story. Keep reading to find out why she chose this path. Q: Why did you decide to study the arts? I decided to study art because every time I pictured myself,  I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else but being in a studio and working on a wheel. I love working with…

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​Travel Items I’m Lusting Over

​Travel Items I’m Lusting Over

Beoplay H9I Headphones from Band and Olufsen (B&O) They are so darn pretty and come in an array of colors. I think the leather detailing is another thing that is really pulling me in. It just so happened that American Airlines liked them too. They will switch from Bose to Bang and Olufsen headphones on their first and business class international flights starting in 2019. Windsor Backpack by Manfrotto I’d be joking if I said I had enough camera equipment…

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What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

For years I’d visited blogs and really enjoyed getting to see into someone else’s life. You get to see what inspires them and the things that bring them joy. You might even get to see the struggles they’ve gone through. Through all that I found inspiration myself. As someone who’s not the most extraverted person I was a little nervous about putting my thoughts and experiences out for other people to see. Being vulnerable is hard. But when I think…

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Where I Want to Travel to Next

Where I Want to Travel to Next

There are so many destinations in the world. And even if we’d like to see them all, we need to narrow it down from time to time. There are a few places that are on my mind that I’d love to visit. I’ll share where they are and why. Udaipur, India India is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. Through Bollywood movies and short trips to areas in the States with large Indian populations I’ve developed…

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