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The Perfect New York City Weekend Trip

The Perfect New York City Weekend Trip

So many people are in love with New York City. I have to admit, it’s a pretty cool place. It’s a different city every time you visit. Nothing stays the same. Keep reading to see my recommendations for a weekend trip to NYC. Stay at a Swanky New York City Hotel One hotel I’d recommend is the Hotel Boutique Grand Central, run by the Club Quarters chain. The rooms were reasonably priced for the location. It is walking distance from…

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The Abundance of Art in Haiti

The Abundance of Art in Haiti

So many art forms surrounded me everywhere I went in Haiti. Artists found inspiration all around them. Boats, waterfalls, wildlife as well as the local people were displayed on many types of materials. There were artists who carved their designs into wooden bowls and urns, depicting life on the island. Wooden items, canvas and found items like metal scraps served as surfaces for paintings. Color and vibrancy filled every piece of artwork. Other artwork came from an unlikely source. Artwork…

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Unexpected Winter Getaway Destinations

Unexpected Winter Getaway Destinations

So many destinations are popular winter getaways. Others just aren’t on the radar. Let’s change that. Think out of the box this winter and enjoy a few unexpected winter getaway destinations. Arizona Arizona gets extremely hot in the summertime. Once summer temperatures have cooled down and winter hits it’s the perfect time to visit all the places that are tourist traps in the summer. Think of famous sights such as the Grand Canyon. Aside from the Grand Canyon are the…

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Creative Job Interview Tips Sure to Land You That Dream Job

Creative Job Interview Tips Sure to Land You That Dream Job

When speaking about a job in the creative field I mean Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Photographers and similar “art degree” careers. Check out my post about types of jobs you can do with a Graphic Design degree. The competition is so tough when it comes to creative careers that it seems as though 1,000 people are all vying for one single position. Obviously everyone will not make the cut. There are ways to up your chances though. Many of these…

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Haiti Travel Diary Part 3: Traveling to the Highlands of Haiti

Haiti Travel Diary Part 3: Traveling to the Highlands of Haiti

Getting There During my recent trip to Haiti, I took a local bus from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, to a city called Hinche. The close quarters and lack of proper ventilation made the bus ride uncomfortable to say the least. However, the views of the countryside made it all worth it. The bus sped along, beeping almost constantly to pass slower vehicles and alert pedestrians in populated areas of its arrival. From Hinche I took a car ride to Cerca…

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Art School Supplies You’ll Actually Use

Art School Supplies You’ll Actually Use

Your professors have provided lists of items for each of your classes. Each list looks daunting. I’m here to tell you that you won’t use half of the things on those lists. I’ll tell you what you should actually purchase and where to make investment purchases. Paintbrushes My first inexpensive set worked fine so I thought the second one would too. They didn’t though. That set of cheap brushes left brush hairs in my paintings. No need to spend a…

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Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Economy

Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Economy

So you have a long haul flight scheduled in “gasp” Economy. We’re talking regular Economy, not even Premium Economy.  You have visions of ripping your hair out or banging on the door for them to let you out. Let’s look into some ways that will calm your fears and allow you to make the most of your trip. Preparing for the Trip Sleep as little as possible before your flight, so that you can sleep as much as you are…

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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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