Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Watercolor is such a unique, fun way to paint. We all painted with watercolors as children. Now try it as an adult. Choose Quality Brushes Choose brushes that have quality bristles. You do not need to spend a lot of money. Choose one or two brushes of high quality instead of a large pack of brushes that lack quality. Experiment with different types. I enjoy painting with bamboo brushes. Purchase Watercolor Paper Normal art paper will bleed when you apply…

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How I Plan My Trips: Accommodations

How I Plan My Trips: Accommodations

I think back to when I was a child. My parents would look in the phone book and book a hotel sight unseen. We’d hope we would get a good one. Those days are long gone. I’ve broken down how I choose my flights when I travel. Now I’m going to show you how I book my accommodations. Reviews The best way to find out about a place you’ve never been is to talk to people who have already been…

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Time Management for Creatives

Time Management for Creatives

When you’re in a creative field you are always doing a million things at once. When you run a blog you have to create content, edit content, edit images, communicate with companies, just to name a few things. Being a Graphic Designer, there are less things I have to “hire out.” That also means I’m responsible for completing more tasks on my own. How can you learn good time management skills while stretching yourself in so many directions? Set Goals…

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Retro Travel: How Soon Do I Need to Be At the Airport?

Retro Travel: How Soon Do I Need to Be At the Airport?

The following is from our guest writer, Yvette. She wrote the post, “The Night the Lights Went Out.” She talked about her harrowing escape from a subway train. Now she’s here to talk about more retro travel and take us back to the golden era of travel. The Present Today we have to be mathematicians. “I have to leave my house at this time to allow for traffic and accidents. That way I should arrive at the airport at the…

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Luxury Vintage Car Showcase

Luxury Vintage Car Showcase

It’s been a long time since since I’ve posted anything about automotive design or cars in general. My phone has been holding up these stunning photos. The photos are from the Greenwich Concours D’elegance Car Show. Every year the car show is held in Greenwich, Connecticut. I haven’t attended in a couple of years and hope to be able to attend this year. The show showcases some of the rarest vintage cars in the world. Now you can see why I…

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South Korea Architecture -Old Meets New

South Korea Architecture -Old Meets New

One of the first things that strikes you about South Korea is the architecture. In the middle of bustling Seoul lies ancient architecture juxtaposed with tall modern skyscrapers. It’s that contrast that makes the country such a unique place to visit. Traditional The image seen below shows the attention to detail given to the majestic buildings that are part of the Gyeongbokgung palace complex. It wonderfully showcases the traditional Korean home architecture referred to as hanok. The painted parts are…

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Best Apps for Travel

Best Apps for Travel

When I’m traveling I use so many different apps for so many different things. Some apps are for communicating with loved ones back home. Others help me navigate my destination. Let me share my go-to apps for travel. WhatsApp WhatsApp is very popular in the US and also in many caribbean countries. It now features video calling which really helps when you’re starting to feel homesick. There are also features that allow you to share stories with those in your…

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Reduce the Stress & Anxiety of Air Travel

Reduce the Stress & Anxiety of Air Travel

It’s impossible to eliminate all the stress and anxiety linked to travel. There are ways you can reduce it, though. Follow my tips below. Choose Quality Luggage Purchase luggage with quality construction. I own both hard and soft suitcases. Hard cases are more sturdy but they are so hard to balance on hotel luggage stands. Soft cases on the other had can rip or tear. It’s a personal choice, though one of each doesn’t hurt. I own a 29″ American…

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Interior Design Inspiration: Cozy Winter Spaces

Interior Design Inspiration: Cozy Winter Spaces

We all love that cozy winter feeling. When you’re snuggled up under a blanket drinking hot chocolate you get that feeling. I first heard about hygge from a Hong Kong blogger named Charmaine. Shout out to her! Get that feeling from your interior design with hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah). Hygge is a Danish word. Use it to describe that warm cozy feeling. Let’s experience it through some cozy interior design details. Think about Scandinavian furniture with wooden accents. Or…

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What’s in My Travel Tote?

What’s in My Travel Tote?

Let’s be nosy together. What’s in my travel tote? Travel Brochures I love contacting the tourism board of any destination and requesting travel brochures. Online guides are great, but there is nothing like feeling actual brochures in your hand to get you excited for your trip. Printed Itinerary I’m old school. I need physical paper so I can write down all my travel notes. I include the places I want to visit as well as the items I plan on…

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