Category Archives: travel

Hotels that Inspire: Quirk Hotel

April 11, 2016

inspiration / style / travel

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I love love love staying at boutique hotels. There’s something so cool about local art on the walls, unique installations in the lobby and impeccable styling at the hotel restaurant. I stayed at The Line in L.A., and it was the perfect reflection of uber-trendy Koreatown. I’ve been looking to visit a few other cities around the country this summer, one of which is Richmond. After finding the Quirk Hotel, I’m even more inspired to stop in and stay.

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The lobby is bright and colorful with delicate details. It was constructed in 1916, which is why it has those gorgeous arches. Looks like the perfect place to people watch while enjoying a cup of the hotel’s signature blend coffee.

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los angeles: part two

April 5, 2016

travel

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A few days in to our Cali trip, Victor joined us, and I was especially grateful that he insisted on driving. We kicked the day off with coffee and the super touristy attractions: The TCL Theatre and Walk of Fame, and ended the day at the Griffith Observatory.

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los angeles: part one

January 25, 2016

travel

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As a Christmas present this year, I took my sister to Los Angeles. It was a somewhat impulsive decision, but those are sometimes the best. Last week, we boarded a plane and said adios to Florida for a whole week. So many important things happened on this trip! I learned (some) of the words to Hotling Bling, I found out why you want insurance on a rental car, my suspicions that everyone in L.A. is beautiful were more or less confirmed, and I saw Lisa Ling while eating a shrimp po’ boy at the Santa Monica Pier. I can’t wait to share all of the good times that were had but it’s going to take more than one post. Here is the first in a series of Cali posts, documenting our first few days in Los Angeles…

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People You Meet on Vacation

September 28, 2015

travel

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I took this photo at the top of the Arc de Triomphe in 2013. It wasn’t until last week when I took a closer look and noticed the touristy folks that were all around me. I’ve been editing photos from this trip (it only took me 2 years!) and thought this one was really pretty. Just for fun I couldn’t resist labeling the typical touristy archetypes…

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Alligator Point

August 24, 2015

travel

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The last time I went to Alligator Point, I was a freshman in college. I lugged a bunch of towels and coolers across the sand and set up shop with my roommates and stayed until we were as red as lobsters. Or, in my case, as brown as a raisin. It was a fun day and one of the reasons I wanted to go back for a visit. I’ve been on a bit of a quest to find the perfect beach spot in the panhandle and this memorable spot was in the running.

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St. Marks Lighthouse

August 3, 2015

travel

The morning is my absolute favorite time of day. Right after the sun comes up but the world is still quiet, it feels like there are nothing but possibilities. One Saturday morning I took a drive (a weekend indulgence here lately) to St. Marks Lighthouse. It’s Florida’s second oldest lighthouse and a North Florida landmark I’ve surprisingly never seen. I left my place at dawn and drove 25 miles south with the windows down and the radio up.

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Ok, Bye.

July 1, 2015

travel / weekend

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Happy early/holiday/long weekend! I’m headed home for a few days to spend a mini-vacay with family. I’m excited to wrap up a few home decor projects with the help of my mom, go out to dinner with my dad and sister, and join my aunt and her gal posse at the movies Thursday night. I’m sure grilling and sunning and swimming will be mixed in there too! Hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July!  Xx