Masking It

After a long flight (or a long day at work) a face mask is my go-to for relaxing and restoring my skin from the sun or dry air on the plane. There are a few masks I pack because I can always count on them for consistent results but as you will quickly realize, it doesn’t take me long to find new ones in a different country. Continue reading Masking It

A Weekend in San Diego

I am always trying to get a new stamp in my passport but there is one place I love to spend a long weekend, San Diego! I’m pretty partial to Southern California as far as temperatures and laidback lifestyle is concerned but San Diego has just the right balance when it comes to stretches of beaches and views of mountains. I’ve driven from Texas to San Diego (crazy, I know but I was young-er) but now I prefer hopping on a short flight. Continue reading A Weekend in San Diego

European Christmas Markets

Christmas in July? Happy Friday! I’m already dreaming of being on a plane to Europe. I obviously identify with my European ancestry better than any bit of American anything on most days but specifically during the holidays when the markets are setup, I absolutely love being able to walk through the stalls sipping warm drinks and eating a variety of tasty treats and sweets. Continue reading European Christmas Markets

Greece Guide: Athens & The Cyclades

Greece is the ideal summer holiday location. I could spend an entire month going from Athens to different islands (if anyone wants to sponsor that trip, here’s your chance), but realistically most Americans are lucky to get two weeks away from the office at one time. I studied a bit of Greek Mythology in college so I am well versed in the history of Greek Gods but even that didn’t prepare my eyes for what I was about to see beyond the Acropolis.  Continue reading Greece Guide: Athens & The Cyclades

1908 Lisboa Hotel

1908 Lisboa Hotel just opened in February. The building itself has actually been around quite some time but this is the first time it’s been used as a hotel property and it is a work of art. Lisbon is known for its pastel hues and unbelievable tiles, my room had views of pastel buildings but I couldn’t get over the decor and the color schemes within the rooms. Continue reading 1908 Lisboa Hotel

Barcelona City Guide

My first stop in Barcelona was the Cathedral of Barcelona, along with hoards of other tourists. The sky was magnificent and Mercat Gotic was bustling. The stalls are open every Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm just off the Cathedral and there so many treasures to be found. Bits and baubles galore but I walked away with the most stunning red coral necklace that I will treasure.  Continue reading Barcelona City Guide