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Creative City: Leipzig’s Designer’s Open and Beyond

Since I’m a person that gets a rush in the presence of art in many different forms and am drawn to creatives like a moth to a flame, going to Leipzig during their annual Designer’s Open was a treat, but finding out that it’s a hub for all forms of art was the icing on the cake.[caption id="attachment_12978" align="aligncenter" width="863" alt="" height="1000"] An assortment of accessories from StayLight[/caption] Designers’ OpenIn October, Leipzig host two major international design events, GRASSIMESSE and Designer’s Open. We were lucky to be there and experience both; with the bulk of our...

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Will Travel For Food: Foodie Adventures in Portland

So when the Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland came around for 2018, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to check Portland out for myself as well as seeing what the festival was all about! Over 20,000 attendees, 120 local and visiting chefs, as well as wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider makers, artisans and more, enjoyed over 40 different delicious events during the four-day festival.The four-day weekend kicked off on a Thursday with events including the 80s vs 90s main event. On Friday, there were several classes, drink tank panels, fun-sized events like Big Feast in Little...

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How To Spend 72 Hours in Belize

Shopping in San Pedro

Well I finally made it to Belize! Located in Central America, this country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the jungle has been on my list for quite some time. Firstly, because of it's close proximity to Houston (you can't beat a 2 1/2 hour nonstop flight from IAH) and second, because of my lifetime fascination and love for all things and anything marine or wildlife.[caption width="850" id="attachment_10986" align="aligncenter"] Boarding my flight to San Pedro onboard Tropic Air[/caption]Getting To & Around Ambergris Caye Little did I know my three-day adventure would begin as soon as...

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From Houston To Galveston: What To See, Eat, Drink & Do!

[caption id="attachment_9675" align="aligncenter" width="890"] Galveston Artist Residency, Leonardo Benzant[/caption]Things To See Houston will definitely beckon the art lover in you. Expect to ooh, aww, wow, and gaze as you slowly peruse through museums, independent art studios, and pop up art shows. Some of the best ongoing art exhibitions and collections can be found at popular Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Contemporary Arts Museum, The Menil Collection, and the Houston Museum of African American Culture. And the Children’s Museum of Houston is a must-see for any child or child at heart.Although Galveston does...

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Pack This! My Top 5 Carry-On Travel Essentials

I'm a firm believer in how you begin the trip will determine the manner in which you enjoy the trip and ultimately end the trip. Which is why your time in-flight is of the utmost importance. And there are five things I MUST have in order to get my party vacation started and it begins as soon as I step foot on the plane:  Because a Refreshed Look Is a Good Look Sleeping for hours on plane and waking up with dry skin and that tired post airplane travel look is honesty a hot mess. Although I am...

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St. Lucia: Three Things to Know Before You Go

Choosing where to spend my honeymoon wasn't an easy decision. But the colorful and laid back vibe of St. Lucia immediately placed it at the top of my list. I was sold on the romantic and beautiful tropical paradise that provided options to experience botanical gardens, a drive-in volcano, sulfur springs and the stunning twin peaks of “The Pitons.” Many consider St. Lucia the Caribbean’s most beautiful island.In this series, I won't bore you with all the travel basics, like the best time to travel, best hotels, and where to stay, etc. I will, however,...

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Will Travel for Food: 3 Vacation Ideas for the Foodie In You

So what would be the perfect vacation for a foodie? If you believe that it should in some way, shape, or form involve food - and a lot of it - then you've hit the nail on the head! Aside from the occasional need to get my feet wet and soak up a little sun by way of the Caribbean, most of my trips revolve around food.As a matter of fact, one of my last and most memorable vacations was an extended weekend in Seattle. Known to be one of the best cities to partake,...

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