Archive for the ‘TRAVEL’ Category

05.02.16

FADED

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i’m BACK! and in a jetlag haze. sleeping hours have been weird over here, but honestly i’ve been so excited to get back and start documenting everything i experienced in hong kong and tokyo. i will be working on extensive lists this week, but i also want to do some small posts on things that really stood out to me.

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while i only got to spend two and a half days in hong kong, we did walk around for miles and miles and tried to take in as much as we possibly could. the main thing that struck both natalie and i was the soft pastel color combinations EVERYWHERE. no, the whole city wasn’t pastel, but there were so many little alleyways or tall buildings with the most gorgeous color combinations. it immediately made me think of this photo project by ward roberts who wanted to showcase his childhood in hong kong and the colors and feelings that he experienced. i felt lucky to have seen so many examples of this with my own eyes!! (see here!)

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the colors in hong kong will be imprinted in my mind forever! especially the beautifully faded neon signs. more on hong kong soon!

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photos by ward roberts

04.20.16

TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA

traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest

hi guys! i just got home late last night from colombia. man, what a trip! 5 jam packed days full of exploring, dancing, eating, shopping, adventuring for my best friend’s bachelorette trip. we went to cartagena in the old city and it was seriously beautiful. it feels like a latin american new orleans with all of the bright colors and gorgeous balconies everywhere! i felt completely safe and would definitely recommend visiting. we flew into panama and then took a 1 hour flight to cartagena…

traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest

we rented a villa to hold all 18 of us (can you believe we somehow didn’t have any drama with that many girls?!) i loved having a home base where we could hang out in the pool and lounge areas late at night. (probably way too late a couple of nights) we ordered pizza and did a lingerie shower one night for cammy and it was really fun. we also took a salsa class there!

traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest

SEE ALL THE PICS BELOW!…

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04.13.16

OFF TO COLOMBIA!

cartagena | designlovefest

this month is about to be full of travel. my best friend cammy is getting married and having her bachelorette party in cartagena, colombia! cartagena is a city on the northern coast of colombia in the caribbean coast region. 19 girls (!!) head there tomorrow for a few days of adventure and to celebrate our dear friend. remember this trip i went on last year to nicaragua?? she came on that trip, and the same company is planning her bachelorette trip. i’m really looking forward to it!

cartagena | designlovefest
cartagena | designlovefest

beach time, volcano mud baths, salsa lessons, and this cute hotel. it’s gonna be a fun weekend to a new place!! have you been? what did you think??

cartagena | designlovefest
cartagena | designlovefest
cartagena | designlovefest

03.30.16

LONDON TRAVEL GUIDE / PART 2

london travel guide 2 | designlovefest

hi there! this is my second part to the london travel guides with british airways, check out my first guide right here! ok, so let’s just jump right into it…

london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest

we found out on our second day that we were going to be reviewing two different partner hotels of british airways which was a fun switch up. we took an uber to soho and checked into the london edition hotel. you walk in and the overwhelmingly good scent takes over and you realize you are somewhere fancy and amazing. look up! those ceilings! look left, those velvet green couches! swoon.

london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest
london travel guide 2 | designlovefest

a very impressive lobby/dining area, that’s for sure. the rooms have a really cozy vibe with warm wood walls, fuzzy throws, soft lighting, a big shower with white robes, and excellent room service. more on the “punch room” at the bottom of the post!

london travel guide 2 | designlovefest

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03.28.16

LONDON TRAVEL GUIDE / PART 1

london trip | designlovefest

i’m sitting on the couch writing this post and i just want to go BACK!! i had gone to london twice before, but it was for teaching blogshop so i never had too much time to explore and one time i had the stomach flu. i am SO happy i had a change to change my mind on london and can honestly say it’s now one of my favorite cities. denise and i went on a 5 day #bleisure adventure with british airways and set out to make a long weekend london travel guide. a few of my close friends gave me recommendations and i also had tons to explore from your comments, so thank you! hope you enjoy part 1 and i will be posting part 2 very soon!!

london trip | designlovefest
london trip | designlovefest
london trip | designlovefest
london trip | designlovefest
london trip | designlovefest

we flew in the world traveller plus section on british airways, which is under business class but more than coach. every plane is different, so i’m always curious to see what the experience is going to be like. it was my first time on a double decker plane! there was tons of legroom in the world traveller plus section and it definitely felt luxurious compared to coach. it’s way more room! you also get a leg rest, the seats lay back really far, and you get lots of free movies and wine for that travel anxiety. the plane ride was a breeze. ps, check their jetlag calculator to get on track for your trip. they also let me visit their lounge at LAX (silver pass member can also access the lounge!). i was seriously impressed with the lounge. they had showers, recliners with mood lighting, a smoothie bar, a full food buffet, a firepit (!), a free bar, beautiful chairs…i wanted to go to the airport hours earlier just to chill in there.

london trip | designlovefest
london trip | designlovefest

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