What’s the one thing I can’t leave home without, when it comes to summer travel? A kaftan! Known in some regions as a djellaba or galabeya (in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East), and similar to India’s kurta, a long, loose dress is definitely not new. I purchased this beautiful, Bedouin-embroidered kaftan-style dress […]
In honor of Kentucky Derby weekend, I’ve put together a bit of silliness. Take a peak at these crazy Kentucky Derby hats – and some super stylish Lexington and Louisville vacation rentals that match. Let’s start with this classic confection with pastel accents… The super sweet color combination reminds me of the stylish Lexington vacation […]
I’ve always admired Bedouin embroidery. To be fair, I love almost any kind of embroidery, decoration and embellishment! I also love cultural experiences, so visiting a Bedouin village in the Negev Desert, feeling local hospitality and watching women create traditional designs was a special – and fun – experience. Getting to the Desert Embroidery Center […]
I hope there’s a romantic winter getaway in your very near future! Are you wondering what to pack? Whether it’s your first weekend away together or your tenth anniversary, you’ll want to look and feel stylish in a real world kind of way. You definitely don’t want to work to hard at it! So here’s what I’m […]
I admit that I used to love to travel. (Doesn’t that sound a bit strange, coming from a travel blogger?) Honestly I just like being in a new place. The act of getting there is pretty much a ‘necessary evil’. Jaded? I’ don’t think so. But after years of doing what needs to be done, so that […]
Denim is as classic as it gets for road trip wardrobes. And since travel of every kind is what inspires my home and art, I suddenly wondered why I’ve limited myself to ethnic textiles, regional pottery and other destination-specific souvenirs when it comes to home decor.
When I’m packing for a road trip, either in the US or abroad, I plan pretty carefully. Why? Experience. Too many times I’ve realized what I needed or wanted only after I was halfway to my destination. And I used to end up with way too much stuff to lug around. Now, since I travel so […]
Gaudy is an interesting word. I think of it as a riot of color or pattern, and I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. On the other hand, I would never want to be called it! When Ailsa over at “Where’s My Backpack” threw down the gaudy gauntlet in her weekly travel theme challenge, […]
He picked me up near the Giardini on a damp, gray day in Venice. I’d been enjoying the artwork at La Biennale without the crowds, as it was the end of the season and starting to get cold. The rain had sent a handful of visitors scurrying back to their pensiones, but I’d waited it […]
The first time I traveled overseas I was a college student, planning for a summer studying photography in London. I was beyond excited – so giddy with excitement, in fact, that I spent hours planning what I would take with me, even sketching out various items of my clothing and making an “inventory” list. Of […]
Okay, so I don’t do this kind of dressing up for my team – but if I knew I would look this rock-and-roll, I’d do it! Nice style, Super Fans!