International

Brand Spotlight: Cornwall Soapbox of St. Ives, United Kingdom

A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to tour an extensive part of the United Kingdom with my mom. We went around England, Wales, and Scotland, spending time in the biggest cities, tiny farm towns, mountains, and seaside stops. One afternoon, we pulled up at a drizzly and misty place called St. Ives […]

Demasié Cookies: Barcelona, Spain

When I travel, I make it a point to try out as many local eateries as possible. The quickest and most cost-effective way to sample tons of small shops in a short period of time is to pick up snacks and desserts at places other than where you dine. That’s exactly how I came across […]

Peter Som x Kohl’s: St. Barths-Inspired Summer Pieces

I was really excited when I found out that the newest DesigNation collection for Kohl’s was going to be designed by Peter Som. The St. Barths-inspired collection features gorgeous map-patterned fabrics and sassy maxi dresses, which are perfect for lazy summer days. I loved looking at the designs online, but when I went to Kohl’s […]

Dekor Design: Bergen, Norway

Dekor Design is a small family- owned Norwegian company that makes truly one-of-a-kind pieces. The designers make all kinds of custom trinkets, but I snapped up a stunning, colorful ring on my summer trip to Norway. I always love picking up jewelry on my travels because those are the kinds of things I will wear every […]

Moods of Norway

Pink tractor-driving fashionistas, unite! Wait, there are a lot of those? (Or any?) Even if you’re not a glam farmer, you may find yourself wanting to sport the logo of Norway’s cleverest fashion line. Because don’t you love it when fashion has a sense of humor? “Moods of Norway has been doing the hibbedy-dibbedy on the […]

Brand Spotlight: Klockargårdens, Sweden

Somehow I have made it a personal tradition to check out handmade locally made soaps on my world travels. I started scoping out new beauty finds on my trips just out of  interest, but my family quickly found that having a unique, sweet-smelling soap in the bathroom is a daily reminder of a wonderful trip. Since […]

Wagamama: The UK’s Take on Japanese Ramen

When I was researching my winter trip to Ireland, the number one restaurant I was advised to check out was Wagamama. This Japanese noodle house was actually started in London’s Bloomsbury, inspired by casual ramen bars. I caught a midnight noodle craving in Ireland, hoping to pick up some soba noodles past dark. But my […]