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03.11.14

THAILAND TRIP / PART TWO

ok, we are on to our second post from the thailand trip. (see the first here) after 4 lovely days staying in ko lanta, we took a two-hour ferry ride (about $15 per person) to railay beach for the remainder of our trip. here’s all the details on where we stayed, what we did, where we ate, and all that good stuff. at the end of the post, i will answer questions i received and give a little advice on traveling to thailand. make sure to click after the jump, because there’s a looooot of pics!

pulling up to this beach really is epic. there are massive limestone rocks on either side of the beach, making it only possible to arrive by boat. (although it’s technically not an island) you get off the ferry and get into a long tail boat for a few minutes, since the ferry can’t take you all the way to the shore. again, you climb out of the boat into knee length water, drag your bags up the sand and our hotel was right in front of us. this was a much smaller area than we were before…no cars or scooters, just walking. i brought about 6 or 7 pairs of shoes, and should have only brought two: one pair of flip flops for the beach and boats and one pair of converse for scooters or long walks. really trying to learn my lesson and pack less. i did alright with the clothes but the shoes are the heavy part!

railay definitely seemed more touristy than ko lanta, but not too bad. i noticed that the prices were quite a bit higher, maybe due to the number of tourists, but also because they have to get everything to railay by boat.

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01.24.14

HAPPY FRIDAY

well, happy friday! i’m currently on my way to my hometown of chicago to teach and bracing myself for the frigid weather when i get off the plane. LA has been so sunny, it feels almost like summer! which freaks me out because someone told me once that means an earthquake is coming and my irrational fears start spinning. anyways, i digress…let’s just look at this happy photo and forget i even brought that up. ha.

oh! and just a note in case you entered the awesome 6 day free trip to mexico here, make sure you do all of the steps required for entry or else we can’t count it! i’m seeing lots of s, but make sure you leave a comment too! thanks and good luck.

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01.18.14

A COLORFUL WEEKEND

it had been a while since i had brunch at downtown…this is your reminder to head back there. such a special place! (get the bloody mary and potato pancakes) here’s a few of .

01.15.14

GIVEAWAY / WIN 6 DAYS IN MEXICO!

so excited to finally be able to announce this giveaway that we’ve been planning for months! i love sharing my travel adventures on the blog and thought it was time to give you all a chance to win an adventure for yourself.

we are partnering with , they are an amazing tool for finding the hidden gems of mexico accommodations and destinations. they go beyond the traditional mexico vacation that we often imagine and provide smaller, unexpected options that are just right for the traveler who wants a more authentic experience.

this giveaway package for two people includes:

• 2 round-trip coach airline tickets from the closest major airport to your home to the puerto vallarta airport  (the airfare portion of this giveaway is provided by ). ground transportation to and from the puerto vallarta airport also included. 

• a 3 night stay at the beautiful, boutique, beachfront  (includes all meals and alcoholic beverages!). located in gorgeous punta de mita, this hotel is a gourmet all-inclusive like no other. it’s tiny, only 8 rooms, private and pretty much perfect.

• 3 nights at the stunning  in downtown puerto vallarta. continental breakfast each day is included for two. transportation between hotels is provided. or, if exploring the city first and then heading to the beach is more your style, we’re happy to set it up that way, too.

• complimentary dinner at the famed .

• one  of your choice during your time in mexico. (swim with dolphins, zip line etc.)

oh man, it’s killing me and my entire office that we won’t be able to go on this trip. looks like an absolute dream for a perfectly relaxing start to your vacation. with food and drink included there won’t be anything to worry about except clearing your mind and perfecting your tan.

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after your stay at you will take an hour long scenic drive to the stunning  in downtown puerto vallarta where you’ll spend the second half of the trip (3 nights). this hotel  features three pools, extraordinary views of the city and perfect proximity to the cultural highlights of puerto vallarta. you’ll be walking distance from great museums, restaurants and markets. i love the idea of mixing a vacation with half city and half beach. spending time in the sand and sun is perfectly relaxing and than getting to explore a new city always leaves me feeling inspired.

during your stay at the you and your traveling companion will be treated to dinner at the famed by Thierry Blouet. considered the leading gourmet restaurant in puerto vallarta, this innovative venue is a must and judging by  you won’t be disappointed.

you’ll also receive one  of your choice during your time in mexico. you can choose from scuba diving, whale watching, sailing, zip lining and many more!

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01.06.14

FLORAL WORKSHOP IN FEBRUARY

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have you always wanted to learn how to make a professional flower arrangement? you’re in luck!

designlovefest and . will be hosting our second floral workshop next month! (see photos from our first one here) the event will be held in downtown los angeles at the designlovefest studio. students will learn the fundamentals of florals and create a piece to take home in this 2-hour workshop. the $165 fee includes all the materials you will need for the class (flowers, tools, and a great vase for you to build your arrangement in that you’ll also be able to take home) as well as light snacks and refreshments. our classes are very small and intimate.

what: designlovefest + moon canyon design floral workshop

when:

saturday february 1st, 11am – 1pm.

OR

saturday february 1st, 3pm-5pm. 

(please note that there will be two sessions offered)

location: designlovefest studio

a few shots from our last workshop here…

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we had so much fun last time, i can’t wait to see a whole new group of you this time around!

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