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Instagram Round-Up: Flowers, Sweets, and Hanukkah!

Manhattan's Flower District Most cities have a flower district and New York City is no exception!  If you're organizing a party or just want fresh flowers for your apartment, nothing can beat a bunch of fresh flowers from Manhattan flower district.  Tucked between Broadway and 6th Ave on 27th and 28th street you can grab some flowers and a coffee around the corner from the newly remodeled Eventi Hotel! Bryant Park Winter Village Bryant Park has a fabulous Winter Village which is sponsored by Bank of America and it has a plethora of shops and food with a huge ice skating rink right in the middle and a grand Christmas Tree adjacent.  I stopped by it last week to stroll and couldn't pass up trying Belgium fries and some churros with chocolate.  YUM!  If…

Regal Reigns at the Marriott London

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Marriott Hotel Westminster Palace Buckingham Palace aka The Queen's Crib My last London post--for a little while--is set in the foreground of this spectacular castle, err, I mean hotel, a Marriott London Hotel, that is!  Because in London: hotels look like palaces, as I mentioned in my last London post.  At first glance one would think this is a magnificent castle where Queen Elizabeth II spends her time south of the Thames, but lo and behold it’s just what the Brits call a hotel--you know that place where commoners can rent rooms to sleep for the night?! Standard right?  Well, the Marriott Hotel at the Westminster Palace location is anything but standard.  It's grandiose, luxurious, and majestic. So being that London's hotels look like magnificent palaces it provided a beautiful backdrop for my style shots…

Big Ben London

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How fabulous is Big Ben?!  I've seen it in person before this last trip to London, but each time it feels like the first time and it's just as impressive.  Big Ben was an obvious choice to shoot in front of because it's such an iconic London masterpiece and enhances the entire look of the shot.  Big Ben was officially renamed as Elizabeth Clock Tower in 2012 for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee and apparently it's the second largest clock tower in the world behind...Minneapolis City Hall.  Not sure how many people visit Minneapolis to take pictures!  Who knows, maybe that will be my next stop. On the heels of my trip, I have been thinking a lot about the differences I have noticed between American English and British English and I recently read a…

Wearing LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s

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    From The Hills to LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's This is the first time I have shopped a Lauren Conrad item and I have to say, it’s very cute and affordable fashion. From wearing her clothes and seeing how she’s morphed into a lifestyle guru it seems almost surreal. I followed her debut as a reality star on MTV’s The Hills pretty closely, as I am the same age as her and was living in Los Angeles while the show aired.  It didn’t seem plausible that this young girl would someday move away from the reality TV world and leverage her fame as a go-to lifestyle influencer but, I must say, I do really like the brand she’s created from the content on her website, to her Instagram posts, and now to her…

Favorite London Moments

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A Rare Sunny Weekend in London! I'm back from London (sad face) but I am happy to report that I managed to visit London on the rare occasion where there was no rain, plenty of sun and clear skies!  It was a whirlwind of a trip but, luckily, as I mentioned in my previous post, I have been before, so it wasn't crucial for me to see every historic monument/spot London has to offer.  This time it was more for play; I really wanted to experience the city as one would if they were living there. A quick visit to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Oh Prince George are you in?  Well the toddler had a previous engagement, so we weren't able to connect on this trip--but I did manage to visit his future…