Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

In San Diego, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you love fitness, the outdoors, beaches, partying, style, or eating well. There is always something happening throughout

Los Cabos’ Hacienda Encantada

Jetting off south of the border for my Mexican vacation was just what the doctor ordered. I booked one week at the gorgeous Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa,

Go West, Young Woman, Go West!!!!!!

Go West, young woman, go West!!! The Western region of Abu Dhabi is probably one of the lesser celebrated regions of the United Arab Emirates.  Most first time

21c Museum Hotel and The Hive

Northwest Arkansas. An unexpected surprise of incredible art and refined country cooking. In my humble opinion, not very many people know Bentonville other than as Wal-Mart town. This

Las Vegas {In 3 Bites}

There's a saying that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  And while I might agree to play along in most instances, when it comes to sharing three

Love in Ubud, Bali

I’ve been a fan of the novel Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert for years.  Before knowing anything about the book, I assumed the “love” would take place

 

A Pearl in the South African Winelands

It was John Keats, the 18th century English romantic poet, who remarked, “Give me books, wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody that I do not know.” These were my precise sentiments when I embarked on my first journey to the South African winelands in April. Pour me a glass of an aromatic, bold red, a fragrant rosé, or an elegant and floral white, then I’m Read more »

NYC Day Parties: ebb + flow’s Sunset Debauchery

Me old Day party season is here!  I’ve moved from San Diego to New York City and the sheer variety of day parties is breathtaking. To the secret parties on rooftops, raves on terraces, musical boat cruises, sexy pool parties and free concerts in the park; I’m giddy with the possibilities!  I've gone to many day parties but oddly enough never a boat party.  I think I was afraid of being sick or trapped Read more »

The French Connection in Istanbul

Having lived in Paris for two years, an obsession of mine is to seek out all things French when traveling, be it bistros, cafes, literary haunts, and/or vistas. It has been become a standard ritual of mine to sit in drinking establishments that writers frequented, to dine in restaurants where artists supped, to mull about in places that attracted the likes of the Mary Cassatt’s, Picasso’s, Oscar Read more »

Wonders of Croatia

Rafting on the Cetina river was extremely entertaining filled with numerous white water rapids and cold water fun. Brač is the beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia, although the water was cold it was difficult not to immerse yourself in the tropical atmosphere. Krka National Park is a nature reserve with walking trails, waterfalls & castle ruins. Whether Read more »

Fun around Europe

Kayla holding a hawk in Hungary           Here I am enjoying some of the sights and sounds of Europe! The Royal Castle, or as some call it, Buda Castle, it was completed in 1265 and was the previous home of many Hungarian kings. My first time every holding a hawk! After a long walk up to the Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary, this brown hawk was awaiting to be held and posed with. Read more »

Meet Kayla!

Kayla in red coat Hi! Let me introduce myself, my name is Kayla; I am a curious, 21-year-old looking to immerse myself in unique cultures and influence others from my experiences. I am optimist, traveler, lover of all foods, and of course, as I cannot forget to mention, a student looking to enhance my knowledge in the world. As a junior in college, I am currently studying abroad in Florence, Italy for the semester. Read more »

Italian Moments

Altesino Winery - Montalcino - Tuscany, Italy Just a couple of random and memorable photos from my time spent in bell'Italia!   I expected to return to Piazza Michelangelo in Florence; but surprisingly, the rose gardens below the Piazza were open! Three months later and I still venture to new parts of this beautiful city. Ever wish you were in a fairytale? My wish came true by visiting this enchanting city with no cars nor roads, Read more »

Eating Gelato

Gelato in San Gimignano, Italy

I am having an amazing time in Italy.

Here I am enjoying a delicious triage of salted caramel, nutella and almond ricotta gelato in a waffle cone from the amazing Gelateria Dondoli in San Gimignano, Italy. Best 4 € ever spent.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fast and Fervid Fun at F1

Scoring a ticket to one of the world’s most coveted racing events is arguably no ordinary feat. Once you have missed the deadline for purchasing tickets, it undoubtedly becomes about who you know and strategically working your black book. You have to know someone, who knows “someone”, who knows “someone”. And having been dubbed a “newbie” in the UAE, I wasn’t quite sure how compelling Read more »

San Diego Day Parties: Clique

Clique Pool Party Addition It’s almost day party season!    And if you’re in San Diego, you’ll want to check out Clique.  Clique is not so much a party but a movement. They are passionate about art, music and the underground club scene and they want YOU to be a part of their clique.   Each party aims to stimulate you through sight and sound.  Artists inspired by the people and music of Clique create paintings Read more »