I’m a fan of wallpaper.  For just the right places and spaces.  Patterns and color are important to contemplate when designing a room.  Not only should you consider whether you think something is ‘cool’ or beautiful, but it’s smart to think about how you want to feel in the room you’re papering, and what youContinue reading


Time to venture out of the city. In the wintertime, nature may be at rest, but not in the Slovakian mountains. We hiked to one of the highest waterfalls (a 23 meter shower) in Slovakia, located in the center of the country near Hrinova (Hriňová). Waterfall Bystre (Vodopád Bystré) is a treasure hidden within the ancient extinct volcano Pol’ana.Continue reading


We recently spent 24 hours in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. If you’re planning on making a stop in this Eastern European metro, see how we spent our 24 hours to get a taste of the city. PRECONCEIVED NOTION You can’t always believe what you hear. Before we arrived in Bratislava, I read how theContinue reading


For Americans visiting Europe, you have plenty of things to see, do and learn without worrying about where to go, well, you know… A top 10 list (plus one bonus) of things Americans should know about Euro bathrooms. 10. Reverse Toilet This is noted first because it’s the most dramatic difference between Europe and the states. As The Incredible KimmyContinue reading

I’ve always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl Flea.  It is one of the most famous markets in the world and features over 20,000 vendors.  If you’d like to make it a stop on your next trip to Pasadena, California, it happens the second Sunday of every month.  Mark your calendars! We went preparedContinue reading

Bride and Groom sign on back of chair, Little Swan Lake Winery

For all thee old souls getting married, you don’t have to sacrifice your vintage soul for a modern-day wedding. DIY or buy the right decor to suit your un-modern tastes. My husband and I both enjoy digging for antique treasures at flea markets and estate sales. We fell in love in Europe, both with each other, and with the historic architectureContinue reading


News to brides-to-be. Even if you know what you’re looking for, wedding dress shopping can be hard (and time draining). You have to consider many factors. What is your style? What is your budget? What is your timeframe for ordering? Then, there’s deal-breakers, like if you can move in the dress and how it will complement yourContinue reading


If there’s one thing a flower girl wants on her big day (I mean, the bride’s big day), it’s to be just like the bride. When I was a flower girl, six-year-old me was devastated when I saw that the bridesmaids’ dresses were different from my own. That is, until my mom pointed out thatContinue reading