Clothes and Clotted Cream: An Afternoon at the Cafe

Imagine walking into a café that looks like the ballroom of a monarch’s palace. One that’s shimmer not only comes from the chandeliers on the ceiling, but the ceiling themselves, walls, columns too? There is gold everywhere in the Baroque fashion with Medieval stained glass windows. Let’s not forget neoclassical carvings reminiscent of the Elgin […]

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Exhibitions and Ensembles: Exploring the Oscar de la Renta Exhibition

When a designer leaves this world, he leaves behind his imprints through the garments he crafted. The garments become a treasury of creativity, a gallery that pays homage to his legacy. Two years ago, Oscar de la Renta passed according to the DeYoung Museum website; Today, he lives on through his fashion house that continues […]

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A London Lady at Heart: Why I Miss London

When you’ve accepted the London Call for an entire year, you cannot help but feel Nostalgia when the call finally gets disconnected. I may be an American, but I owe so much self discovery to my time abroad in London. I cannot discredit that there was a significant part of me found in the streets of […]

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Keeping it Krisheik: Jordan Part 3

Sheik: “an Arab chief, ruler, or prince”(ss) –Merriam Webster Dictionary Krisheik: A fashionable trendsetter who travelled to the Arabic country of Jordan, and was called a Jordanian princess by her friends while wearing a headscarf. Another day in Jordan evoked all of my senses. I should have known it to be true the second I […]

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Pretty in Petra: Jordan Part 2

Jordan day two fulfilled Indiana Jones dreams. As per usual, I dressed for the adventure, and was ready to take on the day. In the vain of Mr. Jones, I wore my tan floppy hat and a button up top. To snazz it up, I added some pops of color with my burnt orange culottes […]

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The Journey to Jordan

Come away with me to the region of ancient history. Come away with me, on a biblical pilgramage, on a journey that revives the soul, connecting you with the culture of a far off land that is so unlike your own, but maybe not as unreachable as you would expect. Join me on my four […]

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Vartan in a Tartan: Scottish Style

With my green and blue tartan tightly wrapped around me, I stepped inside the beautiful country of Scotland. It was a weekend of time travel, as I traded the crisp white buildings of South Kensington in London for the grey stone buildings of Edinburgh and green fields of the highlands. There was much merriment in […]

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Notting Hill

This weekend, my fabulous friend (and one of my roommates) Rebekah and I travelled just two short stops on the tube to Notting Hill (yes, the same one in the movie with the ever so endearing Hugh Grant and the too perfect for words Julia Roberts). As I had not seen the movie before, we […]

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San Fran Style

I’ve not only left my heart in San Francisco, but my heart practically lives in San Francisco and may never come back. Next to London, San Francisco is my favorite city of all time. Since childhood, I have visited that city time and time again, always discovering something more new, more intriguing. And as usual, […]

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Ireland-Wear

Is there a place in the world where you’ve been for the first time, and it immediately felt like home? If you’ve ever had that sensation, you understand my feelings towards Ireland. It is a land where you meet unfamiliar, yet friendly accents. The land is green, the hospitality is so warm that you’ll thaw […]

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