Krischic at Castello di Armorosa

Stepped inside a fairytale, a 10 year old medieval castle made of breathtaking stonework…filled with colorful medieval frescoes depicting age of old–kings, knights, noble crests. I was imaginitively raptured to a century where lords and ladies sat around a table and drank their wine from goblets while drinking in the melodies of minstrels–the setting ofContinue reading “Krischic at Castello di Armorosa”

A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel

Since I was a little girl, I had this fascination with going to high tea. My mother used to take me to a local favorite called the English Rose Garden, where we would get all dolled up and indulge in delectable finger sandwiches and confections on a doily covered table. Since the teahouse closed down,Continue reading “A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel”

The Lady in Lavender

Tiny towns, hidden treasures. My hometown delights in the beauty of each season. February turns the Stanislaus County into a pink paradise with its endless orchards of blossoms. May and June are when one can pick plump blueberries directly under the toasty sun. And July, July is the lovely Lavender season. Whenever I’m on springContinue reading “The Lady in Lavender”

Library Lookbook: California State Library

A library touched by Midas. A labyrinth of literature, filled with rich wall murals and cozy leather chairs to gape at them from. It was as if this The California State Library did not even belong in California, but in the belly of an ancient pyramid. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be aContinue reading “Library Lookbook: California State Library”

Fashion From the Fourth

How did I celebrate my Independence this Fourth of July? In the most poetic way possible: I left Britain for America, and am still trying to figure out how to be emotionally independent from Britain, where my heart still resides (study abroad withdrawals, are quite real). With that being said, I do love America withContinue reading “Fashion From the Fourth”

Jumpsuit Up!

We are living in the twenty-first century my friends. This is the era of technology and social equality, that equality including women’s rights. Yes, I am talking about a call for equivalent pay in the work force, but also the right to wear clothes that are less conventionally feminine. The “who’s wearing the pants” sayingContinue reading “Jumpsuit Up!”

Ravishing Roses

There’s something hopelessly captivating about roses. Unlike most flowers like the daisy or sunflower that is opened up for all to see, a rose is filled with layers of mystery. These layers of mystery seem to protect its center, a chamber of identity that it only reveals under certain levels of light. If a roseContinue reading “Ravishing Roses”

Style in the Springs: Palm Springs That Is!

Sometimes, adventures are only a car ride away. California is full of uniquely cool locations to visit, and Palm Springs happens to be one of them! While Palm Springs is a desert, it is no dry place to visit from an entertainment perspective! Whether tourists escape to this vacation spot to lounge their troubles awayContinue reading “Style in the Springs: Palm Springs That Is!”

Gardens and Garments: Portland Edition

Roses are red, violets are blue—but I’m good with just roses, thank you. One cannot visit the “City of Roses” without going to the Portland Rose Garden! The rose happens to be my favorite flower of them all because it encompasses everything I believe a flower should be: lively, romantic, aromatic—and let’s be honest, anyContinue reading “Gardens and Garments: Portland Edition”

Flashback Fashion: Nineties

The phrase “That was so twenty years ago” was so twenty years ago. It has gone out of style because trends from various decades are in once again! Recently, the nineties have made a comeback, and I for one am all for it! As a nineties kid, I have a claim to a wonderful eraContinue reading “Flashback Fashion: Nineties”