“Welcome to Loewe Land”  I *think* Jonathan Anderson was saying this in jest, as he waved his hands over the “Past, Present, Future” exhibition that is currently open to the public at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid. 

Everything you need for an on-trend, beachy glow Summer is an amazing season for beauty — it’s the perfect time to experiment with a new look and go bold. And summer’s biggest beauty trends and newest makeup releases make it easy for you to glam up or add some subtle oomph to your look. Below are six summer makeup products you should add to your vanity, with drugstore and high end picks.

Somewhere in between mirror selfies and pretty shots of coffee, Instagram has proven to be a great source for shopping inspiration. It was on our feeds where we first fell for bandanas, found the colorful Kiini of our dreams, and now, discovered the It shoe of the Summer: Aquazzura’s Wild Thing sandals. It seems our favorite fashion bloggers can’t help but rock these fringed heels, whether they’re dressing up jeans or wearing them with dresses, and while they’re selling out like crazy, a few colorways are still available to shop. Keep scrolling for a few images worthy of a double tap, then snag a pair for yourself before they’re all gone.

While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakesare a must. Here’s the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn’t enough to push you toward the skillet for a sneak taste, surely the buttery scent and familiar buttermilk tang will send you over the edge.

We know for a fact there’s more than one way to wear a button-down, but now that the half-tuck is tried-and-true, we’ve been on the lookout for even more shirt styling inspiration. That’s when we happened upon a trick we’d never thought of before: the wrap-and-tuck. How do you do it, you ask? Just grab an old collared shirt, wrap one half around your body, tuck it in, and boom — you’ve got a brand-new(-looking) twisted top.

COTTON TULLE, SILK ORGANZA The ambitious search for the wedding dress led me to the ethereal beauty of Cortana, a Spanish RTW and Bridal brand by Rosa Esteva who creates artful silhouettes for the elegant minimalist. Fine silks and raw cotton are fashioned into arrestingly beautiful drapes and sophisticated forms of texture that heighten the wearer's naturally radiant beauty as a woman. As soon I saw a few of Cortana's wedding dress styles at LOHO Bride, I knew this would be from whom I'd find the perfect dress for my day as a bride.  Christy, the loveliest boss lady and owner of LOHO Bride, helped me find this winning combination from Cortana amongst her incredibly curated selection of effortlessly beautiful designer bridal dresses. Originally, I wanted a form-fitting sheath silhouette in a silk sateen - something very contemporary and flattering for a low-key look. I quickly realized that style wasn't fitting my dream and after trying on a few different silhouettes, I surprised myself by falling head over heels for thisContinue reading »

Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! She’s also amazingly knowledgable about traveling around Africa. This month, Kristin breaks down some of the most persistent myths when it comes to traveling Africa.

What do in Goa on a short trip with friends? What to see? What to do? And how to get there from NITK Surathkal? Well, on being asked these questions time to time, I have decided to document it, and put it up here, on my blog. So here’s what I would tell you if you had to ask me these or other related questions. And you can use the info relevant to your doubts.