Author: Tippi

New Horizons: Surprise Trip to Madrid

I can’t believe we’re already a quarter of the way into 2018!!! 😮 This is my first blog post in quite a while, as I plan to ease back into writing more regularly. I’ve been looking forward to sharing our unexpected trip to Madrid late last year which I found out we were going on soon after my birthday–what a lovely gift!  This was Ito’s and my first time to the capital of Spain, although we had visited Barcelona years ago, and it was fun getting to know a whole new city again. The weather in November was ideal, with bright sunshine, intense blue skies and enough chill...

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Wedding Tips: Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Saying “I do” is so much more fun and interesting  these days. Soon-to-wed couples now have many options available to them, from far-flung destination weddings to barefoot elegant affairs that allow more of the couples’ personalities and idiosyncrasies to be reflected in the festivities. The best part is, nowadays it’s the little personal touches (rather than the ostentatious flourishes) that really elevate an affair from simply being another “special event” to creating a celebration that’s distinctly and memorably your own. So what are some of the easy, elegant tips for today’s millenial bride and groom? First of all, beyond...

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Diary of a Garden Rose (and a Non-Gardener)

It’s been a busy past few weeks for Ito and me, but instead of fashion we’ve found ourselves focused on an ‘adulting’ aspect of life–home maintenance. But surprisingly, even amidst the cleaning and clearing, recycling and restoring, repairing and repainting, there was still a lot of design inspiration to be found 🙂 One afternoon, after most of the paint touch-ups in the house had been done, some shadows fell on the cover we had used to catch the paint drippings, and the shaded areas looked a bit like a rose. So with the leftover paint, we decided to create...

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Back in London (and a Birthday)

It was our final week in the UK (read part 1-“London: Blue Skies Overhead!” and part 2-“Great Scott! Exploring Glasgow & Edinburgh), and so for our return to London we decided to stay in a different area that was walking distance to Camden, Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath. Roaming around our different ‘neighborhoods’ became one of our favorite things to do with shops, markets, eateries, pubs, canals, lakes, zoos, picnic grounds and sprawling parks all close by. When not exploring our surrounding areas, we luckily got to catch some wonderful shows that we had  really, really been wanting to...

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Great Scott! Exploring Glasgow & Edinburgh

After a week in London (click here to read part 1 “London: Blue Skies Overhead!”), it was time to head off to Glasgow. It was Ito’s and my first time to visit Scotland, and we were very excited! We took the Virgin train from Euston Station and settled in to enjoy the views while listening to some good tunes over fresh coffee and croissants. While Edinburgh is famous for being historic and beautiful, we decided to make Glasgow our base and visit Edinburgh from there, since Glasgow has a growing reputation for a certain creative grittiness along with having...

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