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Wednesday December 18th, 2013

Tuesday December 17th, 2013

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Ottawa, Canada City Guide {UPDATE}

Ottawa, Canada City Guide {UPDATE}

Today’s Ottawa City Guide come to us from Krista Leben, the founder of Urban Craft Market, Ottawa’s Craft Bash, and urbanite jewelry. Krista is an American expat who has been bouncing around the globe since 2007 until she finally landed in Ottawa in the fall of 2009. She loves calling Canada’s capital her home, and can’t wait…

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Monday December 16th, 2013

Friday December 13th, 2013

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Gift Guide 2013: Stocking Stuffers and Pocket-Sized Gifts

Whoever said that bigger was better clearly hadn’t seen these little lovelies! Whether you have some stockings to fill this year or simply need to pack light for holiday travel, this assortment of teeny-tiny gifts fit the bill spectacularly. Sometimes trinket-sized gifts have trinket-sized quality, but all of these picks, from hand-turned wooden spinning tops (above)…

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Thursday December 12th, 2013

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2013 Gift Guide: 20+ Jewelry Picks

Jewelry (followed closely by beauty products) is one of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) because I just love the frivolity of it. It’s what a good present should be – indulgent and pretty. In the old days (pre-Pinterest), it might have been a little tough to chose jewelry for someone, but now that you…

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Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Tuesday December 10th, 2013

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Saskatoon, Canada City Guide

Today’s Saskatoon city guide comes from April Hiebert, Robyn Robertson and Mark Sin, all designers and members of a Saskatchewan based design collaborative called OPEN. Over the past three and a half years, they have grown to know as well as rediscover their favorite pieces and parts of Saskatoon. When they aren’t busy working on…

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Thursday December 5th, 2013

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Gift Wrapping Guide

Sometimes the last thing you want to do post holiday shopping is actually wrap everything, but special paper can make even the smallest gift feel extravagant. Growing up, my mom could curl ribbon like no one’s business and she insisted that every package under the tree have a bow – no small feat with four…

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Wednesday December 4th, 2013

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25 Gifts under $50

We have soooo many gift guides coming up. There’s one that I’m really excited about (here’s a hint), but first we’re tackling the budget guides. I honestly love gift guide season a.k.a. “catch up on TV time” In making this guide, I blew through all the episodes of Parenthood that I had missed this fall,…

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Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

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25 Gifts Under $25

I am the kind of girl who loves a challenge. There’s not a boot camp that I haven’t tried – I even done P90x three times. Love a challenge!  So the budget guides are always my favorites. I scoured all my favorite sites for the best  gifts under $25.  Most of these gifts can stand…

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Tuesday November 26th, 2013

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Best of Winter Travel City Guides

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It may not be the official start of the winter season yet, but I’m craving some sub-zero temps and snowfall out west. In order to get into the wintery spirit, I’ve gathered a list of favorite winter spots city guides for you to use on any upcoming travel you’ve got planned.  All of these destinations…

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Tuesday November 12th, 2013

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philadelphia guide {UPDATE}

philadelphia guide {UPDATE}

Today’s Philadelphia City Guide Update comes to us from Sarah Stone, a graphic designer and blogger living in Philadelphia with her young family. While waiting for their old Philly row home renovation to be completed, Sarah and her husband Sean lived in several Philadelphia neighborhoods. They are now happy to call Northern Liberties home, and…

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Tuesday November 5th, 2013

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Oslo, Norway City Guide

Oslo City Guide

Today’s Oslo, Norway City Guide comes to us from Frankie Elmquist, an American architect and interior designer living in Oslo with her small family and two giant Norwegian Forest Cats. Originally hailing from Portland ME and Brooklyn, Frankie is an intrepid traveler and seeker of design, art and culture and is happy to call Oslo…

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Tuesday October 29th, 2013

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Bayfield, WI City Guide

Today’s Bayfield, WI City Guide comes to us from Juli Anne Patty, a freelance writer who spent many summers writing in the northern woods of Wisconsin, spending as much time in Bayfield as she could justify. For the moment, she lives in Jackson Hole and travels (even when she can’t afford it), finding stories and…

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Tuesday October 22nd, 2013

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Tel Aviv, Israel City Guide

Today’s Tel Aviv City Guide comes to us from Sivan Askayo, a Tel Aviv native now living and working in New York as a travel photographer. Sivan has worked with such publicaitons as Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet Traveller, AFAR, Marie Claire Italia, and today she shares some of her wonderful images and favorites of the coastal city…

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