DESIGN: Mandala Vastra Online Shop

I am exited to announce that a project I had been working on just launched! Mandala Vastra is a local shop with a carefully selected collection of garments and accessories. To make Mandala Vastra accesible in more ways than only through their brick and mortar store, we worked together to design their first online shop! Read More…

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CURRENTLY IN LOVE WITH: Mr. Wonderful

I’ll admit it. Some days are just plain overwhelming. A billion things to do and not enough hours in the day. Sometimes all I need is some positive reinforcement to get the day going. When it feels like I’m working non-stop and my calendar is about to explode, finding these little messages on my coffee cup, mousepad, keychain, wall or even my note pad are an instant cheer up! As the name suggests, Mr. Wonderful is all about a wonderful, meaningful and happy life. They add inspiring quotes or illustrations to just about anything. Read More…

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GIVEAWAY: Celebrate with us and win an iPad Mini + NEXTISSUE Subscription!

Giveaway alert! We interrupt out regularly scheduled [OMG-I-am-in-love-with-Austin recaps] program for a birthday… Kevin O’ Gara’s Blog Birthday! His blog, Thou Swell, has been a close favourite for a while now. His curating skills are GOLDEN! Join in on the celebration and you could win an iPad Mini + NEXTISSUE Subscription!

Details:

When: The contest will run until Tuesday November 11th.
What: The official prizes are one iPad Mini (16GB, Wifi) and one three month subscription to NextIssue.
Who: Open to International Readers!
How: Use the widget below to enter.

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Here’s the list of awesome bloggers bringing you this giveaway!

Thou SwellBuckets & Spades | Helarious | Of Trees & Hues | Cocorrina | Ex Vitae | Safaris & Sunsets | Lucky Number Seven | Pen & Peplum | Zoso Lights | Tara Victoria | Clear the Way | Nuance & Bubbles | Eavan Elizabeth | Oh I Design | Catalina Creative | Squirrelly Minds | The Golden Fig | J for Jamie | Hello Lidy

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GOLDEN TRAVELS: Day 2 + 3 / Austin City Limits

The Austin recap continues! Saturday and Sunday we were getting the hang of how to get to the festival on time for what we wanted to see while exploring around Austin. Saturday we had breakfast at Magnolia Cafe. I tried cornbread for the first time and almost died of a heart attack when I saw what my plate looked like. Huge servings, great prices! After that, we made our way to the festival and saw Empires, Mac de Marco, Interpol [my shoes got destroyed and sunken in mud] and Broken Bells. It rained all morning so going from one stage to another was a challenge!

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How tired were we after walking for more than 8 hours straight in pure mud? So tired we ordered takeout. No fancy dinner, no exploring the city. Now, Sunday, we were a lot more aware that we only had two days left. So we knew we had to put on our game faces. #ColorSeeking and finding some awesome coffee spots were the priority. Read More…

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GOLDEN TRAVELS: Austin Day 1 / Austin City Limits

After three layovers, we finally made our way to Austin at midnight. After settling in at the hotel, we woke up to Day 1 of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Although our morning mission to find the Austin postcard was a complete fail, we headed over to the festival earlier and had the best tacos for breakfast. We might have also had some beer for breakfast as well. All tracked with my Jawbone UP24!  We saw Temples, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian and a very far away Beck. Such a happy camper! Day two and three to come… tgf_aus_1

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FIELD TRIP: Miami in two hours

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What do you do when you have 4 hours to spare on a layover to Austin? You ask your Miami friends for recommendations on food and coffee. Then, you take Lyft to said places. In two hours I ate the best pizza in the planet, had the yummiest iced coffee and saw some really awesome murals. Then, back to airport. Enough to keep me wanting more. Like a first date. A really good first date! Dear Miami, I promise to call you back and see a whole lot more of you soon. Kay?

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