Paris | Sacre Couer and and Porte de Clignancourt

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the walk up to Basilica de Sacre Coeur

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Porte de Clignancourt is the most incredible flea market I have visited– and I have visited my good share of flea markets. Upon walking into the market, you feel as though you have traveled through time into a different world, a very Harry Potter sort of experience. The flea market is set up as multiple little shops that seem to be never ending, like a tiny town of flea markets. There is so much to observe and so much to buy. It is quite overwhelming. At the same time, it is beyond exciting. The great thing about this place is the fact that everything ranges from incredibly cheap knick knacks to incredibly expensive pieces of rare furniture and clothing. You can truly find one of a kind vintage items. I scored a pair of black Chanel trousers from the 80’s, an incredible oversized teddy bear coat, a 1940’s black velvet hat (which I decided to wear the rest of the trip), and a vintage mother of pearl lizard brooch. I SO wanted to buy more, as they had an incredible selection  of vintage Saint Laurent pieces, Chanel brooches, and silky nighties. However, my wallet could not afford everything I was lusting over– but by the end of the day I was the happiest girl in Paris!

As for my visit to the Basilica de Sacre Coeur (one of the most famous churches) and Montmatre (the artists quarter), both are a must see when in Paris.  The top of the hill where Sacre Couer sits, is one of most spectacular views. You can see all of Paris, which is  quite breathtaking. There is a cable car to the top if you are too exhausted from a long day to walk up the hill, however, I suggest walking so you can pause to see the view  upon reaching the top! When you get to the top of Montmartre,  you will find the square behind the basilica where many famous artists like Monet, Van Gough, Picasso, and Salvador Dalí used to paint. There is even a Dalí museum located there.

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The Madonna Inn | A Magical Place

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Location: San Luis Obispo, California

What: Madonna Inn– a hotel filled with pink, glitter, and tastefully gaudy interiors and exteriors. Each room is themed and very uniquely decorated with a creative name. This place is truly magical and has killer cakes (which they are famous for) that will lead you to have a major sugar buzz for a good 2 days. Worth every bite. To sum this place up, it’s basically Elvis on Crack meets Barbie– but in a truly sophisticated way.  Worth visiting and one of my favorite places that Haile and I now plan to revisit every few years until we become old ladies who still appreciate this type of thing.

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Hearst Castle

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An olympic size outdoor marble pool, a Roman tiled indoor pool, a Roman mosaic covered entryway, neoclassical statues, cyprus trees, and an elaborate interior featuring a movie theatre. –Hearst Castle, located in San Simeon, CA, is the epitome of fanciful living. In the 1920’s, it was one of Mr. William Randolph Hearst’s many vacation homes. This castle it particular was his favorite and the one in which he hosted the most elaborate Gatsby-esque parties– which socialite friends and even his many maids and butlers would attend. It makes you want to travel back in time so you that you can get the chance to be one of the attendees of a party–and have a genuine experience of what it was like to live the kind of life Mr. Hearst lived at the time…






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Happy Monday

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Mondays call for chic dog imagery, ya feel me? humorous-ness via Acne Studios

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Travel: Miami


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Where to stay: The Biltmore – home to the largest swimming pool in the United States, greek inspired statues, incredible brunch, and comfortable beds

Where To Eat: Swine- great bbq in a chic setting

Shopping: Until next time…

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Wearing a Pet Portrait Is Just So Rad

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I came across this insanely cool pet portrait shirt and said to myself,  “I don’t know why, but it is just so rad.” I then came to a conclusive check list of why it is “so rad.” It is indeed rad because

1) It has dogs on it. duh.

2) It is colorful

3) It is made in Italy, which means the quality is impeccable. Ya feel me?

Pair it with ripped denim and untuck it partially or make it more feminine with a flirty skirt and heels. While it may be a men’s piece, I believe it is completely capable of being incorporated into a woman’s wardrobe. The question you ask is where must I wear this flashy top? A puppy birthday party? Walking my dog? PET STORE? The answer is no, please please please I beg of you stay away from being shown with your dog or any dog in general/ anything related to a dog. However, please DO wear this cool printed shirt anywhere else and with any other species.

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Check out the shirt here at Opening Ceremony. Photos from OpeningCeremony.com

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Hide And Seek

It’s always nice when  a designer chooses to do something good when a particular cause is in need. Today is the last day Linda Farrow eyewear is donating 100% of all purchases to the Philippines. I am lusting over these insane eyeglasses in the form of elegantly manicured hands by Jeremy Scott. Such a fun item for a party or to make a bold statement without reason! Check these chic babes out here.

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