valentine’s day gift guide for the ladies!

yesterday, i highlighted my favorite valentine’s day gifts for the man on the move.  today, i’ve brought together my favorite finds for the jet-setting ladies in your life.  i love every single one of these items, especially that vintage travel poster of the french riviera (dreaming of beach scenes from blustery wintery dallas right now).  i’m also intrigued by the “lost in translation” book that compiles beautiful words from around the world that do not translate into a single word in english – what a wonderful reflection on the different global cultures and the language required to communicate their unique characteristics.  happy valentine’s day!


1. lost in translation, $14.99  2. marlo crossbody bag from j. crew in neon orange, $98  3. adventure print from blackstar press, $15 for 8×10, not including frame  4. cedar street passport holder from kate spade, $78  5. 1950s vintage French travel poster from poster romance, $366.30  6. b&o play h8 noise cancellation wireless over ear headphones, $499  7. the transport tote from madewell (monogrammable!), $168  8. jet set candle in “bali” scent from jonathan adler, $28  9. the 500 hidden secret of paris, $25

valentine’s day gift guide for the gents!

it’s that time of year again when love is in the air!  <3   if you’re looking for something nice for the man who loves to get out of town, then look no further.  see below for a few of my favorite gifts for the man on the go.  i especially love that gorgeous time traveler watch from steven alan that allows the wearer to follow two time zones.  perfect for the long distance romance, as well?  enjoy!


1. travel cocktail kit from stephen kenn, $295 2. zebra animalia tray by jonathan adler, $118  3. time traveler watch from steven alan (program in two time zones!), $385  4. must eat nyc book, $24.95  5. the gentleman’s manicure kit, $27  6. neighborhood european map coasters (pictured: berlin), $36  7. 8×8 seattle print from archie’s press (many, many more cities available on his etsy shop), $22

stay tuned for an upcoming post on favorite gifts for the jet-setting ladies in your life!

the merriest of travel gifts


a couple weeks late, but happy new year!  the holidays are always a whirlwind for me with travel and catching up with out of town friends; it can be busy, but it’s by far my favorite time of year.  this year, i found everyone talking about their travels a bit more – is it because i usually have travel on the brain, or are people starting to value more the time spent exploring and make it a priority?  i hope the latter, but can’t quite be sure.  i was lucky enough to hear friends’ and family’s stories from their recent trips to belgium, mexico, germany, new york, peru, argentina, france, and india.  what fun!

the gifts i received this year reflected the jetsetter spirit, and made them so fun to open!  from handmaid linens from mexico to kate spade’s new travel picture book (please just go buy it – it is perfect), it seems that new sights and adventures were on everyone’s minds.  take a look, and let me know your favorite gifts from the holidays.

cheers to you and yours, and happy new year!

1. let’s be adventurers tote bag  2. maps of the imagination notecards  (also, please check out more of this artist’s phenomenal work here)  3. salt cellar and pink himalayan salt from the filling station at chelsea market from my bestie’s recent trip to nyc  4. handmaid table runner from mexico from my sister-in-law’s recent trip to san miguel de allende  5. belgian chocolates from galler chocolatier, courtesy of my friend, laura’s, recent adventures in belgium (yes, she lives there now)  6. kate spade’s places to go, people to see book  7. hand crocheted hand warmers from nepal, found in the paris christmas market by my dear friends  8. silver compass necklace