Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #4: The Best Burger in Madrid
Jun23

Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #4: The Best Burger in Madrid

  After taking a two hour train from Seville, my compadres and I arrived in Madrid with empty stomachs and tired feet. Luckily, our apartment was located right above el Mercado de San Ildefonso, a lovely marketplace full of stalls offering every type of fare under the Spanish sun. Amongst various kitchens offering your typical paella and tapas, the stall of Gancho y Directo Hamburguesas stood out from the crowd with their – you...

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Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #3: Seville and the Mercado de Feria
Jun16

Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #3: Seville and the Mercado de Feria

Why do we travel? What is the difference between going somewhere and looking at pictures of it on the Internet? Is it the scenery? The food?’   The answer is: the people.   Take Gonzalo, for insntance. Gonzalo was a tall man in what looked to be his late 50s, seemingly inconspicuous in his white polo and jeans. As my friends and I walked down the street and turned the corner, he greeted us out of nowhere.     “Do...

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Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #2: ORGO Travel Must-Haves
Jun12

Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #2: ORGO Travel Must-Haves

Traveling is an incredible experience, no matter where you choose to go. But bringing along your favorite skin products can be a hassle, especially if you take an airplane or a cruise ship, where carry-on liquids and creams can only be in containers 3oz. or less. Luckily, one of my favorite skincare lines ORGO provides a majority of their products in containers precisely this size! ORGO is a vegan and organic company, offering...

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Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #1: Beauty Cirque’s Summer Travel Essentials
Jun08

Under the Spanish Sun, Entry #1: Beauty Cirque’s Summer Travel Essentials

Photo Courtesy of tortugabackpacks.com I can’t claim to be a packing expert. Like most people, I too, struggle with the simplistic elegance that is correctly packing a suitcase so that it is light and contains just the right amount of clothing to last the entire trip. Travel is supposed to be about blending into your surroundings and learning about new cultures and peoples, right? Thus, packing light is a necessity… as well as fairly...

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Weekend Getaway: Low-Budget Los Angeles
Mar06

Weekend Getaway: Low-Budget Los Angeles

With spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to take advantage of Los Angeles’ sunny beaches and city life.  The infamous beachside urban sprawl is known for being one of the most expensive cities in the United States, but enjoying yourself in the City of Angels doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  While we staunchly stand by Santa Monica’s beauty and relaxing vibes, we will admit that the rest of L.A. is definitely a...

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Summer 2013 Style Preview
Apr20

Summer 2013 Style Preview

California love is alive and well on this beautiful weekend! We spotted many sun dresses, shorts with lace trim, and bright hues mixed with pastel tones while we cruised the beach. The two biggest color trends that stood out were coral and pastel mint. Check out this quick preview of what is ahead this summer, and take advantage of the spring heat wave while it lasts!

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