Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giveaway | LaNique Home Pillow Cover

 This week's giveaway is from LaNique Home, an Etsy shop from France with so many modern, glamorous home decor items! (and all that wonderful shimmery gold has me thinking ahead to Christmas!)

LaNique Home is offering one lucky reader their choice of pillow cover! This giveaway is open Worldwide.

Click through to enter....

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mid-Century San Francisco

Photographer Fred Lyon documented the people and landmarks of San Francisco for decades, culminating in his recently published photo book. His photos have everything I love; history, strong architectural lines, and a heavy dose of moodiness thanks to the San Francisco fog!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Apples Included: An Autumnal Road Trip

Last week, we took a quick jaunt up to Traverse City, Michigan for some autumnal goodness. As always, we sought out fantastic food experiences, and my recommendations are (in order of the photos): Philips Cider Mill, Tandem Ciders, Harvest and Patisserie Amie. 

Things have been so crazy busy this is going to be pretty short on words, so we'll call this post a photo essay instead ;)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend Wanderlust

Weekend links to feed your wanderlust:

- Stunning, atmospheric photos of the Pacific Northwest.

- The 70's themed London bar with a secret entrance through a laundromat!

- A German amusement park in a nuclear reactor.

- Strange and unique vacation rentals around the world. 

- If you haven't already, be sure to enter to win a trip to London (ends on Sunday!)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stay in Dorothy's House at the Kitschy 70's Land of Oz Theme Park

From 1970 to 1980, those who made the pilgrimage to Banner Elk, North Carolina could bask in the colorful kitschyness of the Land of Oz theme park. Set atop Beech Mountain, with sweeping views and access by gondola lifts, the park actually seems like it would have been a coveted family vacation stop.

Sadly, the park closed its doors after a ten year run (I'm sure it had nothing to do with the terrifying Cowardly Lion or Tin Man). 

Today, the park is smaller, with the character houses and Emerald City missing, destroyed by vandals and neglect. It is now maintained and small sections restored by a realty and rental company that offers tours and parties by reservation and an Autumn at Oz Party open to the public.

For the diehard fans, though, nothing beats the chance to stay at Dorothy's House. You'll be able to stroll down your own private yellow brick road...

...and arrive at Dorothy's quaint house and farm for a weekend getaway.

Maybe if you ask nicely, they'll even leave it in the post-tornado tour setup!

(all photos via Emerald Realty & Rentals)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Muse | Apple Picking

As we head off on an apple themed road trip today, I'm hoping to do some apple picking and thinking of comfy, cozy clothing for the 50 degree weather (I know that 50 degrees will feel positively balmy in the spring, but it seems so cold right now!)

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