Thursday, July 31, 2014

(faux) Souvenir T-shirts

Does anyone buy non-ironic souvenir t-shirts anymore? While I'm less inclined than I was at 12 to proudly sport the name of my latest destination, there's something really wonderful about that worn out vacation tee from summers past. Here's my favorite picks for faking it. Above, Anthropologie's Bonjour Tee with some pretty fantastic deco inspired graphic design (the white version is great, too!)

Tulume Tee. It makes no sense, but it IS pretty, and I'm a sucker for palm trees.

Ohio Burnout Tee. Because, while I complain too much about my home state, it's not all bad, and this tee looks really comfy!

Vintage Casabello Wines Tee. The really great vintage tees are getting harder and harder to come by but this is the real thing, and cheap too at only $14!

Love this charming illustration on the perfectly distressed Park View tee from artist-owned Brooklyn Industries. 

This I just love and can't explain why. Must be the corn...

And finally, (currently sitting in my shopping cart) Modcloth's Haute Pursuit tank with spot-on 80s graphics. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Giveaway | Wilder California Fine Art Photo Print

This week's giveaway is from Wilder California, an Etsy shop with the most dreamy, atmospheric photographs. 
 So much pretty!

Wilder California is offering one lucky reader their choice of 11x14 print! Click through to enter...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Danish Hotel for Coffee Lovers

Welcome to the quaint Central Hotel & Cafe in Copenhagen, former home of a cobbler turned coffee shop and one-room hotel. Snug in the private second floor room, you're certain to wake up to the intoxicating aroma of coffee every morning...and if you leave out a few pertinent details, can casually tell your friends you booked the whole place ;)

I couldn't find anything speaking about the renovation process, but it's clear that they made an effort to preserve the vintage charm of the living space.

Priced reasonably for a boutique hotel at around $300 a night and so charming...

An organic breakfast is included in your stay, but do you think they'd bring me up a banana split instead?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Eating and Gawking Through Kyoto's Nishiki Market

Easy to miss if you're not looking closely, Kyoto's Nishiki Market is a branch of the massive Teramachi shopping arcade. We stopped by the bustling market late one morning and filled up on fried foods for much-needed temple traversing energy. Like so many places visited on this trip, I wish we'd had time to slow down and really take it all in (also to digest my food and procure more). I did, however, manage to get some snaps of the abundance of ingredients and prepared foods available at the market. Just don't ask me to explain to you what all these lovely things are:

This booth had a sign prohibiting photographs, which the boyfriend had to point out to me as I was obliviously snapping photos while he procured our sweet-potato-something-or-other on a stick. Whoops.

Japanese white strawberries. I believe this says 590 yen (almost 6 dollars) for one pack, not the whole box. But that's not too crazy for Japanese fruit prices, particularly items that are considered delicacies and often gifted.

You can never have too many pickled vegetables! Or fish pieces.

Pufferfish lanterns!

And naturally, one last stop for fried food on a stick :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Follow These Whimsical Tourist Treasure Maps

Artist Oliver Jeffers charming illustrations read like treasure maps for cities around the world. Created for United Airlines Hemispheres magazine's One City, Five Hours series, his whirlwind city tours hit the major attractions and almost always include a stop for some local libations--something I can definitely get behind! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giveaway | Loulalalou Bracelet

This week's giveaway is from Loulalalou, an Etsy shop from Greece. She sells beautiful modern handmade jewelry and cards. I'm smitten with the natural touches that give her jewelry such a wonderful summery feel!

These origami baby shower invitations are such a fun idea!

Loulalalou is offering one lucky reader this pretty Minimal Summer Bracelet! Click through to enter...

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