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Five of my faves - Instagram Wanderlusters

May 28, 2016

From the outrageously funny to the visually sublime!... These are my favourite Insta feeds that inspire me to just chuck it all in and GO! ..... or at least live on vicariously through others.  Read on and see if you can resist! 1)  Adrien & Andrew McDermott - @travellingbetches and her main man @heyheyandrew As @heyheyandrew says ... "Medina, Marrakech, Morocco - Ddddddayummm, have you ever seen so many things in one picture? No, not unless it's blades of grass, or smart smarts in my head. This guy's inventory management is on another level. For some reason he seems unconcerned about theft (how would he even know??). But anyways, I need to up my sketchiness factor, I think my kind eyes...

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How Stuff is Made - Velvet!

May 16, 2016

Velvet!  It's my latest wintery crush!  The Borealis winter scarf collection is built upon it!  Here's the Borealis silk velvet scarf in black, grey and ivory.  Completely lush and made by moi! And more velvet porn below.  Yum!         So...of course I always love to know how stuff is made. Wanna watch a corporate YouTube video that shows you how velvet is made and has an easy-listening soundtrack and some great care tips!  What's not to love!?   Essentially, on a complicated loom, the velvet factory basically makes a "mattress" of two horizontal fabric layers with millions of vertical threads that stretching and loop in between.  Then they slice it in half with a knife and lo!...

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Chanel Cruising in Cuba - Viva La Revolución!

May 09, 2016

                 You can almost feel the night air.  The smell of a beautiful evening and the anticipation of what will follow.  While Havana's Paseo del Prado looks strangely empty, I can't help but respect the design, the thought and the work that goes into creating fashion like this.  It's not couture, but it's beautiful and accessible, at least in style. So here are my top picks from Chanel and Karl as they cruise around in Havana.  Beautiful accessories, wearable fashion and flats.  Flats = thank God.  I've always loved flats with skirts and the way women look when they can actually walk.   And for the finishing touch, classic panama-style hats and an assortment of berets and...

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