Tuesday, February 14, 2023

A Day of Love


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It's a day of romance and love. Whether you're coupled, or solo, I think it's truly important to focus on self love. Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. 

Here are two Valentine's Day looks I've posted recently that I absolutely love. Are you loving my travel posts lately? I am so happy to be sharing more travel diaries with you guys. Stay tuned for more!   

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:: Outfit Details ::

Blazer:: (Similar) Vici 
Sunglasses:: Prada
Bodysuit:: (Similar) Skims
Shorts:: Levis

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Earrings:: Deepa Gurnani

Sunday, February 12, 2023



Welcome to my Charlotte Travel Blog Part II. Charlotte, North Carolina is the heart of the New South — modern and forward-thinking, while embracing its Southern roots. Since I was in Charlotte visiting my mom for three weeks total, I spent most of my time at her house, just a few minutes north of the Uptown area. I also did a mini staycation at the very modern Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel Charlotte, which is located in the heart of Uptown.   

I loved the city views from the floor to ceiling windows in my room. I had a great view of the BB&T Ballpark right next to the hotel. There is an amazing rooftop lounge called, Merchant and Trade that my mom and I loved at the hotel. Even though it was very cold, (I think it was in the high 30s the night we went), we still loved it and thankfully they had heaters. 

After a drink upstairs, we went down to the lobby restaurant called Angeline's. Angeline's is an incredible Italian restaurant with some of the best Italian food I've ever had. I'm getting hungry just writing this, the food was that good. In fact, the food was so good, I have absolutely no photos of it, because we devoured it! If you want to see how delicious the pizza and pasta was, you can check it out here in my reels post. I highly recommend this restaurant and rooftop bar for anyone visiting, or living in Charlotte- it's amazing.

This travel post is very special to me because I am sharing photos from my mom's house that I am proud to share here with you guys. She is a very talented artist, and the artwork on her walls are a combo of art she collects, and beautiful paintings that she's painted. She also has a very impressive gemstone jewelry collection that I am obsessed with. Enjoy! (Read Charlotte Part I here.)



(In partnership with Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel Charlotte)

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:: Outfit Details ::

Faux fur vest:: Heartloom
Biege sweater:: Heartloom
Tan boots:: DSW
Multi colored coat:: Steve Madden
Black boots:: Stuart Weitzman


Saturday, February 4, 2023



After my recent Florida staycations, in both Miami Beach and Palm Beach, I headed north to visit my mom who recently moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, aka the Queen's City. I had never been to North Carolina before this trip, so I didn't know what to expect. I think Charlotte is such a large and fast growing city, I loved the Uptown area, and the South Park areas the best. Charlotte is the heart of the New South — very modern, while embracing its Southern roots. 

 Charlotte is called the Queen's City, named after Britain's Queen Charlotte herself. The same Queen you see in Brigerton, who coincidentally loved Pomeranians and had a pack with her at the Palace. There are even crowns on all of the street signs in Uptown Charlotte. Uptown reminds me of a tiny NYC, with a train, (the train is a common way to get around in Charlotte, as it's located right in the center of each part of the city just like NYC making it very convenient), and lots of tall buildings surrounded by parks. 

Louie and I stayed at my mom's house mainly, but we also stayed at the very chic Argentinian-influenced, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, an Autograph Hotel. This hotel is gorgeous!

 The Grand Bohemian has gorgeous decor, vibrant velvet furniture throughout, and is chandelier paradise. I had a spacious King Suite overlooking the city and beautiful historic church across the street. My favorite part of the hotel was the South American Restaurant, Mico. Not only was the restaurant absolutely beautiful, with great service, the food was so delicious and flavorful.

I recommend this hotel to anyone looking to have a truly fun and luxurious first time in Charlotte. I did not visit the Spa, but they do have a Spa, a Starbucks in the lobby, and a rooftop bar called Búho Bar. 

I also took my mom to a fabulous French restaurant for brunch, that's just a few blocks away called, La Belle Helene. Let's just say the chef was actually French, and everything we ordered was incredible. My favorites were the French onion soup and the crepes. I highly recommend staying in Uptown while visiting Charlotte, since everything is walkable and close by. (Read Charlotte Part II here.)



(In partnership with The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, an Autograph Hotel)

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:: Outfit Details ::

White dress:: Zareen
Black dress: Ronny Kobo
Tan shoes:: Steve Madden




:: Outfit Details ::

Coat:: (On Sale!) Ronny Kobo
 Boots:: DSW