I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE to travel. Although it costs me an arm and a leg (quite literally) I really don’t care and I am always headed out the door for some new place searching for some new adventure. This year one of my dear friends Serine, one of the first Lulus.com employees and models moved away to begin a life in London and I decided I had to go visit her. Ironic that I only ended up in London for two days with her but I will be back to visit the UK soon enough!
SO, after spending all of my precious pennies on self indulgent adventures around the world I am here to show you just how important traveling is!!
FIRST STOP: Zadar, Croatia
I arrived in London to meet up with my traveling companion Chelsea after she’d just spent two weeks volunteering in rural Kenya. After being in London for a quick few hours Chelsea and I got on the plane (we highly recommend Ryanair for this!) and flew on over to Zadar, Croatia. After finally arriving at our hostel (book these at hostels.com) we went to dinner in a tiny coastal town overlooking a very quaint harbor.
Below is a picture of the harbor that welcomed us upon our arrival in Hvar, Croatia.
We head down the coast from Zadar to catch a ferry at our next destination in Split, Croatia after a night of much needed rest (I had been traveling without sleep for 2 days). FYI it takes about 1:30 hours to get from Zadar to Split where there are ferries that leave all the time to the islands nearby. Our destination was the island Hvar (well known for its night life and beautiful beaches). The ferry from Split to Hvar was a quick hour long ride through islands and right alongside the scenic coastline.
Below is the view from the balcony at our hostel (Orange Hostel) and a pic of the gorgeously clear water!
Chelsea and I at lunch in the piazza before heading out to the beach! (Yes we are wearing all Lulus.com cute dresses as bathing suit cover ups!)
I should have been more specific about the “beach” in Croatia because the beach there isn’t sandy and white like those in California but rocky and reefy. It makes for a little discomfort when trying to get in and out of the water however, its too beautiful to care!!
This is Chelsea basking in the sun and floating in the crystal clear water at the same time! The water is so salty that you literally float like a floaty toy!
One of the beach bars with sun bathing chairs galore!
OK ladies after seeing these pictures of the first two days in Croatia who isn’t tempted to head on over to Hvar for a week of summer fun???
Keep posted for more pictures of night life in Croatia, as well as from Italy, London, and Chelsea’s trip to Kenya!
Get ready for envious stares, double takes and, of course, compliments. The much anticipated Lita from Jeffrey Campbell has finally arrived at Lulus.com! This hot leather lace-up bootie comes in a rich shade of mustard yellow with sweet caramel shading (pictured below). Dream up all sorts of ways to sport this shoe around town, but don’t dream too long – this baby is going fast.
Check out new fall styles “On The Run” in Jeffrey Campbell’s very first music video below!
Whose apartment or home doesn’t need a little feng shui makeover every now and again? In my case, stuff was taking over my tiny living space and my life.
Knick knacks, old letters, and clothes I never wore any more. All had to go, except for the books.
I have a sentimental attachment to books, and I’m never able to part with my favorites – of which there are many. And then there’s my college text books, which I MAY need one day…for something I’m sure. Some grammar debate that can only be solved by my Introduction to English Grammar, Volume 1, or something along those lines.
With a limited number of shelving space and growing frustration, a good friend directed me to this great little post from a site called Apartment Therapy. This website is chock-full of ideas for apartment dwellers, seeking to add organization and beauty to their living space.
I love the pictures featured here, filled with clever ways to stack your books, with or without the help of a bookshelf. I love the books stacked in the fireplace (top), but I’m pretty sure if I had an awesome fireplace like that, I’d use it for making cozy fires instead.
So check out the site. It’s really amazing, with many creative ideas we could all learn from. You guys have any tips for making the most out of a small space?
Photos from post: Roundup: Books on the Floor by Jessica Tata