What's so great about Oakland, you ask? Well, you get the authentic, sunny, diverse Californian experience - without the traffic of Los Angeles, the price-tag of San Francisco, or the tech-bros-in-hoodies-vibe of the rest of Northern California's Bay Area. It's kinda perfect. Check out the video now!
Every now and then, a coffee shop surprises you. Its rare, but sometimes the vibe of the place is as focal as the food and drink, and they're not shoving it (the vibe, or their food) down your throat. Amsterdam's Coffee & Coconuts has nailed it.
Why are we balls-ier on vacation than we are at home? A bowl of grasshoppers at lunch. Zip lining through the jungle. Taking the subway (hey - everyone has a different level of ballsy). What if we approached the average Tuesday that way? Reason #3 to think like a traveler at home: Why Not Try It?
Why do we reserve total amazement for vacations to the 7 Wonders of the World, and not for playing with an empty cardboard box? Take a hint from expert travelers and tiny children with Reason #2 to think like a traveler at home: total dumbfounded wonder.
Add seeing millions of dutch tulips in bloom at Keukenhof to your bucket list ASAP. Why? Because they only bloom once a year, for a few weeks. Because the flowers are so colorful it will hurt your eyes (really). Because have you actually been to the Netherlands if you haven't seen the tulips in bloom?
You know those magic opportunities life hands you every now and then? Usually they're accidental, maybe embarrassing, and always subtle - but if you're paying even a little attention, you seize it. You run into the tulips.
Well...now you know where my Vintage happy-place is in San Francisco. Go support them. Buy a perfect drawstring leather bucket bag for $20. Go ahead, buy a pair of decently-priced Levi's 501s that make your ass look like a peach. You deserve it.
Best vintage shop in Paris IMO? Marche Noir. Unique selection of French-meets-African style, good prices - plus, the shop is so inspiring you'll be embarrassed at how many photos you post to Instagram. Worth it, though.
Were you wondering where to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and art objects in San Francisco? Yeah, I found it - in the Mission at Little Paper Planes. Its so good, all I can say is "shut up and take my money!"
The internet is a vast and wonderful place, where you can ask any question and get EVERY answer. We also know how totally overwhelming this is when asking the World Wide Web questions about the city you're about to visit - so we made some bullet points for you on Paris.
Paris has been the birthplace of fashion trends since, well, forever - and the shopping proves it. Most parisian brands are so big now you can shop their boutiques all over the world - so our guide is devoted to the spots unique to the city of paris, both vintage and new. Have you paid your credit card bill lately?
Paris really is a romantic city. In the spring, the cobblestone streets look beautiful contrasted with the manicured green of city parks. In the winter, the steamy cafe windows blur your view of parisians sipping espresso while talking musically with friends. Go whenever you can.
Food in Berlin is diverse and delicious! Sure you can find a tourist's Oktoberfest beer stein and currywurst if you want to, but there's so much more than that. Fair warning: lots of vegetarian + vegan on the list. You know where to find sausage anyway. #sorrynotsorry
L.A. locals are looking for a few things when we go out to eat. 1) Is the food fresh, healthy, organic or at least fake-healthy? 2) Is the atmosphere amazing? I.E. will I be posting an interior pic of this place as soon as I'm seated? 3) But is it cute, tho? ...
Irene is a pint-sized creative powerhouse. You want her to cut your hair; she never disappoints! She's also an LA local with an eye for great design. Her eyes light up when she tells you about a favorite spot of hers that you've never heard of - check out her favorites here!