This gift guide list should have been curated before Christmas, but I think a gift guide for avid travelers is useful for a variety of occasions during the year from birthdays or for your loved ones when they are about to set off on grand adventures. What inspired me to write this blog is because I was showered and pampered with wonderful gifts from family members and friends who understand me so well! They know I love traveling and taking pictures so their gifts are centered around my hobbies. I’m so thankful for their attention to a travel girl’s wish list so I would like to share with you my gift guide inspired from gifts I received this Christmas which has something for everyone who travels on your list. So when you are shopping on New Year or any other time of the year keep these ideas in mind.
What classier way to spend Christmas than by indulging in Christmas afternoon tea? This indulgent treat is the perfect excuse for a pre-Christmas get-together with friends or a delightful seasonal celebration. It’s a special occasion with tiered trays, porcelain pots, adorable miniature sandwiches, freshly baked scones topped with lemon curd, tiers of decadent delicacies and endless assortment of tea. You don’t have to live in England to enjoy a proper tea! In Los Angeles, there are a surprising number of local spots that offer excellent afternoon tea! So I’ve curated a list of 10 best afternoon tea places in Los Angeles just in time for Christmas Day!
Christmas is now just less than a month away and I think this is a great time to get ready for Christmas activities so that December can be a time of celebration instead of frustration. The best way to get organized is through an elaborate Christmas countdown checklist which will help you and your family have more festive cheer and less stress. I have come up with my ultimate December Christmas Countdown Checklist to help you keep track of the important things that need to be done before Christmas Day!
I’m so blessed to know so many talented and inspiring ladies who are such a natural when it comes to planning events. Last year when I was living in SaiGon, I had a chance to plan several kid birthday parties with my best friend who was a mastermind behind so many fun themes that boasted an abundance of creative and unique ideas. This year back to the states I was invited to an awesome Under the Sea Themed First Birthday planned by my talented girlfriend for her son-Baby Tai. In this blog I’m sharing with my readers some useful tips when planning a fun and simple Under The Sea Themed Kid Birthday!
It’s Labor day again, and I hope you have everything carefully planned out already since state parks, swimming pools and campgrounds are all gearing up for the long Labor Day weekend. Poor planning can increase the risk of ruining the fun for everyone in your family. There are many different kinds of parties to throw on Labor Day: backyard BBQ, potluck, clambake, pool party,…Over the years, Labor Day has evolved from just a labor union celebration into a “last fling of the summer” festival. For our family, we love outdoor picnics so in this blog I will share with you some of useful tips if you are planning a Labor Day Summer Picnic.
My best friend and I were ecstatic when planning this dreamy fairy first birthday party for a sweet little girl. We had so many ideas and it’s like we have always been wanting to do this for our own birthdays but sadly, we are too “old” for a fairy themed party. We used all of our creativity and resources to make this party as nearly perfect as possible because this was not only for our birthday girl, but also for us!!! (planners can overstep boundaries sometimes!!!) And lucky for us planners, our birthday girl’s mommy was very easy-going and let us do whatever we wanted for the event; therefore, we can stretch our wings and unleash all of our imagination and creativity to make this one the best and the most memorable for our client for many more years to come!
If you look at your Instagram’s news feed lately, you will notice that picnic-style parties have been a huge hit. Ashley Tisdale’s birthday set-up was a magical Bohemian-style party in her garden with picnic tables, rugs, and throw pillows. Or if you look at TuulaVintage’s blog, you will also see her recent Moroccan-style picnic event partnered with Moet and other bloggers. Also, you can notice all beautiful girls who top feature in popular hashtags #wearetravelgirls, #darlingescapes, #sheisnotlost #shewhowanders,…all have perfect pictures with wooden picnic tables, wooden boards, colorful round rugs, straw hats, and champagnes.
My best friend is a genius in every event planning from her fabulous wedding to her son (my godson) ‘s first birthday party. She planned everything for Harvey’s first birthday with the utmost attention to details. I was so lucky to be her assistant on this special occasion. There was nothing more fulfilling than being a part of my beloved godson’s birthday.
Birthdays are a once-a-year occasions and are meant to be special! I love giving surprises to miladies on their birthdays.Here are some of my tips for you to go the extra mile to make your girlfriends/BFFs feel special because that’s what birthdays are for!