MONDAY MUNCHIES


--Easy Zucchini Boats-- 

Hola! 

Below is the recipe to my Monday Munchies Insta Post. The recipe was a bit lengthy to type out under the post and I didn't want a SUPER long caption. 

I love these boats! They are super easy to make, they are delicious and filling. 


DESIGNER DUPES

--Handbag Edition--

Hi Friends! Today, I am bringing you a designer dupe post!! This one is a handbag edition. I want to get one thing clarified before we get into the post: 

Dupes = NOT fake. I like to think of them as designer inspired. 

Designers work hard on their design and I am sure it does not feel good to have their designs replicated. However, for a lot of people (like me), some of these bags are SO expensive! For example, the cost of the Hermes bag could do wonders towards my student loans or even a down payment for a house. So, although they are gorgeous designs, sometimes the price tag just isn't up everyone's alley. ENTER dupes :) 

Here are a few of my favorite designer bags and their dupes...

- Chloe Saddle Bag- 

COME WITH US TO QUITO, ECUADOR

Quito | Travel Guide


-Overview-
Today, we are sharing our thoughts on a city that quite simply put, stole our hearts. Quito is probably one of the most beautiful cities we have visited. The people, the culture, the food, the music, the location, the ambiance of the city, it all grows on you and leaves a lasting impression for a lifetime to come!! Oh and not to mention, everything is extremely affordable!

The City of Quito

COME WITH US TO OTAVALO, ECUADOR

Otavalo | Travel Guide

-Overview -
Visually speaking the town of Otavalo itself isn’t anything extravagant. The town has retail shops selling everything from tv’s to sneakers to popular apparel to traditional artifacts.  It is a clash between modern and traditional Ecuadorian culture.  However, look at what is around the town and your mouth is guaranteed to drop open. The beautiful Andean highlands, the hidden lakes, the volcanic craters, the peaks, the volcanoes and the small villages surrounding the town, it is all a treat for the eyes and the soul.

OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS

PINK EDITION 

Off the shoulder dresses are here to stay! I have to be honest when the trend first started rising about two years ago, I was hesitant in wearing them because I didn't like the way it was looking on me. Fast forward to now, with more and more brands coming out with better designs compared to before that are suited for all shapes and sizes, it is safe to say I am in LOVE with this trend!! 

I picked this blush off the shoulder dress from Express recently and wore it out while exploring Bourbon Street in New Orleans.  It comes in white as well! It was very comfortable to wear. 

Pair it with a fringe bag and some lace sandals for boho vibes! 

QUITO, SOUTH AMERICA | LOOK BOOK

Hola!

Here is another Look Book Post! I just got back from Quito and boy was it an amazing experience! I have so much to say about the place but I will save that for its very own post. 

The weather in Quito was unpredictable and it looked like the weather apps were far from accurate. From our experience, generally, it was sunny in the morning hours, drizzled a little through the afternoon and was a little chilly at night time.

I would highly recommend taking a light jacket with a hood or an umbrella with you! 

Let's get into the lookbook for this trip!

Look One | City of Quito 
Behind me is the city of Quito.

COME WITH US TO PHUKET, THAILAND

Phuket Province | Travel Guide
Overview
Quite a diverse “ Island” in Thailand.  Although it may not feel like you are on an island given it’s size, it is surrounded by water. Based on where you stay, you can have an entirely different experience. However, no matter what kind of experience you want, Phuket can provide. If you want the city life, you can get that in Patong City. If you want to go island hopping, you can go to Phi Phi islands. If you want a laid back holiday, then Karon and Kata is the area for you.


Sunset in Rawai, Phuket

COME WITH US TO LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

Luang Prabang| Travel Guide
Overview

Time stands still in this ancient capital of Laos. Your mind enters a next level of peace and spiritual enlightenment. The town is very small, almost village-like and sits along the meeting points of Nam Khan River and Mekong River.  The aura of the “sabai sabai” Laotian lifestyle can be felt no matter what part of town you are in. The entire town is a designated UNESCO Heritage site and the moment you arrive, it becomes apparent as to why: Monks in saffron colored robes, stunning 33 Buddhist Temples, Indochinese villas, a diverse cuisine and soulfully content folks. As if that wasn’t enough, the entire town is surrounded by lush green mountains. This is a place that can make your soul happy, it certainly did for us.

       FYI - Laos is its own country. A lot of misconception exists that it is part of Vietnam or Thailand.