Journeys

EAT STAY DO: Edinburgh, Scottland

Traveling to Edinburgh is a heady mix of walking back in time and hanging in a hip, modern city.  It's one of our personal faves and an amazing mix of culture, history and fun.  Here's a few fun tips to get your wanderlust going.  (photo source: thelastwordsaloon) EAT: Prestonfield House. Every room is decorated ornately and has a different color. Oil paintings, servers in kilts, peacocks running around, and bagpipes playing for a wedding in the restored stables. Insane .. The Kitchen, from Michellen Star Chef Tom Kitchin is also a great place for eats. This gourmet restaurant brings you a map...

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EAT STAY DO: Copenhagen, Denmark

(photo from Conde Nast Traveler) Scandinavian design is having a moment in everything from interiors to style bloggers. Our founder Jenna and her husband Charlie took a trip to Copenhagen during their journey around the world and scouted some of the highlights of the city. EAT: When in Copenhagen, Noma is a must. It is widely considered the best restaurant in the world! Umami is great for mixed Japanese and Scandinavian cuisine. Amass is wonderful and we suggest you sign up for their dinner parties to meet other travelers. Mother's is a cute little spot for great pizza. For drinks we suggest Lidkoep, Old Pharmacy, and The Barking Dog. STAY: AXEL Hotel...

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  • April 11, 2016

EAT SEE WEAR: Napa, CA

EAT SEE WEAR: Napa, CA

(photo source: countyofnapa) Napa might be known for its wine, but with great wine comes great food, beautiful sights and fun times. We've compiled our list of places to eat, see (or drink) and wear on your next adventure to this famous wine tasting destination. (photo source: solage.aubergeresorts) EAT: We highly recommend Farmstead for amazing food and live music. The Goose and Gander burger is yum, Ad Hoc famous fried chicken is an addendum to the menu Thursday - Sunday and finally, Oenotri for amazing Italian. Also check out Solbar at Solage Calistoga. They make a killer spicy margaritas and is known as one of the best restaurants in...

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EAT SEE WEAR: Antibes, France

(photo source: etravel) A quaint village located between Cannes and Nice, Antibes is the quintessential French Riviera town. 16th century ramparts and cobblestone streets evoke an old-world vibe, and magnificent Mediterranean beaches make Antibes an ideal rest point. Follow in the footsteps of Picasso and Max Ernst, and wander through Old Town with our Antibes Tote.  (photo source: levillage) EAT: Although the restaurants lining the beach have beautiful views, they can be touristy and overpriced.  For more local flavor, drop into any of the restaurants in the Old Town - Genco and Le Village are particularly good. (photo source: boldblissblog)...

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  • February 29, 2016

EAT SEE SHOP: Carmel, CA

EAT SEE SHOP: Carmel, CA

(photo source: somewhatsimple) Carmel-by-the-Sea as it's officially named. This quaint beach town in Northern California is known for its rustic scenery, fairytale cottages, and being the ultimate artist and writer haven. On top of that, it's also the most dog-friendly place we've ever been to. It's no wonder this delightful hideaway inspired our Carmel Handbag - boasting vivid colors that mimic the ocean as well as functional design for days filled with sightseeing and romantic dinners. Here are just a few of our favorite places to inspire your next adventure to this majestic California destination! (photo source: iltegamino) EAT: Start the day off with a decadent brunch...

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  • February 15, 2016

EAT SEE WEAR: Park City, UT

EAT SEE WEAR: Park City, UT

(photo source: traciedomino) Park City, the home of the Sundance Film Festival and celebrities galore. But it's so much more, which is why it's at the top of our list for skiing, dining and relaxing. In fact, we recommend visiting when Sundance is not going on so you can enjoy the town, hit the slopes and be able to actually get a reservation at some of our favorite restaurants. Here's our recommendation of where to eat, see and wear, Park City edition!  (photo source: atticustea) EAT: Start your morning off right with an amazing coffee at Atticus on Main Street, which happens to also be an incredible...

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  • January 25, 2016

EAT SEE WEAR: Ojai, CA

EAT SEE WEAR: Ojai, CA

(photo source: cheetahisthenewblack) Nothing says California laid-back style like Ojai. Nestled north of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara, this quaint, cozy and beautiful destination is always at the top of our travel list (and might just be our future retirement plan). With plenty of outdoor activities, yummy local restaurants and the best resort and spa in the country, it’s no wonder we cherish our time in this magical place. Here’s our top recommendation of where to eat, see, wear august style! (photo source: lovelylauralemon) EAT: By far the best breakfast is Farmer and the Cook. This local joint has a rugged hippie feel...

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EAT SEE WEAR - Amanpulo, The Philippines

Amanpulo's endless white sand beaches, turquoise waters and gorgeous private villas are the setting for the perfect, indulgent vacation. SEE/DO: The water around their private island, reached by their private plane, is tranquil enough for stand up paddle boarding all day long and crystal clear for their twice daily, included, snorkel trips to see fish, turtles and baby black tip sharks. EAT: Sunset cocktails and gourmet food are the perfect end to any day. There are three restaurants on the island, all with a unique take on local foods and all of varying fanciness so you can indulge in a picnic setting of...

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  • December 21, 2015

EAT SEE DO: Sabuk Lodge, Kenya

EAT SEE DO: Sabuk Lodge, Kenya

Going on Safari is a once in a lifetime experience and Kenya offers a wide array of animal life, culture, and lodges that range from rustic to luxury.STAY: Sabuk Lodge, hands down. It's far off the beaten path and run by a local woman of English heritage. The entire lodge has open rooms under the stars .. mosquito nets are the only thing that stand between you and the incredible stars and the wildlife (ask the owner to tell you about the leopard that ran off with her friend's small dog one night and how she got it BACK!) EAT:...

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Globetrotting Through The Kingdom of Bhutan, By Jenna Jackson

Globetrotting through the Kingdom of Bhutan written by August founder, Jenna Jackson: This spring my husband and I ticked a dream off of our bucket list - trekking through the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan is a small Buddhist country located Northeast of Nepal and is probably best known for tracking their citizen's Gross Domestic Happiness alongside Gross Domestic Product. It is difficult to get to Bhutan (my experience included LA, Hong Kong, overnight in Bangkok, stop in India then into Paro) and and they limit the number of visitors in order to maintain the pristine culture and nature .. the...

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