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Stylish Paper Dresses
By March 3, 2014
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Fashionable dresses made of paper? How fun is that? These adorable creations were designed by one talented little 4 year old girl and her mother. Created out of construction paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, and gift bags as well as silk scarves, tulle, aluminum foil and whatever else is lying around the house, the dresses are then put together with clear packing tape or glue. This mini fashion designer, who goes by the name “Mayhem,” also likes to re-create red carpet dresses, giving them her own unique paper spin. 

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Top Hotel of 2013: The Dorchester, London
By December 27, 2013
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Afternoon tea at The Dorchester, London.

The Dorchester is in a class of its own. One of the best hotels in all of Europe, this five-star hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair district overlooks Hyde Park, and is the perfect destination for an extra special occasion, or just an ultra luxury retreat. Read on to find out why The Dorchester has earned our vote as 2013’s #1 hotel in the world.

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The Promenade at The Dorchester.

Baby Travel Gear: The Zen Stroller & Yoga Newborn Nest
By November 20, 2013
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Bloom Baby makes the sweetest designer stroller system we’ve seen on the market. The Zen all-terrain stroller and Yoga Newborn Nest feature sleek, modern, and compact folding designs complete with ultra-fancy features like solar powered lights and designer color collections. But, does the design translate into a useful system? Read on to find out how the stroller system fared in our hands.

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Baby Travel Gear: The Baby Carrier One by BabyBjörn
By November 11, 2013
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Travel is intense to say the least. Plans constantly change. You are continually on the move. There’s always lots of walking and tons to see and learn. If you’re like me, you’d agree all the effort is worth the experience. Step traveling up a notch and try traveling with a baby. This introduces another set of challenges. But with the proper baby travel gear and a little patience, you can modify your travel style to accommodate your new addition.

Perhaps the single most important baby travel accessory is a baby carrier. We took the new BabyBjörn Carrier One (also known as the One) out for a test spin. Read on to see if it can make our baby travel dreams come true.

Concrete Art in Würzburg, Germany
By August 15, 2013
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Richard Paul Lohse, Switzerland.

Würzburg is known for great wine and great art. Located in Franconian wine country, this mid-size German city in northern Bavaria is home to one of the most comprehensive and intriguing collections of Concrete Art in the world, housed at the Museum Kulturspeicher.

London Culinary Vacations: Stylish Hotels for Foodies
By August 7, 2013
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Afternoon tea at The Dorchester, London.

London is filled with an overwhelming array of hotels. When planning a visit, where do you even begin to look? Foodies visiting the English capital will want to take note of the following hotels, which combine comfort, luxury, and show-stopping style with some of the city’s finest gourmet cuisine.

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The Promenade at The Dorchester.

The Toren: Amsterdam’s House of Style and Glamour
By August 1, 2013
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Amsterdam is a quirky city where plenty of off-beat design touches flourish. Among the dangerously crooked houses you’ll find eccentric boutique shops, artistic graffiti, and bursts of bright orange, the unofficial national color. You’ll also discover plenty of stylish and design-centric hotels across the city, one of the most intriguing being The Toren.

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Taxidermy Street Photography in Bern, Switzerland
By July 15, 2013
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The Swiss love their taxidermy, and so do we! While wandering the streets of the Swiss capital of Bern, we came across numerous quirky stuffed critters in store windows that just made us laugh. Deer with wigs in front of hair salons. Bunnies with guns in clothing stores. Bambi and unicorns. Have a look…

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Dutch Design: Amsterdam’s Hotel De L’Europe
By July 11, 2013
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lobby.

Hotel De L’Europe, owned by the Heineken family, is located right in the heart of Amsterdam, with amazing canal views and a vintage euro-chic flare. You enter this hotel through a splendid lobby decked out in red carpets and white sofas and lined from one end to the other with artwork and elegant chandeliers. At the end of the room beyond the bar is one of Amsterdam’s most picturesque views of the Amstel River.

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Dresden: Germany’s Saxon Capital of Art and Culture
By July 3, 2013
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Dresden, Germany has reinvented itself over the years. In the past, the name Dresden may have conjured up memories of war—specifically the firebombing that took place here during World War II. Some locals refer to the bombings as the “deconstruction” of Dresden, which seems appropriate since Dresden has gracefully “reconstructed” itself back to its former splendor, painstakingly piecing itself back together over time based on historical documentation and detailed photographs.

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