Summer Travel

June 1st, 2016

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Adventure of a Lifetime

By Haleigh Tieken

With the coming of summer right around the corner, families start to look at vacation hotspots for their next trip.

There are many continents to explore and the possibilities are endless when booking a trip. The culture of one city, town, or country that you visit each stand out in their own unique way, making it impossible to forget.

From the magnolia trees in the South to the snowcapped mountains of Colorado, there is no going wrong in staying in the states for your summer vacation. The beautiful sandy beaches of Florida all the way to Biloxi, Miss., are always a fun vacation for all. There’s tons of activities for kids as well as tasty seaside restaurants lining the areas around the beach.

You can never go wrong with Los Angeles.  The California weather is a nice escape from the heat of the Texas sun.  LA has plenty of sightseeing adventures such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios and Santa Monica Pier.  If you like to try new things, the food in LA will never fail to spice up your taste buds. Restaurants like the Little Sister offer an array of Asian cuisine for those wanting a trendy place to grab a bite.The Ivy, as well, is a favorite due to its tasty traditional American cuisine and frequent sightings of local celebrities and paparazzi’s and well known sundaes.

If a trip in the American borders isn’t for you, Mexico and the Caribbean are always on the list. Best known for its whale watching and fine seafood, El Arco Cabo is a great place to take you and your family or lover to. Whether you want to be sprawled under a striped umbrella or dancing underneath the palm trees, this destination surely won’t disappoint.

The Sunset Da Mona Lisa is a cliffside restaurant which offers exquisite views of the jutting mountains of Cabo and the royal blue sea just yards beneath you. However, the pristine turquoise waters of the Caribbean may be more your fit. Islands like the Grand Caymans and the Bahamas are known for their snorkeling and scuba diving adventures. The Grand Caymans offer sting ray tours to the public every day and are highly recommended by the locals. The Bahamas is always a blast since it’s home to the well known Atlantis Resort and Hotel. Multiple slides and attractions have been added on making this a perfect and carefree destination for you and your family.

This world has a lot to offer, and one can gain so much knowledge and insight from traveling. Experiencing the cultures, cuisine and attractions can stay with a person forever.  Making memories with your family or soulmate in a beautiful location is never a bad place to be in, so enjoy it.

Leap Into Spring

April 1st, 2016

Fashion girl in the sunlight

Both flowers and new spring trends blossoming

By Haleigh Tieken

The flowers start to blossom and so do new spring trends.  Anything that is unique, colorful, fun and floral is in this season, as well as many trends from the distant past.

Flirty pastel tops are perfect for this time of year and can be paired with any type of solid colored pants. They’re the perfect piece of clothing to add to your wardrobe for the transition of winter to spring. You can even pair this ensemble with a pair of neutral flats or sandals and a white or cream purse.  The most popular pastels are robin egg blue, light pink or violet.

Next on the list is the maxi dress.  These have been in style for quite a few years now, and their popularity is growing.  Maxis can range from being solid colored to covered in lace or wrapped in floral prints — the list of options is endless.  They’re perfect to wear out on a warm spring day or even wear to the beach as a cover-up with a big straw hat for protection from the sun and a pair of gladiator sandals.

fashionLace and crocheted tops are a popular trend at some music festivals, but more and more stores are picking up on the style. This type of style is more of a boho gypsy inspired look and can be matched with wide leg jeans or even a pair of cute cutoff denim shorts. The lace look can be seen as very subtle, but many designers are adding more of an edgy twist on this look to make it more versatile, making pairing this look a little easier.

Necklaces are getting all the attention as far as accessories go this year.  All different lengths of necklaces are in and can be added on to any outfit that needs a bit of glam to jazz it up. However, necklaces can be layered and stores are even selling sets of necklaces for the spring and summer season. When pairing necklaces together, you always want to start with a shorter necklace such as a choker and add a medium length chain and then a longer chain over it. This look gives an allusion and allows elevation to your jewelry set. These accessories often look good with a plain solid colored tank or blouse.

Spring 2016 has many new outfit options for anyone to accessorize and play up their own personal style with being fun, floral and fresh.