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Bermuda, an Island within Reach

I had the good fortune of having lived and graduated from high school in Bermuda. When I tell people this their reaction is typically “really?“ I often ask in return, “Are you surprised that I lived in Bermuda or that I actually graduated?“ Typically, Bermuda is not considered by most travelers as an affordable vacation […]

Exploring Turin, Italy

Turin doesn’t rank among Italy’s top tourist destinations, but as Italy’s fourth largest city, Turin’s claims to fame are plentiful. Home to the Shroud of Turin,  former home of the Fiat auto factory, and 2006 host of the 20th Winter Olympic Games.  Turin, which is located in the Piedmont region in Northern Italy, 90 miles […]

My Favorite Finds

Fab Slabs For Entertaining and Food Prep: Check out these handcrafted 100% wood, antibacterial boards for food prep and entertaining. Made of kiln-dried camphor laurel wood. Click the video below to learn more.   Click on the link to purchase: Wood Cutting Board Travel Smart with OneAdaptr Charges 5 Devices, Works in 200 Countries. OneAdaptr […]

5 popular interior and home trends taking TikTok by storm

Some of the most popular homes and interior trends on TikTok have been revealed, from wall panelling and extreme organization, to vinyl wrap and half-painted walls. The team at, the company building the future of documents, have researched and revealed five of the home and design crazes proving most popular on the video-sharing app so […]

Exploring Prosecco Road, Italy’s Sparkling Wine Country

For prosecco enthusiasts, opportunities to drink up the culture and sample this Italian sparkling wine at its source reside along Prosecco Road, about a half-hour’s drive north of Venice. The 25-mile paved byway known as “Strada del Vino” winds through a patchwork of terraced vineyards, growing glera or prosecco grapes at the base of the […]

Top 10 tips for getting started selling on Amazon

1. Research the market: Before you start selling on Amazon, it’s important to research the market to find out what products are in demand and what the competition is like. This will help you to identify opportunities and make informed decisions about what to sell. 2. Choose the right category: Amazon has many different categories, and it’s […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Bassano del Grappa

Your Guide to Italy’s Hidden Gem in the Venetian Alps  A day trip or overnight stay in Bassano del Grappa offers an entirely different experience from the touristy attractions of nearby Venice. Bassano del Grappa, at the base of the Dolomites in the Northeastern region of Veneto, Italy,  is the birthplace of the famous Italian […]

2023 Met Gala Fashions Rendered in AI & Most Searched Trends

According to Google Trends, The Met Gala set off an internet query frenzy, with searches placing British actor Bill Nighy who accompanied Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of American Vogue and Global Editorial Director of Condé Nast, on the red carpet, as the top trending search. Curious online users also searched for Karl Lagerfeld’s “choupette […]

How to Style Your Trucker Hat for Different Occasions: Casual to Chic

Regarding versatile and stylish accessories, a trucker hat is one item you can’t ignore. In recent years, trucker hats have made a significant comeback, and people are constantly looking for ways to style them uniquely. If you plan to buy trucker hats and want to wear them for different occasions, you’re in the right place. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Prawn Delivery

Looking for delivery for fresh prawns right to your doorstep? Look no further than this ultimate guide, which covers everything you need to know about buying and consuming fresh prawns, from finding the best suppliers to storing and preparing your prawns for cooking. Finding the Best Prawn Suppliers When it comes to buying fresh prawns, […]

Discover the Timeless Elegance of Dior Handbags

When it comes to luxury fashion, few brands can match the prestige and allure of Dior. Founded in 1946 by Christian Dior, the French fashion house has remained at the forefront of the industry, continually pushing boundaries and setting trends. Dior handbags have become synonymous with elegance, style, and sophistication among the brand’s many luxurious […]

Asiago, Italy, the Birthplace of World-Famous Cheese that Connects Land and Culture

Asiago is a medieval town in Northeast Italy, famous for producing Asiago cheese, and arguably the best tasting in the world.  The town resides in the Veneto region of Italy, on the Asiago plateau, the largest in Italy. Asiago attracts visitors in search of world-class cheese, picturesque alpine scenery,  wellness spas and alpine skiing.  To […]

Mother’s Day Flowers on a Budget: Top Tips for Saving Money and Delighting Mum

Florist standing and holding bouquet of sunflowers in flower shop

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the love and dedication of the incredible women who raised us. One of the most popular ways to express gratitude is with a beautiful bouquet. However, finding affordable Mothers Day flower delivery options can be challenging if you’re on a tight budget. Don’t worry! In this blog […]

Made with Meaning: Why People Want More from Their Products

The Atlanta Market Reveals a New Mindset about Consumerism In our new normal, trade shows are starting back up with products and people reframing  why, where and what we buy. I recently attended the Atlanta Market, which staged its first trade show since the pandemic started.  For many attendees, the Atlanta Market is the first […]

Decoded: Most Common Dress Codes

Everybody’s been there: you receive an invitation with a dress code that feels cryptic and impossible. Check out this guide to the most common dress codes. It’s a situation everyone has been in once or twice in their lives. An invitation comes in the mail for a gathering, party, wedding, or other big event, and […]

The Rise of Artisan Travel

The rise of artisan travel offers a different lens to experience destinations by exploring the links between culture and creativity.   I founded The Design Tourist blog and video series on the idea that as travelers, we can experience a culture through art and craft. Creativity speaks a common language. No matter what the language barrier, […]

Jordan Vineyard and Winery Expresses Terroir Beyond The Wine Glass

This Sonoma County culinary-focused winery cultivates estate-grown produce, herbs and olive oil to complement world-class wines.  On a recent media trip to Sonoma County, California, I visited Jordan Vineyard & Winery, located in Alexander Valley, five miles north of the town of Healdsburg to experience its symbiotic relationship between food and wine. Jordan was founded […]

Must-See Christmas Markets for Design Tourists

Starting the last week of November, European city centers come alive with Christmas Markets, an old tradition that turns the town square into a festive gathering of local artists, crafts makers and cooks selling traditional treasures and treats. There are entire tours devoted to European Christmas markets but you can also explore on your own. […]

Destination Design: Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki’s siren call to creatives around the world has distinguished the city as a UNESCO 2012 World Design Capital and a UNESCO Creative City. Design runs deep in Helsinki’s DNA perhaps emboldened by Finland’s sauna culture which serves as a defacto coffeehouse tete-a-tete or perhaps it’s the majesty of mother nature that endows the city […]