The Kyoto Luxury Travel Guide is full of the best temples, shrines, gardens, museums, and fine dining in Kyoto, as well as useful cultural notes, ideas for day trips to nearly a dozen nearby cities, and advice on what to wear, how to spend rainy days, and much more. Travelers with distinguished tastes will immediately be drawn to Kyoto’s many Michelin Star restaurants, cultural events and learning opportunities, luxury ryokan, and traditional crafts.
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Yasaka Koshin-Do Temple in Hiashiyama, Kyoto, Japan is a native folk take on Buddhist temples, and is famous for its colorful, hanging cloth monkeys said to have the ability to grant a wish in exchange for the wish-maker giving up an earthly desire or bad habit. Located around the corner from the iconic Yasaka Pagoda, this temple welcomes anyone whether they want to make a wish, snap a selfie, or learn more about Kōshin beliefs.
Fushimi Inarir Taisha Shrine is perhaps Japan’s most famous and photographed shrine. This beautiful collection of thousands of red torii gates, which wind up and around Kyoto’s Mt. Inari, leads visitors through breathtaking views of the city of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital city, and offers incredible insight into Japanese culture and traditions. Read on to see how to reach the shrine, what to do at the shrine, where to eat near the shrine, and much more.
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove just outside of Kyoto, Japan is one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever been. There was a serenity here that took me by surprise and captured my heart, despite the throngs of people around us. Read on to learn about what else there is to do in the area, when to arrive, and why you should visit this magical grove of bamboo.
Spring Essentials Vol 6 covers everything you need to create the perfect pink, white, and gold accented look for spring, including many of my current favorite pieces in blush, peony pink, crystal peach, and other popular hues.
Green has always been my favorite color. The color of new leaves on the trees, the color of my eyes, and the color of moss and grass after a rain shower, there’s just something so energizing and invigorating about the color green, particularly when paired with earthy brown tones and cool, crisp white pieces. In this week’s installment of Spring Essentials, I’ve paired natural wooden and woven pieces, with light airy white clothing and pops of green accessories that not only will hold up season after season, they will never go out style, so you can bring your wardrobe out of hibernation and wake it up with this playful color palette.
The Spring Design Event at Serena & Lily begins today! Get the most luxuriously elegant, coastal home decor that will last a lifetime, 20% off just about everything for a limited time only. You’ll recall from my guest room refresh just before the holidays that Serena & Lily is our go-to home decor brand for elegant, sophisticated, yet laid back and inviting home decor that lasts year after year, which is why we love this brand! Shop the sale before your favorites sell out!
Terrain’s Fresh Ranunculus Bouquet is one of the loveliest gifts i’ve ever been given, parrticularly because I love flowers so much. 80+ stems (I received 115) and around 500 actual blooms makes this such a phenomenal gift for anyone who loves flowers, whether they’re an expert flower arranger, or someone who simply loves having fresh flowers around, this massive bunch of fresh cut ranunculus will last week after week, with new blooms opening up in waves. Read on to find out how to care for ranunculus, how to order this incredible gift for a loved one (or yourself), and what other types of flowers you can order online from my favorite flower retailer!
Springtime is the best time of year to explore Michigan’s many beautiful botanical gardens. These 17 public gardens and when to visit them will inspire you to grab your camera, birdwatching binoculars, and hiking boots and get outside (or inside) to enjoy the best of Michigan’s native and imported flora ranging from delicate and extremely rare tropical plants at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids to native habitat preserves around the state. Which garden will you visit first?
My blog started because of my love obsession with the Lilly Pulitzer brand. I run a Facebook group dedicated to styling the brand with nearly 40,000 members in it, and I went from 0-40k followers on IG because of a few viral flatlay and closet pictures that garnered hundreds of thousands of shares on Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest, so it’s easy to see why the pink and green brand will always have a special place in my heart. It’s because of this fondness for the color of pink sakura trees, blushing cheeks, and bright summer colors that I created this week’s Spring Essentials post. I hope you enjoy it! Ps. stay tuned for a few Lilly Pulitzer themed essentials coming up!
I’ve compiled a shoppable list of more than 600 sun hats from all over the internet, almost all of which are under $50, organized by color, so that you can find the floppy, wide brimmed hat of your dreams.
Many of these hats are one of a kind, handmade, vintage, or deeply discounted designer items, which means you’ll find the perfect hat (or 3 or 4) in no time! Match your sun hat to your swimsuit, coverup, colorful dress, lipstick color, hair color, or match a party theme for the perfect summer instagram shot. Don’t forget to save this post for later, so you can check back whenever you’re planning a new trip, or when you need a new hat!