The handbag in this photo is a knockoff, and I thought even after I took these photos that it was real. Here’s why and how to avoid accidentally buying a fake designer handbag, including concrete tips on how to spot a fake bag, how to research a bag to ensure it’s authentic, and what to do if you accidentally buy a fake. In a world where some people are going to school to learn how to spot fakes because they are so close to the real thing, but often made using exploitation and violence, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant, respect art, and honor the design teams that make authentic designer handbags
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The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow is one of Europe’s most sophisticated and saught after spas. Booking out months in advance, the spa is home to some of Scotland’s most luxurious and invigorating spa treatments, which are performed using only organic, Scottish plant-derived products to ensure a safe and relaxing experience. We enjoyed a couple’s massage, a Ishga Scottish seaweed facials, and a salt & oil scrub, a Detoxifying Rhassoul for 2 soak, and a Scottish Seaweed bath. It was an unbelievably cool and refreshing spa day!
I’ve been on the hunt for cute, easy to wear, fall clothing, and Downeast definitely checked all of these boxes. Paired with leather shoes, a cute bag, and a piece of jewelry or two, throwing together an outfit with these pieces couldn’t be easier!
Thai Orchid Petoskey is by far my favorite Thai Restaurant in Michigan. This family owned gem serves up locally sourced, fresh as can be, made-from-scratch Thai recipes that have been in their family for generations. I’ve eaten a lot of Thai food around the state, but this is certainly my favorite. Grab it to-go and head a few blocks down to the marina to enjoy delicious, hot Thai food with a gorgeous view!
Here are my best tips for traveling on a gluten free diet in order to stay healthy and safe, while still enjoying all of the best local delicacies. With just a little bit of research, planning, and prep work, all of which takes me less than half an hour before I leave for an adventure, I can be sure that I won’t have any issues traveling with a gluten allergy. I hope these tips help you enjoy your travels more!
This Photography Q&A will answer all of my most frequently asked questions about my photography work, my process, and how I became a professional photographer. If you have any additional questions for me, please ask away and I’ll do my best to answer them in the next installment.
These 7 gorgeous, clean, and refreshing Michigan beaches are perfect for picnics on the beach, swimming, wake boarding, or walking the shore at sunset. From Northern Michigan to the West Coast of the state, there are dozens of incredible beaches worth visiting, but here are my 7 favorite!
Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s fantastic fine dining, great live music almost daily, a beautiful art scene, incredible architecture, impressive castles, a dynamic skyline, great hiking and sumptuous gardens all waiting to be explored. I hope this travel guide featuring the most luxurious spots in Edinburgh help discerning travelers make the most of their time in this incredible city full on wondrous adventures.
Inspired by world famous photographer Slim Aaron, and summers aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean, Chuc’s Café in Kensington is a gorgeous vignette of summer memories, adventure, and bold colors. This gorgeous café was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of London’s South Kensington District, where we stayed at the Kensington Hotel, and took us right back to our adventures in Italy, not so long ago. The blue and white color scheme, the beautiful miniature orange trees, and the freshly imported Italian ingredients were a delight we won’t soon forget.
I love adding an unexpectedly intricate detail to my outfits, whether it’s something like an ornate handmade metal handbag, wide lacy sleeves, or lavishly embroidered eyelet details. This oversized embroidered shirt collar harkens back to when many people handmade their own clothing, and poured hours of loving handwork into making an item all their own. I think oversized shirt collars are more beautiful than ever, particularly when they are handmade or vintage.
I rarely see Barbour Jackets go on sale, and when they do it’s usually only $50 – $80 off at most. Well, I’ve found some of the best deals I’ve ever seen on Barbour Jackets for men and women, and I’m surprised they’re still in stock! These jackets were originally between $300-$600, and you can snag them for as low $80, so grab them before they’re gone, because I don’t think we will ever see prices like this again.