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Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

#NYFW Insider: Recap of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016

February 22, 2016
New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is officially over and words cannot not explain how blessed I feel to have been a part of it. 
I attended February 10th-February 13th and in those few days my schedule was jammed with so many exciting presentations and parties, all of which had an open bar (the fashion homies were definitely looking out for the media hood). Luckily, I was invited to several events though some overlapped. Check out a recap of my short week at NYFW below:

3 Day Food Scene Itinerary For a Weekend in Denver, Colorado | The Traveling Quirk

October 13, 2015
The Traveling Quirk | Quirky, Brown Love
As much as I love going on vacation, there is nothing more that I hate than being hungry and not knowing where to eat. Matt and I are the most indecisive couple when it comes to choosing what and where to eat. Before I took him on a surprise trip to Denver, Colorado, I literally spent weeks figuring out the best places to eat in the city. Denver is a foodie's paradise so there was no way that I could conquer all that Denver has to eat on this list. If you decide to book it to Denver for the weekend like we did, feel free to use our 3 day food scene itinerary below that is based on cost efficiency, variety, unique food and a little bit of splurging (we can all live a little!).

1. Denver Biscuit Company // South Broadway- Website
The Appeal: So many buscuits! Also a full bar (Bloody Mary's & mimosas, yay!)
Price: $2-$10.50
2. Four Friend Kitchen // Roslyn St- Website
The Appeal: The Southern influence (they have grits and a green tomato benedict!)
Price: $6-$15
3. Snooze // Larimer St- Website
The Appeal: Pretty much everything. The benedicts, the french toast, the pancakes...and now I'm hungry.
Price: $6-$12

Carefree Spirit, It's Okay To Admit That You Love The Idea of Travel, But Are Afraid To Actually Do It

September 30, 2015
Quirky, Brown Love: Carefree Spirit, It's Okay To Admit That You Love The Idea of Travel, But Are Afraid To Actually Do It
The wanderlust spirit runs rampant among the hearts of carefree spirits. 

The ideal of getting lost in the Costa Rican jungle excites you. You probably have a Pinterest Board to plan your "Eat, Pray Love" adventure; however, will you actually be ready to take the leap when the opportunity to travel presents itself?

I've always considered myself to be a traveler at heart. I even learned both Spanish and Italian with the hope that I would be able to study abroad for a semester; however, that never happened. For the longest time, I believed that I wasn't able to study abroad because I didn't have enough money. If I really wanted to go to Costa Rica or Italy, however, I would have made it happened.

Recently, I planned a trip to Colorado for Matt and I. I planned this trip for several months and was determined to make it happen. It was hard to save money for this trip while also paying for secondary applications for medical school, but I wasn't going to give up that easily. At one point, I didn't think that I would be able to make the trip happen, but at the last minute, I came up with enough money....and you know what? It took me five more days to book the plane tickets because I was afraid. I couldn't bring myself to hit the button that said "submit payment". I'm the type of person that needs to visualize myself in certain situations so that I can feel comfortable and for some reason I could not picture myself on a plane or in Colorado. I can't explain why, but I kept thinking "things like this don't happen to people like me". As if I was too 'normal' to travel. I had never been off the East Coast other than for a conference and this trip would be so spontaneous. But, this was the exact spontaneity that I lived for. All of my morals scream to live like it is your last day, but when it came to putting my mantra to the test, my legs wobbled.

After five days, I mustered up the courage to purchase the tickets, I went to Colorado and had the trip of a lifetime.

I would never admit to anyone that I was afraid to travel. How can you be a carefree spirit that is afraid to travel? It's expected for everyone to want to see the world, but amongst the beautifully crafted pins on Pinterest, there is no one talking about how frightening discovering a new world can be. Well carefree spirit, it's okay to admit that you love the idea of travel, but are afraid to actually do it. Just so long as you push past your fear to see the world.  If no one will say it, I will: travel can be hectic and scary. Travel by plane is unpredictable, trying to communicate when you don't know the language can be frustrating and there are different situations that you may encounter that you weren't prepared for. This is all a part of living and realize that you are better from these experiences. Realize that you deserve to travel just as much as your favorite travel blogger. Pray that the Lord or the universe keep you safe in your travels and trust in yourself to make conscious decisions. Put away money from all of your pay checks so that you can no longer use not having money as an excuse. Envision yourself on a plane or train or in a car on a road trip.

Live up to your life's motto and expand on it through your traveling adventures. Don't disappoint yourself by letting your fears interfere with your spirit.

The Traveling Quirk: Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina

August 31, 2015
The best thing in the world for me is when I get a chance to start paying my mother back for all of the support she has given me my whole life. 

Most people wait for decade years to do it big for their parents' birthdays (50, 60, 70...); however, I know my mother better than that. This year, she turned 49 years old and I knew that she would want to start this new birth year off right. In her eyes, it's not only a birthday, it's her last year as a 40-something, so that's a "big deal".

My brothers and I wanted to make sure that this was a birthday that she'd never forget, so we surprised her with a stay at a hotel resort that she has always wanted to go to: The Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. I enjoyed my discounted stay at The Grandover Resort a little too much and took at least one hundred pictures. I've refined my experience at this luxury stay to a few pictures and description, but know that this weekend at the resort was absolutely magical.
My brothers and I wanted to make sure that we kept my mom's stay at the hotel a surprise, so I checked into the hotel a few hours beforehand for a sneak peak.

Rookie Notes on How To Plan Your First Trip Abroad

April 17, 2015
How To Plan Your First Trip Abroad
Hi y’all! My name is Chelsea and I blog over at Rookie Notes where I share my notes on life and the mistakes I’ve made in the hopes that you won’t make the same faux pas. I blog about travel, women’s issues, my language updates in Spanish & Chinese, and random topics like how to apply eyeliner or buying a used car. Also you’ll find some interviews from some pretty ballin’, awesome people.
In this post, I give you my rookie notes on planning your first trip abroad.
How To Plan Your First Trip Abroad

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