Launching My CURATED TRAVEL Website

Launching My CURATED TRAVEL Website

There have been some exciting developments behind the scenes lately and I'm happy to announce that I have just launched my new CURATED TRAVEL website.  If you have followed Style*Mind*Chic Life blog you know that my Curated Travel/Travel Designer business has been based on the same website. I've had the blog for 6 years and added my Curated Travel business 1 1/2 years ago.  I think it's time for my CURATED TRAVEL to finally have its own space, a modern, visual destination on the web.

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Packing for a Cruise Vacation to the Caribbean

Packing for a Cruise Vacation to the Caribbean

While packing is always a bit of a challenge for me, I'm realizing that packing for a cruise is a bit different than a resort getaway. On this cruise, there are two formal nights. While not exactly the ball gown type, I'm happy to throw on some pretty black pieces and a statement necklace with a stylish clutch. I'll pack several pairs of low sandals with non-skid soles, a gallon of sunscreen, several sarongs and swimsuits. I purchased a new hat, especially for shore excursions, as well as a waterproof bag to house camera and essentials for our shore excursions. My iPad is loaded with new reads and tunes.

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Sure Fire Romance Inspiring Hotels to Ignite Your Spark

Sure Fire Romance Inspiring Hotels to Ignite Your Spark

There is nothing quite like a romantic, or sexy, hotel to ignite the sparks for a romantic getaway. Several of my favorite destinations can be found in the Romance Collection 2018. Enjoy the visual inspiration to set the scene for a fine little romance.

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Travel Mosaic: The Year in Photos 2017

Travel Mosaic: The Year in Photos 2017

It was a busy travel year around here for 2017 and that's just the way I like it. One thing I appreciate about living in Northern California is how accessible beautiful, and diverse, destinations are within a three-hour drive. This allows for us to easily get away to San Francisco, wine country, the Monterey coast or Lake Tahoe within an easy road trip. We added in a couple of beach trips to Southern California for family events this year. It's always fun to catch up on family time.

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A Happy New Year Postcard for You!

A Happy New Year Postcard for You!

ello friend,

I’m sitting here at the desk of my home office this afternoon with a view of threatening rain clouds over Chico, a steaming mug of wild sweet orange tea, and the scent of my latest favorite candle, French Cade Lavender by Voluspa. It casts a much needed warm glow around the winter pale room and the fragrance is heavenly.  I have chill music on Pandora (though my husband is still blasting holiday tunes out in the kitchen).  We are different that way, he can’t get enough, and by this time of the season, I’ve had enough. Today feels like the calm after the “holiday storm” and I feel like life is coming back into balance following a solid month of festivities. Though we will be heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends at the country club, I have an entire afternoon to appreciate the stillness, the calm and reflect on the year that has passed.

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A Festive Evening with the KNOT Pro on Treasure Island, San Francisco

A Festive Evening with the KNOT Pro on Treasure Island, San Francisco

The KNOT premiere wedding website threw a festive event in San Francisco for members of the KNOT Pro. It was a celebratory evening since I had recently been notified that my Curated Travel won ‘Best of the KNOT’ for romance travel for 2018.  Why not attend a stylish, chic, hosted event on Treasure Island, San Francisco? Scott and I packed up and made the quick trip to San Francisco in early December. 

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Curated Travel Voted Best of the KNOT for 2018 for Romance Travel!

Curated Travel Voted Best of the KNOT for 2018 for Romance Travel!

I was so pleased to learn that my Curated Travel brand has been voted 'the KNOT Best of Weddings 2018 Pick' on the iconic wedding website of the same name for romance travel. It all starts with happy clients, dreamy destinations, and rave reviews. It wouldn't have been possible without my wonderful travel clients and their support for Curated Travel. Thank you!

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A Visit to Punta Sur: Colors of the Caribbean

A Visit to Punta Sur: Colors of the Caribbean

On our recent trip to Isla Mujeres the concierge on the yacht, Alexander, told us we must visit Punta Sur, “It’s magical”. We rented a golf cart on day two and made it a point to put this picturesque spot on our itinerary.


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