Claire Adams

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9 Mini Skirt + Tights Pairings to Get You Through Fall

After months of bare-legged, sunny days, it’s easy to feel like you’ve forgotten how to dress for more varied (read: crazy and unpredictable) weather. We’ve put together a quick refresher course in seasonal dressing to get you back in the swing of the things. Pants are easy as pie — throw ’em on …

Clothing

24 Halloween Cupcakes That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

Note that we said "almost."<p>These bite-sized dessert ideas are more charming than creepy — and just perfect for your Halloween party.

Dessert

Best Of 10 Years | 101+ IKEA Hacks

We've done heaps of posts on IKEA hacks throughout our ten years of blogging; a few we've created ourselves and others, round-ups of favorites we've …

Breakfast Sandwiches Just Got Serious With This Recipe Mashup

Buttermilk biscuits meet the classic breakfast sandwich. Click through for the full recipe.<p>Read More<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on A Beautiful Mess<p>tags: Brit Picks

Make Kristen’s DIY Cat Tree!

<i>“Basil and Cooper’s Leisure Suite” by Kristen</i><p>You know how cat trees are typically really ugly?<p>Kristen decided that her cats, Basil and Cooper, didn’t …

29 Plum Recipes to Make the Most of the Juiciest Fruit

We love the snap-slurp sound of biting into the deep purple skin of a fresh, juicy plum. We also love cooking with in-season plums all season long, thanks to these 29 sweet and savory recipes.<p><b>We love the snap-slurp sound of biting into a fresh, juicy plum's</b> deep purple skin. You know, when all of …

15 Ways to Decorate With Your Favorite Song Lyrics

No matter where you’re living, how you choose to decorate your humble abode speaks volumes about your personal style. And for all of you music enthusiasts out there, you’d be amazed at the number of ways that your favorite song lyrics can be incorporated into your home decor. From custom prints to …

15 IKEA Hacks to Dress Up Your Windows

Window treatments can be expensive, especially when you have a lot of windows to cover. If you’re desperate for some privacy and desperate to keep some spending money in your decor budget, it’s time to turn to IKEA. Yes, those plain white sheer curtains and roller blinds are less than inspiring, …

Hacking

20 Tips for Hosting a Vegan Guest for Dinner

With so many different diets out there — Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian — it can be confusing as a host to know what exactly your guests can and can not eat (hint: How about these snacks?). If your newest book club member is vegan, don’t fret that you’ll have nothing to feed her when you …

Food

25 Dazzling Gem and Geode Decor DIYs

We love the collected, eclectic look that comes with adding natural elements like crystals and geodes into your home. And while you can’t go wrong with plants and flowers, gems and minerals add a certain positive vibe with shimmering textures, geometric shapes and cool colors. Believe it or not, …

Jewelry

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

Visit These Less-known Towns in Belgium

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14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

11 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Berlin | loveholidays.com blog

With its rich history, diverse setting and rapid modern development, it’s no wonder that Berlin is one of the world’s most popular city break …

I Heart My City: Aileen’s Antwerp

<b>Aileen Adalid</b> quit her corporate job in the Philippines to travel the world. Though she grew up on the small island of Batanes and spent half of her life in bustling Manila, she found her new home base on the other side of the world: <b>Antwerp, Belgium</b>. A treasure trove of adventure and culture, …

In pictures: Top 10 whisky distilleries to visit in Scotland

SCOTLAND is the home of Scotch whisky and host to the greatest concentration of distilleries in the world.<p>And there are currently around 70 active …

A perfect day in Athens

Spoiled for choice – that's likely how you'll feel with a mere day in Athens. Brimming with grand sights, celebrated cuisine and legendary nightlife, it can be challenging to know where to begin. The secret is in not trying to do everything. Instead, take in a couple of the tourist highlights and …

European Travel

10 Sites That Will Change the Way You Shop

Let’s be real. Sometimes shopping is the last thing you want to do on your Sunday Funday. But if you’re still looking to up your wardrobe game and are dreading that trip to the mall, we have the perfect solution for you: personal shopping. Say what? If you’re thinking that personal shoppers and …

Clothing

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

National Parks

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …

Found: Your New Favorite Affordable Furniture Line

We’ve been all about Fab‘s poppy, colorful, stylish housewares and fashion for years. And now, founder Jason Goldberg has created Hem, a furniture brand that has us swooning over its modern aesthetic. Hem furniture is meant to be assembled and taken apart by you, similar to IKEA furniture. The …

London on a budget

This doesn’t mean budget-minded travelers should avoid London. There are lots of ways to save money while still having a great time in one of the …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Make Thin Mint Cookies at Home (They're Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Awesome)

Out of Girl Scout cookies? Don't sweat it. You can make them at home... Plus, this version is vegan and gluten-free.<p>What’s a vegan, gluten-free shockingly great bakery? It’s Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC (formerly known as BabyCakes), and it’s located in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. And …

Dessert

I Heart My City: Dimitris’s Athens

It’s hard to find someone who appreciates <b>Athens</b> more than <b>Dimitris Hall</b>. Though he has lived in <b></b>the Greek capital nearly all of his life, this local’s appreciation for his hometown has grown over time.<p>Though Athens seems to live in the shadow of its long history, Dimitris is on a mission to suss out …

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33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

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Easy Decorating Ideas: Cheap Home Decor, Decorating; H&M Home

Obviously you don't overhaul your decor every season—who has the patience, the money, or the storage space for out-of-season knickknacks? But with winter almost behind us, I think it's fun to pick up a few pretty odds and ends to welcome in spring. Here are nine chic finds from H&M's home …

Berlin

Local laws and etiquette<p>Service in Berlin is generally OK, but when it’s bad it makes nonchalant Parisians look positively proactive. You’ll likely fall victim to the occasional delay, arrogant waiter/waitress or even a withering glare, but don’t take it personally. It’s just the Berlin …

Germany