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Packing Suddenly Looks Fun

If that’s not the best-looking pile of soon-to-be-packed clothes ever, we don’t know what is. Jane Aldridge sure knows how to pack for a trip. [Sea of Shoes] Keep reading »

Armani’s New Dubai Hotel Looks Like The Matrix Set

Giorgio Armani has just opened his first hotel in Dubai, and while the super-sleek design definitely has the designer’s mark, the aesthetics are so minimalist that the place might as well be the backdrop for a “Matrix” movie. The muted color palette of grays, browns, and blacks, in combo with modern furniture, gives off that sterile/drab/futuristic thing. Seriously, that hallway with the creepy light at the end? It makes us think there aren’t bedrooms behind those doors, but rather alien pods hooked up to some cyber-killing machine.

This location is apparently the first of several other planned sites in cities all over the world—New York, London, Tokyo, and Shanghai to name a few. (The Armani takeover has begun!) Check out a few more pics after the jump. [Racked.com] Keep reading »

My Two Cents: How I Saved Enough Money To Move Abroad

I am essentially living my dream—seven months ago, I packed up my life in New York and decided to move to Paris for a year. I get a lot of “How did you do it?” questions from people with similar aspirations, all of whom seem to think that moving abroad was a whimsical decision I made in a week. Not the case—planning such an endeavor took months, not just to sort out logistics, but also to save money. Lots of it.

Thinking about ex-pat life? Here are some tips to save and manage your money to make it possible, plus things to consider once you make the jump. Keep reading »

Random Uses For Shower Caps

Travel much? HotelChatter wants to give you some suggestions on how to recycle or get the best use out of hotel shower caps. Some of these suggestions are actually pretty useful! (Even though a few have some scary implications.) There are a few good uses for your travel wardrobe—try packing shoes in a spare cap, stuffing one with dirty underwear, or reorganizing “your clothes drawers by rolling belts or scarves or knit hats up in shower caps.” (On second thought, that sounds like something our grandmothers might do.)

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Chic On The Street: Less Is More

Less is so totally more, especially when we see a luxe version of wardrobe basics worn well. So we snapped a pic of pretty Mariana Tolosa, 20, who was on break nearby her sales job at Épica boutique in Palermo Soho. Her off-white top and jeans are from Épica; her sandals are courtesy of Paruolo; the charm-filled necklace is from a feria (street fair) in Parque Serrano and that cool belt is from Wanama. Curious, we took a look inside Épica and can report that it carries awesome downtown chic designs. Keep reading »

Chic On The Street: Pretty In (Hot) Pink

We like the tough and femme vibe Gisselle Rousseau, a Chilean language teacher, has got going on. Gisselle, 26, pairs a cute hot pink tunic from Jirafita In with punky Zibel Morados. (Fun fact: Zibel is an accessory line started by Ivan Zan Modano, a Chilean soccer player). Gisselle’s quilted purse was a gift, but we wish we could buy her killer blue-black blunt bangs. Keep reading »

Chic On The Street: Fringe Benefits

We saw black fringe swinging prettily as Agustina Lorenzo, 20, walked briskly across Avenida Santa Fe. We had to ask Agustina, an economics major, all about it. Turns out this porteña adds flair to a simple Ayres black shorts and white t-shirt combo—with some DIY fringe benefits. Kudos for showing initiative. And that adorbs red purse by Prune? Nice touch. Keep reading »

Hey! Who Wants To Be A Honeymoon Tester?

The term “dream job” has a different definition for everyone. Mine would include some combination of kittens, meeting famous people, watching a lot of movies, and having people pay to hear what I have to say about those three things. My boyfriend’s dream job is probably to make a living by philosophizing about “Star Trek,” sports, and the supremacy of Dr Pepper over all other sodas. Our differences are obvious. But the website RunawayBrideAndGroom.com may have found an ideal occupation that could appeal to just about anyone. The position in question? A honeymoon tester or, as the site puts it, getting money “to sip champagne, while lying in a hammock slung between two palm trees on a white, sandy beach.” I. Am. Listening. Go on! Keep reading »

Chic On The Street: Everything Old Is New

Is it just us, or is Carlota Pederson Madero surging ahead of the curve and channeling “Papa Don’t Preach” at the same time? We had to stop Carlota, 21, outside Buenos Aires’ Alto Palermo movie theater to ask about her sharp threads: The black trench and striped mini dress are from H&M, the scarf is a gift from Paris, and the vintage ’90s Kenzo platform loafers belong to her mother. Get this—she donned this outfit to go sight-seeing with her grandparents. People, it’s crucial to always make the effort. Keep reading »

Frisky Manners: Spring Break Travel Is No Excuse To Forget Your Etiquette

Whether you’re on spring break or are yearning for a long weekend, you no doubt have travel on the brain. And while exploring a new place or returning to a favorite haunt can be really exciting, airplane travel can be downright annoying and frustrating. So to make sure someone doesn’t spend a whole flight plotting your murder because you’ve really pissed them off, we’re going to take a moment to focus on airplane etiquette. Remember how you felt when a fellow passenger made you uncomfortable. Keep reading »

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