August 2017: City of the Month, Rio De Janeiro August 01 2017

With its plentiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and backdrop of samba and bossa nova rhythms, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Made famous (mostly) by the song, Ipanema Beach is still the place to stroll, sunbathe, and be seen. Copacabana Beach is also another popular beach within the city; it became a symbol of Rio during the 1940s, when international starlets would jet in for the weekend. Also home to the largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, beckons visitors to Corcovado Mountain. Lushly forested mountains line the city, shimmering beaches trace the shoreline and a string of tiny islands lie scattered along the seafront. Far from being mere cinematic backdrop, this seaside beauty hosts outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking in the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Baía de Guanabara, and surfing, rock climbing and hang gliding amid one of the world's most stunning urban landscapes. Rio’s annual Carnaval celebrations are bacchanalian extravaganzas of feasting, music, dance, and costumed revelry. Above all the crowds you can hear samba music, a rapid-fire style of music with African influences and an infectious beat that is synonymous with Rio. In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of August 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

 

 

 

 

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Tripadvisor.com

Lonleyplanet.com

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July 2017: Tips for Decorating for Family Get Togethers July 15 2017

The idea of throwing party at your house one with lots of great family and friends, amazing food, and interesting conversation always seems like a good idea until you’re in the thick of it. Recent studies show that you should begin planning your event 6 to 12 months in advance to make sure that you have enough time and resources. Follow some easy tips and tricks you will find that hosting a gathering can be simple for you and a fun time for your guests.

There are a few important things to remember while planning any event– big or small – formal or casual:

  1. Give yourself enough time. Some people may have to use vacation time to come and without enough warning they cant make it, or other issues may arise so be sure to have a flexible date that works for the majority of people.
  2. The company matters the most. You do not need to have the perfect party. Make sure your guests will be comfortable. The kids will have something to play, and the adults have plenty of distractions to not worry about their kids.
  3. Delegate to everyone. When someone asks, can I help, say “yes.” Even if you don’t think they really can. Everyone can help and the more someone helps you out the easier your work load is.
  4. Remember to make or buy enough ice. Buy more than you need.
  5. Empty your entry closet so you have room for coats. If you need to, put the coats from the closet on a bed. Make sure you also have hangers.
  6. Don’t even think about doing the dishes while the party is going on. There is always time later that night or the next morning.
  7. Don’t be afraid to serve pre-made, store bought items or even take-out food.
  8. Pick up some disposable plastic containers to let people take home leftovers.
  9. Let someone else (besides you) bartend. Just means you have more time to enjoy the event. Your local bartender may even be willing to come out for a few hours if you ask nicely.
  10. You can never have too many garbage cans and bags out in all of the rooms.

 

Source: Huffingtonpost.com

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July 2017: City of the Month Cape Cod July 01 2017

 

The Cape Cod Regions, consisting of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, will make you feel happier than you ever have before. . Cape territory is divided into fifteen towns with many villages. With quaint harbors, windswept beaches, glorious dunes and blinking lighthouses Line the coastline of the Atlantic. Cape Cods national Seashore host a number of various activities from rail trails, bike paths and the oldest town in the city. Simply stunning beaches, consistently ranked among the best in the country, line the city’s coastline creating a relaxed and carefree feel in the air. Cape Cod stretches from Procincetown in the northeast to Woods Hole in the southwest. In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of July 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

 

 

 

 

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Tripadvisor.com

www.massvacation.com

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June 2017 City of the Month Charleston West Virgina July 01 2017

Charleston is the historic and sophisticated capital of West Virginia with home to a variety of exciting cultural and recreational attractions. Being the largest city in West Virginia, the main attraction being the cities popular museums and delicious cafes around them. Most of the city's major landmarks are located right around the Capitol, making it easy to see everything. Wandering around the city you will find many historic figures and many more historical gold mines at the cities cultural center, including the state museum, reference libraries, and theaters. For the visitors who are more into the outdoor adventures Charleston will not let you down with their large three (plus) public parks, a few even host pools, camping sites, several biking/walking trails, picnic areas, as well as several shelters provided for recreational use. There is something for everyone to do in Charleston from shopping to exploration and recreation just south of town the whole family will have something to do.  In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of June 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

Source: 
www.Tripadvisor.com

www.Wikipedia.com

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June 2016: Where to hang your Travel Prints June 15 2017

Looking for a good place to hang your new art from Loose Petals? Well here are a few Ideas on where to hang your new art that you will love!

Morning Inspiration

Use your newfound artwork to inspire you every morning. Hang your print somewhere in your bedroom so it is something that you see as you wake up or are getting ready for your day. You can hang it on the wall adjacent to the end of your bed or even in your personal bathroom to give you the reminder of your past travels.

 

Work

Have an escape to paradise and put your travel prints in your office. If you have a home office, even better, then you can enjoy your memories at home as well! Or if you are just looking for a daydream getaway and are allowed to hang up personal belongings in your work place put your print somewhere at eye level to your desk so pure bliss is just a glance away.

 

Foyer

Putting your artwork in the entry of your home can create an interesting topic for your guests even before they take off their shoes! Share your stories and experiences by hanging your travels along the   entryway stairs or along side your front door. But be sure that they done sit in the sun for too much of the day, you don’t want your piece to get faded

 

Kitchen

Hanging your prints in your kitchen can give you that global inspiration to cook more ethnic and diverse foods. Using your prints to inspire your everyday life will give you a new look on something old.

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May 2017: Decorating With Dark Colors May 15 2017

When choosing your paint colors be sure to keep in mind that dark colors can make a room automatically make a room feel more cozy and intimate. Be sure that you have the general idea of what you would want your room to look like before choosing your paint colors. Here are some simple tips to using a dark colors in your space.
 
Don’t go too dark
Add pops of bright colors to offset the closed in feel that dark colors often give out. Simply add light curtains to brighten up a wall or accessories like a light piece of artwork or groupings of light objects on shelves or tables
 
Natural and Artificial Light
By adding light to dark walls the color becomes more intense and livelier. Weather its using natural light or small spotlights or a big chandelier the room will have a bigger impact with some fresh lighting.
 
Highlight Design Elements
Use the dark color to your advantage. If you have a Design element that you want to emphasize think about placing a rich and dark wall color around the object. For example If you have beautiful white marble counter tops Think about creating a dark rich backsplash to offset the countertops making them pop.
 

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May 2017 City of the Month: Tokyo May 01 2017

Tokyo is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis city. Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Leyasu established his feudal government there. Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. Tradition collides with pop culture in Tokyo, where you can reverently wander ancient temples before rocking out at a karaoke bar. The city's history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa,and in many excellent museums,historic temples and gardens. Catch the fish auction at the Tsukiji Market, take a refreshing walk beneath the cherry blossom trees that line the Sumida River, spend some time in the beautiful East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, or learn some more about Japanese history at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Anywhere you go Tokyo will allow you to find something breathtaking and new to experience. In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of May 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out

 

Sources:

www.tripadvisor.com

www.japan-guide.com

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April 2017: Making collages with Small Travel Prints April 15 2017

Traveling is always something everyone loves to do, but what do you do with your pictures when you're done? Here is a list of creative ideas of ways to display all your fun adventures!

Hang a few Polaroids or smaller images on a string from the ceiling or shelf

Cut up a picture of you in the shape of the area you visited 

Or use multiple images

Get a quality print of the location you went to and frame them all nicely side by side.

How to here: blog.snapboxprints.com/diy-state-photo-collage/1115769

Or use multiple smaller images and hang them in their own frames to give your walls a unique look.

Crate fun personalized magnets with your images 

Use multiple smaller images matted in one frame 

Or hang multiple Image on their own along your wall 

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April 2017 City of the Month Charleston South Carolina April 01 2017

Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality and is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, with its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes visitors can get a true feeling of what the South feels like. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline in the inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Incredible views are everywhere in this historic town. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston has received a large number of accolades, including "America's Most Friendly City" by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and in 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living magazine. In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of March 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

  

Sources:

www.tripadvisor.com

www.wikipedia.com

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March 2017: Adding More Luck to your Home March 15 2017

With the luck of the Irish on your side here are a few more tips to give you just a little bit of extra luck.
 
 
Decorate with White Lights
You can outline your front door with a string of lights or twine them around your entryway's columns or railing. If your interior entryway or foyer is dark, you may want to use the lights inside instead. According to feng shui principles, decorating with white lights attracts opportunity to your home and helps you recognize it when it arrives.
 
 Paintings:
Hang Soft landscape paintings featuring sunrises, blossoming flowers and shining lakes and green hills to give some extra prosperity to your home.
 
 Wooden Floor:
According to Feng Shui, it can protect the house from disasters and bring health and good luck to dwellers.
 
 
 Furniture Arrangement
Arrange your living furniture in a circular formation will help the flow of energy. There's also the belief that good energy will come if you place your bed diagonally from the bedroom door.
 
 Pot Plants:
They should be luxuriant, placed at least two in living room or study room.  Colors specific, the eastern side of a room should be in red: flowers like roses and peonies, especially for knowledge workers such as student the western side in yellow: plants like kumquat.

 

 

 

 

Source:

www.goodhousekeeping.com

 

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