December 2017: San Fransisco, California December 01 2017

 

Known mainly for its personality and surrounding areas San Francisco has its own eclectic hippie chic. The Marina district boasts trendy bistros and postcard-perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge, while Noe Valley offers quaint and quiet boutiques and the sea lions line the pier the locals are all about their food and technology. Many visitors and tourists find themselves running around looking at all the new and different lifestyles that collide within the city. To help guide you around and figure out where you should actually go here are the top ten things to do according to Trip Advisor.

 

  1. Alcatraz
  2. Golden Gate Bridge
  3. San Francisco Bay
  4. AT&T Park
  5. Golden Gate Park
  6. City Tours
  7. Lands End
  8. Walking Tours
  9. Twin Peaks
  10. Cable Cars

 

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 December 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

 

 

 

 

Source:

TripAdvisor.com

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November 2017: City of the Month; Montreal Canada November 01 2017

The cultural capital of Canada is the largest French-speaking port (outside of France) Montreal host a celebration of cosmopolitan Québécois style. Montreal’s 250 theater and dance companies, more than 90 festivals and a fascinating medley of neighborhoods where artists, writers and musicians have helped cement the city’s reputation as a great arts center. The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is the headline event, followed by parties dedicated to world cinema, comedy and gay pride. Québec City also dazzles, with its grand Winter Carnival, music-filled summer festivals and colorful fireworks over the river. Montréal is a slice of old Europe in a pie of contemporary design. A day’s wander might take in the photogenic 18th-century facades of Old Montréal before a cycling tour of the lovely Canal de Lachine, or a wander through the glittering shops and restaurants of downtown before ending at the inviting terraced cafes of Plateau Mont-Royal. 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 November 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out

 

Source:

Tripadvisor.com

Lonleyolanet.com

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October 2017: City of the Month; Albany, New Hampshire October 01 2017

The Albany Covered bridge plays a large role to the community in New Hampshire. The first bridge on this site was constructed in 1857 and destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. The original builders agreed with the city and local officials to rebuild a new bridge minus the cost of the previous one because of the structural issues. The bridge has wide shallow arches and sharply raked facades. The U.S. Forest Service replaced the wooden floor timbers with steel in 1981-1982 to provide a studier base for cars and larger vehicles to use the bridge. The Albany Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Here are a few facts about its construction.

Location:

Just north of the Kancamagus Highway, six miles west of N.H. Route 16 on Dugway Road in Albany spanning the Swift River.

Style of Bridge:

Paddleford truss with added arches

Size of bridge:

120 feet long x 21 feet wide
Built by:

Amzi Russell & Leandre Morton

Year of Construction:

1858

Original Cost:

$1,300

Structural Characteristics:

The bridge is 120'0" long with a clear span of 100'0". It has an overall width of 21'0" with a roadway width of 15'3", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'0". It is posted for six tons.

Maintained By:

Town of Albany

 In honor of the bridge Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of October 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

  

Source:

Tripadvisor.com

www.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/p93.html

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October 2017: City of the Month; Albany New Hampshire October 01 2017

The Albany Covered bridge plays a large role to the community in New Hampshire. The first bridge on this site was constructed in 1857 and destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. The original builders agreed with the city and local officials to rebuild a new bridge minus the cost of the previous one because of the structural issues. The bridge has wide shallow arches and sharply raked facades. The U.S. Forest Service replaced the wooden floor timbers with steel in 1981-1982 to provide a studier base for cars and larger vehicles to use the bridge. The Albany Bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Here are a few facts about its construction.

 

Location:

Just north of the Kancamagus Highway, six miles west of N.H. Route 16 on Dugway Road in Albany spanning the Swift River.

Style of Bridge:

Paddleford truss with added arches

Size of bridge:

120 feet long x 21 feet wide
Built by:

Amzi Russell & Leandre Morton

Year of Construction:

1858

Original Cost:

$1,300

Structural Characteristics:

The bridge is 120'0" long with a clear span of 100'0". It has an overall width of 21'0" with a roadway width of 15'3", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'0". It is posted for six tons.

Maintained By:

Town of Albany

 

In honor of the bridge Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of October 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

 

 

 

 

Source:

Tripadvisor.com

www.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/p93.html

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September 2017: City of the Month; Perth, Australia September 01 2017

Perched on the banks of the wide Swan River, between the Indian Ocean and the sands of the Nullarbor Desert, Perth is one of the world's most isolated cities, yet still boasts an active beach scene and lively nightlife. Perth Australia is a family-friendly beaches and resorts host home to a variety of tourists. By the ocean side you can spend a full day snorkeling and scuba diving but head north to Scarborough for a spirited beachside club scene.Here are the top ten things to do in the city! (According to Trip Advisor here are the top 10 things to do in Perth Australia.)

  1. Kings Park & Botanic Garden
  2. Kings Park War Memorial
  3. Swan River
  4. Fraser Avenue Lookout
  5. The Perth Mint
  6. Loterywest Federation Walkway
  7. Scitech
  8. Perth Zoo
  9. St. Mary’s Cathedral
  10. 10.Wine Tours & Tastings

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 September 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.

Source:

Tripadvisor.com

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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.

 

 

 

 

Source:

Tripadvisor.com

Lonleyplanet.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.

 

 

 

 

Source:

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 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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