I totally hippied out for the Kind Proposal film we shot last week. How could I not with these incredible, vibrant flowers?! Their liveliness just makes me break out into a smile, especially with sunflowers in the mix – my favorite flower alongside the poppy.
Sunflowers are just so dang happy with that bright yellow. Fun fact: sunflowers are called tournesol in French which, word for word, means turn toward the sun. How happy is that? They’re little reflections of the sun. These flowers are a perfect reminder on how to live each moment: like a mirror for the sun.
Continue reading Flower Fever
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As you might know, Jill and I have finally been able to catch our breaths from our travels. Being in the little-big city of Tainan for a month, it has been nice to just walk around and soak in everything.
One thing that has pleasantly surprised us is the beautiful flowers that surround the area. If the Olympics had gardening as a sport, Taiwan would be a serious contender.
So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the misery that can be winter, we’ve picked a few of our favorite flowers just for you!
Continue reading Are you ready for your close-up? (Photo walk)
Biking around Tainan City last week, we happily stumbled upon the colorful, historical Chihkan Tower. Also known as Fort Provintia, Chihkan Tower was once a Dutch outpost. Then, it was destroyed by an earthquake, leaving behind a ghostly glimpse of a staircase in a hidden underground room. This cultural monument has intruiging remnants of aboriginal times and is a worthy short afternoon stop (it’s also supposedly gorgeous at night).
Continue reading Unexpected Pit Stops: Culture and Koi Fish in Tainan
Style doesn’t need to be over the top or expensive to be stellar. Often times, the simpler the better (and the more comfortable – bonus!). Because it’s so hard to nail down just right, effortless style is quite unique and refreshing. Here’s some shots from an afternoon of toning it down and biking around in our basics…
Continue reading Boyish Chic: Keeping it simple.
Thinking about ideas for Boyish Chic lately, I’ve realized it’s taken on a new spin: Eric and I have been faced with the challenge of looking stellar while living out of a backpack. Sometimes, it’s more difficult than it sounds (like when I get tired of the same things and start to miss the hell out of my closet back home). But, styling a limited wardrobe has also been a fun experiment in making the best out of what little we have and finding out how many different ways we can wear the same thing without looking like we don’t do laundry.
Continue reading New Boyish Chic challenge: How to make the most of a limited wardrobe
Hello, 2014. Fresh start, new year, and plenty of time for… adventure time! I’m all in. I’m pretty psyched about this year and what’s happening with this blog. I’m really enjoying writing and photographing. I’m also hoping to do a site and logo re-design when my tablet finally comes in.
In the mean time, I’m calling out to my fellow bloggers about guest posts and to artisans or clothing companies. If you’re interested in submitting content for review on the blog, please email me at RoadToHereBlog@gmail.com with your ideas. If you’d like me to style and review a product for the Boyish Chic section (for Eric or me), also please email me! I’d love to talk to you about partnerships.
Enough serious talk, let’s get on with the Boyish Chic of the week:
Continue reading Boyish Chic in Tainan & A Call to Fellow Bloggers
I’ve been running the style blog, Boyish Chic, since 2011 and I’m really excited to combine my two blogs into one super, mega blog! It’s all about bringing my passions together and I’m happy to have an outlet that allows me to do that. Plus, the fashion I’ve been experiencing abroad has given me new inspiration – and it’s been pretty stellar. Without further ado, my first Boyish Chic post for the Road To Here Blog… Continue reading Introducing the newest section: Boyish Chic + Taiwan Inspired Wishlist