Portland – Keep it a secret

November 17th, 2008 No Comments

This summer, my family and I traveled across the country to experience the difference between the east and west coasts. Since part of my family lives in up-state New York, I am quite familiar with that area. As far as the west coast goes, I have been to California (Los Angeles) and Washington (Seattle) before but never to the state of Oregon. You may say:”Why would you want to go to Oregon? There is nothing there..”. Nothing except for the fabulous, artsy, independent and inspiring City of Portland. “Keep it (the city) a secret” the residents of Portland say. “Keep it a secret as long as possible”.
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November 12th, 2008 2 Comments

Today I turn 25 years old! Hurray to me!

I have always acted old for my age; I carefully selected older friends (often stealing friends of my four-year-older brother). I indulged in iconic novels and poetry when my peers were playing catch outdoors. I made a bold decision of moving away from home (across the big water) at the age of 18 and take my life into my own hands. There have been good and bad times in this seemingly short life of mine, but I do not regret any of it. I am glad to be here and look forward to more. read more

Cosmopolitan Hotel

November 9th, 2008 No Comments

My husband and I tend to travel quite a bit; we go to places where we have never been before unless it is Las Vegas, of course (we know that city like our own house – we have been there WAY too many times but that’s not what this post is about). In April 2007 we decided to travel abroad to Toronto, Canada for the weekend. It was one of our best trips thus far. The weather was great, the city was awesome but most of all, we have fallen in love with the hotel we stayed in – The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Spa. Located right in downtown Toronto, it is a must to check out for anybody who values great interior design, delicious food and a relaxing atmosphere all around. read more

LEED AP – Word of advice

November 3rd, 2008 6 Comments

To all Future LEED Accredited Professionals,

Energy efficient buildings are quickly becoming an industry standard. We, interior design professionals, are expected to specify not only the best products, but also the most cost effective and environmentally friendly at the same time. “Green” interior elements play an integral part in earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification on a project. And we must do our best to help achieve this certification. read more

Blogging Me

November 2nd, 2008 5 Comments

Hello…is anybody there?

For the longest time, my husband would try to convince me of the importance of blogging and Internet activity; the power of the online networking and the free speech. I would argue back that the Internet shell not be used as a public diary where anyone and everyone posts their random thoughts. As a true Millennial however, I am a strong believer of the online communication and intend to use it to my advantage. read more