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Coffee Break, travel

My New Favorite Luggage!

Okay, I have a problem, I love to buy bags, and in this case I love to buy luggage. I buy travel gear all of the time and through that I found Away Luggage. Away is a 2 year old luggage company that has already made such a huge impact through out the world. Just go check out their instagram feed and you can see all of the amazing places they’ve been and products they’ve launched. I’ve managed to get my hands on two sets of their special edition luggage colors and I am in love. So far I’ve only traveled with the medium and their carry-on and they held up well in the airport.

It’s summer time, which means it’s travel time! For some…. not for me …. someone should take me somewhere!! So, I felt like it was a good time to share my favorite luggage on the blog. Considering I’ve had these videos up on my youtube channel for awhile I didn’t want to make it a travel Tuesday post, but it will probably end up being one in the future anyway as I travel with the other sizes. I’m definitely going to put up more thoughts, ideas, and comparisons of the sizes later. You can check out my unboxing videos down below, which give a general overview of what makes this luggage so special! If you’re looking to buy the luggage you can click here to get $20 off your order! Let me know if you have any questions or comments down below! Until next time,

Keep turning the Pages

India

Book Reviews

Origin, Dan Brown

– Short Story – 

“Where do we come from, where are we going?” These are the questions that often times plague philosophers, people who practice religion, and people who often times spend time looking at the stars.  Origin follows our favorite professor, Robert Langston on a trip to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum at the request of a friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch promises to share something amazing with the world that could possibly change the thought of life as we know it. During Kirsch’s life he has created technology that has already changed the world, what else could he possibly do? As everyone anxiously awaits the announcement the unexpected happens, and it is up to Langdon and a new friend and museum director, Ambra Vidal to figure out what  has happened to their friend.

– My Thoughts –

I cannot say that I liked this one as much as I have enjoyed Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol,  and The DaVinci Code. It could just be the theme of it that I did not like. It was too much “out there” for me personally. I wanted it to be even more tied in with the museum and the famous church, and it was really just a numbers crunched scenario and a really smart man who felt like he had figured everything out. I did enjoy the “villain” in it all and how he or she played a role in how things played out for our main characters. I think it touched on a some interesting ideas about population and what could happen in the future, but we had a hint of that in Inferno as well. Normally I’m a huge Dan Brown fan, but this one just missed the mark for me. Let me know what you thought about the book if you’ve read it. Do you have any Dan Brown favorites? I have a few more thoughts in youtube video, which you can click here, or play down below! Until next time,
Keep turning the Pages
India
Coffee Break, travel

Travel Tuesdays | Key West, Florida

I am so excited to be starting this on my channel and on my blog!! It’s something I’ve thought about doing for a while, and haven’t actually put into motion [ read I have a lot of video from previous trips that I haven’t done anything with, and I would like to do something with said videos ]. My idea behind doing this is to share some tips and tricks that I have learned through traveling. Now, I’m not a professional traveler by any means and we all know that this is not a travel blog, but it is something that I absolutely love to do when I’m not at my day job…or night job… depending on my schedule and my life.
I need one of these wrap around balcony porches in my life
The first video that I’m going to share is a throwback video to when Eric an I were on a cruise through the caribbean over the holidays. Our first stop on our vacation was to go to Key West, which is technically still in Florida, but it’s closer to Cuba than the continental US. You can click here to see my vlog or you can scroll down to see it below. I’m sorry that it’s a day late, I was good about scheduling it on Youtube and not on here! I also have almost the full tour of Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West and if you would like for me to post that on youtube down in the comments below.
Who wouldn’t dream of having a studio like this?
If there are any specific ideas that you would like for me to talk about? Any questions that you may have? Please let me know! This is going to be a lot of fun!! Until next time,
It’s good to have someone who puts up with your reading whims
Keep turning the pages
India
Bookish, Unboxings

May 2018 Owlcrate Unboxing

Another month, another wonderfully curated Owlcrate Box. The May Owlcrate box featured amazing female characters in their “Fight Like a Girl” box. Some of these women make you want to go out and be stronger, smarter, and more fierce than ever before and the items weren’t bad either! If you want to see my full unboxing you can view it here, or look down below to watch me unbox everything. There are also pictures of everything on my instagram account here! Let’s get started with these items!

 

  1. We are all book nerds here and we understand the importance of the library, and no one understood the importance of the library more than our unsung hero Hermoine Granger, she is represented in this box with an enamel pin made by Out of Print and it says “When in Doubt Go to the Library”
  2. Indigo Eleven was able to capture both the beauty and the strength of our favorite female leads in the Wrath and the Dawn and Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh with a beautiful double sided tassel bookmark
  3. Once again we were given a gorgeous wall hanging created by Evie Bookish to represent Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses
  4. Sometimes after taking on the responsibility of bringing a whole culture back you sometimes feel like you need a relaxing bath. “Whipped up Wonderful” made a bath bomb inspired by Zélie in Children of Blood and Bone and it is gorgeous!
  5. We also got an art print made by artist Mélanie Bourgeois representing our very own Wraith, INej from Six of Crows
  6. Can you believe we got TWO books this month?! Our surprise book this month was Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan and is a young adult fantasy novel and is an exclusive edition from “Oftomes Publishing”

 

Our book for this month is Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. It sounds like it’s more on the realm of historical fiction, vikings, fighting, family life and all of that. Of course the cover is an exclusive cover and is also a signed edition with a letter from the author.

What did you think of the items in the box? This theme was one of my favorites, but none of the items are my absolute favorite of all time, but I did love getting two books this month. Let me know what you thought down below, until next time,

Keep turning the Pages

India

Bookish, Unboxings

April 2018 Owlcrate Unboxing

It is unboxing time! It’s time to talk about the April Owlcrate boxes. The theme for April was Shadows and Secrets, and it was filled with great items that made you want to go out and blend with the shadows to figure out someones secrets.  Below you’ll find a list of all of the items that were in the box, but if you just want to watch a video, my unboxing video is here and also down below!

  1. We got a full sized pillow case inspired by Crooked Kingdom and designed by Stella Bookish Art. You can find her designs on RedBubble and Society 6 and also follow her on Instagram
  2. Some great Deadly Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt coffee by Bones Coffee Company
  3. Some pencils in order to manage our mischief inspired by Harry Potter designed by Jubilee Designs Studio
  4. A vinyl sticker inspired by The Young Elites illustrated Jamila Mehio
  5.  A beautiful and deliciously smelling Wildberry Shadowhunter inspired soap by Soap Cauldron
  6. My favorite part of this box was a sample of Legendary by Stephanie Garber!
  7. As always there was a collectible pin and the corresponding postcard by @spykles

 

The book of the month was Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, which was signed by her as well and we got a letter from Foody! Make sure to follow me on Instagram here to see closer pictures of the items, and you can watch my video to see my reactions to taking out these amazing items from the Shadows and Secrets Box! Let me know what you think, until next time,

Keep turning the Pages

India