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Lighting by John Kirk Drogsvold

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Lighting by John Kirk Drogsvold

I love it when art and utility collide.  Which brings me to this special shout out to Colorado native: John Kirk Drogsvold. Drogsvald is a lighting designer inspired by the beauty of mountain topography. Originally from Boulder, CO, he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design & Certificate in Entrepreneurship from CU Boulder. Drogsvald currently resides in Telluride, CO, where his ethereal lighting fixtures are designed and fabricated. In 2018, Drogsvald received the Best Individual Artist Award from the Telluride Art and Architecture Weekend, and was featured by the Telluride Arts District as Featured Artist in April 2019. He recently has...

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Collective Heart

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Collective Heart

I just came across this amazing company called Collective Hearts the other day and thought I would share with you all. Collective Hearts believes there is a need for more visible signs of love in the world.  How awesome is that?!  I mean I could not agree more.  A tangible reminder to lead with my heart helps me start my day with a solid intention.  All of their jewelry is lovingly handcrafted in Northern California using the highest quality 14k gold fill and sterling silver.  Furthermore, every purchase allows the company to give back to a children's center in Haiti!...

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Thailand

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Thailand

It is so nice to be back in Thailand. A country full of family, friends, delicious flavors and vibrant colors.   When people ask me where they should go when in Thailand, I usually rattle off a long list of things....but I think my absolute favorite is Mae Hong Son Province.  Not too off the beaten path, but definitely not on it either... Get yourself to Chiang Mai and from there, you have two road options; both require about 5 hours of driving. If you take route 1095 via Pai (280 km)- you may want to take some Dramamine as it is a...

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Japan: Pregnant and Hungry

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Japan: Pregnant and Hungry

As always, Japan was fantastic, especially the food! Although too pregnant with baby girl #2 to indulge in sushi, I made the best of the insanely delicious pastry selection and hearty late night ramen. I am obsessed with Asian pastries. OBSESSED. In my opinion, Asian pastries are more fluffy, less greasy and just the right amount of sweet. And I am going to go ahead and admit- Japanese pastries trump all Asian pastries. My absolute favorite? Warm red bean buns of course! Most people assume they would be disgusting due to the idea that beans and sugar do not belong...

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Next up; Japan!

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Next up; Japan!

Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. Most importantly, it is my favorite city by a landslide.  In all honesty, I'm still not quite sure why I left. Living there made me feel most vibrant and I miss it almost everyday.  Moving to NYC afterwards seemed rural in comparison. And of course, now living in Telluride, I can't help but feverishly crave the hustle and bustle that 14 million people provide.   Tokyo offers everything; one-of-a-kind artisans, ridiculous sushi, intriguing sumo traditions, divine hot springs, epic skiing, beautiful Harajuku girls, endless shopping, crazy robot shows,...

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