My 2015 Life in Review!

This is the third year that I have done a reflective blog spotlighting personal highlights of a year that has just come to…

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Germany Through the Eyes of Favorite Seattle Style Blogger, Brittany from Pumps & Plaid

Brittany in Germany

There are many fun things about my job. Clearly one of them is getting to pursue my passion for travel which also helps me keep up this little travel blog here. Another is meeting creative and inspiring people around the world and, in this case, getting to collaborate with some along the way. Earlier this month one of Seattle’s favorite style and lifestyle bloggers, Brittany Streissguth of Pumps & Plaid, did a post featuring my shop and entrepreneurial story. Prior to the interview I already admired her sense of style and the splash that her one year old blog has quickly created on Seattle’s fashion scene (Seattle Refined named her one of…

Shopping in Paris – My Fave Five

Where to Shop in Paris

When I dream of Paris, my first thoughts are always of fresh, warm baguettes, sitting outside sipping rosé at a charming café, adorable French men in their chic neck scarves and the sparkling Eiffel Tower…and not necessarily in that order. And whenever I arrive in my beloved City of Light, these are the things I first set out to do (you can decide if that is a pun or not). Once satisfied the next important element of my Parisian experience is always hitting the rues with credit cards from companies in hand that have been properly notified of my impending international spending spree. It is time to shop! Having just returned…

Beirut, Lebanon – “The Most Interactive City in the World”

Jen in Beirut, Lebanon

“Welcome to the most interactive city in the world,” was how one of my friends greeted me upon my arrival in Beirut, Lebanon. Frankly I wasn’t quite sure what that meant, and with a civil war raging on a mere 45 kilometers to my east in Syria, I was hoping my time in Lebanon wouldn’t be too interactive. More so, I hadn’t slept the night before my Lufthansa flight from Paris to Beirut because I was worried I wouldn’t even be allowed into the country (more on that later).  In that moment instead of interactivity, I was looking more for a comfortable bed. Beirut, Lebanon East meets west in this fast-paced, over-crowded and…

My 2015 Life in Review!

Jennifer Jedda

This is the third year that I have done a reflective blog spotlighting personal highlights of a year that has just come to pass.  Before starting this I went and googled whether I can now officially call it a “tradition.” Discussion boards varied referencing biblical definitions to how many times it takes to make a habit (21 times if you were wondering). Some even digressed into debates on flag burning and the BBC.  None were helpful. Therefore I made my own standard. If an activity or event is seen as giving enough value, meaning and comfort to its participants that they chose to repeat it on a regular, predictable interval, it can be…

Enchanting Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan

I am always grateful that I have the opportunity to visit different corners of the world, but some places possess such a spirit that I feel extra lucky to have been able to witness them. The little village of San Antonio Palopó on Lake Atitlán is one of those places. As I write I have the pleasant lake breeze brushing my hair back and I can hear the soft laps of the water against the shore.  Local women dressed in their colorful huipils with their hair swooped up by multi-colored cords walk by with sacks of goods balanced on their heads and men who push their wares of woven bracelets to the small…