Pickn’Tell: A Modern Way to Shop

Have you ever found yourself shopping alone, wondering desperately if that top really looks good,  or if the sales girl is just looking to make a commission?

Now you can take the guesswork out of shopping with Pickn’Tell, a new mobile app that combines shopping with social media.

Want to learn more? Here’s a brief snapshot of what the app can do for you!

“Check out PickN’Tell, it’s a great new mobile app that let’s you shop for and share fashion with friends – anytime, anyplace  –  all from your smartphone. With PickN’Tell, you can get opinions from the people you trust, connect with stylists and stores featuring the latest fashions, share your picks on Facebook and Twitter and with friends and get access to exclusive promotions, events and prizes from your favorite stores.

To start using  PickN’Tell now, download the PickN’Tell app from the App Store, Google Play or visit our website for more info on how PickN’Tell makes shopping for fashion more fun!”

I am happy to announce that I will be teaming up with Pickn’Tell on their social media campaign, starting with the launch of their new app this week! So, just download the app, like Pickn’Tell on Facebook and Twitter, and start connecting right away for your chance to earn points and prizes. Feel free to send me any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have.

And don’t forget, I can’t wait to see all of YOUR fashion picks! So get out there and start snapping.

A Clear Day in the Blue City of Jodhpur

I arrived to Jodhpur with the rain, and the city smelled fresh and clean, scrubbed free of its desert sands. After settling into my hotel, I headed to Pal Haveli, a noble family’s home turned restaurant and hotel. The rain had ended and the sky was dark and dramatic as I walked up to the rooftop terrace. Spread out before me was a panoramic view of Jodhpur’s iconic fort, Mehran Garh, and the main city square. As fireworks lit up the night sky, I feasted on butter naan, chicken masala, and lentil stew. Heading back to the hotel, I couldn’t wait for the morning, and my official welcome to the blue city.

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Photo of the Day: Alpacas, Soft & Stylish

After a shopping frenzy in the tourist trap that is Cusco, I decided to debut one of my latest Alpaca finds while on a tour of the Sacred Valley. While browsing through the piles of chompas (sweaters) I was unsure at first. I was expecting the itchy quality of wool, and perhaps even a strange animal scent permeating the thread.

I couldn’t have been more wrong! Warm and woolly, my sweater held up marvelously against the finicky Andean weather.

The rest of the day was spent exploring the numerous Inca ruins, and marveling at the glorious pop of color against the bleak landscape.

Why I Traded Balmain for a Backpack

When I first told my fashion friends that I was quitting my job to travel around the world, they were dubious, but intrigued. When I mentioned that I would be living out of a backpack for three months, wearing pretty much the same thing everyday, and (gasp) not be bringing along my heels, they were stunned. How could I quit my life of parties, fashion, and indulging in the best of NYC to live such a reverse lifestyle? Continue reading

Louis Vuitton: A Chic Traveler’s Mecca

With a heritage of travel inspired craftsmanship and an international reach, its no surprise that Louis Vuitton has become more than just a baggage brand.

Starting in 1896, Louis Vuitton, a trained trunk craftsman, took advantage of his skills and the booming transportation era, and created luggage that was both functional and stylish. Fast forward to this century where this leading fashion house continues it’s rich history with travel themed ad campaigns, recently featuring Angelina Jolie on a Cambodian river boat, and famously portraying Mikhail Gorbachev against the Berlin Wall.

Continuing from it’s bread and butter signature monogrammed bags, Louis Vuitton capitalized on its niche in the travel and fashion market, and created a dedicated line of travel products including passport holders, city guides, luggage sets, and of course steamer trunks. Continue reading

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