Whether redecorating your space or moving into a new home or apartment, it can become expensive — especially if you’re a design enthusiast. Keep it simple and budget friendly by shopping smart and putting some thought into your aesthetic.
Furnishing a house can be a bit different than filling your apartment. In a home, you can commit to more permanent pieces, heavier furniture and well-made designs because they may not be moving for quite a while. To save some money, consider redesigning some of your better pieces and ransacking your parents’ house (the stuff they’re willing to part with, of course) before really searching.
For the pieces you will inevitably need to buy, check out the long list of sale items on CB2. The modern and trendy, but functional designs go with nearly anything — think Crate&Barrel on a budget.
For apartment hunters, always shop sale first. Between Urban Outfitters, Ikea, Homegoods and furniture thrift stores in your area, you are bound to find everything you need without overspending on one impulse item.
Flea markets and yard sales can be a game changer for small designs and personal touches. You may not find the greatest couch, chair or dining room table, but you might find a few great pieces of art, oddities, throw rugs and various smaller items to exude your personality while staying within budget. Feel free to haggle a bit, especially for items you just want more than need. Think extra long and hard about that porcelain hand — yes it can hold your watches, but it may not stand the test of time.
Visiting a new city for the first time can be overwhelming. With so much to see, a walking tour can be an effective way to see a city’s landmarks and learn a thing or two. These U.S. cities offer a variety of walking tours, whether you want to see popular attractions or hidden gems.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Martinique’s artisanal rum scene has been making waves in recent years, with the tiny island nation earning a reputation for producing the best rhum agricole in the Caribbean. The next time you’re in town, be sure to swing by these stops on the Route de Rhums.
Summer is already the season of soaking in the sun, enjoying warm weather with friends and family and skipping off to far-off destinations for vacation. Just add some R&R time at the spa and you have the ultimate reset button. Combine your love of travel and relaxation with a wellness-focused retreat.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.