Be The Best Guest: Ettiquette & Affordable Hostess Gift Ideas

bestguestVisiting a friend in a different city or country and was given the welcome mat to their lovely home? Are you aware of the customary manners as an honorary guest to their home? Let’s go over some respectable tips to make sure your welcome mat stays for a while:

Ask Questions Beforehand.

Before you accept the invite to a host’s home, ask questions that may be crucial to you.

Here are some examples:

  • Where are the nearest restaurants that they recommend?
  • Is it in a gated community and will I need a special access code?
  • Where are the popular areas to hang out?
  • How’s the weather like around this time? Should I bring a swimsuit?
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I NEED IT!: The DIY Spa Traveler’s Essentials

I NEED IT!: Traveling Spa Essentials

In this week’s I NEED IT, I curated essentials to recreate the spa experience directly in your hotel room space. If you have ever been to a major hotel or resort, most accommodations offer spa services such as massages, facials, and mani/pedicures. However, such services can be costly leaving you to spend USD $100+ easily, not to mention the added tipping and possible resort charges.

This compilation features everything from the glowing candle (use extra caution with flames) to a nourishing facial mask to a body massage oil. Its designed to keep you super relax while maintaining your travel budget. What are your go-to essentials to keep your self-care in check? Leave a comment!

I NEED IT!: Messenger Bags for Your Travel Gadgets For Under USD $100!

I NEED IT!: Messenger Bags

In this week’s I NEED IT! I compiled a collection of his and her messenger bags. All of these stylish bags are functional and affordable at less than USD $100. These bags can stow your laptop, tablet, charger, and/or other similar electronics including accessories. This bag can also double as a carry-on bag or a regular daytime bag for any adventure.

I NEED IT!: His & Her Android mobile cases


Last week’s I NEED IT! I unveiled the couple’s IPhone series and as promised I have the Androids! I love this series but it’s so hard to choose which one is my favorite! It’s a toss-up from comic, power and artsy! Let me go ahead and collect them all 🙂 So, which ones were your faves? Post in the comment section!

I NEED IT!: His & Her IPhone mobile cases


In this week’s I NEED IT, I curated the couple series for IPhone mobile cases. Each sets are based on his and her personal styles as reflected by the couple. Are you both into timeless and sophisticated styles, then the “Polished couple” may be fitting. Are you both physically fit or inspire to be? Enjoy having protein shakes on hand? then you are both into “Beast Mode”. If you are an Android fiend, don’t worry I got you too 🙂 Stay tuned for the next I NEED IT!

JetSet Style: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain


The sound of a flamenco shoe stomp followed by the smooth clap of the hands. Spanish kiss of a passionate plum dress with its coordinating accents guaranteed to captivate multiple intense stares. Bailamos!

JetSet Style: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


Straight off the plane, sweet smell of coconut abounds. Sun-kissed skin glistening in the hot tropical sun- Bienvenidos a Punta Cana!

Featured here is a casual, relaxed look that can take you souvenir shopping one minute and straight to the bar for a cool refreshing Presidente cerveza the next!