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Beautiful Wanderlust Jewelry

Beautiful Wanderlust Jewelry

Jewelry always makes the perfect gift. Jewelry is an extremely customizable gift.  You can cater to personality, color preferences, style, almost everything.  It is the details that make the biggest impression.  It’s a meaningful way to tell your personal story.

Here are some amazing pieces.

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Victoria Kay Black & White Diamond Airplane Charm/Pendant in Sterling Silver

The Victoria Kay airplane charm pendant features black and white diamonds set in black rhodium plated sterling silver. The pendant hangs on an 18″ silver ball chain.

Victoria Kay Black Diamond Accented Suitcase Charm/Pendant in Sterling Silver

The Victoria Kay suitcase charm pendant features black diamonds set in sterling silver. The pendant hangs on an 18″ silver ball chain.

Victoria Kay Black and White Diamond Accented Camera Charm/Pendant in Black and White Sterling Silver 

The Victoria Kay camera charm pendant features stunning black and white diamonds set in sterling silver. The pendant hangs on an 18″ sterling silver ball chain.

Sterling Silver 18 inch Wanderlust Pendant Necklace with Passport Charm and Blue Bead

Comes carded and boxed, perfect for gift-giving! . Box chain measures 18″ long. . Blue Riverstone bead measures 4mm in diameter. Finished with a spring ring clasp. Perfect for those who love to travel.

charm-collageAirplane Charm with Diamonds in Sterling Silver & 14K Gold

Jet away to exotic places with a fun, chic design. This stylish charm crafted in sterling silver and 14K gold and features a stylized airplane set with diamond accents.

Adventure Awaits, Clear CZ Charm, Two Piece Bundle, with Pandora Clasp Opener

Rembrandt Charms 14K Gold Globe 3D Charm 

Rembrandt Charms 14K Gold Globe 3D Charm (12 x 12 mm). Rembrandt Charms are timeless collectibles that capture memories, events, special occasions or emotions. Each charm tells a story.

PANDORA Australian Heart Flag Charm 2pc Bundle, with Pandora Clasp Opener

Rembrandt Charms California Charm, 10K Yellow Gold

The California Charm, 10K Yellow Gold is hand-polished with a High Polish finish. The charm shape is 3D. Every Rembrandt charm comes with a heavy-duty jump ring that can be twisted open and easily attached by you. 

Detailed Design Travel Theme Charm Silvertone Toggle Bracelet

Here is a nice detailed sivertone travel theme bracelet with several charms. Charms include a camera, eiffel tower, handbag, airplane, and binoculars. Bracelet measures 7.75″ long with two size options and toggle closure. 

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Texas Home Tripolo Compass Rose Charm Pewter Necklace by Chart

Made of pewter with pewter tone chain;Handcrafted in the USA and comes in 4 x 4 blue gift box;30 inch pewter toned chain;3 Charm necklace includes a charm with Texas map, a charm with Home engraved and a compass charm;Charms are removable

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” quote- Real working compass one side and quote on the other. 

 

These are all stunning pieces and would make the perfect addition to a travelers collection.

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10 INSPIRING TRAVEL COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

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I have a great love of books and cozy spaces. I take great comfort in lounging on the couch near my bookshelves and indulging in some hard earned me time. When I’m not traveling of love perusing images and books for inspiration. Once my imagination gets going my creativity really begins to flow.

These books are truly beautiful to look at.

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Follow Me To

The Follow Me project was created in 2012 based on the concept of showing the beauty and uniqueness of different locations around the world. It is a story told through the eyes of two ordinary travelers who attempt to portray local lifestyles and narratives by means of photography. 

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The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World 

From Lonely Planet The world’s leading travel guide publisher.  Take a journey through every country in the world.

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Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Spectacular Trips

Pack your suitcase, load up the car, and head for the open road! In the tradition of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s award-winning annual feature showcasing the world’s best auto trips, National Geographic presents Drives of a Lifetime: Where to Go, Why to Go, When to Go. This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book gives you every bit of information you’ll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world’s most fascinating locales.

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Beaches 

Gray Malin is the artist of the moment for the Hollywood and fashion elite. His awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters, creating playful and stunning celebrations of light, shape, and perspective, as well as summer bliss. Combining the spirit of travel, adventure, luxury, and artistry, Malin built his eponymous lifestyle brand from a deep passion for photography and interior design.

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Wine Trails: 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country 

From Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher, Wine Trails, the first book in Lonely Planet’s “Perfect Weekends” series, introduces the secret gems in well-known regions such as Napa and Sonoma, Tuscany, Burgundy and Rioja, and also explores off-the-beaten-path regions in Georgia, Greece and beyond.

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Paris in Color 

Take a journey through the world’s most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange café chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door—Nichole Robertson’s sumptuous photographs of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color, evoke a sense of serendipitous discovery and celebrate the city as never before. At once a work of art and a window into the heart of the city, Paris in Color will surprise and delight those who love art, design, color, and, of course, Paris!

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The Seasons of New York

New York is one of the most ever-changing and photogenic places in the world. Featuring full-color photographs of well-known landmarks from all five boroughs—from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to South Street Seaport, as well as secret treasures throughout the city—this visual celebration of New York in all of its seasonal splendor is a perfect take-home souvenir for a tourist or a treasured gift for a resident New Yorker. 

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See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay

From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider’s tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith’s unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hot spots, revealing why so many people, Victoria included, fall head over heels for this amazing city. Brimming with original, dreamy photography and packaged as a gorgeous jacketed hardcover, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for photography fans, San Francisco dwellers, visitors to the city, or those who have left their hearts in San Francisco.

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The New York Times: 36 Hours

To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces with so many riches, from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? The New York Times has the answer, and has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column for over a decade. 

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Great Escapes Italy 

To travel through Italy is as close as one gets to being in paradise. For centuries, writers, artists, architects and merchants have been drawn here, inspired by the beauty of Venice, Florence, Naples and Rome. Countless books, paintings, poems and sculptures are evidence of its undying appeal, and over the past 60 years, the country has become one of the world’s top travel and holiday destinations. The loveliness of Italy—its architecture, landscapes, culture and food (some of the world’s finest!) — if not eternal, is certainly enduring, and the easy-going and relaxed Italian lifestyle, il dolce far niente, is still unrivaled.

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Leftover Turkey Recipe

Leftover turkey recipes

 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.  We had our annual family gathering and enjoyed so much good food.  As always there was plenty of leftovers to last us for days.  Leftovers are great so I don’t have to cook every single day however it gets tiring eating the same food everyday.  Here is a recipe to add some wonderful flavor to your leftover turkey.  It’s easy to make and there’s no cooking involved.  If you can chop you can make this delicious recipe.

 

Leftover turkey recipes

 

On toast

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On cuban rolls

Ingredients

-leftover turkey

-1/4 onion

-1 celery stalk

-1 apple

-1 handful of pecans

-2 tablespoons mayo

-1 handful spinach kale mix

Shred the turkey meat, chop up ingredients and combine in bowl with mayo.

Top on your favorite bread.

Toast bread for extra flavor.

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“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”  Julia Child

“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” Salvador Dalí

“Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” Julia Child 

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