Postcard from Hudson, NY: Modern Cabin in the Woods

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The only way to enjoy living in New York City for years on end is by having somewhere to escape to. My husband’s family lives upstate, so we have always used their homes as getaway destinations. Last weekend, we rented a modern cabin in the woods near Hudson, NY. It was only then that we realized the value of having our own place in the woods. So, while I dream about designing (or renovating) a modern and rustic space, I’ll leave you with this image that inspired this new idea. Find more upstate New York getaways here.

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Postcard From China

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DIY: 3-Ingredient Hydrating Face Oil for Long Flights

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As I prepare for my trip to Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai, keeping my skin hydrated on the long flight is at the forefront of my mind. This 3-ingredient hydrating face oil is perfect for long flights. Simply mix 1 ounce avocado oil with 10 drops of jasmine essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil and store in an air tight jar. The beta carotene, protein, fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E found in avocado oil help moisturize and heal your skin. Jasmine helps protect from environmental stressors, improves sleep and helps treat dry skin and provides natural moisture that won’t clog pores.  Lavender reduces anxiety, restores skin complexion and alleviates headaches.

Simply apply face oil to a clean face before take-off and depending on the length of your flight, reapply as necessary.

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Travel | Tokyo Suggestions

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I am heading to Asia next month and I am looking for your favorite places in Tokyo to stay, shop and eat (especially if you know of any great vegan restaurants). If you are looking for Tokyo suggestions, this 24 Hour guide from Cereal Magazine is a good start. Remodelista also has a Tokyo city guide with restaurant recommendations.

Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below or email me directly: christina@de-smitten.com. Thank you in advance!

 

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Interior Inspiration: Santa Clara 1728 Hotel

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Apologies for the temporary pause in posting. Today I am dreaming of a tranquil, relaxing getaway to Lisbon, Portugal. The Santa Clara 1728 hotel is located in the old cultural quarter of the city. The 18th century building offers an old world feeling while the interior’s modern amenities make guest feel right at home.

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Read more about this hotel on Trendland or make reservations here.

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