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Karina Style Travels, Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

Le Méridien Indianapolis

There are many beautiful hotels but this iconic boutique hotel exceeded all of our expectations. In the heart of Downtown Indy lays this gem of a place with tons of history behind the building. Let me start by saying I'm still in awe after our incredible stay at the Le Meridien Indianapolis. If you are not familiar with the Le Meridien brand, it was founded in Paris in 1972 and joined the Starwood portfolio in 2005. I can tell you it carries that European understated and contemporary luxury in every room you set foot in. They are known for their award-winning arrival experience and coffee culture featuring an espresso machine in every room and check in area. (bonus points for that!!) A bit of history: Le Meridien Indy debuted in 2014 after a major…

Lifestyle

Werther’s Original Caramel comes to Carmel, IN

I have to tell you that after soooo many years since having caramels tasting Werther's Original took me back to my childhood. Man oh man what a sweet moment!!! I used to buy these in my school cafeteria mid-morning and that sugar rush would carry me through the rest of the school day. Anyone have a memory like this with caramel chewies?? Gluing them on the roof of the mouth type thing?! Hehehe I did this too!!  So I'm happy to let you know I partnered with Werther's Original, THE authority on all things caramel to bring you a fun day in the city. Werther’s Original, is igniting a national debate on National Caramel Day, April 5, and asking Americans whether they pronounce the sweet treat Ker-uh-muhl or Kar-muhl to end the debate once and for all…

Lifestyle

Brunchin’ Hard – Milktooth Indy

When life gets even crazier than the norm crazy we try to set time to catch up with the ladies and do some girl talk. At least that's what myself and a few friends are trying to do. Jumping on the brunch trend we go! Which btw it works sooooo much better for me now-a-days. Long gone are the happy hours and GNO's, and I have to say I'm kinda thrilled. You might share the same opinion or you'll understand when you see the delish gourmet dishes coming up.... We decided to try, and go out for brunch at least once a month. Once it's in the calendar we will most likely keep the date! For starters we chose Milktooth Indy because it's the talk of town and ranked by Conde Nast as one of the most…

Lifestyle

What to gift the guy in your life?!

This question is a dilemma over here. I'm SUPER skeptical accepting gifts for hubs since he's not the typical "blogger husband" aka manager/photographer/social media assistant/ emotional blogger issue supporter. Don't take me wrong, he totally tries but he's a guy (insert laughs, or cries!). That being said he just doesn't get it (anyone can relate...please?!!). So when it comes to clients asking to review man stuff I usually stir away. Until SprezzaBox came along and man I was the one in total awe with their idea, packaging, and products! So you might be asking yourself what the heck is a Sprezzabox? They are "a New York City based company. For a man who is constantly on the go with work and family, they know that keeping up with trends can be difficult and expensive. SprezzaBox was designed to…

Lifestyle

MillerCoors Tasting Room @ Union 50

I'm still jumping up and down with excitement over last week's MillerCoors Tasting Room event hubs and I attended at Indy's Union 50! First of all I love beer (sounding like my dad!), second of all I love food, especially delicious, gourmet, top rated, amazing food. And third of all I love connecting with like-minded people and enjoy beer and food so this was nothing short of a perfect night and guess what?! It was on a Tuesday 🍻 all I have left to say is...cheers!! This was the invite I received and had to share also because I want you to feel my excitement!! My reply was: YES!!! Can I bring along my beer lover hubs?! And there we went on a Tuesday night date... Upon arrival we were greeted with our choice of MillerCoors…

Beauty Talk, Lifestyle

Simplicity Holistic Health + 3 Day Cleanse

I've noticed my 3 day cleanse was generating some curiosity on instagram so here we go, I'll tell you all about it! But first things first. I was introduced to Simplicity HH while working at Saks Fifth Avenue (they sell them at the Indy store, FYI). We had a tasting event along with a full introduction of the company by its owner Beth McCarthy Smith (the most cheery, energetic, joyful, positive and passionate person I've ever met, really!) and instantly felt in love with her story, her message and her desire for a healthier lifestyle. Not to mention the taste of the juices which are cold pressed to retain all the vitamins and antioxidants of the fruits and vegetables. Simplicity HH works with local farmers to support our community and all the juices are "Prayed upon &…

Featured Bloggers, Lifestyle

Fellowship Friday: Dressed for Success

I'd love to introduce you to someone I've recently connected with and I can tell you she's been inspiring me to no end. Talking to her on the phone was like talking to my best friend and we never even met! Sonia recently launched her inspirational lifestyle and fashion blog called Onyx & Faith. She is also a jewelry designer and hand-makes all of her jewelry with quality, love, and care (you can find all of her beautiful designs on her blog!). Sonia is married to the love of her life and a mother of the most precious little girl! And guess what?! She's been working as a 2nd grade teacher for the past 10 years (God sent, perhaps?!). But what I love about her however is how she empowers & encourages other women on her blog and…

Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

Instagram Roundup + Yet Another Life Update

For a while now I've been trying to have a good work/life balance. Ever since kiddos went back to school (about a month ago) they have been getting busier and busier with sports, and school engagements of all sorts. Meanwhile, as some of you know I work retail hours, I was feeling more and more miserable for not being there for their practices and games, school meet-ups, band performances, etc (hello retail nights and weekends) and Brian on the other hand was about to lose his mind turning into 5 people not only to provide for our family but become the driver for all of the kids activities. That being said, I've been praying for the right opportunity for months. For me to leave my job it had to be for the perfect match, for real!…

Lifestyle

Indianapolis Wine Festival

A TOAST TO WINE LOVERS AT INAUGURAL INDIANAPOLIS WINE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND Indianapolis Wine Festival Presented by City Securities and Faegre Baker Daniels Debuts at American Legion Mall Experiencing fine wines doesn’t require a passport or even a trip to a local vineyard. The Indianapolis Wine Festival presented by City Securities and Faegre Baker Daniels arrives this Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 for wine experts and newcomers alike at American Legion Mall in downtown Indianapolis. Guests will be able to sample from more than 175 wines brought in from across the country and globe, right in Indy’s backyard. Food options from eight Indianapolis favorites will also be available for purchase at the inaugural festival and musical acts include Sara Phillips, Wildheart Band and local favorites Kyxx. Wines available for sample include Justin…

Lifestyle

Felloship Friday: Living Lessons

Happy Friday my friends!! My blogging time has gotten shorter and shorter lately, girls out of school and summer activities are taking its toll on mommy here. But in the midst of it all I'm still trying to keep my priorities straight and even though my morning prayers are also getting shorter I came across this chapter this week and can't stop thinking about it. Every now and then a verse jumps out at me and makes so much sense...let me start by telling you I've always had a super hard time understanding and even having any desire whatsoever to read the Bible until about a year ago when I found the Living Bible Translation in which it's written with words of our time ( I mean seriously, even the Bible in portuguese is…

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