Making the Most of your Time in Phuket, Thailand

Topaz & Sapphire

We took a trip for 10 days to Thailand in honor of our dad’s upcoming 50th birthday. We made pit stops in Bangkok and Nakhon Phanom, my dad’s birth place, before heading for the southern coast of Thailand. While Bangkok is bustling and Nakhon Phanom is idyllic and I loved both cities, Phuket has been at the top of my travel bucket list for the …

Women Who Work: Why I Continued my Career After Having 3 Kids

Topaz & Sapphire / Oviatt Design Group

The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with national sides making their final preparations ahead of this summer’s tournament. We now know the groups after December’s draw. England have been put together with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G. Gareth Southgate’s side were not among the top seeds, meaning they featured in pot two during the proceedings. And with England’s route now mapped out, …

Five Ways to Get Festive for Fall

Half the country is reveling in “sweater weather” right now, while the other half is still sporting sandals and cut-offs. If you fall into the latter group like me (no pun intended), it can be hard to feel festive for the season as pumpkin spice lattes and cozy blankets are a ways off.   Whether you’re already donning those Nordstrom Anniversary Sale booties and enjoying …

Things You Need For International Travel

Things You Need for International Traveling

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to brush off the dust from your passport and book your next exotic or adventurous getaway. Traveling internationally for the first time is exciting and thrilling…until you arrive in a foreign city and realize you came completely unprepared. Before you travel abroad it is important to do some research beforehand as to not feel underprepared. Here is …

Erin’s D.C. Designer [Airbnb] Home Tour

Erin's Interior Designer Home Tour

Last month we took a little weekend trip up to Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. Oftentimes the biggest expense of any trip away from home is the cost of accommodations. Why does it cost so much to just sleep and shower anyway? Luckily for us millennials we have been gifted with Airbnb. It’s one of the most inexpensive, comfortable, and innovative ways to …

24 Hours in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is brimming with so many things to eat, see and do. If you only have a weekend to explore this historically and culturally rich city it’s important to prioritize what you want to do and see. We got into the city in the afternoon after checking into our AirBnB and eating lunch so we were ready to pack in as much as we …

Women Who Work: Ashlee Meadows of Ash Jewelry Studio

WOMEN WHO WORK Ashlee Meadows

Ashlee Meadows is the kind of woman we aspire to be: family-oriented, while also being creative & career-minded. While Ashlee is a mom first and foremost, she values the time that she has devoted to her growing jewelry business, Ash Jewelry Studio. We sat down with this fellow Charlotte native to learn about her success as a small business owner and how she handles family and work life balance. Read on for our interview with Ashlee.