San Francisco Pride 2015: PHOTOS

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With the U.S. Supreme Court’s historical ruling last week for nationwide marriage equality, San Francisco was elevated with joy and emotion during the city’s 45th annual Pride parade. It was a weekend of celebrations throughout the city, with over a million people taking part in the Pride Parade.

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Among the supporters and sponsors of San Fran Pride this year was Airbnb, which helped lead the Pride Parade this year with a cheeky house float that had the openly gay rapper Le1f on it with his crew and over 500 employees, hosts and guests marching, dancing and twerking along the route.

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Find more photos below of SF Pride moments from the Pride Parade, Pride Festival, Dolores Park and The Castro:

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12 Print Patterned Tees and Tanks for Summer 2015

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With the temperature rising now that summer is in full effect, you may opt to wear more T-shirts and tank tops for clothing that breathe. Print patterned tees and tanks can give the casual styles an upgrade from basic solids while also looking refined. I brought a couple new favorites with me to Tel Aviv earlier this month. Details about them below along with other styles to consider getting this summer. Read the rest of this entry

Style Essentials for City Summer Travel

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While in Tel Aviv earlier this month, I stayed at the stylish and retro-chic Brown TLV boutique hotel for my first couple of nights in the heart of the city. Along with the hotel’s location and its vibes, my favorite other amenities include the 1970s-themed lobby (or ‘Living Room’), the hotel’s indoor-outdoor bar in the garden area, and rooftop deck where I figured it would be best to share some of my city summer travel style must-haves for this season.

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40 Photos from the Tel Aviv LGBT Pride Parade 2015

On June 12th during Tel Aviv Pride 2015, the Pride Parade took place and brought together 180,000 locals and visitors to participate, march, dance and celebrate the community in support of all LGBT people with the theme of “Tel Aviv Loves All Genders.”

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More details an photos about the Pride parade below, with a post on Tel Aviv LGBT life here.
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LGBT Life in Tel Aviv and TLV Pride 2015: PHOTOS

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There really is no major international city like Tel Aviv for the LGBT community, which is saying a lot from someone who’s been to several different gay metropolitans. Just getting back from an amazing trip to Israel for Tel Aviv Gay Pride 2015, I got to see LGBT life in the “city that never stops” during the largest Pride celebration in Asia.

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The Israeli city was (and probably still is) covered with rainbow flags and banners in support for the community for the 17th edition of TLV Pride. You’d think any place can easily just put up these signs of being an ally in order to attract travelers, but the city municipality (which fully hosts and sponsors TLV Pride) makes sure the establishments that do so during Pride are year-long supporters of the community. That’s just one example of how Tel Avivians are supportive of the community, which has no need for a gayborhood as the whole city is like a big one.

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Gifts for Dad: Father’s Day Guide 2015

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While Father’s Day is a week away, there’s still time to get a present for the fathers on your life. Teaming up with Old Spice again, here are several gifts you should get dad or your husband this holiday: Read the rest of this entry

Weekend Road Trip Style

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Who doesn’t like to be comfy when on a road trip? With some many graphics out there, you can have a little fun when styling for a road trip. I came across this Snoopy and Woodstock printed sweatshirt and fell in love with the from the first glance! Kept the styling to a minimum and the road trip essentials: sneakers, sunnies and a duffle bag.

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Biking in Newport

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As part of my road trip to Rhode Island with Toyota, my friend and I spent a day in Newport and went for a bike ride upon arrival.

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It was a rather chilly day and I luckily brought along lululemon’s Le Hoodie to help warm up. Made of stretch French Terry fabric for natural breathing, it features a mesh fabric outer-shell for the hoodie to protect you from the elements. It also has a media sleeve in the right pocket to keep your phone in its place and has thumbholes if you want to run with the hoodie on. More about the look and bike below: Read the rest of this entry

Weekend Road Trip to Providence and Newport, Rhode Island

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Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip in the northeast for the warmer weather in the region and to escape muggy weather in areas like New York city and further south. I recently partnered with Toyota for a road trip in New England, and went up to Rhode Island since was already making plans to visit Providence for a food story I was working on and to check out different areas in the city. Since I would be driving now instead of using the train to visit (which would’ve been easy and comfortable to do leaving from the Tri-State area), decided to also stop by Newport for the beach, biking and mansion exploring.

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Find more road trip moments below – plus Providence highlights for neighborhoods to visit, a hotel to stay at and LGBT nightlife, and how to spend a day in Newport:
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Travel Inspiration: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Earlier this spring I got the chance to explore Albuquerque and it was more amazing than I thought it would! As I work to put together a travel guide on the New Mexican city, I wanted to share some photos from my trip to inspire your travels.

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Get a taste of Albuquerque below through adventures such as hot air ballooning with Rainbow Ryders and going up the Sandia Mountain peak tramway, to different stays across the city such as Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm and the Nativo Lodge, and eating throughout the city at places such as Sadie’s of New Mexico and Golden Crown Panaderia. More photos below:

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