Destination Spotlight: Monaco

The MK Team is currently doing some research in the beautiful city of Monaco. Known as a very wealthy city sorrounded by yachts, tunnels and beautiful views, Monaco is actually the second smallest country in  the world! It is located in between France and Italy and is commonly known for luxury goods, casinos, palaces and the grand prix. It is home to the original Monte-Carlo Casino and the classic beauty, Grace Kelly, an American actress who married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.

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Thursday Inspiration: Retro Glam

Retro Glam TravelLately, we’ve been finding some gorgeous images of retro travel-nistas and adding them onto our Pinterest board! Although not every travel trip may leave you feeling as glamourous as the model pictured above, it can be a classic look to accomplish using modern staples. We put together a simple outfit that raves of retro glamour, with an added touch of mini kittour®because what look wouldn’t be complete without our luxurious Jet Setter travel case!

Vacationing…at HOME?

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So what do you do when you can’t necessarily hop on a plane and begin a travel adventure in some unknown location?

You take that vacation at home.

You might think you’ll easily get bored within the first hour but you’ll soon realize that your staycation was not long enough! We skeemed up a few perks of vacationing at home – from DIY spa treatments to catching up on life.

Before you go into home retreat mode, think about what will NOT be required: you will not have to figure out what to pack or what to leave behind, there will be no airport stress, no missed flights and no long flights. You’ll be in the comfort of your own home and space, lounging in your PJs all day if you chose to. So what to do on your days off?

Catch up. On your bills, on errands, on personal things and with friends. Plan a mid-week dinner or just a night out. You can finally mark off items on your to-do list.

Get healthy. If you haven’t thought about getting a check-up, now would be a great time to set an appointment. For the doctor, dentist, optometrist or whatever specialist you need to make sure everything is functioning properly.

Hide the alarm clock. That awesome feeling of not having to hit the snooze button or an annoying noise waking you from your much-needed rest.  You are in charge of your routine for once and can actually stay up late to mingle with friends, catch a late movie or show or just enjoy the rest of your day without feeling rushed to fall asleep.

Pamper yourself. If you have the house to yourself, why not stock up on a few essential oils and nurturing ingredients to create some at-home facials, masks or treatments and even indulge in an invigorating bath.

Be the entertainer. You know all those recipes you’ve been wanting to make but after-work chores leave you no time for recipe making? This would be the perfect time to make those. After enjoying a good meal, you can create your own film festival and cuddle up on the couch to watch your favorite movies or new releases.

Go outdoors. Whether you work full-time in an office or are constantly traveling for business, no matter what career you take, our life is always on non-stop mode. Stop and smell the roses is a phrase that is often just that – a phrase. Take some time from your day off to go for a walk, visit the park or ride your bike to fully take in the nature that sorrounds us.

After all these suggestions, a vacation at home doesn’t sound that bad after all!

Destination: NEW YORK!

The MK Team is currently scattering about in the Big Apple this week and so we couldn’t help but list a few of New York’s best and hottest attractions. To those who visit on a regular basis, “been -there-done-that” but if you still haven’t visited this mecca of cultures, use this as a guide for your next trip.

First we start with Central Park. Take a stroll, have a picnic or just sit down and enjoy the view.

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Central Park

This epic monument was a gift from France and it represents freedom. Take the ferry and learn about the designers, history and meaning of this historical landmark.

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Statue of Liberty

If you’ve seen any movie set in NY, you’ll be familiar with the hailing of taxis and stuck in blocks of traffic. It’s about the same when there, except there are hefty charges applied. So in a true New Yorker spirit, save some change and hop onto the subway to fully experience the city on a budget fare.

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Subway

You didn’t think we’d leave out fashion did you? Century 21 is a tourist-frenzy department store mecca with designer frocks discounted up to 75%! Stock up on designer-wear from Marc Jacobs, Versace, D&G and Miu Miu.

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Century 21

Times Square hails all things entertainment. Neon lights, music, Broadway and non-stop action.

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Times Square

 

We sure are missing about a hundred other landmarks, restaurants, bars and attractions that the Big Apple houses! Let us know which New York City attraction has left you speechless. In the mean time, stay tuned for exciting news and travel tips with mini kittour.

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How To: Pack Your Jewelry for Travel

Being able to organize your belongings in a functional manner is a talent. Which is why mini kittour created travel kit organizers for hassle-free travel experiences. And while we tend to focus on making sure our entire closet and makeup items are properly packed and ready to go, our jewelry is a whole new section that deserves proper care. Check out our packing solutions for your most valuable and chicest items!

1) 2-1 Overnight Clutch – offering different compartments on a fold-able clutch you can hang, it’s easy to sort out your jewelry and have on display to easily figure out what to wear during your trip.

2) Carried Away Designer Zip Lock Baggies – currently offered FREE with any purchase, our zip lock baggies are big enough to store a large variety of your chicest jewels. You can seperate your pieces and label your baggies indicating its contents.

3) mini kittour®Pill Case – these come in handy for your smaller items like rings and earring studs and our pill case is already seperated into four different compartments!

Vacation Beauty Looks

So last week we wanted our Facebook fans to show us their favorite beauty looks while on vacation. From au natural to a bit of glam, we learned that it all depends on the location and mood you are in. Obviously you’re not going to strut a smokey-eye with Veronica Lake hair while hiking through a rainforest and instead add just a hint of eyeliner with a messy bun. We picked our favorite beauty looks while jet setting away!

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Free Flowing Hair with FIERCE accessories!

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Just a Hint of Glam

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Girly Cute

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Bare Beauty – naturally

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Sunkissed Travel-nista

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