white table with sunflowers in glass vase, cup of coffee and a macbook air laptop showcasing business cards

Back in Business

I haven’t written here in a while now. Modern Stripes has always been a passion project for me – an outlet where I could share my favorite finds, travel itineraries and most researched ideas and advice. And if I’m being incredibly honest I think…

Red Rocks in Sedona via Modern Stripes
Travel Guides

A Girl’s Weekend in Sedona

Growing up in Arizona, I never really thought much of it to be honest. Yes, there’s a cool history of Western-Cowboy culture and great Mexican food, but to me, Arizona was just the place my loved ones were and there was a whole world…

Little Updates to Transition into Fall on Modern Stripes

Little Updates to Transition into Fall

One could say I’m a sucker for a season change and they would be 100% correct! The arrival of fall is like the gateway into the most wonderful time of the year and I’m always the first in line for pumpkin spice anything. However…

How To Find Cheap Plane Tickets
Travel Guides

How I Find Cheap Plane Tickets

I love to travel! There is nothing that makes me happier than escaping to somewhere on my bucket list. It’s the new sights to see, buildings to photograph, food to taste, places to people watch and unique stores to shop that always leave me…

Layover in Seoul Home Design on Modern Stripes
Travel Guides

How to Spend a Layover in Seoul

I’ve been meaning to write about my quick little trip to Seoul for a while, but you know… life (& procrastination) happens. Earlier this spring I took a big solo trip across the Pacific to visit a very good friend in Cebu City, Philippines.…

Lady Bird Lake Austin - A Long Weekend in Austin on Modern Stripes
Travel Guides

A Long Weekend in Austin

A large part of my quarter-life-crisis had to do with this ever evolving sense of wanderlust. If you take a look at my Travel board on Pinterest you’ll see about a multitude and massive variety of¬†places I’m dying to see with my own eyes.…

Tartine Manufactory on Modern Stripes
Travel Guides

Dining at Tartine Manufactory

I’m fortunate enough to have the most lovely friends that let me crash on their couch for a week when I’m feeling a little San Francisco homesick. I’m also very fortunate to have an amazing friend who’s always down to try out the most…

Palacio Nacional in Mexico City
Travel Guides

A Long Weekend in Mexico City

My family’s first trip of 2017 was to the beautiful Mexico City to attend a wedding. I love traveling abroad and to be dropped in places where you may not immediately understand the language or customs. At first, your brain feels a bit like…

Modern Stripes - San Francisco Home Tour

New Year, Old Home

There’s no feeling like that of a new year! Once the clock strikes midnight it’s as if you can actually breathe in all of the fresh opportunity. Old habits and all the things that drag you down might almost vanish into thin air if…

5 Books for Your Summer Reading List on Modern Stripes

5 Books for Your Summer Reading List

In college, I had zero time on the weekends to do anything let alone read. Zero! I was booked solid during the day between homework, projects, athletic events, stopping to breathe/eat and during the evenings you know I wanted to hit the town with…