Posts from the ‘Culture’ category

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room – Creating the “Willy Wonka” of Coffee


Tasty brew and stunning interior decor… What’s not to love?

High up on the list of to-dos once A Life Designed returns to the beautiful Pacific Northwest later this summer will definitely be a visit to this amazing place! Judging from the video and pictures, Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room promises to delight on multiple sensory levels. Continue reading…

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Men of Style – This Guy!


Razor sharp at 104 years young and proving once and for all that true style is timeless.

Here at ALD, we could think of no better man to resurrect our once popular ‘Men of Style’ series than this handsome gent. I have but one humble wish and that is; If and when I ever grow up, please let me be half as cool as this guy!

Click the links below to get caught up on back posts of our Men of Style series and be sure to check back for new installments coming soon.

Men of Style – JFK

Men of Style – Nick Wooster

Men of Style – Vince Brown

Men of Style – Mickey Drexler

Men of Style – Brunello Cucinelli

Men of Style – Chet Baker

Men of Style – Redefining 50+

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Last Glimpses of Prague


An incredible European adventure winds to a close. Over? Perhaps. Forgotten? Never!

Seven weeks. Seven weeks of new countries. Seven weeks of fresh sights, sounds, smells. New friendships formed, indelible memories made. This sums up the wonderful opportunity that working and living abroad these past seven weeks has afforded me and it is an experience I shall never forget. From Prague to Berlin, Vienna to Tabor, the images and people I have met will linger long after the Passport ink fades. Continue reading…

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Next Stop: Milan, Italy… and It’s About Damn Time!

milan italy at night

After way too many years in the making, A Life Designed finally takes on Milan.

Like a sweet, succulent cherry on top of our amazing seven week European adventure, ALD will be fulfilling a lifelong dream of visiting Italy later this week and it’s pretty safe to say we couldn’t be more excited!


Our touchdown point specifically is Milan, ground zero for so much design innovation it boggles the mind. Fashion, architecture, galleries, food, wine… You name it, Milan’s got it and we can’t wait to soak it ALL in.


As with our adventures in Prague, Tábor, Berlin and Vienna, we will be snapping lots of pix and sharing them with you both here on the blog as well as the A Life Designed Instagram and Facebook pages. Stay tuned!

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Next Stop… Vienna, Austria


Where’s Waldo heading now?… Vienna, Austria baby!

With Prague and Tábor in the Czech Republic and Berlin, Germany checked off our ‘must see’ list, A Life Designed is now packing a toothbrush and heading this coming weekend to the amazingly beautiful city of Vienna, Austria.


Per usual, we will be posting tons of pictures of architecture, scenery, nightlife and anything else that catches our ‘designer eye’ and sharing with you both here on the blog as well as on the A Life Designed Instagram page. Until then… Ciao!

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