A couple of weeks ago, the Cutline team pulled off an incredible surprise baby shower for me and my tiny growing family. Not only did they pull off the surprise, but they also gifted us with several thoughtful baby items. One, in particular, stood out from the rest: DIY ABC art. Each Cutliner took a letter of the alphabet, drew a picture of something that started with the letter, laminated it and BOOM, instant DIY art for our itty-bitty nursery. I loved it - crafting is my thing! Read more
In the past six years, the number of foreign tourists traveling to Iceland has more than doubled. In fact, the average yearly growth rate of tourism has been 21.6% since 2010. So after seeing four different groups of friends make the trip in a matter of two months, I decided to check it out for myself to see what all the hype was about. And if there’s nothing else you get out of this post, get this: it’s well worth it, and you should go ASAP! To make it even easier for you to plan a trip, below are some of my tips for traveling through the country: Read more
If you love country music and music history, you have to add a trip to Nashville to your bucket list! It’s a beautiful, green city, growing rapidly and offers visitors a lively downtown area with great music in every bar and restaurant you visit. Not to mention, historic southern sights and museums, and friendly locals. Here are my recommendations of sights to see! Read more
Like anyone else, I love Netflix. I love unwinding after a long day with a glass of wine and a compelling show. I love re-watching old movies as background noise when I’m working. And I love cuddling up to my dog (or boyfriend if he’s lucky), and binge-watching a series on a lazy Sunday. At Cutline, we’re constantly discussing our favorite series, and making recommendations to one another about what to watch next. So, I decided to share my personal top 10 favorite shows on Cutline Speaks! Read more
How to travel comfortably during your next long-haul flight
Jan 18, 2017
People call me crazy, but I actually love long-distance flights. Growing up flying back and forth between Korea and the United States, I’ve become accustomed to 12- or 14-hour flights and use that time to unwind and recharge for the trip ahead. There are many benefits to long-distance flights, such as free meals, and access to an entire library of the latest movies and TV shows. I usually catch up on all the shows I’ve been meaning to watch during my flights to Korea! In addition, while having zero access to the Internet for 14 hours can be a scary thought, it actually forces you to take your eyes off the tiny screen and rest.
However, not all long-distance flying is created equal, and there are some ways to make your next in-flight experience even better. Here are some of my tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way:
“Brevity is the soul of wit” (Shakespeare). “Less is more” (Robert Browning). “Keep it simple, stupid” (Kelly Johnson). We’ve heard many things about brevity throughout our lives and in business, because sometimes you don’t need to say very much to communicate an idea or observation. That’s what makes haikus so fun to read -- and at the same time, so challenging to write. For last month’s creative challenge, Cutliners were encouraged to use haikus -- three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable structure -- to speak their minds. The results:
I’ve never been into video games or known much about how they work. I’ve seen my little brother become obsessed with games whose names I can’t pronounce, while staying up late just to finish one last battle. With that being said, I wouldn’t call myself a gamer. But after using a virtual reality headset, I can say that I am a bit obsessed with this new world -- so much that it compelled me to write about my experience.
We recently learned about #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that is celebrated every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This special day encourages everyone to give - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, a gift or the power of your voice in your community. Read more
Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving in many ways: with amazing food (turkey and stuffing!), time spent with friends and family, Turkey Trots, and even some Black Friday shopping. It is also a time of self-reflection, when we can look back on the past year and appreciate everything that surrounds us.
The fall foliage season is almost over -- love it or not, we are already seeing signs of winter in some parts of the country. A season of merriment, snowball fights, hot chocolate...and of freezing cold weather, wet snow boots, and blizzards.