Introducing Chic Dangerous Jewels, Art & Decor!

DSC_5460GreenerChic Dangerous Jewelry is a line of colorful, classy and fun jewelry. I love to create sassy and sophisticated looks with brightly bold colored beads, natural gemstones, druzys, tassels and vintage findings. Each item is lovingly handcrafted in my home studio in Michigan. Visit my Etsy Boutique for one of a kind pieces! Chicdangerous.etsy.com

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ChicDangerous will also carry a variety of decor and art!

Pinapp copyWatercolor “Funky pineapple” print

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“Floating petals” photograph

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Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest is on almost every Top 10 travel list. Unique culture, healing thermal baths, and outrageously intricate architecture. Budapest lives up to its high reputation. The Hungarian capital is really two cities Buda and Pest. It is separated by Europe’s second longest river the Danube. Buda and Pest are very different. Built on hills, Buda has the best panoramic views of the city. It is picturesque and full of elegant architecture (Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion). It looks down onto flat Pest, where business and the nightlife scene are the best of friends. The two parts are easily navigated by tram, metro or on foot.

The food was absolutely soulful. I was in carb heaven. Mouth-watering rich stews, spicy sauces, hearty soups, sausages, soft blissful breads. (best known for goulash) The ultimate comfort foods. & The quality hungarian brews and wines flowed like the Danube river.

The Hungarian art scene and culture is spirited and diverse. The city is packed with art galleries and museums, and almost always has a festival or event celebrating in its streets. Our days and nights were spent consumed by the city, and the never-ending activities it had to offer.

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At the entrance to Varosliget Park, Heroes Square is grand in scale! Placed between two massive museums. A statue of the Arch Angel Gabriel sits on top of the square. You don’t realize how big and majestic the sculptures are until you are standing underneath them. Read up about this Square before visiting so you can appreciate the history surrounding you.DSC_4752_2Greener DSC_4774Greener DSC_4777Greener

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 Gulyas (Goulash soup/Hungary’s traditional dish)

IMG_5269cultrefunstylegozsdu-udvar-1Gozsdu Udvar is located in the heart of the city, we found this fantastic hidden place near our hotel! This courtyard and passageway is without doubt the BEST area for great pub’s and restaurant’s in this wonderful city.

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Matthias church is located on top of castle hill. The intricate detail of the paneled roof  is insanely cool.

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Halaszbastya (Fisherman’s Bastion ) was one of our favorite spots. The architecture reminded me of the fortresses in The Lord Rings. From the top, spectacular views of Pest, the Danube and of the parliament building across the river. Absolutely a must see!

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Szimpla was recommended by a friend, and it ended up being one of my favorite bars ever, yes ever! It was fascinating. There is recycled sculpture art absolutely everywhere. The eclectic mixture of tunes, delicious drinks and hookah will not disappoint. Explore all the rooms, diverse crowd, and enjoy the laid back vibezzzz.

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I had read about the “For Sale Pub,” years ago so I was excited and equally surprised when we accidentally stumbled upon it. I had completely forgotten that it was even in Budapest. The pub is cozy and filled with quirkiness. The ceilings and walls are covered in notes and messages, straw and peanut shells are strewn about on the floor. The local beer was delicious, and the atmosphere warm and welcoming.

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Gellert Spa was a lovely experience, many thermal baths in rich decadent rooms. Gellert is filled with colorful mosaics and fountains. But the charm is in the relaxed atmosphere.

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We love going to markets! The Central Market Hall was an amazing place with fresh produce, local preserves, meats, paprika and many other spices! Dine with the locals! The second floor is for tasting authentic meals of Hungary served in food stalls.DSC_5057Greener

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Budapest is a grand melting pot of different people, language, and culture! I hope you enjoyed my post, and have inspired you to plan your very own adventure to Budapest!

Matte Mountain Gal

 

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// JCREW : collared boy blouse // TOPSHOP : maxi skirt // LUCKY : boots //

//SMARTWOOL : socks //  GRIFFOLIE PARIS : sweater //

//LESLIE DANZIS : necklace//

Venice Romance

542588_4513758603284_2029672596_n “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” – Truman Capote 62469_4513758083271_431136726_n I like to dedicate this post to JoAnne Jorgensen and Allison Walsh. We had a trip of a life time. The experiences… absolutely life changing. We traveled many places, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much ladies, I am truly thankful for every second of our outrageously fun time spent together. DSC_0394 I love traveling. If I could I would constantly be on the go, seeing new wonders, experiencing new cultures, meeting interesting people, and learning new customs and history. Naturally I take many photographs on my adventures, and since landscape isn’t my strong suit, I try to capture an image the same way I would with fine art. It’s just more out of my control…which excites me! DSC_0362DSC_0310 DSC_0347 DSC_0348 DSC_0351 DSC_0345 DSC_0352 DSC_0401 DSC_0412 DSC_0309 DSC_0300 DSC_0252 DSC_0244 DSC_0248 DSC_0241 DSC_0370 DSC_0372DSC_0251 DSC_0332 DSC_0415 DSC_0437