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KK Travel Diary: San Miguel
As Fall travel begins (Paris this week!), I’ve been scrolling through some of my last trips. One of the most enchanting of late was a trip with Austin friends to San Miguel. The beautiful colors, architecture, and way of life leaves a lasting impression. San Miguel is know for its Baroque…
I ❤️ NYC
In light of Covid this is the longest I’ve gone without a trip to New York City in fifteen years.
Magic at Miraval
Learn about the benefits of listening to your mind and unplugging when the world gets a little too overwhelming.
Amalfi Adventures: Part 1
Join Katie as she recaptures the beauty of her family trip to the southern coast of Italy.
City Guide: New Orleans
Explore the local gems of New Orleans, including restaurants, boutiques, and bars to get a unique look at the city.
KK Travels: Travel Must-Haves
These travel essentials are must-haves for any adventurers. They will keep you looking chic and comfortable all over the globe.
THE GLORIOUS HYDRANGEAS OF NANTUCKET
Nantucket is renowned for a variety of aspects, including the best seafood, rolling ocean views, and that quaint feeling. However, few may realize that Nantucket is also famous for its glorious hydrangeas! In fact, the name of these beautiful flowers that are grown in Nantucket are rightfully called “Nantucket Blue”.…
Town of Sconset
Summer and adventure time is finally here! After arriving in the renowned Nantucket, Massachusetts, our journey was in light of true tourists. We hopped on a rental bike and braved the scenic 7-mile ride to a remote, gorgeous little village called Sconset, or Sciasconsetfor those not lucky enough to be locals.…
Monday Motivation for the travel enthusiast.
I DON’T WANT TO END UP SIMPLY HAVING VISITED THIS WORLD. – MARY OLIVER #MondayMotivation travel enthusiast will fall in love with La Minervetta in Naples, Italy. Seaside inspiration doesn’t get better than this. #KatieKimeTravel #TravelOften SHOP THIS LOOK MONDAY MOTIVATION ON PINTEREST Visit our Pinterest board to print our Monday Motivation, or…
Life is art in Provence, France
Today I am day dreaming of Paris. Life is art in Provence, and I couldn’t have been more inspired from my travels there.   My time in Provence, France was an incredible influence. The trip was slow and quiet and beautiful and restorative. It was the pace of Provence… KATIE…
Travel Guide: 6 Favorites from Marrakech, Morocco
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] When you hear Morocco, if you’re like me you immediately think of rugs and textiles. I’ve been fortunate enough to source some of my favorite pieces while here, but this country has so much more to offer. To give you a glimpse into Moroccan life, let’s…
Katie Kime Travels - Antibes, France
A few weeks ago we planned a last minute trip to the South of France. The intent of our European trip was to arrive in Scotland, with a beloved coach and friend.  Given the impromptu nature of the trip I frantically began trying to find the most accessible coast line.…
KK Travels: Cascais, Portugal
After a whirlwind trip through Morocco and a wedding in Comporta, I dropped my partner in crime off at the airport and had an open design day to myself in the coastal town of Cascais, Portugal, about 40 miles outside of Lisbon. Getting there was no small task – stick shifting in my rental around…
KK Travels: Sublime Comporta Hotel, Portugal
When one of my best friends from college announced her wedding in Portugal, I knew I couldn’t miss it. And when I found out it was in Comporta, a quaint beach town on the west coast of Portugal, it was a no brainer – my husband Greg and I would…
Day Trip: KK Team Outing to Lake Austin Spa Resort
Sometimes taking a “just because” day off is all it takes to refresh your perspective and recharge you. With over a quarter of the year gone (isn’t that insane?), our team was feeling the itch for an escape. Fortunately, Austin is overflowing with daycation locales right here in town, so…
Round Top in Review
It’s not every day that Round Top happens (twice a year).  Especially true is not every day some of the coolest chicks in Austin get on one Rose-filled bus to spend the day scavenging together. Organized by Texas Monthly ( for their full feature go here), this week a group of…
Katie Kime Travels | Provence, France
This summer’s Provence trip was my favorite of the summer. It was slow and quiet and beautiful and restorative.  We stayed at La Bastide de Gordes and began our trip at Saint Remy, also known as Saint Paul Asylum, the psychiatric hospital where Van Gogh painted the majority of his…
KK Travels: Hotel Providence Paris
A few weeks ago in Paris, I divided my time between two hotels as a way to explore different parts of the city and find inspiration from different design philosophies. The first few days were spent at the Providence Hotel. The dark moody rooms were Paris at its best and…
KK Travel Diary: South Africa
It’s long been a dream of mine to travel to South Africa, and finally experiencing it this summer exceeded anything I’d imagined — we both came back inspired and humbled by how much of the world there is to explore.
KK Travel Diary: Anguila + St. Barts
This has been a summer of traveling — I’m at my happiest and most inspired when I’m seeing new places, and I’m excited to share some postcards from recent travels. First up, a trip to beautiful Anguila and St. Barts: stunning in landscape and architecture. A true experience for the…
Glamping in Mexico Ensenada - Just south of the border
Glamping in Paradise. California really continues to amaze me. I had no idea how easy it was to zip down to Mexico – and I’m so happy we made this trip happen. This was my first time to drive over the border [which shocked my friends, having grown up in Texas]…