Create a Personal Sanctuary that Keeps your Travel Memories Alive

September 14, 2015

Using the written word to tell a compelling story is a definite art. Gifted writers seem to always find eloquent words to convey their message. I often find it challenging to write about myself and my share my own stories with you (dear readers). It’s much easier to give decorating tips, and not dive into the deeper “personal stuff.”

That is why I was so excited to meet Mu-Hsien (mu-shenn) Lee, a Chicago creative director, talented writer and founder of the online community Live Like Your Traveling. Mu-Hsien totally understood my passion for creating personal spaces and wanted to write about it!

We collaborated on the idea of blending my passion of personal sanctuary with the Live Like Your Traveling movement, “to design a life you love with a travel mindset”. What did we come up with? A really cool article that shares some of my personal travel experiences and my decorating ideas to incorporate your adventures into home decor –  Create a Personal Sanctuary that Keeps your Travel Memories Alive

Here are a few pictures of my favorite travel memories!



  • My college immersion trip to Cameroon, Africa
  • Lake Wanaka on a road trip to the South Island, New Zealand
  • My engagement photos in Wellington, New Zealand

Check out the FULL ARTICLE including all my decorating tips over at Live Like Your Traveling. I hope next time you travel, whether near or far; you will keep your eyes peeled for souvenirs that are personal, inspiring and functional. You may just find the perfect item to decorate your home!

XO – Claire

  1. Laura davis says:

    Loved this article, Claire! Thanks for sharing. ?

  2. Loved having you on our site and instagram takeover! Hope it’s the first of more collaborations to come 🙂

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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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