Incredible Places To See Stunning Holiday Lights

Incredible Places To See Stunning Holiday Lights

There’s something so magical about seeing a place adorned in holiday lights. The little kid comes out in all of us as we ooh and aah at the bright and colorful displays. Continue Reading…

Our Carry-On Travel Essentials

Our Carry-On Travel Essentials

We’re often asked what are our favorite travel items. In this post, we list out what we consider our travel essentials. And the best part? They all fit in a carry-on! Continue Reading…

The Best Places To Explore Roman Ruins In Morocco

The Best Places To Explore Roman Ruins In Morocco

Who knew that you could find Roman ruins in Morocco? Not many people travel to Morocco with the intention of getting a piece of ancient Italy, but these archaeological sites aren’t something to be missed. If you want to experience this country from a unique and interesting perspective, then here is where you find out the best places to explore Roman ruins in Morocco! Continue Reading…

Direct Pearls: Designed For Free Spirits

Direct Pearls: Designed For Free Spirits

Finding jewelry that is beautiful and eco-friendly isn’t always easy to do. Thankfully, Direct Pearls has come to the rescue!

 

Here at BTTM, we like to travel light and keep things simple. But at the same time we also like to look cute and classy. That’s why we think the hand-made pearl jewelry made by Direct Pearls is so perfect. Each piece is made to order with unique gemstones, so no two pieces are ever exactly the same. We know that we’ll look good, the jewelry will fit easily into our carry-on, and (most importantly) we’ll feel comfortable knowing that the materials were sustainably sourced.

 

We got together with Breana and Gustavo, owners of Direct Pearls, and asked them to tell us a little bit more about their jewelry…

 

Direct Pearls is a venture that was really born out of our love of travel and desire for freedom from the 9-5 grind. Being entrepreneurs allows us to make our own hours, hand-pick our vendor relationships, and really get intimate with the local community. My sister-in-law is Chinese and our supplier is a good friend of hers from the South of China, so we know exactly where our gemstones are coming from, and we’ll never have to deal with a middle man. The farm that we work with is family-owned and the entire process and proceeds benefit the local community. This is incredibly important to us, as it allows for the highest level of quality control and the assurance that sourcing efforts are grounded in sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Our entire collection is handmade and we are always happy to create custom commission pieces as well!

 

My hope is to inspire other travel-preneurs like us! We love to get out and interact with the local community, and you can find us at art walks and pop up shops all over South Florida. Our line is also carried by a few select boutique shops both here and in Panama City, Panama, so make sure to keep up with us on social to see where we’ll be next!

 

Direct Pearls’ hand-made pearl jewelry includes earrings, bracelets, and necklaces…

 

Direct Pearls earrings

Direct Pearls bracelet

Direct Pearls bracelet

Direct Pearls necklace Direct Pearls necklace

 

And now, you too can have own one of these unique pieces of jewelry!

 

WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL FOUR PEARL BAROQUE LEATHER BRACELET

 

4 pearl baroque leather bracelet white

 

We’ve partnered with Direct Pearls to offer you the opportunity to win this lovely bracelet. Enter below for your chance to win (there are multiple ways to enter, do 1 or all 5 to increase your odds!) This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and the winner will be chosen randomly at midnight on Sunday July 2nd. We’ll be announcing the winner on Monday on our Facebook page (so make sure you’re following us 😉 )

 

**This giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Irene Lirette, our bracelet winner!!**

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Good luck and don’t forget to check out Direct Pearls on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! 🙂

 

Detroit Street Art And Murals

Detroit Street Art And Murals

The story of Detroit, a city of rebirth and renewal, can be read on its colorful walls. Over the last few years, the city has really come to life and during our recent visit to Detroit we were able to explore one of the best areas in the city to see it’s growing collection of street art. Continue Reading…

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