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The Mural Art of Pilsen: Part 3


photo by Ramona Pozek

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso


photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek


photo by Ramona Pozek

photo by Ramona Pozek


Sitting Pretty On A New York Chair


My Brooklynite bestie from high school would be the first to point out that New York City is not exactly my most favorite city in the world—sorry New York. But I will have to admit that I do love this chair with its throw pillow featuring the New York skyline. It would be awesome in a room featuring a similarly styled San Francisco chair along side a Paris sofa. I am confident that both of those exist somewhere.

Which brings to mind a question. How come we never see home furnishings inspired by cities like, say, Peoria Illinois, Butte Montana, or Lizard Lick North Carolina?

lizard lick effect

So, tell me, what city would you like to sit on?

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: No Ordinary Flowers

by Ramona Pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~Emma Goldman

by Ramona pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

by Ramona Pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

by Ramona Pozek

Macys 2014 Flower Show: Secret Garden

Oh For The Love Of Chocolate!

Lagerfeld's Chocolate Room at La Reserve Hotel

Lagerfeld’s Chocolate Room at La Reserve Hotel

Are you a jetsetter obsessed with Chocolate? Luckily, you are not alone. Designer Karl Lagerfeld created this ALL chocolate hotel suite with the help of Chocolatier Patrick Roger. The chocolate super-duo reportedly used more than 10 tons of Magnum Chocolate for a 2011 promotion at La Reserve Hotel in Paris, France.


The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Dorset is run by British choco-preneurs Gerry and Roo. Along with their chocolate fountain rental, cocoa centric corporate team building, and truffle making workshop biz, they run a 15 room B&B which includes daily chocolate tastings and a homemade breakfast.


photo courtesy of Tour de Chocolate

photo courtesy of Tour de Chocolate

Are you a eco-conscious chocolate lover? How about trying out a fair-trade cacao tour in the Dominican Republic? They offer a half-a-day educational tour from the plantations to the processing plant. After a tasty Dominican lunch, they will also teach you how to make your own chocolate straight from the beans. Homestay and other excursions are also available.


photo courtesy of Boston Chocolate Tours

photo courtesy of Boston Chocolate Tours

Cocoa active? There are plenty of Chocolate Walking and Eating Tours available in all sorts of amazing cities like Chicago, NYC, Boston and the home of Belgian Chocolate, Brussels. These tours usually last 2-3 hours and give you an opportunity to learn while walking off what you eat!

What’s your favorite way to indulge in chocolate??

The Spring Break Travel Beauty Giveaway Winners Have Been Chosen!



Angela S.


Vunda V.

Congratulations you two crazy kids!

Please email me at with your full postal address and your eye color as soon as possible. Your choices for the Almay Eye-Enhancing Cosmetic Kit are brown, blue, green, and hazel.

Thanks again to everyone that entered by following me on Facebook.

I have several more Almay kits and plan to host another giveaway soon, so stay tuned via or


I’m Hosting Another Travel Beauty Giveaway!


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It’s Spring Break I am celebrating by hosting a new Giveaway!

2 lucky winners will receive an adorable travel tote from Forever 21 filled with full sized eye-enhancing cosmetics from Almay Cosmetics, TSA sized hair care products from Tresemme, a handy luggage scale, a universal travel adapter, a cute luggage tag, travel sized beauty samples and much, much more.

Because its Spring Break and I know that you are too busy either partying or sunbathing to enter this giveaway a million ways to Sunday, I am keeping it simple.

There is only one way to enter: by liking The Global Diva on Facebook through midnight March 24, 2014.

That’s it! Now get back to your Cosmo. Winners will be announced on Tuesday March 25th 2104, after you’ve returned home and sobered up… you happy Spring Break lush you. Good Luck!

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(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Pilsen Murals Part 2



I posted about the Many Murals of Pilsen a while back and promised a part 2.

While we await the arrival of a painfully slow Spring, I thought we could all use a bit of color.


I still have so many shots that it looks like there will have to be a part 3 as well.

Happy Wednesday!

photo by Ramona Pozek

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