ROCK IT WELL THIS SUMMER LADIES!Our team plans on rocking holographic skater skirts, body con dresses, and platform sandals. How do you plan on making holographic pieces an addition to your current wardrobe?

Is anyone else annoyed by selfie/célfie culture yet? We are here at The Culture Vulture! Social networks were created as a way to share updates in your life, and connect people in global society in a hub that brings everyone - no matter where you are in the world - a little bit closer. However,  it seems people have become too self centered! When did we stop posting pictures of cool new experiences in our lives and instead start posting filter enhanced photos of ourselves?? Its crazy! Life is happening around us, and instead of sharing that with our followers and friends - we choose to post photos of our face. & Lets be real - it only really takes one photo of yourself on your profile to let your followers know what you look like lol As a Culture Vulture, take the vow to STOP posting a bunch of selfies. No one likes a profile filled with selfies anyhow. It looks like you have no life - and well - we want to live a cultured life! So we encourage you all to get out there and share photos of YOUR world around YOU! xo 

If you accept this vow, save the wallpaper 
below to your iPhone & repost instead of a seflie!

Been thinking about bringing a bit of extra flare to your space, but don't have the time or even want to get super DIY-ish? Well, photographs are the easiest way to bring a bit of extra decor to any space! I mean whats better than being surrounded by pictures as constant reminders of your loving family & friends? Pictures are just what you need personalize and fill a space with style, personality and love, with little time or creative talents required at all! Bring easy style and a sense of comfort to your home with the cool frames you put your snapshots in! To help you get started, our Editor SIMS has provided her favorite frames! Email us your favorite frames in your home & comment below with your thoughts.

Time to accessorize, your home décor that is!  As Culture Vultures, it’s our job to do any and everything with style. Even something as simple as using a serving tray, transform it with a designer touch and use for many unique household purposes. Trays aren’t just for serving food, they can be used to glam up so many parts of your home.  Put one tray on your living room coffee table and compliment it with a vase of flowers and a stack of Vogue magazines.  Or make it a jewelry holder!  Brainstorm and be creative CV’s as we teach you how to create your very own designer tray.
 The first step is actually buying a serving tray.  You can purchase one online for as low as $10.  You have the option of purchasing a plain tray so you can spray paint it and add your own touch to it, or one with designs.  Second step is about going all out! I’d personally buy some gold spray paint and get to work.  This is about your creativity, so the choice is yours!  Lastly, order a high-end fashion label decal to stick on your tray.  Then there you have it, your very own designer serving tray.  Take a pick and share some of your very own with the Culture Vulture.

Have you ladies been taking care of your purses?  I know it’s random, but it’s a very important question to ask.  Think about it.  You’ve put your hard earned cash into treating yourself to a LV speedy (a very timeless piece to purchase, I might add!) so it’s only right that you treat it with the utmost care.   Whenever you purchase a designer bag, the cashier puts it in a cloth bag called a dust cover.  Those cloth bags preserve the condition of the bag, so it’ll always look brand new! a.k.a getting your dollars worth.  Designer bags are usually leather, which means the temperature could affect the condition of the bag as well.  That means no hot and wet environments.  So be careful in the rain.  These simple bag treatments will keep your bag in tack and give it everlasting results so in years you can pass it down to your little fashionista!

1.Brighton, England- Stop by this town on the south coast of England and enjoy life by the seaside.  Take a stroll on the century old pier then unleash your inner child and enjoy the arcade game and amusement rides. 

2. Burma- Go get lost in the Golden Land with some of the worlds top religious monuments.  The mind blowing golden temples will captivate your soul!

3. Cabo- If you’re looking for a place to party, this is the country for you!  Known for its epic nightlife, Cabo is one of Mexico’s top five tourist destinations.

4. St. Tropez- - Enjoy your summer ashore with relaxing beaches and yacht rides located on the French Riviera.  Come back with the tan you’ve always dreamed of!

5. Bali- Go get spiritually cleansed by Bali, the famed Island of the Gods.  Real paradise is located right here, with the various landscapes and archaeological attractions.

6. Melbourne – Instead of the crazy party scene are you more of a peaceful, take a walk in the park type of gal?  Well Melbourne is the place to be! Known for its beautiful parks and gardens, relax and take a walk on the calm side

7. Ibiza, Spain- Why club hop when you can cave rave? Yes, party cave style!  Ibiza is the party capital of the world.  But if you’re trying to stray away from the party scene, catch a bus or taxi and get in touch with your inner hippie at the hippie market.

8. Thailand- Can you guess the first place you need to visit when you get to Thailand besides your hotel? Duh, the spa silly! Take advantage of the amazing spa culture and get pampered like the Queen that you are.

9. Prague- Time to get medieval! Walk through the city of tall castles and eerie gargoyles.  Known for it high quality brews, top off each experience with a beer. Cheers!

10. Abu Dhabi- Take a break into the future and get blown away by this cities futuristic architecture.  Jaw dropping skyscrapers that will have you thinking you’re dreaming.  Hold off on the pinching sweetie, you’re awake!

Incense are magical sticks made of all natural ingredients that promote the idea of peace with the shape shifting smoke that fills the air.  Not only do these magical wands create a fantastic aroma, they are commonly used for meditation to achieve focus and positive energy.  So light one on your stressful day and get centered! Or watch the smoke change forms as the incense ash away.  Having a one of a kind incense holder can add the proper feng shui to your home as well as your own stylish touch.  Check out these eye catching incense holders that could also be living room centerpieces.  All pieces approved by the Culture Vulture.


Hey Culture Vultures, be flirty and stylish with a tulle skirt this season! Dress up a simple top with the perfect poofy skirt for a girly and feminine look this Spring. If you like to get crafty you can even make your own skirt with a satin waist band, tulle, and a simple hand stitch! -OR- we at the Culture Vulture love how Cotton & Curls shows how to make the perfect DIY tulle skirt with your girls! Check it out here.  Rock your skirt with the perfect ankle strap heels and a crop top or sweater! & hey! Don't forget your sunnies as the perfect touch & a clutch.

The symbolism behind prayer beads can be interpreted differently depending on the branch of faith.  Religious faiths such as Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and others use these beads for different purpose.  The origin of its use has no exact date but it’s clear that these beads have carried it’s relevance throughout history because of it’s impact in fashion.  Prayer beads are popular for necklaces and bracelets, but are they used for it’s exact purpose or is it just a mere act of accessorizing?  The cross has also been a popular fashion statement that causes controversy.  Some people may argue that it demeans the universal symbol of Christ’s death and shouldn’t be worn for just a fashion statement. Does that mean it is loosing its religious meaning? Share your thoughts with us.

Summer is approaching and I don't know about you guys - but all I can think about is where I'm going to jet off to next, and what i'm going to wear! I've been in search of the perfect bathing suit for the last couple wks to wear in England & France this Summer and I found 7 perf suits I MUST HAVE for Europe :) Check them out and hopefully this will inspire you all to find the perfect suits for you as well! So find a place to soak up the sun this summer & if you like my choices - heres where you can purchase my faves :]


Gold accented pieces from your accessories to your home decorum will always represent royalty.  Ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used gold to accessorize their attire and ornamentation.  And you know how chic they were! Try making a statement  with these cool pieces adored by the team at The Culture Vulture!

I bet you ladies can relate to having a world of your own inside of your purse.  Walking down the street with the latest handbag, yet the inside looks a total mess.  Yes, I’m a victim of it too.  Well nobody said it was against the rules of fashion to have a purse inside of the one you have, right?  I see it as the more the merrier!  Too many times have I experienced a pad randomly falling out of my purse landing on the middle of the floor or taking hours rummaging through all of the junk in my bag looking for my lip gloss.  Well its time for some trendy toiletry zip up pouches that you can throw inside of your bag.  Keep your woman essentials all in one place.  Tampons, lip gloss, mirror, eye liner, headphones, charger and any important item you can’t leave the house without. This makes your purse more organized and bag switching much easier!

Every girl wants a killer bag to rock in all settings, but unfortunately we sometimes give in to the current trend instead of thinking longterm. For instance, I recently purchased the Alexander Wang Rocco, and REGRETTED it. The bag weighed 3 lbs empty, and the quality did not equate to the price. I honestly only purchased it because it was on trend - and not for its timeless rating. BUT let my lesson learned be your new rule when it comes to purchasing handbags ladies! Buy for years down the road, and keep quality in mind! You can spend $30 on a bag at TJMaxx, and it may be stylish - but chances are 5 years from now it won't be in pristine condition. In honor of the stylish and timeless handbags out there that have held me down over the years - our team at The Culture Vulture has brought you a list of our top 4 timeless handbags of the upmost quality.


Enjoy and happy shopping!

I feel warm weather with cool wet refreshing breezes that hit my face as my bare feet stand firmly into the sand.  I’m in the perfect position because I have a clear view of the suns disappearance and the moons greeting.  All the elements of nature are present meaning as i walk away from the beach huge sequoia trees begin to hover over me, colorful plants that grace the forest floor and mind blowing landscapes that remind me of how momentous life is.  The more I walk, the ongoing sight of trees eventually stop and I end up on a cliff that overlook mountain tops.  Silence.  Nothing but the natural sounds of the Earth ring in my ear.  Suddenly my eyes prop open and I’m back in my room.  Different sounds enter my ear, sounds of my everyday life.  I suddenly feel at peace because my mind was able to take me to a place of my own.  My very own place of peace.  Physically I couldn’t get away but mentally is just as powerful.  When in stress, close your eyes and create your own getaway of peace.

Ah the spring time…. A beautiful time when the leaves begin to grow back on trees and the bright and beautiful sun greet us with open arms.  It’s the season to appreciate the sun and all of its energy that it provides.  Ever wondered why on cloudy days all you want to do is sleep?  Or in the winter time you think of any possible reason not to leave your house?  Well its simple.  The Sun.  Just like plants, the human body can also absorb the same energy that the Sun provides for nourishment.  That explains, the joviality the spring and summer time brings. 

Did you know that it was possible to live off of just the suns energy and water…. Meaning no food at all!  Don’t believe it? Well it has been done.  A man named Hira Ratan Manek lived off of the sun for 11 years with a practice called sun gazing.  This art was practiced by many cultures including, the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs and Native Americans.  There have also been other accounts of people living off of this same practice today.  Also the continuation of this practice will eventually lead to higher levels of vitamin D and the healing of certain diseases.

Are you guys up for the challenge?

Its time to sun gaze!  Take at least 10 seconds out of your day, stand outside and stare at the sun (not directly at it or you’ll go blind!).   But first there are a couple of rules you must follow.  Rule number one is you have to be barefoot so you could have more contact with the Earth.  Rule number two is it has to be done either an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset.  If you would like to continue this robust practice, each day remember to increase by 10 second intervals. Let your body soak up all the nutrients the sun gives us undoubtedly.  Then share with us either a picture of your perfect sun gazing pose or your feelings afterwards.

Umm am I the only one who would love to go back to the 1920’s just for the fashion scene?  Imagine seeing Coco Chanel in her prime!  Popular fashion pieces today such as furs and wide brimmed hats have been recycled for years because it was an influence of the 20’s.  Thanks to the roaring 20’s, it’s okay for us ladies to have some EDGE! From shortening their skirts to wearing gaudy make up, we’ve pushed those standards to the limit by tatting our bodies and rocking gold fronts.  They rebelled against the status quo and made the statement that generations of women will pay homage to for an eternity.  
 We all have a million things to do, and just about everyone is admittedly a bit spacey when it comes to remembering everything on their to do list. So as an ode to all the unorganized women out there, we're sharing links on where to get our favorite designer agendas! Thank us later by adding "Check out The Culture Vulture for new posts" to your to-do-list.

For interior decor that is! & our team at The Culture Vulture is obsessed with fun garland as a way to spice up your home! Lucky for you we've put together a list of the top retailers for reasonable priced garland! Read more to check out our top picks! Happy tasseling this Spring!

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