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I must admit this last trip to St. Lucia had me bummed out before we even left LA. Traveling the day after Christmas leaving my family just felt kinda icky. Yes, I am a seasoned flight attendant accustomed to traveling on average 15 days a month, but for some reason 8 days on an island alone was making me feel sad. Fortunately, the lovely people and culture of St. Lucia were able to turn that around rather quickly.

Workcation: St. Lucia Stole My Heart

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The Tennille Life team had our company retreat in Encinitas last weekend and can I just say, it was AMAZING! Equally amazing though, was fitting luggage for 4 ladies in my car LOL. My car was loaded to the MAX! Sharing some of my travel essentials below! Click on the images above to shop! Disclosure: When you […]

TTL Retreat in Encinitas + My Travel Essentials

10/19/2023

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TTL Retreat in Encinitas Travel Essentials

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Hello! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a takeover, but as I settle back into my routine at home, I realize that just a month ago I was living in Seoul, meeting new people, and exploring the city. I have found myself trying to gain a sense of reality that the life I had […]

Guest Blog x Xia: Crossing Over to Adulthood

8/22/2023

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Family Dinner

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Ever since I was a little girl it has been my dream to visit Japan. Visiting Tokyo last month brought my childhood dream to life in the most extraordinary way.  Tokyo is such a magical city comprised of many distinct neighborhoods or districts, each offering something so unique and special. I couldn’t help falling in [...]

TTL’s Guide to Tokyo

8/15/2023

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TeamLab in Tokyo

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OMG darlings, it’s hard to believe that just a month ago I was exploring the streets of Seoul. As I reflect back on my time, I'm overwhelmed with gratefulness at the truly one of a kind special trip this was for myself and family. We did so many amazing things, that it's impossible to share [...]

10 Places to Visit in Seoul

8/01/2023

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Gyeonbokgung Palace in Seoul Korea

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Babes, it's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago I was in Korea and Japan exploring their beautiful cities and culture. It was a total pinch me moment, and I still can’t believe that I was able to visit both. While in Japan, I had the most beautiful stay at the Saka Hotel [...]

Saka Hotel in Kyoto, Japan

7/17/2023

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Saka Hotel Kyoto Review

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Wow It’s crazy to think that I’m already almost at the halfway mark of my stay in Korea. It feels like I’ve been here for a year! It might sound cheesy, but time really does fly when you’re having fun! Over the last few weeks, I have really gotten into the groove of living in [...]

Culture Shock in Korea | Guest blog by Xia

4/17/2023

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College Life in South Korea | Studying Abroad

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Last week I had the distinct pleasure and honor to be a panel speaker for Dove’s Love your Silver event. You darlings know how passionate I am about changing the narrative of white hair. As a woman who's embraced my silver hair for over 20 years I'm all too familiar with the harmful beauty ideals [...]

48 Hours in New York for Dove’s Love Your Silver Hair Event

4/03/2023

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48 Hours In New York

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As you know my Xia headed off for her international adventure in Seoul last month. She promised to keep us all up to date on her adventures so she's sharing her first monthly blog  all the way from South Korea. Reading these blogs are such a treat for me and babes, she's sharing some great [...]

Xia’s First Weeks in Korea

3/20/2023

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Xia's First Week in South Korea

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There were TEARS. Happy tears. Nervous tears. Lots and lots of tears babes! Honestly, I didn’t expect to be so emotional at our airport drop off but as soon as I saw Xia’s eyes well up I lost it too. In case you missed it, Xia will be studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea for […]

Xia’s Headed to South Korea!

2/27/2023

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Studying Abroad in South Korea

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Full confession babes. I don’t like camping. But, I’m sure you all knew that already LOL! I’m more of a 5 star hotel kind of girl. So when I was invited to the Cocokind “Glamping” Retreat at AutoCamp in Joshua Tree I was full-on expecting the trip to be at least a little outside of [...]

Glamping in Joshua Tree | Cocokind Retreat

1/23/2023

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Glamping at Autocamp in Joshua Tree

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It’s funny how life brings you full circle at the most unexpected times.  Such was the case with my recent stay in Napa at Auberge Du Soleil hosted by my lovely Caudalie family. Babes, I remember my VERY first Caudalie purchase like 6 or 8 years ago. It was their Beauty Elixir. I was on [...]

Overnight Trip to Napa x Caudalie

8/01/2022

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Napa Trip x Caudalie

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OMG darlings! I have had the most amazing birthday week. While my birthday isn’t until a few more days, this year, Carol and the girls insisted we celebrate with a relaxing getaway at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. In addition to my birthday, we also celebrated Xia’s 20th birthday and TTL's 6th year anniversary! You [...]

Birthday Vacation at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego

5/23/2022

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Instagram made me do it babes!! I have seen everybody and their Mama on social media posting selfie after selfie at the Cara Hotel.  This boutique hotel has come on the scene as the IT location with their coveted ‘gramable’ aesthetic that has us all flocking to experience it first hand…me included!!  So ya girl […]

Staycation at Cara Hotel

3/07/2022

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My Summer in Europe is over but I’m not ready to let go of my time there babes.  I find myself scrolling through photos saying “Wow T, how in the world is this your life??!!”  I mean this summer makes 5 years in a row that I have visited Rome and nearly a decade of [...]

Summer in Europe Wrap Up

10/06/2020

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La Meridien Nice Room View

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Summer 2020 is going down in TTL record books FOR SURE!!  Over the years I get the question, “Wow you're a flight attendant, have you been anywhere cool recently?!”  For me, if my happiness or job satisfaction was based on “cool destinations” life would be pretty damn miserable. I'm a make the most out of [...]

Croatia Travel Story

8/17/2020

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Croatia Travel Story

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As someone who ordinarily travels half the year, I like to think I’m an expert packer. Now don’t get me wrong, by no means am I a light packer. After all I don’t have to pay baggage fees. However, one thing I’ve learned as a professional traveler is how to pack the perfect travel essentials […]

My Travel Essentials

8/13/2020

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Travel Essentials | Travel Must Haves

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Darlings can you believe it...it’s been one complete week since arriving here in Zagreb, Croatia!!!  So incredibly remarkable because I am in a country I have ALWAYS wanted to visit BUT what makes it truly extraordinary is that I never imagined I'd be traveling to Croatia during the Covid pandemic!!! I mean I never thought [...]

Traveling to Croatia During the Covid Pandemic

8/09/2020

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Traveling to Croatia During the Covid Pandemic

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I must admit this last trip to St. Lucia had me bummed out before we even left LA. Traveling the day after Christmas leaving my family just felt kinda icky.  Yes, I am a seasoned flight attendant accustomed to traveling on average 15 days a month, but for some reason 8 days on an island […]

Workcation: St. Lucia Stole My Heart

1/13/2020

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Pigeon Island in St. Lucia

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Is it me guys or has Summer 2019 come and gone faster than ever??  We are midway through September and I’m seeing fall decor in every store, pumpkins in the market, and of course pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING.  I’m all for Fall but like I’m still sharing photos on Insta from my summer travel in Rome [...]

Workcation: My Summer Travel Story | Rome and Nice

9/16/2019

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Walking in Rome

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Sooooo darlings a couple flights ago I was chatting with my boss that August is my 10th year as a corporate flight attendant.  Not only that, but HE was also my 1st “rookie flight.” I say rookie because as an Ex-B-baller that was what he called me when he found out it was my very [...]

Workcation: Miami Travel Story

8/12/2019

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Miami Travel Story

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This last week has me feeling BEYOND grateful. Darlings I just returned from my first ever brand sponsored influencer trip with DevaCurl in Palm Springs and I am still pinching myself. You see, about two years ago my best friend Carol and I drove to Palm Springs to shoot some content for the blog. It […]

My Pinch Me Moment + Causebox Giveaway

6/30/2019

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Causebox Giveaway x The Tennille Life

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My life is a collection of moments and experiences. For me, those moments are further enhanced by the people I meet. My recent work trip to Park Hyatt St. Kitts - Nevis was filled with meaningful human connections and sooooo many unforgettable moments. It took mere minutes for me to go from LA girl to [...]

Park Hyatt St. Kitts Review: Doing Nothing in Style

2/18/2019

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Banana Bay Beach St. Kitts

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While on workcation in Texas last week I met a commercial flight attendant. She wanted to know all about how I became a corporate flight attendant and whether I had any advice to share about transitioning into corporate aviation. I’m actually frequently asked this question, so I thought I’d share my experience for any of […]

How to Become a Corporate Flight Attendant

4/05/2018

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Corporate Flight Attendant

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In celebration of turning 39, my bestie and I hit the road to Palm Springs. Let me just start by saying that if I had known girls’ weekends away were this amazing, I might have started taking them a lot sooner. To be honest, it wasn’t until about 4 years ago that Carol and I […]

Desert X: Doug Aitken’s Mirage | Time for Friendship

6/06/2017

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My day exploring NoLa’s Garden District will be one I’ll lock away in my treasure box of memories.  Walking down gorgeous canopied tree lined streets, experiencing delicious Creole food, and literally stalking gorgeous old New Orleans mansions – all of it was a living daydream. In true Tennille style, I dressed for my backdrop: a […]

Workcation: New Orleans Garden District

3/10/2017

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Garden at Commanders Palace

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New Orleans needs no introduction or fanfare.  The historic streets, rich Cajun and Creole flavors, beautiful art, and colorful sounds are its well-established treasures, speaking for the unique city for many decades.  While in town for the 2017 NBA All Star weekend I found myself smack-dab in the middle of Mardi Gras season – couldn’t […]

Workcation: NOLA French Quarter ❤︎ Mardi Gras

2/28/2017

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Mardi Gras Parade

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Admittedly, I have a major obsession with Medieval villages!!  I suppose living in Los Angeles which is modern and newly built by comparison, I am attracted to these marvelously historic and classic cities.  St. Paul is one of the oldest in the French Riviera.  This spectacular walled in village is well preserved and continues to […]

Workcation: St. Paul, France – Cote d’Azur

12/05/2016

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As a little girl I watched James Bond movies relentlessly…still do!!  Not sure what other 8 year olds were doing but I loved being dashed away on James’ adventures, visiting exotic locations.  Those movies certainly left a marked impression on me.  How do I get to those places I would think??  Well here I am!!  […]

Workcation: Monaco and Eze, France – Cote d’Azur

10/14/2016

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Monaco France

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Nestled in the middle of the Cote d’Azur between Cannes and Nice, this beach town romanced me with its quaint shops filled with local goods, open air farmer’s market and that French vibe of effortless living. “Love” is possibly my most used word…I can’t help it…I truly “love” so much! I suppose it’s my nature […]

Workcation: Antibes, France – Cote d’Azur

10/12/2016

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