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The Spring Issue

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EDITORS NOTE The Spring Issue | WILDLIFE New Adventures + New Heights. What do we mean by this? We love pushing the envelope with exploration. We have exploration in our veins. This 2019 we will travel to many lands, but we are most excited about our Australia adventure. Take a ride with us and see what Australia has to offer. This month we feature Cairns. Indulge in our feature of #COFFEEBREAK and see where you can sip coffee next. What can we learn from our daily life? Much. So try to remember it, try to illustrate it and definitely verbalize it. This Spring we are slowing down, taking time to relax and work on our goals for 2019.

Key Aesthetics Founding Editor

For more information or other inquiries, drop us an email or visit us online. Hello@KeyAesthetics.com @KeyAesthetics @KeyAestheticsMag Pinterest.com/KeyAesthetics Illustrations by Shanta Laster

Keyaesthetics The Spring Issue

Keyaesthetics THE L VE TRA ZINE A MAG

Spring 2019

What Will You Do This Spring? Artwork by Shanta Laster




Founding Creative Editor SHANTA LASTER

KeyAesthetics.com Published by LasterStudios Design

KeyAesthetics magazine is a bimonthly online publication that showcases fashion inspirations, travel and leisure activities that fit within our busy lives. The Founding Editor of KeyAesthetics draws upon her entrepreneurial strengths and corporate work experience from the past 20 years. Believing you can always reinvent yourself; the Editor takes her attention to details and marries it with her love for all things lovely. Since the 2013 launch, these inspirations are now keenly curated for the discerning kind on http://www.KeyAesthetics.com and the daily blog, http://www.keyaesthetics.wordpress.com.

“Life is a Theater. Invite your audience carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. Who is in your front row?�

SUBSCRIPTIONS Hello@KeyAesthetics.com WEBSITE DESIGN www.LasterStudios.com SALES and MEDIA KIT Hello@KeyAesthetics.com. For 24/7 customer service, please use our website. KeyAesthetics is a seasonal online magazine found at www.KeyAesthetics.com.

Spring 2019


Places to see and explore.

Atlantic Resort in China

San Miguel de Allende

Franschhoek, S.A.


“Living is seeing and Seeing is learning” – by KeyAesthetics


This Spring we will be in South Africa exploring the Franschhoek wine region and beach excursion in Plettenberg Bay. We will stay a few days R+R in the wine region just carrying on with our friends then we’ll fly back to Cape town and then onward to Plettenberg Bay to spend beach time at the house.

NEW IN ART Keyaesthetics @the_girl_daily_journal

The most wonderful moments start with just one sip.

We find art in fashion and fashion in art. –KeyAesethetics Founder



Paintings by Shanta All paintings are available for sales. Email us at sales@TheGirlDaily.com.

BERMUDA @soniavonwalterart

BERMUDA When we close our eyes, we see blue and we see white. We open them, and we see BERMUDA. The blue is for the sea and the white are for the roofs. It is a unique beauty like none other and when think of how we feel; we feel warmth.





Small Luxury + Classic oceanfront suites. Dependable service and quiet enjoyment. Fine dining right on the sea. We just love this escape. www.thelorenhotel.com

Art + Style


Art + Style Many of you are following us over at @the_girl_daily_journal, but those of you who are not, here is a mini-showcase of the artwork. #ArtworkbyShanta

Three Ways to Invest

1. DIY Style? Pick an online trading platform. For the person who likes to take matters in their own hands, you may want to consider Charles Schwab online or Acorns. Open an E-Trade account or invest your left over change for them to invest in high yield stocks for you. 2. Open an IRA When you open an IRA you have options of where to invest your money and how much you can earn over 1, 5 or 10 years. Roth IRA is money you already paid taxes on. Maximum investment is $5,500 per year into the Roth IRA. Traditional IRA is pre-tax money and you defer taxes until retirement. 3. CD Set up automatic transfers from your bank account to an investment or CD account (high yielding savings account). Take a percentage of your paycheck and do it automatically so you don’t have control.



The 6 Senses Spa in Gstaad.

Sanctuary Cap Cana - DR

Culinary Tour in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam


Cairns. There is much to be enjoyed while exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you take a self-drive, explore the rainforests or hit up Port Douglas Markets for shopping you won’t be disappointed. Speaking of Port Douglas Markets, you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone by shopping in open air while taking in the beautiful backdrop views of the Coral Sea and mountain ranges. When you choice to explore the Great Barrier Reef, you can do so by plane, boat or diving. Non-swimmer tours can enjoy it too with glass bottom boats.

Top 3 To Do in Cairns TOUR or DIVE GREAT BARRIER REEF: Best time to visit September to March for good water temperature. Best visibility is July to November. SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY: Departing every 15 minutes, this is the best way to glide above the rainforest. Book in advance! LIZARD ISLAND: A National Park covering over 1000 hectares and having its highest peak at the Cooks Look you will not be disappointed. Birds, diving, snorkeling, you name it. Plus stay at the exclusive private Lizard Island Resort for more pampering. Lizard island is not the only island there is also Heron Island , Orpheus Island and Haggerstone Island. SPRING 2019

Images via pinterst

PAINTINGS by Shanta Laster This season we have been using vibrant watercolor. We like the delicate balance of soft and old. Take the journey with us over at The_Girl_Daily_Journal

What we are Reading

1. Art Issue by KeyAesthetics Duh of course we read our own publication. We are never so attached that we cannot learn something new with each page we read.

2. Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef Adventure 101 for newbies to Australia.

3. Draw Your Day Be inspired by your daily life. Keep a journal or a sketchbook of your sketches.

4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz An unforgettable real-life story that took us breathe away and had us on the edge of our seats. A “hopeful recreation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust� KeyAestheticsMagazine.com

ART Spotlight: CHAGALL

Anne Heyward Taylor became known for her prints illustrating life in the South Carolina Low country, including agricultural subjects both past and present, local fauna and flora, architecture, street scenes, and the city's tradespeople. (Wikipedia 2018) k

Photos courtesy of GCMA_SC



Places with KeyAesthetics


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Featured: Old Adriance Farm; The Hill (Hudson Valley); and Crested Hen Farms. Opposite page: A Private Estate, Nostrano Vineyards and The Hanger at Candleight Inn.



Take a little break with us as we venture through our favorite coffee spots. @Pinterest/CoffeeBreak


Drinking Coffee - Places Central Perk CafĂŠ (Friends). Tour and be on the set via WB Studio Tours. Soak in pure brewed coffee at the Yunessun Spa Resort Onsen in Japan NY Coffee Festival Oct 11-13, 2019

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MOROCCO – Marrakech


There are many places to hide and seek in Morocco and Marrakech never disappoints. Our top 3 locations: La Sultana Hotel | Palais Aziza & Spa | Royal Mansour


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KeyAesthetics - Spring 2019  

The Spring Issue highlighting Bermuda, Cairns and Morocco.

KeyAesthetics - Spring 2019  

The Spring Issue highlighting Bermuda, Cairns and Morocco.