Social Media

The future success of companies and brands lies in their ability to understand and capture consumers like me via social media. Through passion and experience, I developed an informative plan for brands to optimize their business across platforms. At age sixteen, I hosted multiple seminars in the Seattle area and began presenting to private offices [...]

About Me

Hello! I’m Declan Chapin. A friend of my parents once described me as a “renaissance woman.” As a foodie, an avid traveller, a book worm, an amateur photographer, and a health and wellness freak, I believe this accurately describes me. Above all, I am a business student at the University of Texas at Austin, fascinated [...]

Spirit of Paris

It is hard to imagine a more festive time in Paris than the third weekend of June. Between “Fete de la Musique” (World Music Day), Men’s Fashion Week, and Summer Solstice, there was no shortage of celebration. Last summer, my mom and I landed serendipitously in Paris in the midst of it all on June [...]

Austin Hotels

Hotel San Jose: Located in the most vibrant neighborhood, Hotel San Jose offers minimalist bungalows, a lush courtyard, and beautiful pool. Jo's Coffee delivered to guests in bed, custom kimonos, and signature frosé by the pool are a few of the ways HSJ is the most special spot in the city.LINE: Overlooking Town Lake, the [...]

People &Places- Barcelona, Mallorca, & Ibiza

Barcelona introduced us to tapas, Sangria, and the first of many Spanish beaches during my family’s stay this summer.  We loved the location of our hotel because it was in the heart of the city and not far from the beach. Most of our time was spent exploring the Gothic Quarter, shopping different neighborhoods, and [...]

Spring Break In Tokyo & Kyoto

There is a delicate balance between the modern and historic aspects of Japan with a harmonic rhythm that connects the two.  The culture, beauty, and stimulation is richer than any country I have ever experienced. Before my recent visit, I had never been to Asia, had not watched an episode of animé, and spoke not [...]