From New York, it's a super quick flight and I had heard such amazing things that I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Plus it was perfect for my whole family: historic city to explore and gorgeous beaches just a quick boat ride away.Read More
The Select FileS
Consider these Files a distillation of years, days, months and hours spent researching, searching, tagging, pinning, asking for information and giving recommendations. They are your resource for all things beauty and fashion, your online travel guides, social guides, holiday catalog, life coach, design consultant and anything else in your life that might benefit from an exchange of thoughts and information.
The world is big and life is a work in progress. And these are just my 7 cents.
Sunblock. Ugh. It's a necessary evil, I know (especially since not only has age created a need for reading glasses, but has given me sun-induced brown spots ALL OVER MY FACE), but it's so hard to find something I can wear on my face in the heat and humidity that doesn't make me feel like I'm suffocating.Read More
I am a hideously bad packer. I mean – so bad. Here’s my process: the day before a trip I make a list of what I’m doing while away and then I choose one outfit for each event. And then I take 3000 other articles of clothing and jam them into the bag on top of what I’m actually going to use. Bad, bad packer.Read More
So I know I shouldn't be making this site (blog) about politics, but if you're anything like me, you're probably feeling a little (a lot) helpless and a little (a lot) scared about what's going on in our world right now.Read More
I'm going to Mexico this week. Back to Tulum for my husband's birthday. It's one of my favorite places on earth and while I wrote all of this quite some time ago, I wanted to republish to voice my love for Mexico and also to give anyone who may have missed it a chance to get to know this special place.Read More
There are a lot of times when my attempts at cooking fall short and my kids are forced to have "breakfast for dinner" because dinner for dinner is inedible. So naturally ribs have always been intimidating to me.Read More
Despite the fact that this winter hasn't been as cold as it could be (or could get), I've been very into using my slow cooker lately, and even more interested in things that are hearty and easy to make (hello, one pot wonders!). So here's another one I made this past week, and guess where I got the recipe? That's right: Food52! I love this pulled fork because it's soupy enough to eat over rice but it just as easily makes a great taco or topping on a salad. Enjoy!Read More
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is coming, but it is. And while the results of the general election may have left some of us feeling not all that thankful, it's probably a good time for us to gather together with friends and family and take a break from the 24-hour news cycle. It's also a good time to eat way too much turkey.Read More
I am admittedly not a huge fan of the juice craze (is it still a craze?). I don't love drinking greens and I also don't love not eating food. What I do, love, though, are rich, yummy, nutrient-dense smoothies that make me feel like I'm drinking a milkshake. Except I'm not.Read More
We are well on our way to the last official day of summer and the unofficial start of fall. And while temperatures are sure to stay above 80 for the next few weeks, this is the time of the year when we start to dream about jeans, sweaters, boots and jackets. So with that in mind, I compiled a few of my favorite things for fall. At least for now. Enjoy!Read More