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.
It's hard to fathom what's going on in Texas right now. With unprecedented flooding and more to come (by the time the storm dissipates it will have dumped 25 trillion gallons of rain on the state), everyone affected by Harvey needs help, and they need it fast. In fact, the National Weather Service has suggested this storm could be the worst the U.S. has ever seen. Here's how you can helpRead More
Summer has FINALLY arrived and it's gonna be a scorcher, which means floaty dresses all day, every day. From beach bbq to garden party, these dresses will keep you looking perfect and feeling cool.
So I am going to write out loud here and work through what it means so we can all be on the same page. Then I'm gonna go through my newly cleaned out medicine cabinet and let you know what I really love that's clean. Like, really clean. Ready? OK.Read More
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
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