Travel

11.23.16

Road Trip: Big Sur and Santa Barbara

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s …

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s time to wrap up our time inCalifornia. We spent a weekend in wine country and a day in San Francisco before driving through Big Sur where we stayed in a yurt before heading down to Santa Barbara …

Organization

11.18.16

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new …

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new puppy, travel, and working on holiday content, things have felt pretty up in the air. In order to simplify things, I’ve pared down everything else from kitchen tools and beauty products to clothes and cars. And knowing …

Holiday

Recipes

11.16.16

15 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make This Year

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a …

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a flight on the busiest travel day of the year to spend Thanksgiving in New York with Conor’s family before he and I head to Copenhagen. Along with feeling lucky to spend the holidays with his family (they really …

Travel

11.14.16

22 Hours in San Francisco

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with …

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with less than 24 hours in the city, tried to squeeze in some sight seeing in between lunch, coffee, dinner, and post-dinner plans. Tried to squeeze in as many friends as possible! So we dropped our bags at Hotel G before heading …

Life Lately

11.11.16

2016 no. 32

We’re off to Indiana for Conor’s cousin’s wedding today which means two things. First, …

We’re off to Indiana for Conor’s cousin’s wedding today which means two things. First, that I have to deal with the anxiety of leaving two dogs for the first time. And second, that I get to take most of the day off today! Spending a little more time working on The …

Life Lately

11.01.16

2016 No. 31

The past few weeks have been full of change. Conor and I got …

The past few weeks have been full of change. Conor and I got a new rescue dog, moved in to a new home together, and spent 11 days road tripping through California two days after moving into our new home. It’s been a little overwhelming but really exciting, too. I was …

Travel

10.31.16

A Weekend in Wine Country

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma for Alaina’s wedding and …

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma for Alaina’s wedding and ended in Malibu for the wedding of one of my oldest friends from high school. We dropped our bags off at Macarthur Place and went straight to the welcome party. Friday’s wine tasting at Kendall-Jackson was so …

Entertaining

10.28.16

A Rooftop Soirée and Blackberry Thyme Spritzer Recipe

 Last month, I partnered with Paramount Events partnered to put together a rooftop …

 Last month, I partnered with Paramount Events partnered to put together a rooftop soirée for friends to celebrate the change of the seasons. Paramount crafted a signature cocktail for the event–a blackberry and thyme spritzer. which they’re sharing below. Guests enjoyed charcuterie and cheese boards with house-made croissants and three types of hummus.

Recipes

10.20.16

15 Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall and Winter

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. So …

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. So I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite mostly paleo slow cooker recipes (like this Whole30 friendly pot roast) that I rely on for cozy fall and winter nights. My no. 1: Against All Grain’s Thai beef stew Sweet potato …

Life Lately

10.07.16

2016 no. 30

It's been an eventful week. Two photo shoots for The Everygirl, two family portrait …

It's been an eventful week. Two photo shoots for The Everygirl, two family portrait sessions, new puppy, and next week, I'm moving to a new place in Chicago and then traveling to California to for two weddings. At least it's Friday, right? …

Life Lately

09.30.16

Things I Like No: 3

It's the last day of September and it's finally starting to look and feel …

It's the last day of September and it's finally starting to look and feel like fall. And after what felt like a very rough week, I'm feeling like myself again.

Life Lately

09.23.16

2016 No 29: Friday

The first few days of fall have felt a lot like summer and …

The first few days of fall have felt a lot like summer and like everyone else, I’m looking forward to breaking out my sweaters and favorite booties. Leaves are slowly starting to fall on the ground and these warm days are a reminder that summer is fleeting. I’m ready for sweater weather but plan on enjoying …

Recipes

09.22.16

12 Healthy, Grain Free Pumpkin Recipes to Get you Through Fall

I may be halfway through my favorite fall candle, but today marks the …

I may be halfway through my favorite fall candle, but today marks the first official day of fall. It is officially seasonally appropriate to start talking about what just might be everyone’s favorite time of year. I’ve seen a few leaves on the ground but am still waiting for that …

Life Lately

09.19.16

The End of Summer

The last summer weekend was one of my favorite summer weekends. We celebrated …

The last summer weekend was one of my favorite summer weekends. We celebrated my birthday with margaritas, dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, and a rooftop end of summer/birthday party. Can't believe there are just three more days until summer '16 comes to an end.

Life Lately

09.16.16

2016 No 27: Life Lately

It’s been 10 days since my last life update minus some big news I …

It’s been 10 days since my last life update minus some big news I shared earlier this week. Here’s what I’ve been up to. It’s my birthday weekend and Conor’s birthday next weekend, so we’re throwing a rooftop party on Sunday. I’ll share more details later, but I’ve been working on a few …

Life Lately

09.07.16

Things I Like no 2: My Story in Rue Magazine

The new issue of Rue Magazine is live and there’s an article penned by yours …

The new issue of Rue Magazine is live and there’s an article penned by yours truly on why I’m happy things didn’t work out the way I thought I wanted them to. I shared a little bit of what I went through during my 20s and 30s as well as what it’s like to …

Travel

09.06.16

Three Days in Reykjavik, Iceland

Earlier this year, I spent three days in Reykjavik, Iceland and a few of my …

Earlier this year, I spent three days in Reykjavik, Iceland and a few of my photos made it to The Everygirl, but I never posted anything here. It was a quick trip, and Iceland’s terrain is incredible–unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to go back! Here’s a recap of my time in a …

Life Lately

09.05.16

2016 no. 26: 2 Week Catch-up

A few weeks ago, I wrote about falling off the grid and wanting …

A few weeks ago, I wrote about falling off the grid and wanting to be better about getting out of the house and making plans with friends. The past two weeks, I co-worked at Soho House and Left Coast. And I met friends for a few pool days, flywheel, a rosé tasting, lunch, …

Recipes

09.02.16

In the Kitchen: Paleo Donuts

I tricked some non-paleo friends into enjoying these baked apple cinnamon “donuts”. All …

I tricked some non-paleo friends into enjoying these baked apple cinnamon “donuts”. All you need to get started is this little donut pan. And all this stuff. Ingredients: 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup arrowroot flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs (these …

Travel

08.31.16

Fall Travel Plans

My first trip to Europe back in 2013 left me with a serious case …

My first trip to Europe back in 2013 left me with a serious case of wanderlust, and I spent the next few years dreaming of leaving the country again. And then it happened. Earlier this year, I visited South America for the first time when I traveled to Buenos Aires and Mendoza, …

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