Travel

07.27.16

Tuscany and Florence, Italy

The list of places I’ve traveled to isn’t especially long, but I feel …

The list of places I’ve traveled to isn’t especially long, but I feel confident saying that Tuscany may be the most perfect place on earth. It’s that dreamy combination of those rolling hills, tiny little towns, old buildings, and all that Italian wine. I was sure Florence would be my favorite place in …

Life Lately

07.22.16

2016 No. 21: Summertime and Sales

For some reason, I’ve made it to the pool once this summer and …

For some reason, I’ve made it to the pool once this summer and haven’t gotten around to some of my favorite summer activities. And I’m from California, so I live for warm summer days that feel a little like home. Anything below 50 or above 85 is out of my …

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07.15.16

2016 No. 20: Life Lately

It's finally Friday and I'm excited for a weekend that hopefully won't involve crawling into …

It's finally Friday and I'm excited for a weekend that hopefully won't involve crawling into bed at 8PM because I'm on Paris time.

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07.08.16

2016 no. 19: And I’m Back

After the most amazing few weeks in Tuscany, Florence, Rome, and Paris, I am …

After the most amazing few weeks in Tuscany, Florence, Rome, and Paris, I am finally back in Chicago. And while I loved my time away, it's so good to come home to the pup, only 12 unread emails, and to start and end the work week on a Friday.

Life Lately

07.02.16

2016 no 18: Life Lately Italy Edition

Spending a week in Italy with just one post ready to publish will …

Spending a week in Italy with just one post ready to publish will result in a slight lack of content. I'm at the airport headed to one of my favorite cities and think it's time for an update.

Life Lately

06.20.16

Weekending: Music and Rosé All Day

This weekend moved slowly but felt jam packed full of music, fun, and a …

This weekend moved slowly but felt jam packed full of music, fun, and a new favorite spot in Chicago.

Life Lately

06.17.16

2016 no 17: Getting Ready for Italy

How are we halfway through June!? The days flew by this week and …

How are we halfway through June!? The days flew by this week and just like that, it's Friday. Two work days and two weekend days and then I'm off to Italy! …

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06.13.16

2016 no. 16: Life Lately

I sort of fell off the grid the past few weeks, but it's summer, …

I sort of fell off the grid the past few weeks, but it's summer, I'm finally feeling better, and I am one week away from leaving for Italy! If you follow me on instagram, you know (some of) what I've been up to, but I think it's time for a little catch-up …

Travel

06.02.16

A Week in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina

Earlier this year, Conor and I spent a week in Argentina and aside from …

Earlier this year, Conor and I spent a week in Argentina and aside from a few posts on instagram, I never posted anything on my blog. Reema put a story together for The Everygirl, but today, I'm finally sharing some of my favorite photos, spots, and memories from our first international trip …

Life Lately

05.31.16

Holiday Weekending

Nothing beats warm temps, sunshine, and laying out by the pool on a long, holiday …

Nothing beats warm temps, sunshine, and laying out by the pool on a long, holiday weekend. Unfortunately, my 3 day weekend didn't turn out as planned, but it was still nice to enjoy a little relaxation at home.

Travel

05.24.16

What to Pack for a 24 Hour Getaway

I've always been a notorious over-packer but after taking one long trip and …

I've always been a notorious over-packer but after taking one long trip and six that were three days or less, I've learned a thing or two. And all those quick 1-2 day trips will force a girl to only pack the essentials. So I thought I'd share what I actually bring with me, …

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05.23.16

2016 no. 15: Home tour and Anniversary

The past few months have included trips to Iceland, Los Angeles, Dallas, DC, New …

The past few months have included trips to Iceland, Los Angeles, Dallas, DC, New York, and Denver. A travel schedule that has meant more trips in 3 months than I'd usually take an entire year. There aren't any more work trips lined up this year, and I have an entire month on …

Career

05.20.16

How I Launched and Grew my First Business

I started blogging without any real purpose or plan back in 2007. And …

I started blogging without any real purpose or plan back in 2007. And at the risk of sounding ancient, blogging isn't what it used to be. There were no thoughts of growing my site or partnering with brands. There was no instagram or snapchat. There weren't very many bloggers out there at all–nothing compared …

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05.16.16

2016 No. 14: NYC and A New Site

This past week included a few days in NYC, hosting a dinner, and …

This past week included a few days in NYC, hosting a dinner, and filming the first half of a video for a brand we're working with, so come Friday night, I found myself committed to staying in all weekend. Temps in the 40s-50s and knowing I'll be on a plane later …

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05.09.16

2016 No 13

While I've never really wanted a "normal" routine, I'm in need of a …

While I've never really wanted a "normal" routine, I'm in need of a few weeks of what I think normal should look like. I get stressed out pretty easily, so the travel, projects, home tour, side projects, new hires, our managing editor all leaving for two weeks, and most recently, last-minute video …

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04.29.16

2016 no. 12

It's Friday and I'm not traveling for two weeks! Excited to have some …

It's Friday and I'm not traveling for two weeks! Excited to have some much-needed time at home to finish my place, eat healthy, and work out regularly now that I'm able to work out again. I never thought I'd be excited about not traveling, probably because I never did much …

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04.20.16

2016 no. 11

...And I'm back. Here's what's been going on since I posted a week …

...And I'm back. Here's what's been going on since I posted a week ago. The Everygirl launched our third sofa collaboration with Interior Define and have added the Caitlin sofa to the mix. We named this one after our first intern, Caitlin (Brown) Timson. She'll arrive at my place in white linen …

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04.09.16

2016 no. 10

It's the 14th week of 2016 this is my 10th weekly recap post.

It's the 14th week of 2016 this is my 10th weekly recap post. Not bad, eh? I've actually felt like blogging lately which is a welcome change, but feel a bit stuck, so consider this an open invite to suggest some post topics. My full-time job and a few graphic design …

Recipes

04.05.16

A Simple Spring Caprese Salad

Almost every time I order a salad at a restaurant, I’m left wondering …

Almost every time I order a salad at a restaurant, I’m left wondering how I can create it at home. And every time I make a salad at home, I’m left completely underwhelmed. Except for my friend Meg’s recipe, and this light, delicious, un-groundbreaking, and springy salad I’m about to …

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04.03.16

2016 No. 9

It snowed yesterday (ugh), and while I'm so ready for spring and summer, I …

It snowed yesterday (ugh), and while I'm so ready for spring and summer, I used that weather as perfect excuse for a cozy day indoors. It meant blogging, giving my site a little facelift, working on two website installs for design clients, and take-out and Downton with Conor last night. My Sunday …

Career

03.31.16

A Day in the Life (and running The Everygirl)

After receiving a few requests for a “day in the life” post, I …

After receiving a few requests for a “day in the life” post, I decided to start writing. And nearly two months later, here I am hitting publish. Maybe it’s because it’s my life, or maybe it’s the fact that my day-to-day really isn’t that exciting (because it’s not), but I’m …