Career

05.25.17

How to Organize Your Inbox

I'm about to change your life with these tips and tricks for a …

I'm about to change your life with these tips and tricks for a seamlessly organized inbox.

Travel

04.03.17

Three Days in Porto, Portugal

After spending three days in Lisbon, Portugal, we took the train to Porto. It …

After spending three days in Lisbon, Portugal, we took the train to Porto. It was love at first sight. While walking through the city we stumbled upon this miradouro as the sun set and it was magic. The tiles in Porto are even better than those of Lisbon. The only thing I couldn’t …

Organization

02.15.17

How To Organize Your Life

Most of us went into the new year with a plan to get …

Most of us went into the new year with a plan to get organized this year We wrote lists, made goals, and for the most part, felt really excited about them. But in a few weeks, we go back to the same old things we did last year. So consider …

Career

02.07.17

How I Became a Blog Designer

When I asked what you wanted me to write about this year, my …

When I asked what you wanted me to write about this year, my career seemed to be a recurring theme. So let’s starts where it all began–a decade ago this coming April–with my blog and my graphic design business, The Design Girl. Have you stopped laughing? I’m really bad at …

Travel

01.31.17

Winter Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

After going on 12 trips and 30+ flights last year–which was a huge …

After going on 12 trips and 30+ flights last year–which was a huge change for me, by the way–I learned a thing or two about what to pack and what to keep in my carry-on. I shared some of my favorite products 6 months ago and although these essentials work …

Recipes

01.30.17

12 Paleo Recipes to Make With Your Spiralizer

Spiralizer recipes are actually the perfect way way to incorporate more vegetables into …

Spiralizer recipes are actually the perfect way way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. While I’m no longer strictly Paleo, I prefer eating clean. Because of this, I try to choose from a variety of vibrant, nutrient-dense vegetables that are healthy. So I choose ingredients that are easily digestible …

Recipes

01.19.17

Paleo Chicken and Lime Soup

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this …

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this time, Conor’s mom joined me. And my friend Katie is doing Whole30, so it’s been fun having people to share recipes and snack ideas with. We found a delicious soup recipe and modified it a bit, and last weekend, I …

Travel

12.28.16

What to Do and See in Copenhagen, Denmark at Christmastime

Last month, I flew from New York to Copenhagen for 3 days, back …

Last month, I flew from New York to Copenhagen for 3 days, back to NYC, and finally, home to Chicago. The trip was a bit of a whirlwind but was so worth it. I haven’t been to that many places but there’s something special about Copenhagen Denmark. A magical city …

Recipes

12.22.16

15 Paleo Desserts to Make this Christmas

Are you looking to eat a little cleaner and healthier this holiday season? …

Are you looking to eat a little cleaner and healthier this holiday season? Or do you want to feel a little less guilty when making something sweet? Or maybe you just want to feel better. If that’s the case, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some of my …

Travel

12.13.16

What To See and Do in Los Angeles

The move, holiday craziness, and travel really slowed me down over here, so …

The move, holiday craziness, and travel really slowed me down over here, so I’m a little behind on travel posts. Wrapping up our California road trip which ended in my hometown of Los Angeles. I couldn’t wait to show Conor where I’m from and to finally introduce him to my (tiny) …

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 …

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s time to wrap up our time in California. 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 …

Holiday

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 …

Travel

11.14.16

How to Spend a Day in San Francisco

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

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! How to spend a day …

Travel

10.31.16

A Weekend in Wine Country

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma and ended in …

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma 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 out to enjoy one of my favorite destinations in California. Here’s how we spent …

Entertaining

10.28.16

A Rooftop Party and 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 …

Recipes

10.20.16

The Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

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

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. I’m not ready for winter, but there’s something warm and satisfying about slow cooker meals. So I’ve rounded up my favorite mostly paleo slow cooker recipes (like this Whole30 friendly pot roast) that I rely on for cozy …

Holiday

10.10.16

Paleo Apple and Pumpkin Dessert Recipes to Enjoy This Fall

After a few years of strict paleo, I started to scale back. And …

After a few years of strict paleo, I started to scale back. And I’m all for a little healthy balance, but if I’m being honest, I’ve gotten lazy. So I’m going back to my mostly paleo roots.  More on the way I eat later. Everyone’s posting photos picking apples and …

Life Lately

10.07.16

What I’ve Been Up To

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

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? Here’s what I’ve been up to.  What I’ve …

Travel

09.06.16

What to See and Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Earlier this year, I spent three days in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was a …

Earlier this year, I spent three days in Reykjavik, Iceland. 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 land with no trees, crystal blue water, geyers, and the prettiest horses you’ve ever …

Recipes

09.02.16

Easy Paleo Apple Cinnamon 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. I’m trying to be healthier but love a treat as much as everyone else, so I made these relatively easy donuts (they’re more cake-like, but I’m into …