Travel

11.30.22

Gifts for the Traveler

If you’re looking for gifts for the traveler, I’m rounding up the best …

If you’re looking for gifts for the traveler, I’m rounding up the best gifts for your friend or family member this holiday season, I’ve got you covered. These are the best travel gifts for frequent travelers – from road trips to long-haul flights and everything in between, finding the perfect …

Family

11.15.22

Disneyland vs Disney World and Our Experience at Disneyland

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure …

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Truthfully, I was never in between Disneyland vs Disney World – it was always California for us. I want to share our experience at the Magic Kingdom with our 2 and 3 year-old, what …

Living

09.09.22

Weekend Reading: Ciao from Tuscany

Ciao from Tuscany! I didn’t plan on blogging on this trip and actually …

Ciao from Tuscany! I didn’t plan on blogging on this trip and actually left my computer at home. It’s the first time I’ve done that (ever) and it feels great to sign off. I’m still me though, so I take a few min to stay on my inbox so I …

Travel

09.04.22

Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

If you’re going on an international trip, you’re getting ready for a long …

If you’re going on an international trip, you’re getting ready for a long flight and chances are, you’re trying to put together a list of travel essentials. Spending hours in the air is a lot more enjoyable when you’re comfortable and have something to do, so I want to share …

Baby and Kids

08.18.22

Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Traveling with toddlers is fun 🙃 and this was our fourth and biggest …

Traveling with toddlers is fun 🙃 and this was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from Chicago, IL to Puglia, Italy, and it was an adventure. I figured out a few tips for traveling to Europe with a toddler. Two flights, two hours of sleep overnight, …

Travel

08.15.22

Lisbon, Portugal Travel Guide

I visited Lisbon, Portugal in 2017, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement …

I visited Lisbon, Portugal in 2017, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement and a surprise engagement party. The Portuguese capital is one of the best places I’ve ever visited and quickly became one of my favorite cities. The food, wine, architecture, and history are incredible. It’s one of the …

Travel

03.02.22

A Week in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina

Conor and I spent a week in Argentina in early 2016, and aside …

Conor and I spent a week in Argentina in early 2016, and aside from a few posts on instagram, I never posted anything on my blog. The city is so full of culture, and is a mix of very poor neighborhoods, stop-you-in-your-tracks architecture with both a South American and Parisian …

Travel

02.27.22

How to Spend a Week in Paris, France

I’ve found that with most cities, you can see and do a lot …

I’ve found that with most cities, you can see and do a lot in 3 days. And you can see a lot in Paris, but if you really want to take it all in, I’d recommend staying for a week. Earlier this summer, I visited Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. And …

Baby and Kids

05.06.19

Traveling With a Baby Under One Year Old

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, …

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, and that hardly makes me an expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. After getting quite a few questions about what did and didn’t work for us, I wanted to share some of …

Baby and Kids

10.26.18

How to Travel with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no …

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no way to know what you’re getting into until you experience it. I went into the trip thinking the flight to be the worst part but it was a breeze. I also just assumed she’d sleep at night …

Travel

01.09.18

Our Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Itinerary

Our Amalfi Coast honeymoon was a dream. We spent three nights in Capri …

Our Amalfi Coast honeymoon was a dream. We spent three nights in Capri and five nights in Positano in October. The coastal village is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and we lived la dolce vita for a glorious 10 days. Early-mid October was the best time …

Travel

12.20.17

Tips for How To Travel On a Budget

I always wanted to travel but a minor (ok severe) fear of flying …

I always wanted to travel but a minor (ok severe) fear of flying kept me grounded for most of my 20s, until I moved from LA to Chicago. I finally made it to Europe a month after my 31st birthday, and have back a handful of times since, ad to …

Fashion

10.10.17

What to Pack for Paris in the Fall

I spent a week in Paris in early October for my wedding weekend.

I spent a week in Paris in early October for my wedding weekend. This trip was a big one for us, so I planned some real outfits and even splurged on Chanel flats. Years later, I can tell you they were worth it. From leather to suede to the coziest …

Travel

08.18.17

A Weekend in The Hamptons

As someone who grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in a …

As someone who grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in a city where it’s freezing half the year, you can imagine how much I appreciate these warm summer months. From exploring my own city to BBQs to booking summer getaways, I’m doing everything I can to make the …

Travel

06.26.17

How to Spend 2 Days in Charleston

My favorite restaurants and things to do in one of my favorite cities …

My favorite restaurants and things to do in one of my favorite cities in the US …

Life Lately

06.12.17

A Summer Weekend in Chicago

It's not officially summer yet but here's how I spent the first summer …

It's not officially summer yet but here's how I spent the first summer weekend in Chicago.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …