Travel

03.09.22

Three Days in Lisbon, Portugal

I visited Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, in 2017, leaving just 24 hours after …

I visited Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, in 2017, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement and surprise engagement party. The food, wine, architecture, and history were everything I hoped they’d be. And the azulejos (tiles) were perfect. There aren’t direct flights from Chicago so we had a layover in Dublin on …

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 …

Baby and Kids

03.01.22

Tips for Traveling to Europe with a Toddler

This was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from …

This was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from Chicago to Puglia, Italy. I figured out a few tips for traveling to Europe with a toddler. Two flights, two hours of sleep overnight, and ten hours up in the air with a toddler. I’m going to …

Travel

02.27.22

A Week in Paris, France

Earlier this summer, I visited Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. The following week, I …

Earlier this summer, I visited Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. The following week, I visited Paris for the second time. I haven’t been everywhere, but I’ve been able to experience a few pretty incredible places, and there’s nothing like Paris. My husband and I love Paris so much that it’s where …

Travel

02.03.22

Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

This post was originally written years ago, but it’s been one of my …

This post was originally written years ago, but it’s been one of my most popular posts to-date. For the second time, I’ve brought it back with a fresh new look and updated products. If you’re going on an international trip, you’re getting ready for a long flight and chances are, …

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 mid October. It was warm but not too hot, we were able to lay out almost every day, and it was a lot less crowded than it would be during peak …

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 …

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 …

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 …