Packing Tips: How To Pack Your Jewelry

I’m often amazed when I hear about women packing lightly, or even watching Billy throw a few essentials into his suitcase the day of travel. I’m not someone who’s ever been able to go on a trip with just a few necessities. This week I’ll be leaving for a three-week trip to the east coast for a family reunion/beach vacation. About a week before I start to plan what I’m going to bring with me. Packing for a vacation can be very overwhelming. Over the years I’ve accumulated a lot of travel miles which has taught me how to simplify my process. Yes, I still “overpack,”Read More →

East Coast Trip

At the start of the summer, I visited Arizona and now I’m getting ready to head to my childhood home in New England. I’ll be staying in Massachusetts and then vacationing at the beach in Connecticut. (You can read about my summers at the CT shore here.) Aside from spending time with Billy and my family, I’m looking forward to visiting the places I frequented while I was growing up. There are so many, but here are a few that are on my itinerary: a boat ride to Block Island, shopping in Olde Mistick Village, having Sunday brunch at Water’s Edge Beach Resort and SpaRead More →

Travel Shoes - What To Pack For Your Next Trip

Packing for a summer vacation can be challenging—especially when it comes to shoes. I used to be the type of girl that would pack a suitcase full of them, only to wear a few pairs while I was on vacation. Over the years I’ve learned a simple trick…I plan each outfit in advance before I start packing. Then I take a photo of the outfit along with any accessories, jewelry pieces, and of course, shoes. The ones that go with the most amount of outfits are the ones I’ll bring with me. My style changes depending on where I’m traveling to. If I’m headed toRead More →

Trip to Arizona

Having just come back from my trip to Arizona, I’ve been looking through my photos and reflecting on what a unique area it is. I’m someone who’s always been a beach or city girl so visiting the desert was totally new to me. Billy and I went for his son Skylar’s high school graduation. My parents met us there because my dad travels to Arizona a lot for business. Billy needed to return to Los Angeles after a few days and I stayed on with my parents and did a lot of sightseeing (although there were still so many places I didn’t get to see).Read More →

The Best Travel Size Products For Your Carry-on and Beach Bag

It’s that time of the year when a number of us will set out on a summer adventure—from traveling to a tropical oasis, taking a trip abroad, to going on a weekend getaway. Having just returned from a trip to Arizona and now planning my vacation to the East Coast shoreline later on this summer, these trips motivated me to research the best travel size products. I took a lot of things into consideration like personal experience, bang for your buck, and what others are saying. This curated list of TSA-approved products includes literally everything you’ll need, from kits that have a variety of miniRead More →

Arizona Trip Packing List

In a few days Billy and I will be heading to Arizona (where he grew up) to watch his son graduate high school and to spend time with my family who will also be there. I’ve never been to the desert before so I’m thrilled to explore an area that’s so unique to me. We’ll be staying in Scottsdale and spending most of our time there and in Phoenix. On my list of things to do is shopping at Fashion Square, exploring Old Town, and taking photos at the Desert Botanical Garden. If there’s time I’d love to check out some museums and devote aRead More →

My Guide to LA, Part 2- The Malibu Pier

I originally intended on writing an article about my favorite spots in LA. As I started typing, I realized there was just so much to include that it needed to be separated into two parts. In part 1 I talked about my favorite places to shop, sip, and sleep. Following up with that, these are my recommendations on where to dine, sightsee, workout, and get pampered. Whether you‘re a local or a tourist, hopefully, this guide will help you discover something new in the City of Angels. The Stinking Rose (Beverly Hills): This Italian eatery is me and Billy’s favorite date night restaurant. Everything onRead More →

My Guide to LA - The Santa Monica Pier

Since moving to Los Angeles almost 8 years ago, I’ve lived on the West Side (Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Malibu,) Central L.A. (K-Town), and now I live in Downtown Los Angeles. Living in all these vastly different neighborhoods has allowed me the opportunity to explore their hidden gems. I thought long and hard about what my favorite spots are, and to be honest, they change quite frequently. But that’s the fascinating thing about this city. There’s constantly a new bar popping up or a new store to explore and they’ll quickly become a favorite until a new place is discovered. I created a listRead More →