View from the second level at the beach club.
When we started thinking about our honeymoon, we turned to Katie of Ever After Honeymoons for some serious guidance. We got married in March but our honeymoon wouldn’t be until mid June. It’s not too often that two adults with full careers, an MBA program (for Peter), and a child are able to take 2 weeks off… from it all! So we felt pretty lucky. Of course, our budget wasn’t unlimited, so we had to do some careful planning. With Katie’s help, we decided we’d go to Italy and Greece and stay in 3 cities. First Stop: Amalfi Coast, Italy With Katie’s guidance, we opted for the stunningly gorgeous Palazzo Avino in Ravello. ...Read More
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This summer, I’ve been trying to come up with weekday meals that are easy and light. Though I usually feel like we always need a protein rich meal, (read: some sort of meat as the focus), with all the amazing fruits and vegetables in season, I realized that maybe it’s time to give it a rest. Maybe #meatlessmondays are not such a bad idea… especially since Monday comes right after what I call Vitamin Sunday (i.e. Farmer’s Market day). This past weekend, Peter and I had dinner at a restaurant in LA that we love.  Now, let me be clear– it’s been pretty damn near impossible to feel as moved and ...Read More
In San Francisco, on set at Joyus.com. Wearing a fabulous popover blouse in black by Velvet. Exciting news! Last month, I signed on to be a new host for a great site called Joyus.  Joyus is a startup out of San Francisco and has quickly become a leading video shopping destination dedicated to bringing you the best of fashion, beauty, and healthful living.  I’m so honored and excited to be a part of their team and share my thoughts and tips on some great fashion and accessory finds. Below are a couple of my newest videos… The Pardess Cuff and Rings sold out fast! But you can still get the Bamai Cuff ...Read More
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When Jonah was about 3-years old, I came up with a great idea one Sunday morning. It was about 9:30 in the morning and after being up at 6am, reading, watching a little television, playing with some of his toys, doing an art project, making pancakes and eating them, I was at a loss. The kid needed MORE. “What should we do nooooow, Mommy?” I probably should have dug deeper into the bag of good parenting, and encouraged some individual play then– play that didn’t require me to bring in the circus and jazz him for hours— but alas, that awesome mom guilt (which is totally worse when you’re single, I think), ...Read More
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In exactly one week from today, I will be in a little speed boat traveling along the Amalfi Coast with a stop for seaside lunch at Lo Scoglio and a dip in the Emerald Grotto. I’ve been told that wanting to pry ourselves from our hotel in Ravello, Palazzo Avino, will be nearly impossible… But with only 4 days in this gorgeous region of Italy, I want to try to see as much as possible… and relax as much as possible…. and eat as much as possible… As mentioned in a previous post, to say that I’ve been mildly obsessed with carving out the culinary portion of the trip would be ...Read More
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From summer reading lists to summer activities for the kids to summer wardrobe essentials for us, there sure are a lot of must haves. While it would be nice to build that fort, or read that book, or wear that dress, it’s not always possible. (As if summer break actually means take a break for moms). Fortunately for me, however, (and now you!), I’ve teamed up with a new app that is a health and safety must-have that’s easy for anyone to get and use. LiveHealth Online is an app that offers a safe, fast and easy way for moms to talk face-to-face with a doctor to get a diagnosis and ...Read More
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Exactly 3 months ago, my living room looked like Paper Source threw up everywhere. Paper, ribbon, labels, chalkboard (everything) covered my dining room table, while old cafeteria cans turned in to “old” fruit and vegetable cans lined the floor… Painted lanterns, mismatched crystal votives, big vintage windows, would-be wooden table runners surrounded by painters tape… to give an accurate sense of table schematic, of course. Ahh, those were the good ‘ol craft-tastic pre wedding frenzy days. Now, a lonely bunch of peonies sit in a mason jar atop the dining room table… which is now home to honeymoon central. (More on that later!) There are still so many details, DIY how-to’s and photos of ...Read More
A #100HappyDays #bathroomselfie I’m a worrier… Always have been and, well, unless the Dalai Lama shows up at my doorstep with zen-like wisdom strong enough to knock the bejesus out of the anxiety that makes up this 37-year old, Jewish white female, the chances are I always will be. So… For better or for worse: I’m a worrier.  And it’s part of what makes me me. Sometimes, and I mean soooooometimes, worry does come in handy… I mean… It makes me a great planner, organizer, and problem solver. It makes me pay close attention to my body, my health and that of my loved ones too. It makes me detailed, curious, and super ...Read More
My blog post was written as part of my part of my collaboration with eBay but these views are my own. What’s the way to my guy’s heart? Golf. Whether it’s me being super  supportive and cheery (read: “I guess… if you have to”) of those Saturday morning rounds, or super supportive and cheery about those green jacket filled events (read: “The Masters are taking over my life”), I know that a little display of love and appreciation towards rolling greens with 18 holes, will go a long way. (Btw-Seriously 18 holes seems pretty extreme. Are 9 not enough?!) While down in Palm Springs for Memorial Day weekend, we popped in to ...Read More
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Wedding, you say? What wedding? Please, I’ve moved on to Honeymoon. In just a few weeks, Peter and I will be heading to Italy and Greece for a two week  carb-tastic, black-sanded, three coins in the fountain type adventure. Thanks to guidance from Katie Frederick of Ever After Honeymoons, we’ll start our trip on the Amalfi Coast, then Rome, then to the island of Santorini, where ultimately I will explode from 12 days of pasta, pizza, and wine (all at breakfast)….  I mean, when I tell you that I am planning our entire trip based on food and when/where we’ll eat, this is no joke. But while I’m not obsessing ...Read More