Paris Part Deux

As you may recall, the last time we went to Paris, it was January and the temperatures were freezing! It was so cold that Ry and Jax could barely walk one block before their feet were numb (despite wearing two pairs of socks), and sadly, they were not able to trek out to the Eiffel [...]

Comporta Chic!

Comporta Chic!

Before we left California for our Portugal sojourn, my dear and well-traveled friend Paul told me to check out Comporta, a small fishing town he had wanted to visit. Madonna, Christian Louboutin, and Phillipe Starck all have low-key hideaways here so I knew it had to be someplace special. Anyway, Jax and I finally made [...]

Ahhh, Morocco!

Ahhh, Morocco!

When we first arrived in Portugal, my one travel destination goal was Morocco. I figured that since we were so close to North Africa, this would be the ideal time to visit. So we did! Jax had TWO weeks off for Spring Break here (in Europe they call it Easter Break), so last month, we [...]

Elite Coffee Talk

This past weekend, Jax and I had a play date with my friend Anna and her son. It was a beautiful weekend here in the Algarve, and Saturday’s temps were almost in the 70s. Just before our playground play date, we stopped by their house to check out their new Espresso maker. Both Anna and [...]

#MO19

#MO19

If you’ve read my previous blog post or seen any of my social media posts, you know that I recently attended Maison & Objet, which is a tradeshow that boasts itself as the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends. I think the organization may be right on that claim [...]

Flashback to Africa!

My friends Renee and Stefan are soon off to Tanzania to celebrate Stefan’s 40th birthday, and it reminded me of the time that I went to Africa on behalf of the Bio-Oil business in 2006. I sure am jealous that my friends will soon get to experience a safari! To this day, it is one [...]

Feliz Natal!

It is now 2 days after Christmas and as we finish off the year (and before it is all just a memory), I wanted to share just some of the festive holiday decorations we’ve been able to see here in Portugal this year! Likely because I am seeing it all with a fresh pair of [...]

A Yoga Day in Boliqueime

Although I have been faithfully practicing yoga for years now, I have never been on a yoga retreat. I don’t like to take several days away from Jax because honestly, Ry cannot handle it. (Different day, different blog post). Regardless, I was so happy that I was able to take a FULL day (left the [...]