As many of you know, we are living in Seville, Spain for the summer. Our Algarve flat already had preset holiday bookings and since Algarve rents get pricier in the summer, it was an opportune time to explore a different, neighboring country and practice our limited Spanish skills (which we actually do need to use [...]
4 Days in Amsterdam
I have to admit that I had very little expectations of Amsterdam. I studied abroad in London when I was in college and Amsterdam was not even on my list of places to visit. Even long afterward, for some reason, I have always seemed to bypass a trip to Amsterdam. But now that I have [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Death Comes In Threes
At the start of a new year, I always get a little nervous because chances are great that someone I know will pass away. I wish I didn’t feel so apprehensive about this but after experiencing a death of a loved one, it makes me understand that we are not invincible and yes, we will [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
J’aime Beaucoup Paris!
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 [...]