Since Jax goes to an International School that follows the British calendar, we had a half-term break last week. It was the perfect time to do a road trip! Our itinerary also included a stop in Evora and particularly for Ry, surfing hotspots Nazare and Ericeira. I will have to share about those charming places [...]
Prost! It’s Oktoberfest!
We made it to Oktoberfest this year - the actual, real authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. And it was A BLAST! I'm so glad we made this last minute decision to go - it was a once-in-a-lifetime, check it off your bucket list experience. We left Saturday afternoon and took a straight flight on [...]
Our Roman Holiday
I have had a hard time writing this recap post because honestly, part of me wants to keep it all to myself. I think Italy does that - romances and seduces you so much that my limited vocabulary is not enough to explain its gloriousness! Since my clients would be celebrating the US Labor Day [...]
A Day in Tangier
If you follow my social media accounts then many of you already know that we spent last Saturday in Tangier to meet up with my niece and goddaughter Kyra who is studying in Meknes, Morocco this summer. The sweet little baby that I used to hold in my arms just turned 21 and is only one [...]
Summer in Sevilla (with kids)
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We’ve Moved to Portugal – Part 2
#WTH ?!?! Since our Portugal move took plenty of you by surprise, I thought I would take the time to write a follow-up blog post and answer a few of the most prominent questions: Why the move? As many of you know, our 4-year old son Jax finished Pre-K last June. However, since Jax has [...]