15 Easy Vacation Hacks To Make Weekdays At Home Feel Like A Holiday Away

As I watch with bated breathe to see if Italy will be one of the few EU countries to go rogue and open its borders to Americans this summer, I’m going stir crazy with cravings for a vacation. We’ve booked our August holidays with no change fees, so now we wait (will it be August,Continue reading “15 Easy Vacation Hacks To Make Weekdays At Home Feel Like A Holiday Away”

8 Universally Flattering Red Lipstick Shades For Every Occasion

I never thought I could wear red lipstick. Like so many of us, I was caught up in the nude lipstick trend and thought I would never be one of those red lipstick glamazons. In fairness, I am olive in complexion so those more common blue-based reds like Tom Ford’s F*cking Fabulous or Nars JungleContinue reading “8 Universally Flattering Red Lipstick Shades For Every Occasion”

In My Cart | 7 Items I’m Eyeing Online Right Now

We’ve all done it: add an item(s) to our cart while online shopping then leave, look, read reviews, consider, ponder, look again, suddenly a month passes (even two) and that goodie(s) is still in our cart. I am VERY guilty of this. I love to add items to my cart then wait on promotions, seeContinue reading “In My Cart | 7 Items I’m Eyeing Online Right Now”

Where To Wander | A Morning At The Market – Ortigia, Sicily

“The aroma of bright citrus, fresh basil, and aged dry herbs clashes with an intrusive medley of anchovies and sardines. Then comes along a strong note of ricotta and burrata, a finish of coals from oven-fresh loaves and roasted garlic cloves. The confusing scented market plume should be a bit off-putting, but in this caseContinue reading “Where To Wander | A Morning At The Market – Ortigia, Sicily”

Where To Wander | Sunrise in Ortigia, Sicily

“The sunrise over Ortigia, Sicily, is as close to heaven as the gates themselves. With the city’s patron saint Santa Lucia playing Peter, those she welcomes to her whimsical world enjoy all the splendors of the gods.“ Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily. Where to begin. Yes, you should vacation here. It should be at the very topContinue reading “Where To Wander | Sunrise in Ortigia, Sicily”

For Dummies, The Series: Waterproof Makeup

As a rule of thumb, waterproof makeup is not all that great for your skin. It typically isn’t formulated for daily use and should be reserved only for special occasions. That being so, when waterproof is a must, these are the products I would recommend to look great while making a splash! Let me startContinue reading “For Dummies, The Series: Waterproof Makeup”

Designer Spotlight | Jacquemus

Summer isn’t cancelled which means you still need to spice up your wardrobe with some fresh pieces for the season. And although I’m not normally a big color girl this year I’m advocating for everyone to take a more fun, youthful approach to summer style. Enter (if he isn’t already there) JACQUEMUS. This may haveContinue reading “Designer Spotlight | Jacquemus”

10 NOT SO BASIC Things I Pack Every Trip

We all know the boring necessities for travel from converters to phone chargers to comfortable walking shoes. But I’ve rewritten the rules. Here are the 10 not so basic things I pack every trip. And yes, some of these items are a bit pricey but keep in mind, these are investments that will last youContinue reading “10 NOT SO BASIC Things I Pack Every Trip”

For Dummies, The Series: Skin Tint

Skin tint, it’s all in the name: a tint, for the skin. That.IS.It. Simple and straightforward, which is why I love them. I should not be as excited to write this blog post as I am, but alas, here we are. I. LOVE. SKIN TINTS. I said it. I love them. For lazy people whoContinue reading “For Dummies, The Series: Skin Tint”

From Pretty to Practical | Unique Gift Ideas To Make Every Bride Feel Luxe

Whether you’re throwing a socially distant wedding, simplifying your special day, or you’ve had to delay, 2020 has been a stressful year for brides. And what about all of those big milestones leading up to the wedding: the shower, the bachelorette party, even dress shopping? With so many wedding events being downsized, going digital, orContinue reading “From Pretty to Practical | Unique Gift Ideas To Make Every Bride Feel Luxe”