Trading In Summer Nights For Twinkle Lights | How to plan an epic winter getaway

Although summer is still raging across the pond and even here stateside at shore towns on the coasts, for many of us, summer 2020 has been less than ideal. Let’s face it, maybe it’s time we get on board with the #teampumpkinspice cult? Concede this summer in terms of travel hopes and start focusing onContinue reading “Trading In Summer Nights For Twinkle Lights | How to plan an epic winter getaway”

Books & Baguettes | Read These Now To Feel French Girl Chic

HOW TO BE AS FREAKING FRENCH AS POSSIBLE Finally good news: some of our favorite hotels in Paris including Hôtel de Crillon, Hotel Lancaster, Hôtel Splendide Royal Paris, even Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée are preparing to re-open by September 1, which means we are one step closer to a very Parisian getaway. WillContinue reading “Books & Baguettes | Read These Now To Feel French Girl Chic”

VIDEO BLOG | My Top Vintage Shopping Tips

Check out my top vintage shopping tips! I break down vintage shopping to make it easy to find those hidden gems that will transform your wardrobe and most importantly, bring you major joy! Also as promised, here are just a few vintage shops I never miss:Isabelle Bajart – Brussels, BelgiumAloe&Wolf – Siena, ItalyOrnySun Vintage –Continue reading “VIDEO BLOG | My Top Vintage Shopping Tips”

Which Destinations Will Need Tourism Most To Survive? | Juliet Kinsman for Condé Nast Traveller

Which countries will rely on tourists returning when we can travel again? Condé Nast asked sustainable travel expert Juliet Kinsman for the places we should consider visiting when can do so safely once more. Right now we don’t know when we’ll be able to travel again – let alone where. But we can spend thisContinue reading “Which Destinations Will Need Tourism Most To Survive? | Juliet Kinsman for Condé Nast Traveller”

Designer Spotlight | Alberta Ferretti

“I try to transform a dream’s magic into reality.” – Alberta Ferretti As I scroll through the fashion social media sphere, there is one designer noticeably absent from most Americans’ feeds: the incomparable, Alberta Ferretti. Ms. Ferretti is an icon by every definition. As one of the most important forces in Italian fashion for 40Continue reading “Designer Spotlight | Alberta Ferretti”

Glossier for Grown Ups | The 6 Standouts (Singles & Sets) To Complete Your Low-Maintenance Beauty Routine

“Glossier achieves in giving women of all ages a clean base and easy makeup to naturally highlight their best features.” A standard Glossier review is not original content by any means but this is Glossier for grown ups…very different. Full disclosure, I’m a Glossier fan. I am not sponsored by Glossier, but I’ve been followingContinue reading “Glossier for Grown Ups | The 6 Standouts (Singles & Sets) To Complete Your Low-Maintenance Beauty Routine”

No-Vacation Nation | No, You Still Can’t Cancel Summer

Although taking a vacation in 2020 may seem unattainable — which is completely on brand for this insane year — there’s significant scientific evidence to prove taking time off is more important now than ever. The 2008 article “No-Vacation Nation” authored by my fellow University of Florida alum, John de Graaf, explores the workaholic U.S.Continue reading “No-Vacation Nation | No, You Still Can’t Cancel Summer”

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”