Category Archives: travel

6 Moments Not to Miss in Disneyworld (Toddler Edition)

This post was previously published on Huffington Post, here. The bottoms of your feet are blistered–from walking 7-10 miles every day. Your joints are aching–because you’ve only sat for 5 minutes every hour. In addition to physical exhaustion, you’ve been pushed past your emotional breaking point: on an hourly basis, you witness at least half […]

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Italy (Part II): Dievole, Florence

Even though I loved all the cities we visited in Northern Italy, my favorite was our 1 night stay at this Tuscan Italian vineyard in the Chianti Region, near Siena:  Dievole.  It was unfathomably picturesque and, even more of a draw for us at least, kid-friendly with a playground, family pool, and a good number […]

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Italy (Part I): Bologna, Portofino, Cinque Terra

Our italy trip was booked on the heels of a whim–after a late night conversation to venture outside of our comfort zone of Paris and try somewhere new (for me, having had a personal love affair with Paris since my first trip at 17–memorialized by a Mona Lisa print I bought at the Louvre on […]

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Dominican Daze

This was my view for the last 5 days while I dozed watching Judah make sandcastles in the shade and waiting for my bones to thaw from what has been no less than 6 months of winter!  I would have had a fabulous time anywhere that climbed over 70 degrees, but the palm-thatched umbrellas, crystal […]

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Christmas in NYC: the Carol of Patsy’s

It’s been oddly quiet on my Bloglovin’ feed lately with all of my favorite bloggers resting up on holiday (including myself).  I finished Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte over my break–both books have been on my reading list for quite some time and have enhanced my resolution-making for 2014. […]

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2 Weeks, 2 Marthas, and Chicago

The past two weeks have been exhausting/electrifying for me.  I travelled to Chicago to celebrate my 34th birthday with my family, to California to spend a day with Martha Beck at her coaches’ meet and greet, and tomorrow I’m off to NYC for the American Made convention for a jam-packed day scheduled for the Martha […]

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Paris: Simplify and Indulge

Paris is that rare combination of gluttony and minimalism, where, by American standards, the majority of Parisians live with very little.  A family of four comfortably resides in a 1000 sq. ft. apartment in Paris (leaving their stroller in the hallway), and they spend their money frugally buying only the clothes they need with no […]

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