A Fall State of Mind

It’s finally September, and yes, I do realize that Fall doesn’t officially begin for another three weeks, but I’ve already embraced a Fall state of mind. I think that we’ve all been looking for ways to feel uplifted and excited about something in life for the better part of this year, and for me, this […]

Fall Travel Ants in My Pants

the most beautiful Fall leaves in Boston / November 2019 The air is definitely not starting to have any hints of Fall here in San Diego. But I all too well know and remember that things are starting to change elsewhere. Having (mostly) patiently waited out the pandemic (which is sadly still very much ongoing), […]

A Tuscan Lunch

The big highlight of our week was almost too easy to pinpoint. You’ll be excited to hear that my little patio garden is doing very well now. In fact, it’s done so well that we were able to harvest the first of our cherry tomatoes. They ended up being a larger variety than we were […]

Reflecting on Travel

the beautiful coastline of Polignano a Mare It’s officially been Summer for one week now, and believe me, I am all but reminded on the daily that we should have been returning home from a long European holiday any day this week. But instead of reluctantly packing our bags and admiring our much more golden […]

This Week 3 Years Ago: Nice, France

the beautiful coastline of the Cรดte d’Azur May 31, 2017 Today was our first full day in Nice. We arrived by train yesterday afternoon from Milan, and by the time that we had made it to our hotel and got settled, the day was mostly behind us. So being that we were in France, and […]

This Week Two Years Ago: Lucca + Florence

the view of Lucca from the Torre Guinigi May 16, 2018 / inspired by my time in Lucca: La Vita Lucchese Life in Lucca has been pretty magical. This is my first time visiting this small Tuscan town, and the best way that I can describe it, is that it feels like a tinier and […]

Daily Gratitude, Shakshuka, Travel + More

If you run a Google search for the terms “daily gratitude,” you will find yourself with a plethora of articles from news sources, famous thinkers, innovators, inventors, speakers, excerpts from books, and from people just like me. And we are all basically sharing the same idea – expressing gratitude on a daily basis is insanely […]

This Week 3 Years Ago: Florence, Italy

Since our lives have been substantially more low-key lately, and our days have been filled with the same activities of mostly staying home, I thought that it would be fun to start sharing some of our “this week’s highlights” from years past. May and June are typically European travel months for us, but since we […]

Daydreaming in the Midst of it All

I feel like my timing is off. And to be honest, I have been pushing these feelings down because I feel a little bit guilty for admitting them. But here it goes – I have been yearning with all of my heart to get away. To fly away to Provence or to Italy. To the […]

Being Home, Pasta + Dr. Seuss

I’m sure that it’s been apparent that I’ve been doing a lot of self reflecting lately, especially since I have written about it several times now. And something that I’m really realizing about myself more and more, is that I really cherish a quiet life. As much as I love to travel, to try new […]