seattle great wheel

I came home to Seattle this weekend for a friend’s wedding and managed to get in some family time visiting all my favorite spots in Seattle – including the glorious flower stands in Pike Place Market- and then took a twirl on the new ‘Great Wheel’ (like the London Eye) which sits on a pier

I just returned from my trip to Costa Rica, and we had the best time. A complete adventure from start to finish, which was right up my wanderlusting alley. Costa Rica is such a lush and beautiful country, with an exotic jungle landscape that runs right into the Pacific ocean surf. If you haven’t been

tropical getaway

clockwise from top left: Madewell racerback tank, Baublebar drop earrings, Free People shift dress, OPI nail polish in ‘Tropical Punch’ and ‘Flower-to-Flower’, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Madewell tote bag and bracelets, J. Crew bikini, Madewell yellow sandals, J. Crew panama hat, Michael Kors shark tooth necklace .. On Monday I am leaving on a tropical getaway

travel diary: chicago part 2

We spent a second 90 plus degree day in Chicago having a Sunday Funday in Wicker Park. When I asked friends what I should do and see and where to hang out in Chicago, they all pretty much agreed a trip to Wicker Park/Bucktown was a necessity. More of a leafy neighborhood feel with great

travel diary: chicago part 1

I spent the majority of the past week in Chicago for work (and some play). I had never been there before and was so amazed by how pretty the city is – the river and the lake! My friend Kelly and I visited the Bean, hung out a bit in Millennium Park (prettiest gardens) and

ranch hand

    I spent Cinco de Mayo with friends at the beautiful Cooper family Monkey Ranch in Petaluma, CA (see our Fall trip here). We picked our food for dinner (little gems and fava beans!), explored the grounds (someday I want my own airstream, how country romantic), listened to some music in the Sunset Barn

an L.A. dream (part 2)

Snaps from the Lucky Magazine’s Lucky Fabb (Fashion & Beauty Blogger) conference at the beautiful Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. Had so much fun listening to great speakers on the business of blogging and fashion and mingling with fellow bloggettes and friends right on the ocean shore! the outfit: Joie linen top, Trina

an L.A. dream (part 1)

outfit 1 black maxi: James Perse racerback maxi dress, Old Navy denim jacket (sim here), Kooba bag, floral crown made by me outfit 2 yellow dress: H&M neon yellow maxi dress, Big Buddha multicolored clutch outfit 3 pink dress: Old Navy pleated maxi dress (also worn here), vintage belt, Vince Camuto heels, Ray Ban aviators,

wine country

old navy maxi dress, club monaco vest, BR cardigan, madewell scarf, ray ban wayfarer sunglasses, foley & corinna bag, vince camuto shoes Miss Krystal of This Time Tomorrow – see her full outfit here Us Northern Californians have it good. It’s just a hop skip and a jump on a party bus to wine country.