I think we could all use a spa day. Between canceled vacations, postponed weddings, remote learning, not leaving the house, and the general anxiety that comes from hundreds of thousands of people dying from a highly contagious virus… yeah, we could use a break. Given that spas aren’t exactly the safest places to be right now, I’d like to share an easy way to bring the spa home to you.
In search of a charming Christmas destination? Look no farther than London.
The sprawling metropolis of over 20 million residents, also known as “CDMX” (Cuidad de México) or “D.F.” (Distrito Federal), is home to some really inspiring art, history, architecture, and food.
I had a realization about a year ago—that I’d never really been proud of my body. I’m not sure exactly what prompted this realization, but it was one that made me so sad. It made me sad for my tween and teenage self. For my early-twenties self. For my current self.
When planning a July trip to Mexico City (aka CDMX) with some dear friends of ours, we had the usual objectives when searching for a hotel: nice accomodations, good service, great location. But because we were traveling with friends, we also looked for a hotel with common areas where we could hang out. The Four Seasons Mexico City checked all of those boxes, but it was the courtyard that really sold us… and it all totally exceeded our expectations once we arrived.
I recently admitted to myself that I have a problem… a grain problem. No, I’m not allergic to grains or cutting them out of my diet. I have a problem hoarding grains, pasta, and dried beans in my pantry!! After posting about it in my Instagram stories and getting lots of responses, I realized I’m not alone.
I’m pretty sure San Francisco is my spirit city.
The nutty pistachio crust is easy to make ahead, and the berry + balsamic combo is super flavorful. Plus, “galette” is a code word for “imperfect pie”–the more rustic, the better!
In the past five years, I’ve racked up a long list of “favorite” San Francisco restaurants because it’s too hard to narrow it down to just one or two.
I recently hosted a tea party baby shower for two pregnant friends, and these egg + asparagus sandwiches were a big hit! Along with scones, tea, petit fours, and mimosas, I made a selection of finger sandwiches. I was planning to make a classic egg salad, but I was running short on time and made a deconstructed version instead.
I’ve been mulling over the idea of blogging about my own space for years, but there was always one more project I wanted to complete or one more piece of furniture I wanted to buy before I felt like I was ready. Well, the time has finally come. And it only took us listing our condo for sale to make it happen, ha! Even though this is only our home for a few more days (eek!), please indulge me while I write a love letter to the first home we ever owned.
Some highlights of where we traveled, what we ate, what I grew in my garden, what we watched, what we read, and the ways we worked in the last year.
Not sure what to make for Christmas morning breakfast or a holiday family brunch? Here are a few of my favorite dishes: