Weekly Personal Writing: Crosswords on Day 2

This post is part of a new weekly series I’m exploring, in which I share unpolished personal writing, without any goal other than to nurture my own creativity + get out of my own relentlessly self-editing way. Thank you for reading and for giving me space to share myself more deeply with you! My in-laws […]

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My Biggest New Year’s Resolution

I have been avoiding writing this post all week. (I mean c’mon. It’s 6:45pm on Friday. Procrastinate much?) I’ve been putting it off because it’s scary to step outside your comfort zone, and that’s exactly what this post represents for me. You see, when I look back at 2017, I have only one goal on which […]

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Monthly Inspiration Boards from Myriam Rochefort

If you’re on the hunt for a little fresh inspiration this January, look no further than this charming Instagram feed I stumbled upon earlier this week! Each month, designer and photographer Myriam Rochefort assembles the prettiest mood board on a piece of plywood, then posts the result alongside a petite poem of her own composition. The Montreal-based aesthete […]

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Books for Making Mindful Changes in the New Year

Everywhere I look, it’s obvious that January is upon us. The ads for weight loss programs, meal delivery services and fitness apparel seem to follow me wherever I go! This New Year’s Day, however, I resisted the temptation to make a bunch of easily broken resolutions and instead focused my mind on gradual, mindful changes […]

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Sustainable + Stylish Modern Kids’ Gift Guide

I’m a firm believer that while the holidays can be a magical time under any circumstances, they’re beyond special when there are kids around. Viewing the world through the eyes of little ones makes every moment just even more miraculous! I don’t have kids myself (yet!), but more and more of our peers are growing […]

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Join Me (Online!) at the Global Food + Lifestyle Bloggers Conference!

The older I get, the more strongly I feel about taking steps to ensure a lifetime of learning. I’m a naturally curious kinda gal, so gaining new skills and insights is hugely energizing for me. In fact just last weekend I took a photography workshop, and I can already see an improvement in my shooting […]

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Catch Our Wedding in the Winter Issue of Martha Stewart Weddings!

It’s been SO hard to keep this fun news under wraps, but at last I can let the cat out of the bag: My wedding is featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings! It just hit newsstands this week, and I definitely freaked out a few Target shoppers when I finally got […]

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A Winter Weekend Getaway to the Cambria Beach Lodge

Although I was born in California and by now have lived here for much of my life, I’m pretty certain that I’ll never scratch the surface of all the greatness this state has to offer. From the towering forests of the north to the sprawling deserts of the south (not to mention everything in between), […]

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Save the Planet in Style with the Closca Bottle

It’s been nine months since my trip to India, and not a week goes by that I don’t experience a reminder of how that journey has impacted me. Sometimes it’s a big picture smack on the head—I’m still constantly struck by the vastness of that country’s landscape and the richness of its cultural heritage—but more […]

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Introducing the Out of Line Podcast with Caroline Lee!

If you do only one thing this weekend, download the new podcast from my work wife Caroline Lee. It’s called Out of Line, and even if I weren’t Caroline’s biggest fan I’d still think it’s brilliant. Caroline sits down with public figures who are known for their online presence, then chats with them on a […]

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