Creativity + Connection in My 9-Year Journey as a Blogger

In May, I’ll mark 9 years of blogging. To say it’s been a wild ride would be an understatement! When I started this journey almost a decade ago, I definitely didn’t view myself as part of a first wave of creatives who would soon transform the landscape of media. And at the time, “blogger” wasn’t a profession […]

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Creating a Motivational Mantra Box with StickerYou

Change your words, change your world. It’s a phrase that’s oft cited by a mentor of mine, and it’s so true. The way we speak to ourselves and others has the power to shift our perspective out of patterns that no longer serve us and into ways of being that usher into our lives an abundance of […]

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Minimalist Modern Stationery from Alissa Bell

In the midst of traveling, working, and life-ing, I’ve also been quietly but steadily planning our wedding. I might be jinxing myself by saying this, but everything seems to be falling into place nicely! My biggest roadblock hasn’t been any single external variable but rather my own tendency to procrastinate—so I’m lucky to have plenty of patient […]

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Reflections on My Trip to India

We’ve been back stateside for just over two days and I’m still shaking off my trip to India. There’s the epically long flight to recover from, and the 13-hour time difference, plus the bout of traveler’s tummy that has me down three pounds and counting. But bigger than those things is the dust storm kicked up by […]

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I’m Headed to India!

Yes, you read that headline right! On Sunday morning (less than 36 hours from now!) I’ll be boarding a plane to India. I’m headed there with the amazing team from JAIPUR Living. Together we’ll tour the facilities where their gorgeous loomed rugs and textiles are produced, taking in plenty of the cultural sites while we’re at […]

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Thoughts on the Women’s March on Washington

On Saturday I was one of nearly 3 million Americans who joined the Women’s March on Washington. I didn’t want to go. I’d had a long week. I’m easily overwhelmed by crowds. And frankly it sounded much more appealing to stay home on the couch with my kindle and my cats. But last November I […]

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Santa Barbara

Last month I shared with you guys the dreamy accommodations I enjoyed on my weekend in Santa Barbara—remember this post on the fabulous Belmond El Encanto?—and promised I’d be back with my tips on what to see, do, and eat in this charming getaway town. So here they are, all the juicy details on how to pack […]

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Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner: The Year’s First Must-Read Book!

If you ever have the extremely good fortune to meet Erin Loechner, founder of Design for Mankind, two things will happen. First, you will wonder to yourself, “How can someone possibly be this nice? It must be an act. It’s definitely fake. NO ONE is genuinely this nice!” Then, almost as soon as you’ve completed the thought, […]

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Tools for Organization and Productivity in 2017

Happy New Year! How did you ring in 2017? I had the loveliest day yesterday, intentionally filling it with all the things I’d love more of in the coming months. We woke up early, went for a long walk, cleaned house, took in a yoga class…basically the perfect mix of connection, organization and productivity, and […]

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A Merry Christmas Note!

One of the funny byproducts of getting older is that the meaning of the holiday season has changed for me. When I was a kid I’d spend months planning my requests from Santa, but now I couldn’t tell you a single material object I’d like to find under the Christmas tree. Rather, I’m so grateful for […]

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