A Few Days in Chicago

When you're spending a long no-kids weekend in Chicago and want a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood - close to Broadway shows, good eats, Magnificent Mile and the Art Institute of Chicago - I love the Langham. Located along the Chicago River, this modern yet comfortable hotel has just enough bells and whistles to keep you pampered but also not feeling…

Tulum Family Travel

Traveling with kids to Tulum, Mexico, was one of the best family vacations. We got to experience a small-town feel, white-sand beaches, warm weather, local ingredients, craft cocktails and a wonderfully contagious “chill” vibe that made us all want to stay much longer. Thankfully, I started this travel post weeks after our vacation so I…

Easter Part II

This might be the last year my kids take part in an egg hunt, so I relished every moment watching them peak under shrubs and behind planters in my brother's backyard. One thing is for certain, we will always have a bunny represented; this year we had a few on our cake. Aren't they darling? Yellow…

Thanksgiving Memories

A few favorite images from our family feast. A custom-made turkey centerpiece, sitting between the candles, was priceless. We even has passed hors d'oeuvres, crostini with chèvre and a dollop of homemade Black Mission Fig jam. Audrey set the table, with her crafty place cards, for all 14 guests. Funny though, none of the adults…

Remembering the Season

As the year comes to an end, I am always sad to see all the holiday decor put back into boxes and shelved until next year. So, here are a few favorites for a final seasons greetings.