About Last Knife (ALK) at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner — so save the date for some balmy summer evenings in Hollywood, at the Chef’s Table Series at About Last Knife (ALK), perfectly located in the hip and cool Godfrey Hotel Hollywood.
I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive preview of the NEW monthly dinner series, where Executive Chef Olivier Rouselle served &hellip…

48 Hours in Chicago: The 8 Best Things to Do

With 48 hours in Chicago you may not see everything this amazing city has to offer, but you can certainly cover the highlights! Here are 8 things to do if you have 2 days to spend in the capital of the midwest. Read more…

Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the Special Women in Your Life

As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re reminded of the love and tireless dedication that mothers (and mother figures) around the world pour into their families. It’s a day filled with love and gratitude for the incredible women who’ve shaped our lives. However, it’s important to acknowledge that Mother’s Day can bring a mix of…

I’m a 10 Year Breast Cancer Survivor!

Celebrating 10 years as a breast cancer survivor! Join me on my journey of resilience and hope. Discover the strength within and the power of never giving up…

COVID-19: Four Years Later

Reflecting on the four-year anniversary of COVID-19 through my diary entries reveals a blend of fear, confusion, and adaptability as my family navigated the early days of the pandemic. From hastily arranging flights home for my college son Sebastian to setting up an impromptu online learning environment for Julian, these snippets provide a personal glimpse into a week that forever altered our lives…

10 Best Places to Travel With Kids In 2024

Explore the 10 best places to travel with kids in 2024. From ancient ruins to natural wonders, these destinations promise adventure, education, and unforgettable memories…

15 Hour Layover in Taipei, Taiwan

As we headed home with huge smiles from two weeks exploring the magic of Ubud, Bali and our Komodo Island Tour, we found ourselves facing a 15-hour layover in Taipei, Taiwan.
Despite our travel fatigue after two weeks away, we decided to leave the Taiwan Taoyuan international airport (TPE) and experience as many of Taipei’s cultural sights as possible.
Here are five…

Unique and Thoughtful Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, a special friend, or just feel like celebrating yourself, finding something fun and fabulous is always exciting. While I adore the classic roses (white) and chocolates (dark), here are some unique and thoughtful Valentine’s gift ideas.
Cozy Quince Slippers
The…

5 Tips to Elevate A Guest Bathroom

Living in Hermosa Beach means there’s always a steady stream of houseguests, and I absolutely love playing host to our friends and family. Given the limited space in our beach house, I’m constantly on the lookout for tips to elevate a guest bathroom. With each square foot being precious, I strive to make the most of it. To me, a guest…

Love Actually Live at The Wallis: L.A.’s Quintessential Holiday Tradition

As the holiday season winds down, we decided to cap it off with a fun double date night watching ‘Love Actually Live’ at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. This heartwarming and immersive show has become one of L.A.’s quintessential holiday traditions.

 The ‘Love Actually Live’ production captures the spirit of the beloved…