3 Days in Mexico City: The Perfect Itinerary

We spent 3 days in Mexico City. It was just long enough to capture the heart of this diverse and sophisticated city and experience many of its highlights. A trip to Mexico City is ideal for a long weekend mini-break. This low-key city has a blend of rich culture and history, interesting architecture, and some of the world’s finest cuisine&#8230…

Visiting The Pyramids of Teotihuacan with Kids in Mexico City

Visiting the pyramids of Teotihuacan with kids is an adventure that blends history, culture, and a bit of physical activity into one easy day trip from Mexico City. This ancient city is just an hour’s drive from the center of Mexico City (depending on the time of day), and is home to some of the most iconic (and massive) pyramids in the world…

Why XOMA by Viadora Is the Perfect Home Base in Roma, Mexico City

We were thrilled to finally visit Mexico City as it’s been on our travel bucket list for ages, and the XOMA luxury hotel & apartments by Viadora was the perfect home base in the Roma district.
Mexico City is filled with rich history, stunning architecture, incredible art, and delicious food — not to mention the legendary tequila and mezcal (did I mention tequila makes…

Why The Amsterdam by Viadora is Condesa’s Best Kept Secret

Mexico City is huge, and choosing the right area and the right accommodations can feel overwhelming. The Amsterdam by Viadora is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of La Condesa that offers luxury one and two-bedroom suites. After doing extensive research on the different neighborhoods, I opted to make Roma and Condesa the home base for our family. Both districts are centrally…

Elevate Your Everyday With Melinda Maria Jewelry

When I think about which jewelry to wear, I always consider what vibe I’m feeling that day. Jewelry has the power to not only add the finishing touches to an outfit but also change my entire mood. Sometimes I’m in the mood for my timeless classics: my wedding bands, simple earrings, etc., but lately I’ve been experimenting with layering…

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…