• Salad with squash, pomegranate and goat cheese

    salad with squash, pomegranate and goat cheese

    As a lifelong salad avoider and picky eater, trying to eat more healthy on a regular basis has not been easy. There are tons of things I can make at home, of course, but finding something at restaurants is a different story. Thankfully, there are a lot of good places in San Diego County with […]

  • Star Wars half marathon recap

    ferris wheel photo

    Several years ago, after I had run a few 5Ks, I decided to increase my mileage a bit and train for a 10K. Not long after, a good friend of Toby’s told us he was going to run a half marathon to help raise money for cystic fibrosis research and the children’s hospital that Toby’s […]

  • Queen’s guard

    I am a total Anglophile, and I love Boden. So when I saw this sweater printed with tiny Queen’s Guard soldiers, I knew I had to have it. I was excited to be able to wear it at Thanksgiving and Christmas — when we went to places that are legitimately cold — but it’s the […]

  • Resolve to read more books


    I love to read, but somehow I only end up reading newspapers, online articles and magazines unless I’m on a plane or on vacation. So, this year, I want to make more of an effort to read books even when I’m not traveling. My friend Bri over at SanBriego.com aims to read 50 books each year, […]

  • Resolve to be more colorful

    When I was in high school, I was at my best friend’s house when her mom mentioned that she had gotten a pink dress that she loved… but she was going to return it, because she’d never wear it. I couldn’t figure out what the deal was. She loved the dress, and it looked great on […]

  • Resolve to eat your vegetables

    I recently had lunch with one of my best friends from high school (who I don’t see very much anymore, sadly), and she mentioned that when the book “Deceptively Delicious” — a cookbook for moms who want to hide vegetable puree in their children’s meals — came out, she bought it so she could trick […]

  • Resolve to push yourself

    spartan race

    ****Update 1/14/2015: Congrats to Eric W., winner of this giveaway!**** What have you resolved to do in 2015? I am still working on my list of resolutions, but I know I want to push myself out of my comfort zone (aka my couch) and get healthy and fit this year. One of the best ways I’ve […]

  • Holiday tea at the Townsend Hotel

    townsend hotel

    I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve and are having a fabulous 2015 so far! I am going to start a series of resolution-themed posts tomorrow, but first I wanted to share some photos and thoughts from one more holiday tea! The Townsend Hotel is a crazy-beautiful, opulent hotel in Birmingham, Michigan. […]