Happy Happy Holiday

It’s here. No matter how manic life may feel, Christmas arrives whether you’re ready or not!

With all that’s going on in the world today, celebration has seemed a little off this year. So instead I’m focusing on appreciation. Appreciating everything truly near and dear and letting go of the distractions that too often occupy our thoughts and hearts.

As we take the next couple of days to be with family and friends, there is no better time to truly unplug. I hope you can enjoy the present moment with the ones you love most. I’m going to do my very best to do exactly that. {save maybe an instagram or two!}

So a very Merry Christmas to you and yours luvies!

Talk to you soonly,

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Happy {Mad Dash} Weekend

This is it. Are you ready for the final sprint to the big day??

I’m off to do all the last minute things on the list – which this year is pretty much everything from decorating to menu planning to oh yeah – gift buying! Guess the season got away from me a bit. Whoops!

If you’re still looking for last minute holiday tips here are a few of my favorites:

~ What to bake for Christmas morn

~ What to wear to the in-laws

~ A homemade hostess gift

~ How to travel with kids

~ Great dinner table conversation starter

~ How you might decorate your holiday table

~ And last second gift guides galore!

I hope you enjoy every minute of it all!

Till Monday luvies,

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The Road Less Traveled

Before we all steal away to quality time with our loved ones, I have one last minute gift for you!

If you haven’t heard of Wayfare Magazine before, I’m pleased to introduce you! The online travelogue is making its first foray into print and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the debut issue!

Dear friend and photographer extraordinair Emily Johnson Anderson and I teamed up to capture the too often overlooked side of the West Village in New York City in a little photo essay of sorts. Here’s a sneak peek!

This issue also explores Rome, Morocco and Scandanavia, among others!

The limited-edition, print magazine will be published quarterly. Trust me, it’s going to be one those you want to hang onto for a very long time.

Featuring offset-printing and a side-sewn biding that offers tear-off postcards, this is all about attention to detail. But would you expect anything less from ladies like Erica Dublin {Editor-In-Chief} and Peggy Wong {Creative Director}.

But don’t take my word for it – there’s a more in-depth preview of the issue right here!

But fair warning – Wayfare Magazine tends to bring on a serious case of wanderlust!