Spring is almost here! I’m feeling renewed and refreshed after doing some early spring cleaning at the maison, watching a few episodes of Queer Eye, and spending Sunday at the beach. Here are some links about fashion, wine, and food!
Any book lover knows the true joy of losing yourself in a good book and enjoying every page until the very (bittersweet) end.
Here are twelve of my absolute favorites that I enjoyed wholeheartedly while reading sometime during the past two years. I hope you’ll love them as much as I did!
Wine: Tertre du Moulin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Region: Bordeaux, France
Retailer: Trader Joe’s
Mexico City is a huge metropolis filled to the brim with nearly 20 million people. In a place this big, it’s probably no surprise that there something for everyone.
Brave the traffic in an Uber to explore a neighborhood with immaculate museums and tasting menus at high-end restaurants along tree-lined boulevards. Then, hop in the metro to explore another area with colorful markets, colonial buildings, and a collection of pulque bars.
No matter where you go, you’ll be surrounded by insanely good food, art, and culture. And, of course, masses and masses of people!
Since I’ve shared different variations of my minimalist wardrobe throughout the years, I thought I would do a deep dive into my shoe collection.
Wine: Esprit des Lieux Saint-Véran
Region: Saint-Véran, France
Retailer: Trader Joe’s
Happy New Year!
Don’t you love the beginning of the year and all the promise it holds? After weeks of celebrations, wine, and cheese (so much cheese), life slows down enough for quiet reflection and thoughts for what is ahead.
Similar to last year, I’m focusing my New Year’s resolutions on food and wine. Here’s what I’m looking forward to drinking and eating in 2019!
At the beginning of the year, I shared some resolutions and am super happy that I did. Putting these goals out into the world made them feel more real and helped push me to try a few new things.
Here’s a quick recap of what I set out to do and how it all went down.
Known as the birthplace of grunge rock and land of a booming tech industry, Seattle is a fun area to explore if you are into coffee, food, and fun. The city tows the line of being familiar and casual while also maintaining a modern and high-end vibe, which basically means there is something for everyone.
No matter what you do, you’ll enjoy views of the beautiful Pacific Northwest whether you are taking in the luscious green spaces or looking towards the waters of Puget Sound. Enjoy a long weekend here with your loved ones whether old or young!
Happy holidays to you!
Most evenings we’ve been enjoying a glass of wine in front of the Christmas tree but this past weekend we got dolled up for the fanciest holiday party of the season. We drank champagne to our heart’s content, enjoyed the delicious food, and were wowed by the beautifully decorated tree. It was a grand ole time.
Hope you too had a great weekend and have more festive fun planned ahead. In the meantime, here are some links for you to enjoy.
Wine: Château de Seguin Bordeaux Supérieur
Region: Bordeaux , France
Retailer: Trader Joe’s
Want to take the best vacation of your life?
Then, save all your pennies for the Le Méridien resort in Bora Bora, Tahiti. The monsieur and I stayed there for five days about a year ago. It remains our best vacation to date and we’ve been to some pretty amazing places!
Located on an islet opposite of Mount Otemanu, this luxury hotel offers endless opportunities to bask in the French Polynesian sun, splash about in the bright blue water, and relax yourself into utter bliss.
Tahiti is paradise but this place on Bora Bora is a slice of heaven on earth. I’ll be sharing our experience with honest details on the room and amenities, restaurants, activities, and service.
Back when I was on a tight budget, it really bugged me when bloggers would list their essential items and the prices were totally out of reach. How can you shell out a few hundred dollars for one item when it’s almost half your paycheck?
When I posted my minimalist kitchen essentials a while back, I realized that I’d become that blogger and so I quickly started working on this post. All the items are from Target since it’s an affordable big box store with locations all over the US.
Thanksgiving is notoriously known as a tough meal for wine pairing. You basically need an easy drinking crowdpleaser that complements all the flavors of fall. But where to find that? Look no further than your local Trader Joe’s!
These four wines are perfect for Turkey Day. They are fun, fruity, and on the lighter side so they overpower your fave dishes. Plus, each bottle is under $10 so buying wine for everyone won’t break the bank!
Portland is a big city with a small town feel and a great deal of pride for being home of the weird. Spend a long weekend exploring the funky neighborhoods and enjoying the laidback atmosphere. Go if you love beer, go if you love rain, or go just for fun and you’ll find yourself falling in love with this quirky place.
Aren’t lazy Sundays the best? I spent yesterday cooking up a storm, organizing things around the house, and reading all our back issues of Bon Appétit.
It was a great way to reset after a long week of work and the wonderful intensity of the Fall 10×10 Style Challenge. Anyhow, enjoy these links on wining, dining, and styling!
Et voilà! The Fall 10×10 Challenge has finished and I’m back to recap the experience.
It was super fun participating in the challenge. While I enjoyed putting together outfits and challenging my personal style, the best part was following along with the community and connecting with other like-minded souls. I was also surprised that my biggest take-away was not style related (more on that below).