Kissing Fall Goodbye in Vail

I’m finally sharing some photos from our family trip to Vail last month! We had the coziest time, and it was so refreshing to escape someplace quiet for a few days. Jake and I were craving some quiet time away with Ev, to get outdoors and do a few hikes, while also indulging in cozy dinners and casual picnics. It was the BEST, and I (tried) to stay off my…. Read more

Trek Up: Fall Hiking Essentials

There are two types of hikers in California: the very serious fitness buffs [who talk to no one], and the on-trend Instagrammers [who stop at every peak to snap a photo]. I’m probably more of the annoying Instagrammer than the serious fitness buff [sigh]. Regardless, all of those hiking trails have taught me how to prep for the trek. I teamed up with The Chalkboard Mag to spill my secrets…. Read more

Coastal Cruise: From Los Angeles to Big Sur

I’m back home from a surprise weekend road trip along the California coast. This cruise has been on my bucket list for years. My husband Jake kindly planned it as a birthday present. I might add— I’ve always said I wanted to “camp” along the coast. The reality is, I’ve never camped a day in my life. So Jake booked a cabin rather than a tent. Smart man. We started in…. Read more