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The Best Travel Sandals & Sneakers

Today I’m in Seville, it’s my last stop on my trip to Spain. When I travel, I don’t mess around with footwear because I walk on average around a 10K a day. Walking around a new city is one of my favorite things in life! In summer, I travel with a pair of white Naot leather sandals and I always bring my Josef Siebel metallic sneakers, they go with everything....

Spotlight: Spanish Tile

Hola from Barcelona! Today I’m walking La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter and seeing all kinds of beautiful Spanish tile. There’s so much of Gaudi’s influence around me but also classic architecture in this region. I’m sharing images on my Instagram stories as I travel the east coast of Spain. In design, what we refer to as “Spanish tile” references...

DIY: Abstract Swirl Paintings

I get so inspired by fellow artists when I see them making abstracts so I thought I’d give a try to a different method. These abstract swirl paintings are a type of fluid art similar to a dutch pour method. I made these paintings by watering down acrylic paint, layering streaks of color, then using a straw to spread the color around with air. It’s...

Weekend Reading 5.15.22

Strategic packing is this weekend’s goal! I leave for Spain on Tuesday and I’ve learned that the best way to travel light it to be very careful about what I bring. It takes a lot of thought! I plan each day’s outfit and pack accordingly. Style is important and comfort is key! I always remember I’ll be navigating through train stations and down cobblestone...

Three Days in Tulum

Certain places will hold a sense of fascination in your mind until you walk the streets and see them for yourself. Tulum was one of those places I’d seen pictures of and heard about but wanted to experience. In February I took a trip there with a good friend of mine who was also curious about the hype. What impressed me the most during my visit was...

Summer Kimonos

Are you excited for the arrival of summer? After a two year pandemic, we’re all ready to roam free and feel more sunshine outdoors. Kimonos are a fun summer accessory and easy way to add color and pattern to an outfit! They’re perfect for outdoor events, or hanging pool or beachside. Because I’ll be living in warmer weather I’ll be adding more shorts...

Weekend Reading 5.8.22

Weekend hellos and Happy Mother’s Day to all that are celebrating! I’ll be having brunch with my family and enjoying some time relaxing by myself for a few hours. I’m also working on a creative art project and if all goes well I’ll share that soon! I’m packing my bags to leave next week on another international trip! I’ll be visiting the east coast...

Attractive Ceiling Fans

I have a lot of research and planning to do before I head to Florida this summer and start renovations. The first thing we’re doing is upgrading some of the ceiling fans. I came to appreciate ceiling fans years ago when we owned properties in Las Vegas and the summer heat often crept into the 100s. Paired with air conditioning, they’re a must for staying...

Weekend Reading 5.1.22

Thank you so much for all the kind feedback on the Florida home purchase and future move. I appreciate your comments and emails and support, it will be an adventure living in and renovating a house in a new state! Back in California, I needed extra rest this week because I joined Orangetheory and it’s kicking my butt! I’ve been in bed early every night...

Florida Home: Before Pics and Plans

Regular readers and Instagram followers are aware that after a long search, we bought a house in Florida. There are several reasons why we’re making this move which I’ll go into in greater detail at a future date. Mostly it’s just a feeling that we need a change after 40+ years living in California. We’ve talked of a different lifestyle, one that is...

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