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Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California

Of the moment // 11.17.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Christine Amorose in Pugly Christmas sweater

My favorite gifts to give and receive

Hi hello it's that time of year again here's another gift guide. I actually don't think I've really done a proper gift guide before, but I realized that I like to give the same type of gift over and over again. And in true over-planner fashion, I...
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Getty Villa in Malibu, California

A visit to Getty Villa

Part of the fun of living in San Diego is being close enough to finally check out all of the things I want to do in Los Angeles without actually living there (aka I can handle the traffic for a total of 36 hours before I go bonkers). On my last trip...
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Sunset in North Park, San Diego

Of the moment // 11.10.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Day of the Dead festivities in Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara

Experiencing Day of the Dead in Guadalajara

Experiencing Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos, as it's locally known) in Mexico was truly an incredible experience. The streets of Guadalajara, and particularly in the neighborhood of Tlaquepaque, were filled with intricate altars heaped with...
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Colorful Day of the Dead festivities in Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara

My favorite things about Guadalajara

So much about my trip to Guadalajara surprised me: the historic downtown filled with neoclassical and European-influenced architecture, the fields of blue agave stretching as far as the eye can see, the market stuffed to the brim with everything one...
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Fields of blue agave in Tequila, Mexico

Of the moment // 11.3.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Seattle from the Space Needle

Notes on my business travel routine

In addition to my personal travel and fun blog-related trips: I’ve been doing a lot of business travel over the past few months: as part of my job in sales, I visit companies and agencies based in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Although the...
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Loeffler Randall boots in fall foliage in Portland

Of the moment // 10.27.27

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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Coronado Beach in San DIego

What if joy is my only metric for success?

“What if joy is my only metric for success?” – Sarah Jones I read that quote in an article full of good advice a year ago, and it resonated deeply. Joy is simply defined as "a feeling of great pleasure and happiness." It's easy to think of joy as...
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