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NYC on the Regular: Packing & Health Tips

Out and about in NYC wearing a Balenciaga top, J Crew pants and F.... heels with a Furla bag and Ray Ban sunnies

In my current role, I travel to New York once or twice a month. I’ve been there in December when the city is all dressed up for the holidays and during the random March blizzard…and now during the hot, green, summer months. Each season has its challenges but here are a few of my strategies … Continue Reading →

Getting Ready For Summer + the Best Black Top

Photos by Jenny Liu.

I booked my trip to Italy in June today. There’s something totally thrilling about just booking a vacation: imagining the sun, sand and water of Tropea (more here and here) and the amazing friends and food in Modena (here) that just puts me into another gear. And I don’t just mean excited gear this time. The … Continue Reading →

Spring Wardrobe Transition

Photos by Jenny Liu Photography

It’s a beautiful day in Palo Alto today, much as it was when my amazing friend Jenny  and her boyfriend visited and took these photos. I’ve been wearing these boots all winter – seen here and here – with sweaters and jackets…all bundled up! When paired with a light blouse like the one here, I can … Continue Reading →

Best Cookbooks for Weeknight Dinners – post on Stuff-I-Love

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My dear friend and fellow blogger, Jenny, and I talk nearly constantly throughout the day. We chit-chat about everything from serious life issues and decisions to the mundane tasks of everyday life…including what to wear and what to make for dinner. When she asked me to do a guest post on my favorite cookbooks, I … Continue Reading →

2017: Starting out Clean + 3 Tips for Quitting Caffeine

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Happy 2017! I hope the New Year has welcomed you and that all’s going well… I’m not a big believer in New Year resolutions. Or in cleanses for that matter. Both have always just felt so cliche to me – like, why wait until the New Year to do things better? Though I am a … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: The Last Workday of 2016

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The 2016 work year comes to an end for me today. When the alarm went off at 5:15 this morning CG said “you did it! Last 5 am wake-up in 2016!” We are both really happy to have a few weeks off from my super early mornings (I plan to sleep in until like *at least* … Continue Reading →

Traveling for Work: New York in the Winter

Burberry coat, J crew skirt, Furla bag and

I’m on my first work trip to New York City for my new job. It’s a totally thrilling experience – new people, new places, intellectual stimulation, beautiful sights…I’m loving it. (Follow along on Instagram for more from the trip.) I’ve traveled many places for work, including NYC, but never at this time of year. In … Continue Reading →

What to Wear to the Office

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Figuring out what to wear to work each day can be a real challenge. I’ve recently A. started a new job and B. started working in an office again after 3 years of being remote. Below are a few of the strategies I’m using to figure out what to wear each day in the office … Continue Reading →

Morning Routine

Cruising around the beautiful Stanford campus.

I love mornings. For me it is a magical time when everything feels fresh. Alot about my mornings has shifted since getting back into an office job after being remote for three years. Below is a look at how I’m starting my workdays. 5:25 am alarm goes off and I hit snooze to snuggle with … Continue Reading →

New Chapter: Stanford University

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This has been the year where everything changes – then changes again. My absence from blogging has been for numerous reasons: 1. I moved to San Francisco (talked about here) 2. I ended my marriage after 13 ½ years (talked about here) 3. I interviewed for and got a job in Major Gifts with Stanford … Continue Reading →