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Spiced Coffee

There is nothing I love more than having a hot coffee first thing in the morning when I wake up, especially on chilly fall mornings. There’s something so peaceful and comforting about wrapping my hands around a coffee mug filled with delicious brew. These days I’ve been particularly enjoying adding some seasonal spice for additional … Continue Reading →

Wedding Planning & Hitting A Wall

  Flying High In the initial flurry of activity and excitement after our engagement, I immediately decided on my dress. I knew I wanted sleeves and a long silhouette. I also very much wanted a dress I felt good in off the rack – in every sense. I wanted a cost-effective option and I also … Continue Reading →

The Couple Who Cooks Together…Has Fun!

There’s something about cooking together – the shared experience, learning, experimentation, and primal comfort – that makes for a fantastic date activity. Crosby and I love to cook/eat together (as I talked about here, planning the week’s meals is a favorite activity). We first took a cooking class together because of our shared love of Thai … Continue Reading →

How to Have More Time to Enjoy Your Summer (and Look Great) w/ Sakara

By the time I get home from work, the sun is still high in the sky and the evening breeze has kicked in just enough to make it the perfect temperature for relaxing on the porch. I love cooking. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll regularly see stories there filled with homemade meals. GoodEggs … Continue Reading →

Getting Ready For Summer + the Best Black Top

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 →

New Chapter: Stanford University

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 →

House Warming Brunch

I’ve mentioned before that I moved to San Francisco in January. It’s been an incredible change of lifestyle and I’ve had a great time walking around my neighborhood, trying new restaurants and living closer to dear friends. Bit by bit my apartment has been becoming more “me” and feeling like home. And what has really helped me … Continue Reading →

Coffee Talk: Building a Career

Starting out in the work world, I didn’t have much of a focus. I had a job and a paycheck. Honestly, I thought work would be something that I did until I started a family. Finding a career – something I loved, was good at and could grow in as opposed to just work – … Continue Reading →

11 Questions from Miss May

Last month Justine, creator of the blog Miss May, nominated me along with a handful of other bloggers to share a bit about who I am. I couldn’t have been more honored! This kind of connection – from the other side of the world, nonetheless, is exactly why I’m excited to have this blog. Thank … Continue Reading →

Stay Professional, Look Incredible: Jenny Liu

I first reached out to Jenny, creator of the blog stuff-i-love, about six months ago. After admiring her beautiful photos and enjoying her engaging – useful!  – posts, I thought she might be able to recommend tips for me starting out. I was struggling, particularly with the photography aspect of things, and didn’t know who to … Continue Reading →