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Lazy Bear Cold Brew Iced Coffee


Especially if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m a huge coffee fan. The stuff just makes my days better. I don’t usually drink it at night, but recently at the end of our dinner at Lazy Bear in San Francisco, I couldn’t resist ordering their signature cold-brew iced coffee. Served in a beaker, it’s … Continue Reading →

Strategies of Successful People


Throughout the course of my career, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a good deal of time with incredibly successful people. I’ve taken every opportunity to learn from them. Below are a few of the top strategies I’ve seen them employ. Hope they are helpful to you! What are the top things you’ve learned along your … Continue Reading →

Spicy Aztec Mocha Smoothie


My friend Melissa is an incredible maker of all things good to eat (I last featured her tasty breakfast picks here). My husband and I recently stayed the night over at her home and in the morning she made us the most delicious spicy chocolate drink before breakfast. I was hooked immediately and promptly purchased … Continue Reading →

Writing an Interview Thank You Note


There are many aspects to think about when preparing for an interview (I’ve talked about what to wear to one here and here). Interviewing can be a tiring experience – from the hours of prep to the adrenaline rush and let down…you might not have much energy left for follow up. However, sending an appropriate, … Continue Reading →

Traveling for Work: Making a Hotel Room Better

Travel dream team from left: Votivo travel candle; great pjs; favorite tea.

I’m lucky enough to get to stay in some really really wonderful hotels when I’m on the road for work. But even so, there are times when either the room is dreary or it just feels strange to be away from home. Depending on how long you are away for (consultants, you take the cake with … Continue Reading →

What to Wear to an Interview: Corporate Formal and Business Casual

Sharp but modern: Kayla, left, in more conservative attire; Kara, right, for a more casual business interview.

A few months ago my friend who works at USC tapped me to review the career center’s advice  on what to wear to an interview (check out their finished video, here). This is a topic with almost never-ending variations – I did one of my first posts on the topic with Jenn, here, exploring interviewing for finance … Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Workweek Dressing

Winter go-to workweek uniform:

I don’t know anybody who doesn’t struggle with what to wear to work – at least sometimes! I really really don’t like feeling uncomfortable in my clothes, especially during the workday. There are enough things to distract me, so feeling uncomfortable or self conscious about my outfit doesn’t need to be one of them. These are … Continue Reading →

3 Favorite Ways to Stay Healthy in Cold Season

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When I was young having a sick day was a huge treat. It meant staying home snuggled in bed, perhaps watching TV and having my mom take care of me. That’s no longer the case. As an adult, work and life don’t stop, so even a sick day at home just means doing everything normally done, … Continue Reading →

Stay Professional, Look Incredible: Jenny Liu

Girl time! On Jenny: dress, "the Jenny" by MM Lafleur; on me: top by DVF

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 →

Hello, 2015! Let’s Get Going!


Only recently did I realize that January and February is when winter really starts. The lights from the holidays are down and, though the days are already inching towards being lighter longer, the trees are bare and the days are cold! It’s a time of year when the only thing I want to do is … Continue Reading →