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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 →

A Place Like Home


At age 14 I visited Italy with my mother. It was a magical trip filled with delicious food, interesting/beautiful sights and sweet moments for us together. I was hooked. Five years later at 19 I chose to study abroad in the Northern Italian town of Modena, home of balsamic vinegar and birthplace of Ferrari – … Continue Reading →

A Day in Florence, Italy


I’m fresh back from a dreamy vacation in Italy. I spent much of the time in Modena (more here) and in Tropea (more here), but for my last day I took a solo trip to Florence. Just 1 hour by train from Modena, I was able to leave after breakfast and return in time for the evening … Continue Reading →

Winter Getaway: Carmel Valley


I’ve written before about the importance of downtime (here) and I’ll probably come back to it each year about this time. Winter for me is  a time for reflection and regrouping. This is the second year I’ve taken a weekend away – this time to Carmel Valley, Calif. at Bernardus Lodge. Between walks with the dogs … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Great Travel Outfit


Dressing for travel can be tricky. The desire to be comfortable is strong for me – no matter if I’m traveling for work or personal – but looking sharp is still important. This outfit has literally taken me around the world; on flights in Asia for work and to New York for fun. The ease … Continue Reading →



I’m recently back from a two week, four city work trip to Asia. It was filled with incredible experiences (many shared on Instagram) and productive meetings. But it was as exhausting as it was exhilarating – lots of large meals, little time for sleep or exercise and the drain of navigating foreign locations paired with being … Continue Reading →

Workwear in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing

From left: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

I love the idea of a uniform – a streamlined yet interesting mix of items that you both look and feel good in and can throw on in a moment…that is truly the work wardrobe dream to me. Often my go-to look for work is a dress with some sort of jacket, but on my recent … Continue Reading →

What to wear: the Dress for Any Occasion


This dress wins the prize for the most versatile and least expensive piece in my work wardrobe. I’m traveling for work in Singapore and today I have a conference, an afternoon meeting, a cocktail reception and a dinner. For the conference and meeting I’ll throw this jacket over the dress, then remove for cocktails and … Continue Reading →

Traveling for Work: Staying Sharp on the Road

Travel-ready at SFO.

You know what they say about common sense not being common…well, the same applies to most advice for travel. Yet somehow I need constant refreshers. The basics for staying sharp while you are on the road revolve around eating, sleeping and exercising properly – all simple concepts but they can become increasingly tricky depending on … Continue Reading →

Italy: Off the Beaten Path in Modena


Modena is a city that is near and dear to my heart. You know by now that I studied abroad here during college and later returned after graduation to hold my first real job: teaching English. It was an experience that changed my life – the people I met (one of my best friends to this … Continue Reading →