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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

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

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 →

Italy: Off the Beaten Path in Tropea

Both when I studied abroad in Italy and when I lived there after college, I focused all my travel time within the country. I had so much fun exploring Italy, I didn’t want to leave to travel other places in Europe. And even still, there are so many places I haven’t seen here! My best friend from … Continue Reading →

6 Hours in New York City

I’m on vacation. No more school, no more books…for at least two weeks! I’m heading to Italy via New York City and have a 6 hour layover before flying onto Rome, so I thought I’d make the most of of it and have some fun in the City. After much consideration, here are the places … Continue Reading →

What to Pack: Vacation in Italy

I fell in love with Italy on my first trip there with my mother at age 14. I later studied abroad during college in a Northern Italian town called Modena (think birthplace of balsamic vinegar, parmigiano reggiano and Ferrarri) and moved there again after graduating to work as an English teacher. Living there was an incredible experience and I’ve been … Continue Reading →

6 Items to Pack: Summer Weekend Getaway

Over the 4th of July weekend I’m heading to Tahoe to meet friends at this  property (online it looks like it’ll be a sort of summer camp for adults. Bons: it’s pet friendly so the dogs are coming!!). It’s much harder for me to pack for a non-work trip than a work 0ne – at least I have … Continue Reading →

Traveling for Work: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an exciting, vibrant city. It has an incredible urban feel that contrasts with the surrounding jungle, jagged mountains and the harbor. I’ve mentioned before it’s one of my favorite places to visit and cities for work – the business culture is at the same time classic and elegant yet edgy and hip. Here, longtime Hong Kong photographer Carsten … Continue Reading →