Ready, Jet, Go


If you're anything like me, you think you're ready for a vacation—until the week or so before your trip. That's when you realize there is so much more to do, so many little things you need to pick up before you go, and you are stressed because it's not like you don't have a [...]

Weekly Happenings


Welcome to my new column! I have been working hard lately to get my creative spark back—let me explain. I worked for many years as a magazine editor in New York, wrote for dozens of magazines as a freelance writer and then landed a gig as the director of content for Forbes Travel Guide. That [...]

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico


As the former director of content for Forbes Travel Guide, one of the questions I’m often asked is, “Where should I go on vacation.” Of course, the answer depends on a lot of factors (geography, active or leisure, long or short) but one place I have been to many times myself is Puerto Rico—and the resort I always visit while I’m there is The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.

Boho Style


I have always loved a little boho style. Not Mary-Kate or Sienna Miller levels. More like a dash of non-conformist—a patchwork print, a billowy blouse, coin-studded anything—paired with elegant (enter the bag) and modern (cue the sneakers) pieces. I never like one thing all the way through. You can shop this boho beaded kimono, plus a [...]

Opposites Attract


I have always had a law of opposites approach to dressing (mixed prints, feminine and edgy, high and low). My home aesthetic is similarly woven. And I most certainly appreciate a good contradiction as it relates to food. A healthy juice earns you a piece of pie, no? It's called balance. I recently set out [...]

The Glam Factor


When the Refined Side asked a group of bloggers including yours truly to each pick a glamourous item from our closets, I immediately thought of these Dolce & Gabbana heels. I saw them online this past fall and was instantly drawn to the jeweled heel and retro shape. […]

The Skin Savers


Confession: I’m less than diligent with my skincare routine when the weather is warm. I slick on a moisturizer with SPF in the morning and do a quick cleanse before bed in the evening (which, shoot me, may not involve anything more than a facial wipe if I’m lazy…I know, I know). But [...]

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