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 [...]

Load More Posts