Friday Favorites: My Pilates Class

When the uncertainty of the pandemic really hit and the shutdowns began in mid-March, we all had so many concerns and disruptions that came to our lives. Whether they were big or small, we were forced to adapt to a new way of doing things, even temporarily. Of the many questions I had, one of […]

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One Weekend in the Amalfi Coast

“Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which other country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii, and Capri” – Diego Della Valle One thing that this quarentine has definitely made us do is reminisce and reflect on what used to be. […]

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An Afternoon Field Trip to Branch Brook Park

In the wake of this current pandemic, so many aspects of our daily lives have been altered. From working, socializing, traveling, and everything in between, we live in a much difference reality then we foresaw even a month ago. Last week, in an effort to fight going stir crazy, my family and I got the […]

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A Very Special Florentine Souvenir

Want to know a secret? I was actually thinking to write this article in the fall, and started writing one but scrapped it because I thought the time frame had passed. The past few days of writing, I obviously said “to heck with that”, and now here we are. This post is all about my […]

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Holiday Gifts for your Men

Coming off of my holiday gift guide for the ladies, I needed to acknowledge the wonderful men in the world! I asked my male followers what they would want to receive as a gift, mixed in what I want to give the special men in my life. From fathers to brothers, friends, cousins, boyfriends and […]

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Holiday Gifts for your Ladies

I have realized over the last few years that gift giving and receiving is one of my love languages. I adore the holiday season for a plethora of reasons, but a big one is thinking, planning, shopping, wrapping, then finally watching the receiver open their special item. When I receive a gift, my excitement doesn’t […]

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A Curated Guide to Florence, Italy

I am so so SO excited to finally publish this article that I have put so much of my time, passion, and experience into. Before I even went to Florence, I knew this was the #1 article I wanted to create to share what I think is the “best of” this magnificent city, and the […]

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My Favorite Churches in Florence

During my Italian summer, I found that one of the most important aspects of the culture is their strong connection, history, and reverence to their religion. Roman Catholicism has been the national religion of Italy for centuries, and throughout history Italian life centered around their faith. When the world didn’t have scientific explanations for natural […]

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il Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, Saint Mary of the Flowers” – Marcel Proust For my all-time favorite building the world, I felt it necessary to dedicate a whole post to il Cattedrale di […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 3

Rome is like a 2,000 year old lasagna (if you haven’t yet, catch up on part 1 and part two) After an exhausting but incredible sightseeing day on Saturday, all that was “left” to see in la Città Eterna was probably the single most famous work of architecture and tourist destination in the city: il Colosseo. We packed […]

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