All posts filed under: lifestyle

What exactly is a lifestyle blogger? It’s vague, I know (no one really knows), here’s one version of it. Managing a blog, personal life and a career, life can be a bit insane. But that’s ok, because I love every minute of it. Striving for a work-life balance as a marketing professional, blogger and travel enthusiast, I thought I’d take you along for the ride. Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle with less clutter and no time, from food blog posts and interior inspo to active lifestyle and current thoughts on handling the crazy. Welcome to a day in my dreams.

I’m literally sleeping better, with an overlooked luxury we should all invest in – Sunday Citizen bedding review

We spend about a third of our lives in bed. Allowing that to sink in, I’m actually taken aback I haven’t made the comparably modest investment in luxury bedding much much sooner.  Consider the value of a better sleeping experience–one you actually look forward to at the end of the day rather than just another element of life’s necessities.  That’s the difference Sunday Citizen bedding made in my life.  I felt the difference immediately. That deep sinking in feeling my body had been craving since my last 5-star escape (It’s been far too long). The first night of sleep–honestly like a mini slice of paradise. I slept like a baby, wrapped in silky-soft sheets buried beneath a fluffy comforter with the AC pumping.  It felt like a stay at a luxury resort. Deepening my amusement, after making the mental comparison, I discovered Sunday Citizen bedding was ironically born to create just that experience. A story that started with a 4th generation textile family and an entrepreneur hoping to develop a blanket for his luxury hotels. …

luxe “thank you hostess” gift ideas you’ll want to give (and get)

You know the table will be set with elevated dish wear and foods to share over the sounds of laughter and the best company. Everyone knows being the best guest means never showing up to the party empty handed, but there’s something growingly mundane about grabbing a bouquet at the nearest market on your way in. Thank your host or hostess more personally, with these distinct gift ideas for your hostess unique as they are. Swivel cheese & tapas board Plan to bring charcuterie to share? This compact cheeseboard has places for crackers, jams and meats with an included cutlery set. Make an irresistible spread to share, and leave the board as a hostess gift. Enjoying tequila tasting journal Does your hostess adore a good party? This guided tequila tasting journal includes tips on selecting the best brands and educating your palate along with mastered cocktail recipes. Bonus guest points if you also bring the tequila.  Olive oil gift curation box Bring the taste of Italy with the old world delight of “pinzimonio” (dipping raw …

bespoke mother’s day gift ideas

Unconditional love, support and friendship, a mother is one of the most cherished relationships in our lives that no one could ever replace. Mother’s Day is just a week away, and finding something special to express your love and gratitude can be challenging.  Instead of defaulting to something generic, get her a gift she’ll truly love that shows just how much you know and understand her. Need some inspo to get started? Here are some unique, out of the box, bespoke gift ideas for Mother’s day or any special occasions for the women in your life.  For the master chef, homemaker and entertainer: DLISH gift boxes No one ever really cooks quite like mom. But how often does she treat herself to exquisite food and kitchen goods? DLISH curates bespoke gift boxes and elevated home goods from the epicenter of food culture – Italy. Combining food, art and design into a one-of-a-kind experience, DLISH is an excellent gift idea for the mom who loves to cook and entertain. Each gift box is curated with rare, …

just breathe, then you can save the world

When is the last time you took a moment to just breathe? I don’t mean collapsing on the couch to binge watch Netflix in complete mental exhaustion. I mean really, just to breathe. No phone. No podcast. No subliminal mental agenda. No distractions.  Our society is sick. Over stimulated, over pressured. And instead of breeding a culture with the strength to heal it, we feed into it by caving into the pressure, falling before we can even begin to make a difference. The truth is, when we are not well as an individual – not only do we find ourselves constantly overwhelmed fighting between fits of over-productivity and total mental collapse… We can’t help others, because we can’t help ourselves. We live in a digital era, where a wealth of information is at our fingertips. We’ve researched every aspect of our lives from the best morning routine to how to how to fix our relationships. We also run to technology to fix our most personal issues in our lives. How can I fix my anxiety. Why …

friday 8:57 3.18.22

I sat there for a moment, sun warming my face. It was Friday morning. I had just finished with my morning routine – dressed, out the door, flipping through emails and yesterday’s analytics.  It’s the little things. Sometimes we forget to enjoy them. Instead of stressing about the day’s deadlines, Friday at 8:57 – I was just in the moment. Listing to the musings of the birds just outside my windows, all singing their own tune yet somehow managing a perfect melody together. The song of morning, the sound of spring. Take time to be present. We so often forget. Time goes by too fast. Make the most of the moments you’re in.