Dear New England Part III

I spent $90 on socks today. Not a single pair of socks, mind you. Four pairs of men’s socks and four pairs of women’s socks. But come on. $90?! Yet when fall really gets underway in New England, you start realizing the importance of things like socks (namely wool socks). You also have long conversations […]

The Local Tourist

On July 19, I gifted Daniel with two tickets for a Boston Duck Boat tour. The next morning, we woke up to the news of the duck-boat accident in Missouri, and we were stunned. For months, we’d watched the massive boats — each one sporting a cheeky name like Beantown Betty and North End Norma — lumber through the […]

Dear New England Part II

Hey there, Boston. It’s me again. I have a few more Cali-girl observations for you… Let’s begin with stripes. Thank you so much for recognizing the awesomeness that is stripes. Striped shirts and striped dresses and striped pants and striped stripes. You know what it makes me want to do? Buy more stripes. I’m glad […]

This is Why I’m a Goer

Flashback to Ireland, August 2001, just weeks before the 911 terrorist attacks would change travel as we know it. We were there to see U2 perform at Slane Castle, but we decided to road trip around the country. Dublin was damp and exciting and challenging and busy, but Killarney won our first-trip-to-Europe hearts. It was […]