autumn in south iceland // part one

When we were planning our quick hop from London to Reykajvik to meet up with my sister & her boyfriend, the hubs and I knew a mini roadtrip was in order. Our itinerary was going to be a little wonky because they were flying into Reykjavik a day after us, which meant we couldn’t stray too far from the capital. Naturally, Inga from Tiny Iceland came to my rescue and suggested we explore South Iceland. After our morning in Reykjavik, we headed back to our hotel to meet a rep from Geysir Car Rental, who was going to turn over the keys to our chariot for the weekend. I can’t tell you how convenient it… View Post

foodie break: philadelphia BYOBs

One of the best parts of being back in Philadelphia is the abundance of quality bring-your-own-bottle restaurants. It was only after moving away from the Philadelphia area years ago that I learned BYOBs aren’t commonplace in other parts of the country. What’s not to love about going out to eat and being able to bring along your own reasonably priced (ok, sometimes cheap) bottle(s) of wine? As two people who love to go out, though can’t always afford to as much as we like, Sean and I have become avid explorers of the BYOB restaurants in our neighborhood. We only have to walk a few blocks in any direction from our apartment to eat at… View Post

return to reykjavik // a few of my favorite things

It’s hard to believe, but this coming March will mark 3 years since the hubs and I left New York for a 5-month trip around the world before our move to France. There were so many amazing moments from that trip, and while we honestly cannot declare any stop the very best, our week in Iceland is very close to the top. This is why, when my little sister said she was hopping across the pond for a weeklong visit to Europe with her boyfriend, we were more than happy to meet them in Iceland for a few days before showing them around London. Because of schedules, Jeff and I decided we would arrive early… View Post

travel announcement (part two)! a week in switzerland for the wino

It’s been a really big year for me. I mean, really big. In January, I married this handsome devil. I had a year of travel firsts, from my trips to southern and northern California to our epic and life-changing #LTsouthafrica adventure. I spent time in London, re-discovered Spain, and spent many weekends toasting to dear friends at weddings, housewarmings, baby showers, and thirtieth birthday celebrations. I could happily hang my hat after 2015, but unbelievably, it’s not over just yet. You may have already heard, but in less than three weeks, Sean and I are headed across the pond for #LTfriendsgiving, the alpine edition. What you may not know is that I’m extending my trip… View Post

style spotter // alpine accessories with @markandgraham

In case you missed it, in less than three short weeks, we’re heading to Val d’Isère in the French Alps for our annual #LTfriendsgiving. We’re just about bursting at the seams for a weekend of fresh white snow, fireside drinks, and most importantly, lots and lots o’ Thanksgiving leftovers. Though we could happily stay in our pajamas for the entirety of the weekend, we know we have at least one night of après-ski on our schedule, meaning we’ll have to ditch the sweats at some point. So, how to pack for a weekend of carboloading and lounging, while at the same time keeping up an air of extremely stylish après-ski-goers?  With some inspiration from Mark & Graham, our… View Post