the lazy girls’ guide to navigating a new city in a time crunch

When it comes to travel, we consider ourselves to have many varied areas of expertise. Need to know what cultural stuff you can skip in favor of eating your way through any given European capital city? We’re your girls. Wondering what IS the right amount of red wine to drink on an overnight flight so you don’t arrive looking like a zombie straight out of the depths of hell? You call us. Maximizing your time in a new city, cramming in as much wonder as you possibly can in 18 hours or less? Ehhhh…. that is just not our style. In news that will shock no one, we don’t really like to feel pressure to…

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a perfect day in firenze

If you follow us on Instagram and/or Snapchat, then you know one thing to be true: lazy baby‘s entry into the world may have put our travel days on pause this winter, but we’ve certainly been making up for lost time. After her first trip to Cannes in March, we reset the clock and started counting down to our next adventure: a week-long visit with my parents, featuring a mini hop to Italy for three beautiful days in Tuscany. But while Chianti was our real destination, we couldn’t take these two first-timers to Italy without a quick stint in Florence! Like our last trip to Chianti, we flew into Pisa and picked up a rental…

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weekend warriors // chianti is for lovers

Without getting too mushy, this year has been one of our very best to date — and I don’t say this lightly, because the competition is tough for that title. Though the hubs and I arrived in London in 2014, it was in 2015 that we finally settled into our life here. Now, just over a year after we made our move across the Channel, we’re thrilled to have found a city that we think will stick. You know, unless they kick us out. 2015 is also the year we officially decided we’re ready to extend our little family, and most recently, on September 18, we celebrated five years of married life. Five years! Like…

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a matter of life & death in italy’s lakes region

After five perfect days of sunshine and happiness way down south in Puglia, our motley crew of bloggers and husbands boarded a flight to Milan and, one hour later, we deplaned to a light, cool drizzle. Because we weren’t quite ready to say our goodbyes, we hopped in our rental cars and made our way into the city center for lunch at Eataly. I’ll admit — having been to New York’s Eataly plenty of times, it seemed a little silly to go to one IN Italy, but nay! The place was packed with locals. Lunch was delicious, and though we didn’t see much of Milan, it did seem on par with everything I’d heard —…

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confessions of an unintended italy addict

Entirely unexpectedly, 2014 has become the year of Italy. Before we came to INSEAD, the hubs and I knew we had about three week-long breaks, and one 3-week winter holiday. We mentally filled those weeks very quickly, and booked them nearly just as soon… and no where, not once, was Italy included in our 11-month plan. So then tell me, dear readers, how is this the third time I’m headed to Italy this year? First there was Rome, and most recently, I shaped up and shipped myself out to Capri for a few days with friends. You would think this would be enough for one girl, but no. No, it’s not. I literally can’t seem…

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