8 Countries, 8 Souvenirs

8 Countries, 8 Souvenirs

(Photo source) Heading overseas this summer? Be sure to leave room in your suitcase for a few mementos from each country. If you're not sure what each country is known for, check out these popular items: England: Although some sites suggest Cadbury chocolate as a must for a souvenir, England Continue reading

Carpe Diem in Rome

Carpe Diem in Rome

Last week, I was awarded my company's top honor (yes, I actually have a day job). The honor was a complete surprise and included recognition in front of over 1,000 of my colleagues as well as an all expenses paid trip to Rome for two! After many hugs and photos, I finally realized that I was not Continue reading

Discover the Beauty of Provence

Discover the Beauty of Provence

It's finally arrived! My third parcel from Oui Please, a subscription service that features full-size, unique beauty and lifestyle products from France. Albeit a bit late on arrival, the latest parcel featured 12 products from Provence, which just happens to be my favorite place to visit in Continue reading

Top 10 Destinations for Wine Enthusiasts

Top 10 Destinations for Wine Enthusiasts

(photo source) Love to travel and drink wine? Why not combine the two! Sure, sipping your way around Napa and Sonoma can be amazing and should be on any wine-lover’s bucket list. However, discovering the “undiscovered” wine destinations can add a whole new appreciation to wine tasting, not to Continue reading

Europeans Drink Their Way Slim

Europeans Drink Their Way Slim

When traveling to Europe, it is quite apparent who is actually a European local and who is a tourist, especially an American tourist. Beyond clothes plastered with store logos and their inability to speak anything other than English, American tourists may also stand out – literally - due to their Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Eiffel Tower

Happy Anniversary Eiffel Tower

Today marks the 126th Anniversary when the Eiffel Tower was open to the public. See the Eiffel Tower in photos, from 1887 through today! Ciao! Continue reading

Heels or Flats? What Would a French Girl Do?

Heels or Flats? What Would a French Girl Do?

(Photo source) I’ve never been a fan of long dresses, nor have I liked flat shoes. As someone who is 5’ 1’’, long dresses tend to be a foot too long, dragging along the floor like a train, and not in the elegant Princess Diana way. And flat shoes? Sure they’re cute, but after 5 minutes I am Continue reading

Tips from a Travel Runner

Tips from a Travel Runner

(photo source) Have running shoes....will travel. As most of you know, I travel quite a bit for my "day job". Traveling for work has lots of perks, such as being taken to the airport in a town car, ordering room service, and not having to worry about every little expense. But one of the greatest Continue reading

European vs American School Lunches

European vs American School Lunches

(Photo source) Like many parents, what schools serve for lunch became important to me when my children started attending schools that provided daily meals. Growing up, I attended a private school where "hot lunch" was pizza served once a week. Today, most schools provide a multiple hot and Continue reading

Lunar Lights

Lunar Lights

Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I am so grateful to work for a company that is so diverse that it celebrates amazing, non-traditional holidays, complete with festive Asian food, singing, and cultural dancers. Want to learn more about the holiday? See the Lunar New Year by the numbers. Continue reading

Embrace Your French Stripes

Embrace Your French Stripes

My latest obsession ...... stripes. Years ago, I thought stripes were only for kids or for super skinny models who could make anything look good. However, since my recent trip to Paris, I've been embracing stripes, not only because I realized they look good on my petite frame, but because they Continue reading

The Secret to French Beauty

The Secret to French Beauty

In France, beautiful people are everywhere. But it's more than their fashionable clothes, naturally glossy hair, and shapely physiques that make them beautiful. While walking around the walled city of Avignon a few months ago, I took note of how the French walk with purpose, heads held high, tossing Continue reading