see ya soon, santorini.

It’s been a dream of mine for years. Santorini. Greece. Gyros and caldera swims. Dramatic cliff side landscapes. If you’re not familiar with the location, chances are you’ve seen the images of this stunning island. As one of many Greek islands, Santorini is perhaps the most beautiful, and certainly the most photographed, boasting whitewashed villages…

chicago.

So far, I have a love/hate relationship with this town. Hate= Snow and frigid temperatures that humans shouldn’t necessarily live in. Love= Everything else. You may remember a while back, Chelsea did a guest post on her trip to Chicago (catch up on that post here). I was elated to go to such a beautiful…

costa rica.

The Westin Playa Conchal. Even the name sounds exotic. As the Westin’s first all-inclusive resort, I didn’t know what to expect when we booked this vacation through United Vacations. I’m always comfortable with SPG properties and knew that this newly renovated resort would likely live up to the rave reviews. And, I can handle anything…

sneak peek: costa rica.

Just a few quickie pics this afternoon from our Costa Rica vacation. We ventured out to a new location this Memorial Day weekend in hopes of finding some much needed R+R– and we definitely found it. More pictures to come, so come back soon. Hotel: Westin Playa Conchal Airline: United (as if you didn’t know…

the caribbean in pictures.

I haven’t yet decided how I am going to break down each thing we did to give you the low down, so I decided to just post some of my favorite pictures for now. Next week I’ll work on each island and excursion independently. So for now, enjoy the pictures! Happy Friday! The end.

i’ve been away.

Not necessarily away physically, just mentally. Work has been CRAZY. And we’ve been doing a little traveling– nowhere new, just the same ‘ole staples. New Orleans for a Bachelorette party. Vegas with my favorite group of party people. Entertaining out of town friends in Houston, and ultimately, forcing ourselves to try new places in our…

harvest season in pictures.

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on my Fisher post from yesterday. It was every bit as amazing as it looked. Here’s the rest of our Napa Valley visit in pictures. Happy Friday! Hotel: Hotel Yountville Restaurants: Hurleys, Oakville Grocery Redd Bottega Hopper Creek Kitchen Fremont Diner Vineyards: Pride Mountain FisherVineyards Round Pond Alpha Omega…

tahiti in pictures– part 2.

As promised, here are the rest of our vacation pictures. These are from Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s private island, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Papeete. Enjoy! Motu Mahana. Tetiaroa (Marlon Brando’s Island) Moorea Papeete.

tahitian sneak peek.

D and I are finally home from our beloved Tahiti. And while I did come back relaxed and a nice shade of bronze, I also came back sick. I’m pretty sure spending 18 hours of travel time behind the “iron curtain” (i.e. first class), has something to do with my incessant hacking. I may have Moorea’s…