the forlorn flier.

Thankfully those days are gone. When D and I first got married, I loathed flying. Not enough to stop me from traveling– just enough to make me dread it. And then D moved to Virginia for the Marines. Great.  I spent many afternoons at Bush and Reagan airports with loads of anxiety and nervous energy….

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.

sneak peek– a caribbean getaway.

It’s been a while, but I’m finally catching up and posting again! D and I just returned from a lovely 10 days in the Caribbean, where sun, sand and yachts were a part of our every day routine. Now we’re back to the grindstone and having severe vacation withdrawals. Here are a couple sneak peek…

my love is 30.

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a party planner by nature. So when I realized D’s 30th birthday was quickly approaching, I decided it had to be big– like really BIG. A plan was hatched to take a “booze cruise” on Royal Caribbean down to the Bahamas  during the weekend of D’s birthday. We’d spend…

yeah, mon.

Honestly, I’ve hated Jamaica for about the last decade. Every time someone brought up their amazing vacation there, I would politely nod and think, “no freaking way am I going there.” My disdain for the island nation was not out of snobbery– at least not exactly. It was merely based on the fact that I…

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…

fisher.

I went back and forth with what weekend we should go to the Napa Valley this year for harvest season. In the midst of all the pondering, Sue got an email from Fisher Vineyards about their Traverse the Terroir party AND an even bigger draw: A dinner with Casey Thompson from Top Chef. Two parties…

travel tip: purchasing miles.

I’m a frequent flier miles whore. I admit it. Although, not as much as some of my friends– Justin and Xenia, I’m talking to you. So I thought I’d share a little tip. I received an email from United this morning about their award miles being on sale during the next two days for 40% off. Seeing…