A Healdsburg Weekend Itinerary

One of my best friends, S of Fork & 5th, decided that she wanted to escape frigid NYC and spend last weekend in wine country prior to our annual bonding week in SF for work.  We decided to do the girls weekend Healdsburg rather than Sonoma or Napa this trip to give ourselves the opportunity to explore a […]

Huckleberry Travel Guide: The French Riviera

I was lucky to spend Thanksgiving week in the French Riviera or Côte d’Azur with some of my family this year – and it was such a magical time! Here’s a quick post to share some photographic highlights and quick tips from the region: Nice, France Enjoying le Promenade des Anglais in Nice on a sunny […]

Rub Rub Rub

Lush recently released in a solid bar formula of one of their best exfoliants, Rub Rub Rub.  In its solid form, Rub Rub Rub is the best exfoliant I have ever used.  I loved the original tub form of Rub Rub Rub – it works so well and smells amazing; but the solid version is super easy to […]

Officially Autumn – Miami Daze

We’re officially into autumn 2015, guys; but problem is: I’m still smitten for summer. No, not this summer – I poured myself into work this summer and left little room for much else.. (I wish I had some dreamy story to tell you about this summer #eyeroll) What do I mean?  Summer.  Not a summer; I […]

delightful star alignments & dirty drinks

A friend introduced me recently to the wonderful merits of a classic dirty martini. The basic recipe for a dirty martini includes: vodka, olive brine, dry vermouth, and a green olive garnish (see following). …though I’ve never been the most keen of basic..recipes. So a few days ago I soaked 6 green olives, a slice […]

east river sunrise

There’s nothing like the stillness of sunrise over the city. You know: before the elders start their in-park tai chi, before your best friend has to wake up to take her dogs out, while everyone’s still snugglin’. Climbed over into a troll dwelling in the east river for this for-fun shoot…because sometimes it’s nice to […]

Power Heels

There is something truly wonderful about wearing high heels.  They make you stand taller (so you can tower over your frienemies), and they generally force better posture.  I came across this wonderful Racked article called, “The Male-Dominated, Power-Hungry History of High Heels”, which goes in depth about the origin of high heels – noting the air of regality, confidence […]

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

Did you know that coffee beans are green? (And turn shades of brown once they’re roasted.) I learned that this weekend while playing at-home barista.  The following is a little anecdote about my inspiration… xx Generally, I don’t like to use over-used quotes, but I’ve been pondering a lot about work-life balances, purpose, and roots of […]

Nighttime Americano

throwback to yolanda be cool It was one of those Tuesdays, you know. So I decided to make a special dinner: a hybrid negroni x americano.  Easy peezy orange-squeezy, try it. 5 ingredients you will need: a lovely gin of your choosing; I used Hendrick’s, a Scottish gin that is infused with rose & cucumber Campari a […]