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My weekend in Vegas — making tons of memories and having way too much fun (part 1!)

My weekend in Vegas — making tons of memories and having way too much fun (part 1!)

It’s funny how many of us went into business for ourselves because we were tired of someone else controlling our professional destiny. And then, ultimately, we discovered there’s just a whole lot of someones now controlling it instead. I speak in way-too-general terms for an issue that’s incredibly more complex, but the truth is there’s often limited freedom in being a freelancer. The concept of work-life balance can all too often be decimated by the need to be always available for everyone at all times. It’s hard to sit on your laurels when your livelihood is determined on a project basis. Days off can mean opportunities missed, and that’s as true on weekends as holidays or days we’d prefer to call in sick. Because,...

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Fave spots to enjoy spring in the city

Fave spots to enjoy spring in the city

April is going to be a pretty intense few weeks for me. Over the course of this month, I’ll be traveling to Vegas, Wisconsin, and Seattle — and that’s all in a two week period!!! – and I’m pretty excited. Some of these spots I’ve never been to before, and all the trips promise to full of new discoveries. But I think it’s important sometimes to appreciate the value of the beauty within our own backyard. It’s funny to consider this concept right now — Passover is very much a time of celebrating the concept of exodus, after all. Even the eating of Matzoh – what so many people of all faiths immediately associate with the holiday –is symbolism of getting away. Getting away SO quickly that the bread did...

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Austin, Texas (one of my new favorite cities, obviously)

Austin, Texas (one of my new favorite cities, obviously)

I’ve long had a bit of a love affair with the state of Texas. Whether it’s the fantasies of cowboys lasso-ing me and us riding away on their horses or the visions of hill country and the best BBQ and Tex Mex the nation has to offer, there’s just so much to love. And I felt all that before I stepped foot in Austin earlier this month. Austin is like no other part of Texas – it’s a world onto itself. And it’s a world I’m now just a little bit obsessed with. Between SXSW, the food, the music, and maybe possibly speeding around a race course, I had a pretty fabulous visit — and I can’t wait to go back! Check out my latest post for LovingYou.com — TRAVEL LUST: AUSTIN. (And stay tuned, I have a piece coming up...

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Spring is in the air — where will you be traveling?

Spring is in the air — where will you be traveling?

I feel like this week in Austin, I got a sneak peek at Spring — and my own little Spring Break of sorts. Don’t get me wrong — I wasn’t lounging on the beach. I actually had some mega-packed days. But I enjoyed (too much) good food, live music, time with close friends, and, well, way too many light night cocktails. Do grown-ups get spring break? It’s a good question – we can make it so for ourselves, though. Life is a little more complicated than when we were 22 and sought little more than limitless cocktails and epic beaches. It can be difficult for grown-ups to craft civilized vacations in warm climates during the peak bacchanalia times of March and April. But it’s by no means impossible—if you know where to go. Check out...

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Making trouble in Trumbull (and the glorious triumph of discovering a hidden gem)

Making trouble in Trumbull (and the glorious triumph of discovering a hidden gem)

As travel journalists, we’re trained to hone in on location – is a spot hot? Is it a place people will want to visit? Bring their families? Tell others about? Location, location, location — it’s everything. Except sometimes we discover that location is best when it’s not hot. When you discover a fab spot that is maybe up a stairwell, down an alley, through a secret door, it’s even better. Why else would speakeasy culture be so hot right now? We love the forbidden fruit — and making something a little harder to find and being worth the effort? It’s everything. Finding this special spot makes you, the visitor, feel like an insider. If the food isn’t standout, the allure of the chase may still be exciting, but if...

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Valentine’s Travel Lust: Where are YOU escaping this weekend?

Valentine’s Travel Lust: Where are YOU escaping this weekend?

As Valentine’s Day comes rather close to the weekend this year, I’m guessing a lot of you are planning a romantic getaway. Obviously, anywhere but (cold, wet, sad) here is great! I’m actually getting away this weekend too – and if you are looking for some suggestions on where you should go (there’s still time to book a trip!) – check out my Valentine’s Day edition of  my Travel Lust series for LovingYou with weekend getaway suggestions!

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Check out my new Travel Lust series on LovingYou!

Check out my new Travel Lust series on LovingYou!

Remember last month when my friend Sarah and I hit Florida on our girlfriends getaway? Well, check out my latest post for LovingYou.com — and you’ll see some of the fun spots we hit (and spa’d, and drank, and ate, and then spa’d some more…) It’s actually the first in a series of Travel Lust features in queue – other locations to be featured in the coming weeks include Cancun, Nashville, and Coastal Virginia’s wine country!

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Travel lust: Missoni Partners With Bric for Luggage Collection

Travel lust: Missoni Partners With Bric for Luggage Collection

Have any big trips coming up? Well, here’s one product of beauty to add to that travel wish list: Missoni has partnered with Bric for a luggage collection that will include luggage pieces, duffel bag, shaving case and laptop case. Prices range from $120 for the computer holder to $890 for a 30-inch Spinner. You can find the luggage here on Bloomingdales. What do you think of the collection? I’m totally smitten! Photo:...

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Hello from Palm Beach!

Hello from Palm Beach!

A lot has happened since I last checked in (i.e. I spent 5 AMAZING days in Cancun). Then, I flew to Fort Lauderdale, where I spent one night in the Hyatt Placeto review their new skillet breakfast options (seriously innovative breakfast sandwiches for your traditional free morning breakfast buffet!). First of all, it’s always free. (As were the curious but well-appreciated drink coupons I was given at check in) and had plenty to choose from, like my santa fe breakfast bagel and other hot breakfast sandwiches, but also teel-cut oatmeal or fresh fruit, french toast, and cereal. It was the perfect fortification before moving onto my next step, where I am now at the amazing Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort and Spa. My room (pictured at left) looks a...

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