Thank you to Visit Carmel for sponsoring this post. With a majestic coastline, storybook European cottages, world-class art and music, and a general air of tranquility, there are so many excellent reasons to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea (especially at this time of year, which locals refer to as the secret season).
Our first stop on our tour was Savannah, Georgia, a city which utterly enchanted us. The live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, the gently hued historic architecture, and the dramatic passing thunderstorms gave the city a painterly, other-worldly quality. Moreover, the people were the friendliest we've met anywhere, always ready with a smile, and occasionally a ghost story.
I love finding local spots that make me feel as if I am in distant locales, whether flower fields, historic mansions, or seaside cliffs. Aquitaine Boston, located on the South End's "restaurant row," is one such gem.
Many wonderful trips are devoted to gourmet food, striking architecture, beautiful interiors, and charming cafés. This was not one of those trips. This was a trip of big mountains, big sky, grab-and-go barbecue, and highway motels.
I still remember the day when, in 8th grade, I discovered how much I love thrift stores. Wandering through Boston’s massive Goodwill headquarters, I found myself deftly flipping through rows and rows of items, scanning for the perfect fabrics.
After taking some time to explore Washington, D.C. and its many museums, we were in the mood for a leisurely day outside. Having recently learned from a wine bottle (where else?) that Virginia does, in fact, have an abundance of vineyards, we decided we would find one nearby and make a day of it.
Rolan has been working in D.C. for the last few weeks, so as soon as I finished my last class of college (!), I hopped on a plane to visit him. I love D.C. for its exceptional layout (designed by a French man), its free museums, its historic charm, and its endlessly fascinating present.
If you’re like most people, your relationship with perfumes is uncomplicated. You may own a very small number of fragrances that you bought or received as gifts, and you probably know your significant other’s favorite brand.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m sharing my ultimate guide to romantic gifts. Here you’ll find thoughtful presents selected to bring joy, excitement, elegance, learning, and relaxation to your loved one.