As I mentioned a few posts back, Boston is my old stomping grounds–and that often means I don’t get to do everything I want to do when I go up there for a weekend. This time, as part of a work trip, I had even less time than that, but I put a weekday afternoon … More 28. Boston, Massachusetts
I went back and forth to St. Paul while staying in Minneapolis–as I often do–and while I didn’t get to spend a ton of time there, my sister Betsy did introduce me to a couple new places I’ve since added to my “favorites” list. One is Bibelot, a gifts and paper goods store you can … More 27. St. Paul, Minnesota
Back in May, I mentioned that I was about to go to the Twin cities to eat the world. Remarkably, I did manage to fit some other stuff in on top of that agenda–and even more remarkably, some of it was food. I spent much of the weekend at Art-A-Whirl, an open studio tour in Northeast … More 26. Minneapolis, Minnesota
One of these days for a TBT post, I’ll tell you guys about the time I lived in South Africa. While the best-known wine region in the country is Stellenbosch, the Constantia Valley–a gorgous suburb of Cape Town–is much closer to where I lived and made for a destination more than once. One morning this May, a … More 25. Markham and Boyce, Virginia
From Little Rock, we drove to Hot Springs, which was about an hour’s trip (if memory serves). It’s a resort town that looks like it was probably in its heyday in the 1920’s; signs along the promenade hearken back to a time when the rich and fashionable of St. Louis would travel there to stroll … More 24. Hot Springs, Arkansas
I’ve been slacking on the blog, but my friend Nikki and I have been planning a Thailand trip for awhile now. It’s probably been the most difficult time I’ve ever had planning an itinerary, but now that we’ve more or less nailed it down, I thought it was time to share. The first key lesson … More In the works: Thailand
I’m basically on a wellness retreat in North Carolina right now. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cookies.