an italian retreat.

picture yourself surrounded by groves of olive and fruit trees, perched high above the Mediterranean sea. can you imagine yourself here yet? not quite? well, i’m back with yet another holiday retreat you can visit — this time a beautiful home on the amalfi coast — via albeli home rentals. the concept behind albeli’s holiday home rentals is an ‘intellectual... 
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summertime and the livin’s easy.

it’s frightfully hot here in los Angeles right now and honestly when it’s this warm out my brain gets a little mushy. all i wanna do is go to the beach, swim in the ocean and sleep the afternoon away under a shady umbrella — summertime and the livin’s easy. or, at least it should be. alas, we can’t always do what we’d like to do, but the... 
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friday finds.

happy independence day weekend, everyone! we’re taking off a bit early here this week, hoping to head out of dodge! the fireworks in my neighborhood get so bad that it sounds a bit like world war III and my pup lucy is just terrified of them! so, we’re on the hunt for a very peaceful retreat — if i can just figure out where that might be! we’ll be... 
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wear this there: pink mamma.

festivities abound can be found in the pigalle district of paris, at pink mamma. a restaurant brimming with foliage, good lighting, and dreamy dinnerware, this is a no-miss for those looking to overload their instagram story with the most awe-worthy shots, and their bellies with edible souvenirs. pink mamma is just one of many from the parisian restaurant group, big mamma.... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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