A Holiday Dedicated to the Person I lost

This day has been hanging over my head like a dark cloud for weeks. A day where social feeds are flooded with long-winded posts from fathers, sons, and daughters about motherhood and the special women in their lives they are celebrating, but here I am without a Mom, a Mother-in-law or a child. The closest…

Living By the Barre Code

Sitting here on the eve of my 1,000th Barre Code class and I’m feeling more grateful than ever for this community of barre babes. If you would have asked me at the start of my journey where I thought I would be after 1,000 classes at the Barre Code, I probably would have focused on…

Weekend Travel Guide to Louisville, Kentucky

It’s easy to mindlessly scroll Instagram and lust over far off places. Exotic beaches with water so blue it doesn’t look real, temples as old as time and lush green landscapes in faraway places. I tend to focus on these types of trips. The 15-hour flight and ten vacation days kind of travel. It can…

Spice Up Your Weekly Meal Prep

As a foodie at heart, bland and boring meal prep crushes my soul. God bless those people who can eat boiled chicken and steamed broccoli for lunch and be satisfied. I wish I could be that person, but I just can’t. Which is also why I don’t have abs. You win some, you lose some….

The Ultimate Dining Guide For Vietnam and Thailand

When I started to write my travel guide to Vietnam and Thailand I realized that 90% of what I wanted to write about was the food. So, in an effort to save you all from reading a 10-page blog post, I decided to dedicate an entire post about what and where to eat in the…

Vietnam and Thailand Travel Guide

Something about Asian culture sparks a curiosity in me. From the people to the history, to the food I want to learn as much as I can about these beautiful countries. I’ve been to lots of places in Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean, but Asia seemed so exotic and unattainable to me for some…

South African Honeymoon

There is something so magical and alluring about South Africa that’s almost impossible to put into words. The enchanting sunsets, hospitality of its people, and vast landscapes take hold of you; and change you forever. I vividly remember stepping out of the safari vehicle on our last evening game drive to enjoy my pink gin…

In-Flight Beauty Hacks

It’s no secret that long flights suck, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer. The only positive is long flights get you to some pretty amazing destinations. Unless you’re fortunate enough to get a sleeping pod in business class, you probably dread 10+ hour transatlantic flights. If you’re like me, you’re jammed back…

A Matter of Life and Death

Birth and death are both a natural part of life. Many people highlight the intimate moments surrounding birth but very rarely do people share the beautiful moments that happen at the end of our lives. I think that’s due largely in part to the fact that thinking about death or talking about death can be…