This year was my second in a row of traveling to Italy, but my first time teaching a styling workshop there! I’ve shared lots of info in the past about the Style Your Life workshop that I co-taught with food stylist Maren Ellingboe King and Sarah Abare of The Stemmery. After being back for just over 2 weeks, I have mentally processed everything from the trip and wanted to offer you a glimpse into it! At the very least, this post will probably inspire a bit of Italian wanderlust, too.Continue reading “Style Your Life Retreat & Styling Workshop recap”
Jet lag… woof. When I got back from Italy last week, I felt like I’d been run over by a bus. Not only did I catch a cold while I was there, but my return trip ended up taking about 20 hours. When I got home, allllll I wanted to do was sleep, despite knowing that the best way to cure jet lag is to simply stay awake until it’s a normal bedtime in the new timezone. But with a cold? Yeah, that didn’t happen. So last week, I experimented and found a few tips that I wanted to share with you in case you’ve got any summer travel plans coming up!Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Over Jet Lag That Actually Worked for Me”
The countdown is ON! I leave for Italy in just over a week and I could not be more excited. I’ll be traveling in Rome and Florence before heading to Tuscany to wrap things up by teaching our Styling Your Life workshop. I fell in love with Italy last summer when I went for my first time. It feels like a dream to go back again! But what to wear?? Here’s my packing list for Italy in case you need some summer vacation inspiration!Continue reading “What to Wear in Tuscany: My Packing List for Italy”
I always wonder whether you guys are interested in seeing our behind-the-scenes, real life mountain adventures. But here’s the thing: I really want to show them to you! I think it’s so easy to get caught up in everything being perfect and lovely and beautiful on the internet, but part of what I love about video (aka vlogs) is that it’s soooo much more real. So this past weekend, when we went to the North Cascades to do some wedding planning stuff, we shot some video. Get ready to see some of our funny friends, our misadventures, and our second attempt at cross country skiing.
p.s. be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all of our videos first!Continue reading “Our Weekend in the North Cascades”
The countdown to our Styling Your Life Workshop + Retreat is ON! In case you’ve missed my social posts about it, here’s the gist: join me, former Food & Wine editor-turned-food stylist Maren Ellingboe, and florist Sarah Abare of The Stemmery in Tuscany for 5 days of connection, hands-on styling experience, social media chats, and Aperol spritzes! I was an attendee last year and shot some video, so I wanted to share a bit of behind the scenes footage of the workshop… and answer any additional questions you might have!
P.S. if you book today, get $300 off with code MARZO or $400 off if you book with a friend with code AMICI! Discount valid through March 14, 2019.Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: Styling Your Life Workshop + Retreat”
The final stop on our Italian vacation was Venice… and I have never seen a city like this! I mean, I have definitely been to cities that have lots of water and rivers or even oceanfront property, but for some reason I did not realize that Venice is literally floating on water. When we arrived at the airport to drop off the rental car, I was totally convinced we’d be able to catch a cab to Venice. Uh, nope. Turns out we needed to either take the water bus or rent a water taxi! We splurged on the latter and chalked it up to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. During the entire powerboat ride to Venice, my mouth was basically hanging wide open. I had just never witnessed a city like this before! Without further ado, here is my Venice Travel Guide:
After falling in love with Florence, Sean and I headed north toward the Alps to the Lake Como region… and boy, was it magnificent! I will still attest that Florence was my favorite part of the trip, but to Sean, Lake Como was the ultimate dream vacation destination. Aside from the truly stunning and enormous lake, this region boasts jaw-dropping views of mountains and the most darling, charming small Italian towns. If you are an outdoorsy person, Lake Como is definitely the region you must visit while traveling in Italy!