Do You Believe in Magic?

Sunrise over Madrid

I woke up with the sunrise just as the plane was approaching Madrid. An extraordinary, pink stripe lined the horizon and a piping hot coffee sat on my tray table. I took a picture and a sip and prepared myself for landing. And by prepare myself, I mean I ran a comb through my hair, […]

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Our Eyes Met in a Karaoke Bar

Our Eyes Met at a Karaoke Bar

I’ll always remember the way he looked at me moments before we went our separate ways. In fact, it was one of the only things I could think of on my plane ride back to California. There I was, sitting in the aisle seat, wearing a long black dress and a long pout to match, replaying it […]

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First Five Dates in Five Different States

Murad Osmann Follow Me To Photo

Do you ever dream about dropping everything and just traveling the world with the one you love? It’s not too hard to imagine when social media is filled with stories that depict just that. I’m sure you’ve come across Murad Osmann’s Instagram account at some point: over three million followers watch as he and his beautiful […]

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Halloween: Day to Night to Day

Hollywood Halloween

Chances are, if you celebrate Halloween, you’re going to wake up the next day with a good story to tell. You saw the most outrageous costume, ate the most outrageous amount of candy, or stayed out until the most outrageous hour. My first Halloween in California definitely fell into the outrageous category. It all began […]

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Necessary Pauses

Summer in California

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire A whole summer has gone by. A summer of adventure, new experiences, ups and downs. A summer much like the spring and winter and autumn before it. Except I haven’t blogged as much in this season as I did […]

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Red, White, and New Memories

Fourth of July Mimosas

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. – Plautus Well, we didn’t exactly start off our Fourth of July celebration with wine, but this mimosa was a delicious alternative. Plus, there was plenty of sweet words between sweet friends during a sweet, sunshine-filled weekend to make up for it. This past weekend […]

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Walk to the Sound of Your Own Drum

Walk to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Really rejoice in being yourself. Have your own drumbeat. – Kim Cattrall We hear it all the time. “Be yourself, and you’ll be fine.” A common phrase, yes. It’s often heard before a big job interview, or when a parent drops his or her child off on the first day of school. It’s prevalence, however, does not […]

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Feeling at Home in a New City

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. – Jane Austen Comfort. For me, it’s probably the most important thing that a home can provide. And I’m not just talking about fluffy couches and oversized pillows. I’m talking about the feeling you get when you enter a space that contains some sort of […]

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