November 19, 2015
Can you believe the holidays are almost here?! It seems like just yesterday we were talking about last minute summer getaways and how to find the perfect swimsuit. Now, Thanksgiving (and all the yummy food!) is right around the corner.
If you haven't already made your travel plans, take CN Traveler's advice and avoid traveling on Tuesday Nov, 24th. The article explains further here. Also good to note - avoid traveling from noon to 4pm on Thanksgiving day itself and pack leftovers for your trip back in case you get stuck! You trip home might be a few hours longer but at least you'll have stuffing to hold you over.
One of my favorite travel writers, Travel Fashion Girl, posted recently about essential items to pack for holiday travel. You can read the full list here. The best suggestion, in my opinion, is to bring a water bottle. Bring an empty one to the airport to fill up at the water fountain or stash a full one if you're driving. Not only will you hydrate in preparation for Thanksgiving cocktails, but you'll save some money on expensive, bottled water.
The last tip comes from my mother. Eat a good breakfast and have a snack on the way to your Thanksgiving destination. The last thing you want to be is ravenous when you walk in the door.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.