Holiday Hijinx

When you’re in a relationship with someone that has a demanding job, you quickly learn the difference between wants and needs. For example, I want to spend the holidays with both MBH, my family and our friends, and tackle all our wedding planning in one fell swoop during the visit. I need food, water, and…

Adventures in Cooking

I didn’t come from a foodie family. Most of my youth, we were always on the go from one activity to another, and so we never really sat down for idyllic home-cooked meals around a dining room table. At college, I mostly ate food prepared by the (awesome) chef at our sorority house, and in…

A Good Reminder

The sun is always shining. Even though clouds may come along and obscure the sun for a while, the sun is always shining. The sun never stops shining. And even though the earth turns, and the sun appears to go down, it really never stops shining. – Louise L. Hay

My Idols

I’ve found that the women I admire haven’t changed much from my youth. When I was in high school, I adored Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Gwyneth Paltrow, and I still do to this day. Besides being blonde & thin (and who doesn’t admire that!) both of these women seemed both professionally accomplished and personally very…

Lola: The Light of Our Lives

We love our collie-shepherd mix Lola enormously. She was my Christmas present in 2007 – and by far the best one I’ve ever gotten. I had wanted a dog for ages and that was one of the things I was looking forward to the most about moving in with MBH: getting a puppy together. I…

A New Life Together

Part of what spurred me to begin blogging was some big life news. During our most recent vacation together, MBH arranged for a quiet dinner, just the two of us, at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Little did I know there was a surprise waiting at the end of it for me! And so, as…