Well everyone meet the lovely new CAPRI (dreamt up by our own Skylar customer, Dallas Daws Welch, and voted on by our Skylar gals-with thousands of votes)--Inspired by the carefree moments on sweet summer days in the Mediterranean ☀️ 🌊 🐟 And it's love at first smell for me! Loving this citrus escape so much. 🍊I’ve always fantasized about living near the ocean, and this scent always transports me to a glamorous beachside locale having the most intimate summer sabbatical.Read More
To just think this time last year I was traveling down the coast making my way to my favorite city in all the land. July 20th 2017...Lin's birthday actually, we made it to San Francisco on our 9,000 mile Moto trek northwest. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge was not new to us, but seeing it and traveling over it on a motorcycle-well I have no words. Not sure how any birthday will ever compare to that one!
I fell hard for San Francisco in my 20’s and I mean hard. I became infatuated with this place. I wondered for hours through the vintage stores on Haight, breathing in the dusty, musty vintage air. I returned back there a few years later and felt like I was home. The colorful culture of this city just captivates me like no other place in the world.Read More
Do you dream of a place called home? Do you long for someplace, somewhere out there? Do you picture yourself on a lush, tropical island, on a quaint city street in San Francisco, in a hip ski town, or on a green hill top in the Mediterranean ? For a long while now, I’ve been telling myself that I need to move; that Tulsa is too small, too conservative, too . . . familiar for me. I feel so isolated and limited here...like I am slowly slowly suffocating. The man of my dreams STILL has this invitation for me to move to Barcelona. And I am dragging my feet you all. Who drags their feet for an opportunity like this? What am I so scared of???Read More
I arrived home from Aspen BITE NWA over the weekend and it admittedly took me a couple days to fully recover from the delicious eats and drinks! It was a gloriously busy and delicious few days, and I was excited to team up with Maddy Rang from Octagon who ran the social for Bite and host two Instagram takeovers. I brought home so much inspiration from the event, the cooking demos, and the newer Bentonville restaurants I discovered, and simply soaking up all that energy from fellow passionate foodies. We also had time to squeeze in some culture making it to The O'Keefe exhibit at Crystal Bridges and see The Bachman-Wilson House that Frank Lloyd Wright built. It was moved from New Jersey if you can believe that. Anyhow, keep reading for 10 experiences from BITE NWA that have got me so stoked to get in the kitchen and make some fabulous meals!Read More
Continuing my moto trek northwest and sharing some travel diaries today on Go French Yourself. We left Portland and started traveling The Oregon Coast on the 101 until we met California. And we sure did find some charming places along the way to San Francisco.
DISCOVER THE CALIFORNIA REDWOODS' BEST-KEPT SECRET: HISTORIC FERNDALE
Nestled between the California Redwoods and fabled Lost Coast, the Victorian Village of Ferndale is a hidden oasis of small town charm, spectacular architecture, enchanting natural beauty and welcoming North Coast culture. With its fusion of old-fashioned Americana and modern quirkiness - and a scenic setting straight out of the movies - this small but thriving dairy town near Eureka, CA is the perfect destination for a fun family vacation, rugged outdoor adventure or romantic weekend getaway.Read More
Something I don’t share much about on here is my lovely 17 year old, Zoë (per her request) and the trials and tribulations that come with motherhood, especially in a co-parenting situation and the fact that we live in two different cities. I work full time on my blog and also help clients with their digital strategies and while I LOVE everything that I do, not a weekend/night goes by that I’m not working on it. Whenever I am with Zoë, we are also total homebodies. We love grabbing a pizza and watching Netflix on the sofa. We started watching Queen of the South a few summers ago with Lin and blew through the first season in one weekend. You can find details on season one here along with some great tips to slay the heck out of your day! They are practices I use daily STILL in my own career. And I still like to think Boss Babe Teresa Mendoza, portrayed by Alice Braga shares some of the same tips! We just binge watched season 2 and are now patiently awaiting season 3 which focuses on Teresa becoming Queen of her own drug empire. Although she’s obsessively hunted by Camila (Veronica Falcon), Teresa refuses to hide in a hole, continuing to live the luxurious lifestyle of a Queenpin. No longer the apprentice, Teresa enjoys being boss and the power that comes with it. Anyway, more on the exciting launch of the new season later on in the post! Super excited for my friend Krista to return home too. She has been gone for 6 months doing makeup and hair for Queen of The South. It's been fun seeing her Insta stories from behind the scenes, especially of the queen herself.Read More
We had such a killer time on our summer trek northwest last year and I have been sharing the last legs of it and I hope you are enjoying it so far. If you are just starting to follow along, Lin and I decided last minute (very last minute) to jump on the BMW bike and head northwest. We typically hit Santa Fe in the month of July so this isn't completely out of the ordinary---as we go to Santa Fe every summer actually but decided to mix things up last year and cross some things off my bucket list!
So we had just come off an amazing week in Seattle and Portland and it was time to finally hit the 101 and travel the coast to Newport Beach where some friends were expecting us. I had waited my whole entire life to do this! And to do it on a motorcycle with the man I love...well I just struggle to find the words.Read More
I am still dreaming of that "Feast From The Middle East" in fact. Best meal, best place, and I would return to Portland just to dine at Tusk.
Tusk takes the top spot for most beautiful restaurant in my eyes. The bustling bright, white dining room is so swanky and modern. And a giant portrait of Keith Richards floating in a swimming pool will greet you with a 'Okay I loooove this place' kinda greeting. We chose the perfect little spot right at the very corner end of the bar actually. We didn't make reservations so it was pretty slim pickings but honestly-I think I would do the bar every single time. The energy is amazing up there and you can get a pretty good view into the kitchen where all the magic is happening. They do have a patio also!Read More
It is feeling so good to finally catch up on all these travel diaries from my moto treak Northwest last summer. I just published your Seattle travel diary so be sure to check it out. We left Seattle for Portland but had some great adventures in between that I think you will find interesting and want to add to your itinerary too, especially if you are a Twin Peaks fan!Read More
I cannot believe I was on my super long Motorcycle Excursion almost a year ago and I am JUST now putting out the travel guides!! Forgive me you all. I promise to be better.
With Summer officially here and more travels on the horizon, I am so eager to share my adventures with you. I have so many friends traveling to Seattle this season who have begging for this guide so here you are my dears!!! Cramming a lot of info into this one though so bear with me!Read More
So now I needed to find my new Summer bag and that's when I began researching and came across Armadio. They are a New York based online store offering certified, unique Italian products. In an era of mass production they believe in people and their ideas. Their mission is to find the excellence of contemporary Italian manufacturing and share it with the world. They travel to Italy to search the best it has to offer. They look for talented people who are still undiscovered. They meet them and connect with them and bring their products directly to their customers by cutting all necessary costs. Lucky me, lucky you!
If you're looking to add some eye candy to your social media profiles on your next trip to Indy, I have got some fab drool worthy places for you to visit. And yes....don't roll your eyes at me--it's all about the gram these days and you know it!
Perhaps you are already there for The Indy 500?! I sure wish I was there this weekend.
This was my first time in Indy and I was so pleasantly surprised! I knew nothing about this part of the United States. But after a brief 48 hour visit, it's fair to say I know a little bit more and if you happen to be visiting then hopefully this will be of some guidance for anyone who's planning a short break.Read More
I have ALWAYS had a thing for good ole Oak Cliff even before it was a thing!
And if you are looking for that BIG D quintessential Dallas experience--you want to stay in The Bishop Arts District! It's only minutes from downtown.
And we found the most adorable Air BnB in the greatest location in The Bishop.Read More
It's time to wine & dine with the best this summer as it's time for #BiteNWA June 20th-22nd. It's my first time to attend and I am counting down the days! I am so ready to experience the best food, beverages, restaurants, chefs, ingredients and brands Northwest Arkansas has to offer. I mean how lucky are we that this event is so close to Tulsa and OKC?!Read More
So excited to kick off the month here on Go French Yourself with a great idea for you all for Mother's Day.
What woman in your life wouldn't want something fragrant for her home or office?!Read More