a home tour

i hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into our

  and just like *that*, our house is on the market.  after a busy week of scrambling to finish all our last minute home projects, we started off our friday with a visit from our realtor and her photographer; the photos are being processed, and our listing will be live within the next twenty-four hours.  […]

late summer pizza

late summer pizza // via thiseffervescentlife

i’ve recently experienced a dietary breakthrough that has also led to a creative breakthrough.  i’ve been eating grains.  and gluten.  and all the things.  and it’s amazing. let me back up. i’ve known for awhile that my digestive issues have had less to do with the protein of gluten and more to do with how […]

be a goal-getter

one of my favorite things about working for lululemon was the way the company encouraged employees to dream big.  we were encouraged to set goals and smash them, thinking about the bigger picture and the stepping stones necessary to get to the end goal.  we were given a digital format to assist us in setting […]

carrot cake smoothie

if you struggle to incorporate veggies into your diet because dessert sounds more appealing, you are in for a treat.  this smoothie is loaded with vegetables (three types of squash!), healthy fats, protein, and adaptogens, but it tastes more like it’s fresh from the ice cream aisle than the garden. summer squash, like the yellow […]

stockholm, sweden

a little more than a month after we returned from our trip to morocco and barcelona, i found crazy cheap flights from jfk to stockholm.  because responsibility is overrated and a very busy holiday season had just passed, we decided to plan an early anniversary trip to sweden by way of new york city.  three […]

a new year.

one year.  three hundred and sixty-five nights, three hundred and sixty-five moments when the clock strikes midnight, three hundred and sixty-five new days.  with three hundred and sixty-five so-called fresh starts available, why is it, then, that i, like many others, wait for that one turn of the clock, that one new day when the […]

essaouira, morocco

first things first–it’s pronounced ess-ah-weer-ah.  despite speaking elementary french and being reasonably good with phonetics, that was a tough one for me. when i was finalizing our plans for our trip to morocco, i debated whether we should visit essaouira or ouarzazate.  after reading a few fodors and tripadvisor forums, i went with my gut and […]

marrakech, morocco

sensory overload.  it’s the only way i can describe our first day in marrakech.  we had slept for less than four hours the night before after a long day of travel, and our jet lagged brains weren’t quite prepared for the day ahead.  but first, breakfast.   our flight from barcelona to marrakech landed around […]