Winding Down in Bondi

Several months ago I planned a solo vacation to Australia and Bali. This was BS - Before School. Before my life's steady rhythm would change significantly for the next 21 months. The timing would end up working out ideally, as I had no idea just how badly I needed to truly vacate and decompress until I arrived in Sydney, right eye twitching and shoulders weighing heavy.

Truckee: An Ever-Evolving Mountain Town

I spent my childhood between San Francisco during the school months and Truckee, CA, during the winter and summer months we were out of school. My folks had built cabin in the 70s before the shmancy Tahoe Donner community was established. Over the past 15 years, Truckee has become a total destination. We graduated from remote mountain town, to resort mountain town with an exclusive second-home community, to, now, destination touting both a Ritz and owner-exclusive community in Martis Camp.

Nashville: The Economic Stimulus Edition

This past weekend I went to Nashville with 3 of my best friends. Two of us ran the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon benefiting St. Jude’s Hospital. The run was part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, and all of Music City seemed to get involved in the event, running or not. It was an awesome long weekend and great excuse for some girl bonding and fun. Naturally, after the 13.1-mile endeavor, we stuck to our priorities: shopping, eating and drinking.

Beyond BroadwayMusic Row and the Opry, Nashville is an incredible blend of southern charm and chic, current style. I wasn’t prepared for the upgrade wardrobes I locked in but was pumped to find a great mix of eclectic boutiques, savvy shops and vintage stores. I love shopping when I travel and do so almost exclusively. It makes my boudoir a bit of a travel time capsule/memory explosion.

We spent the bulk of Saturday in 12 South, Nashy’s trendy neighborhood situated just south of Music Row and east of Vanderbilt. You’re welcome, local economy. Thank Amex and us next visit.