• A Week Out West

    We headed out to California for Christmas break for a change of scenery this year. My other brother and his family live in Marin County (north of San Francisco) and it was the perfect choice. What to do for Christmas week in Marin County, CA? Well most of this is what to do for any week in Marin County… but there is one very special Christmas stop we went to in San Francisco that I highly recommend! What I love about being out West is the emphasis that is put on being outdoors. The playgrounds and hiking trails are honestly the best. If you have elementary or younger aged kids…

  • J. Crew Mega Sale

    I promise my next post will be a recipe but this J. Crew sale is too good not to bring to your attention! 50 percent off all sale and clearance! Use code BIGGERSALE. Everything is thrown in there… there were 18 pages of sale in my size! Coats, sweaters, bathing suits, jewelry… I know you may not want to think about bathing suits in January but I just booked our February trip and ordered #12! I also have been looking for a new coat and couldn’t resist #14 … $115!!!! Without further ado… my J. Crew Sale picks! Women’s Sale 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. /…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #4 – Your Best Friend

    What to get your best bud? The friend that keeps you grounded, that is always there for a laugh? Sometimes that can be hard! You want to get something they will really enjoy and not just a token that will clutter up their house, am I right? I love getting a consumable (food or beauty!) that can be used and then be gone, or something they wouldn’t buy for themselves! Below find my favorites; bonus- everything except for the awesome L.L. Bean tote is $50 and under! Click on item name to shop! L.L. Bean Signature Camo Boat and Tote – I love an L. L. Bean tote bag; durable,…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #3 – For Him

    Our favorite picks to gift to the amazing men in your life this holiday! Some my family swears by and some I have my eye on for them! Click on name of item to link to shop! Sorel 1964 Pac Boot – Snow is coming. These are waterproof and attractive enough to wear all day! OluKai ‘Moloa’ Genuine Shearling Slipper – These are a hit in my house. The back folds down for slip ons and they also have a sturdy sole. Patagonia Black Hole Water Repellent Duffel Bag – These “Black Hole” bags fit everything under the sun. Perfect for Winter ski weekends and Summer beach weekends. L.A. Modern…

  • Black Friday Favorites!

    I hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving! Black Friday is now morphing into a full week situation… and Cyber Monday basically started yesterday. They need to come up with a new name. Anyways… some of my favorite brands are having some great discounts! Great time to get some of your holiday shopping done; and maybe some shopping for yourself! Holiday parties are coming after all! First exciting deal is my beloved Instant Pot! My 8 Quart Duo is on sale for $69.99 here! Dyson is offering up $200 off products. The Animal and the Hairdryer were total game changers for me! Shopbop is up to 25% off full price…

  • What to wear for Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday in my family. This year we will be having a very low key family filled Thanksgiving and remembering what we are grateful for in this life. I am sure I will be wearing something comfortable and casual… but dressing up is fun too! It is only two weeks away so here are some ideas of what to wear when gathering for the holiday. The mixing of textures and fabrics is the key for these outfits. Velvet is so hot right now and give me a chunky knit any day! I also have a handful of friends heading to warmer climates for the holiday…

  • Girls Weekend in Montauk

    What could be better and more therapeutic than a weekend away with 9 of your favorite friends in the salt air? I was fortunate enough to meet a group of women shortly after moving out of NYC in a playgroup for my first born with whom I have remained incredibly close since almost day one. Talk about an incredible support system. This year was our 6th trip away together and we planned Montauk all the way back in January. We did have a bit of rain, but even the rain and grayness was perfect! We stayed at Gurney’s which is right on the beach… I mean check out my room!…

  • My July Uniform: What I am wearing on repeat…

    How is already midway through July? Time is flying! I have been quite quiet as we’ve been spending lots of time with family and to be honest I have been away from my computer, phone and social media; it has been fantastic! I love that aspect of summer! I truly unplug. I have noticed in this lazy days of summer that I have a bit of a uniform, pieces that I just continuously grab to wear. They are all cool, comfortable and easy to throw on and still looked put together. Perfect for these hot summer days! Click on the link in description to check them out!     Roberta…

  • Point Sur X J. Crew

    My apologies for being behind on blog posts. While I am working out this SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth… lovely. I will do a post on it in the future)  with Low FODMAPS diet situation, my meals have been boring, redundant and not always that colorful… I have not had any inspirations for new recipes as of late. That said, I am actually excited to have been diagnosed with SIBO (yesterday!) so I can move on with treatment and get back to cooking! The other thing that has been all consuming, although exciting and fun, is our house renovation. I  have spent so much time looking at tile, lighting, paint…

  • Secret Source: J. Crew Factory

    Summer clothes… they get so grungy by Labor Day am I right? I do not like to invest heavily in summer pieces unless it is a dress for an event. I would rather buy less expensive items that only last a season or two. Not to mention summer is the best time to try out new trends, new colors & new styles, so why break the bank. I have been getting my fun summer upgrades from J. Crew Factory for years (I probably do have a few shorts from the first trip there!). Everything is always on sale and you are guaranteed to get cute style for less. They are…