Living ‘Pura Vida’ at Secrets Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Getaway to Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica Our recent trip to Costa Rica was a travel bucket list … Continue Reading

The Transportive Quality of a Great Read with Kristy Woodson Harvey

      I’m a sucker for an accent, especially a southern drawl. I’m sure my fondness for … Continue Reading

The HOT List: City Guide – Chico, California

 The HOT List: Chico I’m excited to introduce a new series on Style*Mind*Chic Life for my Curated Travel … Continue Reading

What I Gained By Giving Up My Shopping Habit [Retirement Series]

The last time I indulged in my regular shopping habit was June 2016.  This may sound odd, but I’m … Continue Reading

Designer Spotlight: Trina Turk’s Home in Palm Springs

I’m a long time fan of designer Trina Turk’s effervescent use of color and pattern in textiles and … Continue Reading

CURATED TRAVEL: Dream Destination – Bora Bora in French Polynesia

Destination: Bora Bora One of the destinations at the top of my travel bucket list is Bora Bora … Continue Reading


COLOR STORY: Blush The first home I owned was a condo in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, … Continue Reading

An Afternoon in Beguiling Bellagio on Lake Como

One afternoon Scott and I pointed our rented Peugeot northeast, from our villa in Lezzeno, to beautiful Bellagio for … Continue Reading