Adventuring

A long weekend at the beach is the just right Rx for a summer refresh. I brought a li'l capsule wardrobe too, so here's my packing list for the shore.
My mom was visiting Philly over Memorial Day Weekend, so we ended up taking her to the shore for a few nights. Since we were short on time, we booked a room at the ICONA Hotel instead of renting a beach house. It turned out to be a perfect little weekend getaway, especially for anyone who can't commit to...
Packable puffer jackets, wear-everywhere dresses, leggings, commuter bags with rain hoods — Lolë, a fav for ethical clothing, is perfect for adventuring!
Our Spring Break trip to Ecuador included city strolling, ancient ruin wandering and hiking at 12,000 ft.....so I needed pieces that were both seriously hard-working and chic. I have so much more to share on the topic of Ecuador. But for now, let me say this: if you have big plans this summer and have already started planning outfits (like...
Go to Alta, everyone said. You'll love Alta. And...I suspect they're right. But Pax had recently taken to snowboarding and was currently a solid obsession level 11 (on a 10-point scale) and Alta doesn't allow snowboarders. Which, for our parent, ski-team-crowd, isn't usually a problem. But Pax, as many of you well know, is almost always my problem child...
We LOVE a day at the beach, so we're looking at some seriously cute outfits — especially for those who don't wear shorts. Jumpsuits & skirts — we're on it.
Y'all know getting ready for a beach vacay in the middle of winter is...daunting. White legs, holiday/winter tummy in full effect (I've been baking way too much lately), etc. It's all good though. If you have a trip coming up for spring break or just to escape to somewhere warm soon, I've got your back. Here's what I actually...
Art Deco hotels on Collins Avenue & shopping on Lincoln Road — a day trip to South Beach in Miami wouldn't be complete without 'em. See how we do.
We recently took a little hiatus from the Left Coast and hopped over (and by hopped I mean traveled all day) to visit my parents in Southwest Florida. They winter in Naples these days, and sometimes we get to benefit...and it's always warm there. Yay! We've been a few times over the years now, so this time, Pinky and...
We had a super-fun vacation at Boyne Highlands resort in Michigan. Skiing, S'mores-making, swimming & dining — perfect for family-friendly bonding. Go!
Over the Christmas holidays, Mike and I — between visiting family in Michigan — surprised the boys with a few days of skiing at Boyne Highlands, located near the top of the mitten in what we call Northern Michigan. (Not the Upper Peninsula, mind you. Still the mitten.) Given that it was December and the midwest and #climatechange...it rained...
One thing I've learned, while living on the East Coast, is that most of these people have no idea where I'm from. I get glazed eyes, hesitant head nods, and — from the geography buffs — "isn't that Canada?" Um. No. I'm from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a piece of land that is sandwiched between Lake Superior and the...
Snow + school cancellations = oy! Get ready to be a super-cool Snow Day Mom, armed with fun activities to do with the kids inside & out. Here's your guide.
I am NOT a fun snow day mom. This post is MY PLAN for how to be a super-fun Snow Day Mom, not what I ACTUALLY do on snow days. When the text comes through that school is canceled, what actually happens is my stomach drops. Fortunately, I have multiple flexible part-time jobs right now, so I don’t have to scrounge to...
A romantic vacay can be a test for looking sexy & feeling confident when coming to terms with your postpartum body. Here's how we do it for Colombia.
Oh, Cartagena! You are magical! If by any chance you follow me on Instagram @julietatorresd, you may have seen we just spent 3 weeks in Colombia. Even though we could be traveling other places, we always go back to our country because of one thing: Family. We usually spend our time in Bogotá, but this time we decided to...
My youngest son hates hiking. He says there’s far too much walking involved in hiking. Now, this is a city kid, mind you, who has to navigate miles of city blocks while running errands with Mom, but most of the time he has his scooter to ride on…and let’s be honest…most of the time I have one hand on the handle...

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