The Perfect Antibes Travel Guide

The Perfect Antibes Travel Guide

Short on time? Follow this link to a Google Maps version of our Antibes travel itinerary with all of our favorite spots labeled! You can “follow” the guide, and the saved locations will automatically transfer to your own Google Maps account. My obsession with the South of France began several years ago when I read Tender is the Night as a bleary-eyed college student, and it really picked up steam with Blake Lively’s iconic wardrobe at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 (who could forget that iconic dark red dress??).  The area has been on our to-do list for years....

The Best Books I Read in 2019

best books of 2019

I know, this is late. But honestly, I’m at the point in life where if something I produce (blog posts, offspring, a well-meant birthday card) isn’t two weeks late, then something’s wrong.  I read 36 books in 2019! My most ever. I have to say I’m really proud of myself–so proud, in fact, that I think I’m going to write a blog post with my advice on how to read more books. Maybe next week (or in two weeks).  My goal for 2020 is to hit around the same number, but we’ll see.  Anyway, I’ve been bad about getting my...

26 Lifesaving Tips for Traveling with a Baby in Europe

travel tips

Prepare yourself for a long, detailed post about our experience traveling with a baby. Tyler and I have always wanted to make traveling a priority for our family. We want to do everything we can to help our kids discover the world in a thoughtful way. We have been so blessed to be able to travel so much together as a couple. Exploring the world together has been such a huge part of our relationship.  It feels natural to share that gift with our kids and cultivate a sense of adventure and curiosity in our family.  We knew that we...

How to spend 4 days in Lake Como

four days in lake como

Short on time? Follow this link to a Google Maps version of our guide to spend 4 days in Lake Como with all of our favorite spots labeled! You can “follow” the guide, and the saved locations will automatically transfer to your own Google Maps account. There are a few places in the world that are so disorientingly peaceful that you stop dead in your tracks and can’t help but take a deep breath.  Lake Como wrote the book on that effect, and we were lucky enough to experience its astonishing beauty and Xanax-like atmosphere firsthand last month. I’m feeling...

Charlotte’s Birth Story

birth story

It’s taken me almost a year to write this.  I have been avoiding the pinned tab with this Google Doc for months (11, to be exact) because my labor and delivery was unexpectedly traumatizing and emotional. It’s been difficult to muster up the energy to write it all down.  Disclaimer: I’m 1000% certain that I don’t have all of the medical terminology correct here. Also, this is all based on what Tyler and I remember and a very lengthy and loopy text I sent to my best friends a couple days after I gave birth. I apologize if any of...