Workout(s) of the Week: Pilates!

I love Pilates. In some ways, I feel that it’s my fitness spirit animal. Part stretch, part ballet and all core-focused, I’ve loved Pilates since I first tried it more than 15 years ago. I even became a certified Pilates instructor along the way (though I haven’t taught since having kids 4 years ago). Over…

Cupcakes!! (Plus a Perfect “Stolen Moment” Meal)

As I’ve mentioned before, January is one of my favorites of the year (second only to December). After the decadence and celebration at year’s end, this month is the perfect foil to the holidays, all filled with resolutions, resets and commitments to health. But I haven’t hit my healthy stride as usual … for all…

That Pescatarian Life

I eat a pescatarian diet, meaning I eat primarily plant-based plus I include fish and seafood. Going pescatarian has been a defining decision in my life in a lot of ways. I mean, the food you eat and cook and share says something about who you are and where you come from. The choices you…

My Explosion Cake!!

Last weekend, my friends, Aimee and Mia, and I squeezed in a 24-hour-round-trip flurry of a visit to New York and New Jersey. We went to see my bestie, Liz, who’s recently relocated up North for work. Liz invited us to the NYC Wine and Food Festival. We decided that Sunday would be the best…

The Grocery Store Floral Dept. that Gives Me All the Feels

I’ve been to Seattle twice and both times, I’ve had the chance to visit the Pike’s Place Market. There is an absolutely stunning array of flowers there – beautiful, fresh bouquets made of any type of flower you can imagine and starting at $5, they are super affordable. I’ve often wished that I had a…

We Survived Our Trip to the D.R. this Summer … and LOVED It.

The Dominican Republic – beautiful, tropical, the perfect place for a relaxing island getaway, right? Not if you’ve watched the news lately. At least 10 U.S. tourists have died in the D.R. since June 2018, some under mysterious circumstances with unknown causes of death. Such a tragic, surprising loss of life is shocking and sad….