Our Apple Orchard Harvest
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Our Apple Orchard Harvest

Each year Robin and I head out to an apple orchard and buy a few pounds of organic apples for ourselves, our family members, and our neighbors. We turn what we keep for ourselves into preserves, or eat them when they’re fresh in fall salads, or we make one of Robin’s favorite desserts, an apple crumble. This fall, we got an early start and headed to our favorite orchard to support their dedicated organic and sustainable farm and orchards, and as usual, it was a wonderful time!

Holland Luxury Travel Guide
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Holland Luxury Travel Guide

Holland is one of my favorite cities in the Midwest, because it is on Lake Michigan, it’s home to my favorite Michigan festival, the Tulip Time Festival, which sees about 7 million tulips bloom each year in May, and it has consistently been ranked as one of the happiest towns in the United States. Famous all over North America for their stunning flower festival, unique red light house, incredible lake views, and breathtaking sunsets, Holland is a lovely place to visit during any Midwest trip.

What My Pandora Bracelet Means to Me

What My Pandora Bracelet Means to Me

I have worn a Pandora bracelet since my early high school days, and I’ve recently filled my second Pandora bracelet with charms that commemorate special occasions, events and milestones, and achievements in my life, along with a few charms that are just for fun. It feels like the end of an era almost, so I wanted to share what I’ve added to this bracelet, and why each charm is special to me.

Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow
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Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow

The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow is one of Europe’s most sophisticated and saught after spas. Booking out months in advance, the spa is home to some of Scotland’s most luxurious and invigorating spa treatments, which are performed using only organic, Scottish plant-derived products to ensure a safe and relaxing experience. We enjoyed a couple’s massage, a Ishga Scottish seaweed facials, and a salt & oil scrub, a Detoxifying Rhassoul for 2 soak, and a Scottish Seaweed bath. It was an unbelievably cool and refreshing spa day!

How to Travel with a Gluten Free Diet
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How to Travel with a Gluten Free Diet

Here are my best tips for traveling on a gluten free diet in order to stay healthy and safe, while still enjoying all of the best local delicacies. With just a little bit of research, planning, and prep work, all of which takes me less than half an hour before I leave for an adventure, I can be sure that I won’t have any issues traveling with a gluten allergy. I hope these tips help you enjoy your travels more!

Edinburgh Luxury Travel Guide
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Edinburgh Luxury Travel Guide

Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s fantastic fine dining, great live music almost daily, a beautiful art scene, incredible architecture, impressive castles, a dynamic skyline, great hiking and sumptuous gardens all waiting to be explored. I hope this travel guide featuring the most luxurious spots in Edinburgh help discerning travelers make the most of their time in this incredible city full on wondrous adventures.

Chuc’s Café
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Chuc’s Café

Inspired by world famous photographer Slim Aaron, and summers aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean, Chuc’s Café in Kensington is a gorgeous vignette of summer memories, adventure, and bold colors. This gorgeous café was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of London’s South Kensington District, where we stayed at the Kensington Hotel, and took us right back to our adventures in Italy, not so long ago. The blue and white color scheme, the beautiful miniature orange trees, and the freshly imported Italian ingredients were a delight we won’t soon forget. 

Oversized Embroidered Collar

Oversized Embroidered Collar

I love adding an unexpectedly intricate detail to my outfits, whether it’s something like an ornate handmade metal handbag, wide lacy sleeves, or lavishly embroidered eyelet details. This oversized embroidered shirt collar harkens back to when many people handmade their own clothing, and poured hours of loving handwork into making an item all their own. I think oversized shirt collars are more beautiful than ever, particularly when they are handmade or vintage.

The Best Barbour Sale I’ve Ever Seen

The Best Barbour Sale I’ve Ever Seen

I rarely see Barbour Jackets go on sale, and when they do it’s usually only $50 – $80 off at most. Well, I’ve found some of the best deals I’ve ever seen on Barbour Jackets for men and women, and I’m surprised they’re still in stock! These jackets were originally between $300-$600, and you can snag them for as low $80, so grab them before they’re gone, because I don’t think we will ever see prices like this again.