An Evolving Food Scene in New Orleans – 10 Restaurants to Try

There is nothing like New Orleans style cooking. However, it can get really old really fast if that’s all you’re eating in our beloved city of New Orleans. More and more, I am seeing other really amazing options among the good old faithfuls we know so well. Personally, I love nothing more than to try foods from around the world…right …

My Favorite Travel Bags

Travel bags are relatively subjective. It’s all about how you travel, what you travel with, the length of the stay. This article is going to touch on a few different bags and why I love them. I’ve owned the crappy suitcases from Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. Now my primary suitcase is an Away bag. They’ve all served their different purposes, …

Elevate Your Style with Accessories

Getting dressed can get boring if you’re not careful. There was a time that I would simply put clothes on and not worry too much about how I looked. Gone are those days. Assembling an outfit is really important to me for many reasons. First, I love fashion (and classic fashion at that). Second, when we go out into the …

How I’m Always Ready for Travel

Being a prepared traveler has come with experience, time, and age. I’ve always been a particular packer, but in my latter years I’ve been much more thoughtful about what and how I pack. There are some trips that I want to carry-on only, some that I want to take a checked bag. Thinking through the method of packing and assembling …

Preparing for My Second Half of Life

From the day we are born, we are aging. When we are young, we want to be older. When we are older, we wish for younger years. The grass is not always greener, though. Being exactly where you are and appreciating the daily growth can be rather enjoyable. I think back to my 20s and have zero desire to go …

How I Practice Self-Care

This topic of self-care bubbles up a (lack of) self-worth mindset that I have spent a lot of my adult life overcoming. Growing up, I didn’t see any deliberate actions from my parents that promoted showing love to oneself. I knew I didn’t want to perpetuate that. Who wants to go through life not showing care for oneself? It can …