Weekend in Beaver Creek: FIS Alpine World Cup

Hi!  This weekend, Blake and I took off to Beaver Creek in Colorado to watch his brother Steven race in the FIS Alpine World Cup.  I wasn’t familiar with the world of ski racing until I met the Nymans, and I’ve loved being a part of the excitement!  The energy and vibe around it all is so great – being at a race is so much fun.  And since this race (called Birds of Prey) is the…
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Cold Weather Travel Outfit

I feel like I am forever traveling, and lately it’s to places much colder than Southern California!  I always struggle with what to pack and wear on travel days, but these past couple trips I’ve found a go-to travel day outfit that hasn’t yet done me wrong.  And here’s the key – layering!  It’s hard to prepare for cold weather when I’m leaving my apartment in 80 degrees, but when I step off that plane at…
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Quinoa Chicken Parmesan

In my efforts to be GF (that’s gluten free for those of you who haven’t been out to eat since 2010), I REALLY miss the bready goodness that it brings.  I recently heard that it’s possible to use quinoa for breading, so I decided to be adventurous and try this Quinoa Chicken Parmesan.  Basically, you use cooked quinoa to bread the chicken.  It was so good!  It gave the chicken a thick, crispy crust that I might…
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Recipes From My Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Since we had a nice sit-down dinner for our wedding reception, we wanted our rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and family to be more fun and casual.   And since it was so beautiful up at Sundance that time of year, we wanted to be able to be outside with a view.  So we decided to have a BBQ, and Blake’s parents actually made the food, with the help of one of Becky’s good friends.…
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Working in Scottsdale

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman.  As hard as we have worked and as far as we have come, there are still so many forces conspiring to tell women that our concerns are petty, our opinions aren’t needed, that we lack the gravitas necessary for our stories to matter.  That personal writing by women…
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The Oxford Trunk

The Oxford Trunk has lots of new stuff in – scroll down to see some of my top picks including items from Free People, One Teaspoon, Indah, and more…            
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Working in Puerto Rico

This Saturday morning, I happen to be in Puerto Rico!  I’m here for work, but so excited to see and experience a new place since I’ve never been.  We are staying in Old Town San Juan, in this amazing hotel called El Convento.  It’s an old convent, and has so much charm, character, and history.  My kind of place ;). Yesterday we had some time to walk around and explore, waiting for the rest of…
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Slip-On Sneakers In Seattle

Slip-on sneakers are in, and I’m not mad about it.  They’re the perfect transition shoe as we head into fall, and there are so many good ones out there!  As stated on the Fashionista, “Slip-on sneakers…are having a moment. And any time comfortable, functional shoes are having a moment, one should take advantage.” I couldn’t agree more ;). Lately I’m obsessed with my new metallic pair, but keep scrolling to shop more of my favorites. tank ~…
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Home for a Reunion

Guys…I’m HOME!  Like, HOME.  Back to my Seattle roots!  And it’s BEAUTIFUL here.  There really isn’t anything better than a sunny day in the Pacific Northwest.  Today happens to be the wedding of two of my favorite people AND my ten year high school reunion.  Where has the time gone?! This morning I’m sipping on the protein smoothie my Mom always insists on making me (she got the recipe from her trainer, so here ya go!)…
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Cleobella, With Love

“We hope that our collection inspires you to wander, live and love in style – with the magical spirit that lies in the heart of every wildflower. Make up your own story, always connected to what truly matters.”  It’s hard to go wrong with Cleobella.  It’s my go-to these days if I need an outfit for…well anything.  Check my latest favorites… sweater ~ pants ~ booties ~ wallet jacket ~ jumpsuit ~ booties – bag  …
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