Planning

10 things to make this year the best year yet

10 things to make this year the best year yet

We have big plans for 2019; to live intentionally while spending time with the people who matter, and cooking more adventurously! I don’t know about you, but good friends and good food help keep me grounded, especially when going through big transitions.

With such big plans for the year, we have been thinking about how to set ourselves up for success in the new year. Read on to find out what some of our favorite things are for achieving our best year yet…

Shopping for leather in Florence: our tips and tricks

Shopping for leather in Florence: our tips and tricks

If there’s one question we get a lot, it’s how to shop for leather in Florence. We have been to Florence enough to know that it’s not always easy! Leather shops are a dime a dozen in this town, and if you aren’t careful, you can return home with a piece that will likely fall apart in no time. But good news — we’ve done the research so you don’t have to! We’re going to run through the top tips and tricks we’ve found for purchasing some leather to love while in Florence, Italy!

Where to get the best taste of Italy without leaving the US

Where to get the best taste of Italy without leaving the US

Where to get the best taste of Italy without even needing to show your passport? The answer, without a doubt, is Eataly.

Eataly had been on my list of places to visit for a while. It is a huge marketplace devoted to Italian food and culture. It includes markets, restaurants, a bakery, retail, and even a cooking school. Basically all the things I love, and all devoted to Italy! There are just a few locations in the US, so when we were planning our mother-daughter trip to New York City it was a the top of the must-see list!

The first rule of visiting Eataly? Go hungry! 

How to (sanely) plan a group trip with free online tools

How to (sanely) plan a group trip with free online tools

It’s official! We have convinced some of our family to travel to Italy with us next year, and we are psyched! Paul’s parents, as well as his brother and girlfriend, are joining us for a couple weeks in Italy this spring.

While we are really excited, we are also realistic about how difficult it can be to wrangle six adults into making decisions sometimes. We all have different schedules, interests, and communication preferences. But since we started the planning, we have figured out a few tips to make it a bit easier. Are you planning a trip with a bunch of people? Read on, as this may just save your sanity...