You know how some people say “oh! I don’t know where the time went!” and you roll your eyes and think “sure. sure.” Well, I don’t know where the time went. This past fall was full of travel, shoulder recovery, crazy busy times at work, the holidays, more travel, hours spent with my physical therapists, basically, it went fast. And lo and behold, it’s 2017.
I can’t believe it’s been one week since my shoulder surgery. It simultaneously feels like yesterday and a month ago. It’s funny how weirdly the days go by when you’re literally doing nothing.
I wasn’t going to write about my shoulder surgery. But, there aren’t that many resources online for women going through this procedure, and writing is one of the best ways I deal with emotions I sometimes can’t otherwise articulate.
After watching Michael Pollan’s Cooked on Netflix, I was inspired to make my own loaf of sourdough bread. Here’s how it went down.
Last weekend, Gabe and I flew out to Colorado for my college roommate’s wedding. It was a little different than others we’ve attended, and it was absolutely wonderful.
One of the things I like most about traveling (aside from exploring new places, eating food and meeting new people, of course) is that I get to really pare down my skincare routine and try some new products that I have in sample or travel-size form.
I’m a little late in my annual “More and Less” post this year, but I’m okay with it. The month of January was intense (to say the least) and I’m just getting my feet back under me.
This year, I wanted to do something extra special for my birthday dinner. I’d heard about Lazy Bear from a few friends and colleagues who just raved about it. It started as a “dinner party” hosted at chef David Barzelay’s home (see the anagram?) and is now more like an event than a dinner out. Fun fact: Barzelay was a lawyer before becoming a chef.
Stockholm. The second destination on the Northern European tour I went on in October of this year. I’d heard amazing things about Stockholm — the food, the people, the scenery.
Copenhagen was the first destination on the work trip I was blessed to take over the past two weeks. We spent a four days there and it was amazing.
This trip to Europe inspired me to pack a little less. When I travel, I tend to bring wayyy too many things with me – especially when it comes to toiletries and beauty products. I succumb to the “well, I’ll just throw it in there just in case” syndrome.
In the spirit of travel, instead of sharing what I’m “etcetera-ing” this week, I’m sharing the essentials I’m packing. These are the items I absolutely can’t live without — especially for an international trip (with a super long flight).