Travel

Chicago is where I was born, but I am truly a citizen of the world and a perpetual student of life.

From the beauty that is lake life in Traverse City, Michigan to the incredibly energy of Barcelona, Spain - I move in a lot of directions throughout the year.

From the hustle of New York to the quiet beaches of Cabo San Lucas, and from the historical Washington, D.C. to my familiar streets of Florence, all feel like home to me in one way or another. I spend much of my life in the air getting from one place to another and I love it.

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One place that is always close to my heart, though, is Italy. Truly the place where my soul feels at home and where my heart feels full. As I pour over works of art, walk the city streets, learn the regional specialities, and celebrate the friendships that have carried me through decades, I have learn about me, who I am, and what I need to be the best version of myself.

And isn't that the point of travel? To increase your awareness of the world around you, to participate in it. I live to learn about new cultures, languages, foods, landscapes and traditions so that at the end of the day we all realize how connected we are and how small this great big beautiful world really is? Here is your passport to adventure as my travel buddy. I plan on sharing everything from travel tips to favorite eats and everything else I encounter while traveling. And remember, I travel solo, with my husband and sometimes even with a caravan of 4 horses, two dogs, a motorhome and my gold cart! So trust me when I tell you the travels are diverse, different and rarely boring. 😃

What is in my bag: beach edition

What is in my bag: beach edition

I travel pretty frequently, and I am one of those people that tends to need the creature comforts of home as much as possible when I am on the road. With the horses, this is pretty easy because I can keep a duplicate of most everything I need on my camper, with a few...
A few of my faves for the Big Apple 🍎

A few of my faves for the Big Apple 🍎

It has long been a dream of mine to plan weddings and events throughout the US and beyond (hello Universe, I am officially putting it out there that I am dying to plan a wedding in Florence! ♥️). The last couple of years MDE has really grown in to a company that does...
Why hiring a wedding planner is important!

Why hiring a wedding planner is important!

So,  as many of you may already know, I am a wedding planner by trade (it is really more of a calling if you ask me though!), and I was recently featured on Destination I do to talk about all the reasons why hiring a planner is so important during a destination...
Memorial Day Remembrances

Memorial Day Remembrances

Memorial Day is always the last Monday of May. On a superficial note, it tends to mark the beginning of summer, and also gives us a great three day holiday weekend. But, this holiday was created to honor the men, women and animals who have given their lives in service...
Celebrating Cinco in serious style

Celebrating Cinco in serious style

May is moving so quickly. From Kentucky Derby to Cinco de Mayo in 24 hours. 🤩Whatever the celebration, great style must be central. I absolutely loved this dinner party in a villa we rented for a vacation in Puerto Vallarta with dear friends. By “shopping in the...
Buon Compleanno, Roma!

Buon Compleanno, Roma!

I thought about posting some easter themed something today, but knowing that in addition to Easter – it is also the birthday of Rome, I couldn’t help myself. Founded on April 21, 753, b.c. – this eternal city continues to evolve through civilizations,...

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