And You Thought Your Flight Was Bad . . .

Well, it takes all kinds and I guess if you’re patient enough, or live long enough, you will see or hear about most anything. Frontier Airlines (who had that great flash sale earlier this month) was rewarded for those low fares by a drunk and disorderly passenger who allegedly grabbed two women during the flight…

Be a Morning Warrior!

I get that many are not morning people.  I’ve been a morning person all my life – – once I’m up, I’m up and I’m usually good (illness and annoying exes notwithstanding.)  But even I – – Queen of the Early Risers – – have had hair-pulling moments in the mornings, what with preparing for work, showering,…

“Ditching Mr. Darcy” by Samantha Whitman

What would you do if you crashed your car into a ditch and woke up as the main character of your favorite book? What if nothing happened the way it was supposed to? What if you met the dreamiest romantic hero in literary history and yet you fell in love with someone else instead? What…

Travel Must Haves: David’s Been Here Toiletry Bag

  Oh boy, do I love it when I find travel gear and products that make my life easier!  This fantastic toiletry bag from David’s Been Here fits that bill and then some. Back in the day (i.e., before I got this bag) I would have my makeup bag plus a toiletry bag that would…

Up Your Plane Game

Air travel isn’t always the best is it?  (Especially recently given the rash of stories about mechanical failures, fumes, and aromatic passengers.)  That said, it’s still oftentimes quicker than getting behind the wheel or your car, hopping a bus or the train. Want to make your journey smoother, both for yourself and your fellow travelers? …

“Harry: Life, Loss, and Love” by Katie Nicholl

With royal wedding hysteria at a fever pitch, this seemed the perfect time to read a tome about Henry Charles Albert David of Wales.  I had first heard of Katie Nicholl’s biography on Prince Harry back in November, at the time his engagement to Meghan Markle was announced.  Ms. Nicholl, considered an authority on royal…

Child-Free Restaurants: Is It A New Thing?

I read an article today about Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey, California, a restaurant that is trending right now because of its firm policy on children.  To be fair to Old Fisherman’s Grotto, they don’t ban children.  They do, however, not allow strollers, high chairs or noisy, disruptive children. Their stance on strollers and high…

News: Select Frontier Flights Starting at $20

Denver based Frontier Airlines may not rank up there with customer satisfaction but, in an attempt to celebrate the launch of new routes, the company is offering a flash sale on select routes. Looking for a beach getaway?  Fly from Atlanta to Orlando for only $20, one-way.  It’s also $20 to return, making your getaway…

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies. Or Why I Love My Crockpot

I neglected to take photos of prepping this or after it was done so apologies in advance.  But this was absolutely delish. I picked up the recipe from Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O’Dea and made my own minor tweaks because I was missing a few ingredients. Ingredients: 6 boneless, skinless chicken…

Product Review: Travelon Anti-Theft Tour Bag

Plan a trip nowadays and you’re sure to hear “daypack” and “anti-theft” thrown around a lot and with good reason.  When taking a day trip or excursion, you’ll find you need some, if not all, the following:  your camera, itinerary, map(s), sweater or jacket, mobile phone, iPad, umbrella, bottle(s) of water, portable battery, sunglasses, reading…

Amazing Celebrity Wedding Dresses

Wedding fever is everywhere right now, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle less than two weeks away from walking down the aisle.  While we wait with bated breath to see what Meghan’s dress (or dresses) will look like (okay, maybe it’s just me anxiously waiting), enjoy this gallery of some of my favorite celebrity wedding…