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…

The Meaning Behind the Color of Your Flowers

With Mothers Day just around the corner, as well as heading full-on into wedding season, do you know the symbolism behind the color of your blooms? Red –  Choose red to signify desire, strength and passionate love. Any arrangement with red in it conveys beauty, courage, and heat.   Pink –  If you want to…

Product Review: HEIRBLS Inflatable Travel Pillow

  One of the worst parts of air travel, and traveling in economy or coach, is attempting to sleep.  I know, airlines tout the dimensions of their seats’ recline but let’s just say “recline,” shall we?  Because I don’t consider a couple of inches reclining; I consider that an adjustment. If you’ve ever searched for…

The Ps and Qs of Your Pee

This may rank up there with gas, bloating and hemorrhoids but keeping an eye on your urine can tell you a lot about your health and lifestyle.  No special skills required – – just look before you flush.  So let’s dive into our pee! Urinating is your body’s way of detoxing.  What you consume, be…