Restaurant Trends

Whether you are a die-hard foodie, or one who only dines out at restaurants once a month - there are some trends popping up on restaurant menus all over the country that you should be on the lookout for. Unique Cuts of Beef.  Chefs are introducing lesser-known cuts of beef that are often less expensive … Continue reading Restaurant Trends

Ballpark Style – Hit It Out of the Park!

Take me out to the ballgame, indeed.  Going to visit your local major, minor, or little-league baseball team in action is one of the great American pastimes.  The game of baseball is so unique in comparison to other American sports, and spectating a game can be a great way to spend a summer's day or … Continue reading Ballpark Style – Hit It Out of the Park!

Travel Shoes: Cute, Comfortable, or BOTH?

When we are traveling, comfort is key.  Fashion plays second fiddle, much to any good fashionista's chagrin.  Sensible footwear becomes a must when you anticipate walking around and sightseeing.  Nothing screams "TOURIST!" more than a concrete wipeout due to a heel too high.  And nothing will put a damper on a vacation more than raw, … Continue reading Travel Shoes: Cute, Comfortable, or BOTH?

Chic European Street Style: Summer Edition

As we all likely know, European women have great style.  It can be defined as being chic, simple, and unfussy - while all the while being sophisticated.  I think it is fair to say that Europeans value quality and practicality over trendiness, and it shows on the street.  I so admire the fashion sensibility seen … Continue reading Chic European Street Style: Summer Edition

Cabin Cocktailing

Here in Minnesota, it's all about "The Cabin."  Twin Cities residents depart the city en masse on Friday afternoons to head "Up North" for the weekend.  In Minnesota, these weekends will ideally include barbeques, boat rides, s'mores, mosquitoes, puzzles, adirondack chairs, bonfires, canoe rides, loon calls, deer sightings, hammocks, and hopefully a cocktail or two. … Continue reading Cabin Cocktailing

Trending Now: Old-School Pizzerias

Sometimes, foods and flavors can rev up our appetite for nostalgia and drudge up memories.  It's proven that food can play a powerful part in human memory. "Evolution has seen to it that food in general may be a privileged target of memory in the brain. There is a part of the brain called the … Continue reading Trending Now: Old-School Pizzerias

Be on Trend at the Beach

Planning to spend some time at the beach this summer?  I sure hope you are!  It's fun to refresh our beach "stuff" every few years;  even items that are used seasonally can start to look dingy and dated.  And nothing about beach time should ever be dingy or dated! First things first - select a … Continue reading Be on Trend at the Beach

This Summer’s Swimsuit Trends

It's fascinating to consider how much swimwear trends can change from season to season...particularly since there is so little fabric associated with swimsuits.  Perhaps due to the festival-season fashion movement, swimwear-as-clothing has gained much momentum in recent years, resulting in some really fun, "cheeky" designs (see what I did there?) Believe it or not, one-piece … Continue reading This Summer’s Swimsuit Trends

The Year of the Rooster – Happy New Year!

Did you know?  2017 is The Year of the Rooster according to the ancient Chinese Zodiac calendar.  With the advent of yesterday's Chinese New Year, it's timely to learn about what is ahead according to Chinese legend.  Other recent Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.   The … Continue reading The Year of the Rooster – Happy New Year!

Travel Uniform

It's not always easy to look chic while traveling.  What constants do you see in the following travel outfits?  Scarf? Check.  The scarf can be used in a pinch as a blanket or a pillow...just in case Rosie Huntington Whitely isn't flying First Class (yeah, right)! Sunnies are a must, to mask jet-lagged tired peepers. Flats … Continue reading Travel Uniform