Magic Miami

Magic Miami

As the days rolled along, there was way more to why this vacation was feeling like a vacation….

When was the last time your bathing suit was your uniform? 

Or you felt a breeze across your belly and your back every single afternoon? 

Or didn’t bathe for days because the ocean washed you? 

Or didn’t brush your hair because the wind did?

Or felt the earth beneath your bare feet, between your toes instead of socks and shoes?

How To Plan a Trip to Argentina for Five in 3 Weeks or Less

How To Plan a Trip to Argentina for Five in 3 Weeks or Less

...I’m a romantic but I’m also a pragmatist. Romantically, I’m up for anything…case in point, 3 kids later! With kids, however, I think most moms feel that they must have solid plans for travel...After B.A., we fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world to see Penguins. Even though it will be their summer in Tierra del Fuego, it will be cold since we’re so far south, so we’re only spending a few days before flying to El Calafate. We’re looking forward to giant glaciers and panoramic scenery in Patagonia. This is also our respid, so we’re hunting down a traditional Estancia or nature Cabana...

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) — More Than Skin and Bones

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama

Elliot Smith, one of my favorite songwriters of modern times, died by suicide October 21, 2003. I was devastated. I had been living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico since the end of 2001 after the attacks on 911. Elliot Smith’s music had been a true place of solace for me. Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) was coming soon, and I and my boyfriend, who later became my husband, wanted to make an ofrenda (offering) in honor of Smith and others who had crossed over.

We lived on Calle Recreo (recreation street) and our large bay-like window was perfect for an altar....