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What news sources do you read everyday?

As many people know, GOOGLE READER is dying on Monday. This has basically thrown my world upside down as it is where I check my news every single day, but it also has me thinking about WHAT news I read daily. I try to maintain a balance of global and local news, with a quality… Read more »

I went to Venice to find a birthplace.

[vimeo w=622&h=350] I know I’m exactly one week late on this father’s day gift – and everyone has already posted their oldest, cutest photo on fbook and instagram with their pops – but this video took me a few days longer than expected to whip up! This year for Father’s Day, I am giving… Read more »

Oh Baby, Baby: A REAL Grown-Up Party

Last Sunday I had the incredible pleasure of co-hosting a genuine Grown-Up Party for a dear friend who is having a baby. With my wonderful co-host, Alex, we pulled some serious Martha Stewart/Pinterest worthy moves. Alex made little tea sandwiches in the shape of a pram, and I baked Martha’s pistachio-raspberry tea cakes (as pictured… Read more »

Goals for the summer (of Lauren!)

HOLY SHIT the sunshine, long nights and crowded patios are telling me it is summer, and I am currently working HALF TIME. And although working 25 hours instead of 50 hours a week may strain my bank account, this precious thing called TIME is hugely appreciated and will not be wasted. And as tempting as… Read more »

We’re BACK!

Hellooooooo Grown-Up Partyers! I am officially back from my month long European cheese-wine-foccacia-binge honeymoon! As a common result of world travel, I am so inspired by culture, history, people, and experiencing something new everyday that my mind is literally about to explode with crazy ideas/theories/observations I want to share, and I can’t wait to just… Read more »

Ciao Bellas!

You know that feeling before a trip when you are insanely excited, but it JUST DOESN’T FEEL REAL that you are actually going on it? You think it might sink in when you are on the plane, but leading up to it all you can think about is work, cleaning the house, and eating up… Read more »

Mums: The most beautiful people on the inside and out

There is no doubt about it, Mom’s teach us life’s most important lessons. This list from Joanna Goddard hit me to the core and almost made me cry, as did this list from the wonderful and wise Kristina Matisic. But I’d like to add one more very important lesson to the list that my mum… Read more »


I wouldn’t say my family and I are “jokesters” in any way, but oddly enough, in the past few years we have become a bit obsessed with surprise visits. I think it’s because we simultaneously like making people happy, and cry. My sister laid a big one on me at my university grad by flying… Read more »