Hippie Headscarf

I was strolling in the hip, funky Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, and in addition to great tacos at Big Star and a fancy schmancy cocktail at The Violet Hour, I spotted a new favorite way to wear a scarf (via the hippie headscarf wrap). She’s so adorable, right?! Hello, Rihanna! To get her stylish look, follow theseContinue reading

Recycle or Die.

In Bolzano, Italy, where everyone speaks German or Italian (or both), everyone understands this universal message. I spotted a beautiful Italian woman at an outdoor hotel concert event and couldn’t take my eyes off her (bag). Confidently, I strolled over her way, introduced myself and complimented her. Men, take some tips! She was all smiles as she showedContinue reading

venice gondola

Venice. Millions visit the city of romance every year. With crowded streets, low-quality food and foot blisters, the romance can quickly fizzle. Don’t get caught in the tourist trap! Before my own spring trip, I read a variety of sites that gave various do’s and don’ts, and we still ended up with our share of trialContinue reading


Loving the buch (kombucha)? Your pocket book might not be loving the kombucha factor (the new age version of the latte factor). Make your own buch hooch and save! Are you buying kombucha bottles by the case in health food stores? Popular kombucha brands (GT’s, Reeds, Synergy) cost between $3.50 and $4.50 for a 16 to 20Continue reading