My Postpartum Journey to My Prepregnacy Body

It’s hard to believe that seven months have passed since we welcomed our little angel into the world. Although these last few months have been life’s most fulfilling, they have also been the hardest. From an unexpected and painful c-section birth and recovery to baby’s hospitalization to a pandemic, time is flying by although I…

Classic Fish Chowder

I don’t know about you, but I love turning to classic comfort foods to both celebrate special moments and to get through hard times and nothing is more comforting than a hearty bowl of chowder. For Bugsy’s first Father’s Day, I prepared a dinner menu of his favorites and decided a classic fish chowder would…

How to Execute an At Home Photoshoot

Now, more than ever, I am acutely aware of the many luxuries I once took for granted, including having a professional take photographs for my blog or to help document life’s milestones. For all of my new moms, I specifically empathize with your feeling of disappointment that this is not how you envisioned your first…

Pretty in Pleats

With everything going on in the world, it’s hard to think about anything Covid unrelated. But, this week, perhaps due to the gorgeous Spring weather and my return from maternity leave, I decided it’s time to get back to some sort of normal, albeit altered. So, I’m excited to finally share a pretty pleated look…

Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

There’s nothing quite like a classic chewy oatmeal cookie. Chewy, not too sweet and with a touch of cinnamon, this simple recipe is perfect for plain chewy oatmeal cookies or as a base with some of your favorite add-ins like chocolate chips, raisins or nuts. PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES |…

Oatmeal Banana Bread

All of this extra time at home has been a great opportunity to try out new recipes and to hone kitchen skills. To the extent we can, we are supporting our local businesses through takeout orders. But, the reality is, ordering out for every meal is neither a healthy or financially reasonable option, so I’ve…

Trend Alert: The Shirt Jacket

Fashion week, both on and off the runways, solidified our need to try out a new trend – the shirt-jacket. But before we get into the details of this week’s look, I can’t tell you how excited I am to share my first fashion post since the baby. There’s no doubt that life and my…

Sintra Travel Guide

Sintra can only be described as a page torn from a fairy tale. At the westernmost part of the Iberian Peninsula, this Unesco World Heritage–listed Centre has an endless number of enchanting palaces, gardens and castles folded into the most luxuriant hills alongside the Atlantic Ocean. A trip to Lisbon is not complete without a…

Newborn Lifestyle Shoot

It’s incredible how tiny newborns are and how quickly they grow (sigh). I can’t believe its already been one month since Stephanie came to meet baby Rafa for our newborn shoot and how much he has already changed (yes, I’m already panicking about how quickly he’s growing and not so secretly hoping he stay mini…