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…

Maternity Shoot | Look 3

I saved the best look for last. My third look for the maternity shoot was completely impromptu, but might just be my favorite of the three. I had the idea of using fabric to create a couture look and Steph arrived on the day of the shoot with an arm full of black tulle. I’ve…

Maternity Shoot | Look 2

For my second look, I wanted a clean silhouette that emphasized the bump, but slightly more glamorous than the first. To create contrast against the grey backdrop, I opted for a white off -the-shoulder bodycon midi maternity dress with ruched sides from ASOS. I was a bit nervous about the idea of a tight white…

Maternity Shoot | Look 1

I am so excited to share the first of three looks from my maternity shoot. Who knew that less than one week after these photos were taken baby Rafa would be making his big debut! Steph and I had been talking about a maternity shoot for some time, but between our hectic work schedules and…

Nursery Reveal

It’s hard to believe that 38 weeks have already passed and that the little one will be making his arrival at any moment now. So much has already changed – within and around us – both physically and emotionally – but among all the changes, one of my proudest and most exciting has been the…