Most of the time when you read about visiting Jamaica it’s about the big resorts and hotels in Ocho Rios and Negril. Those are undoubtedly beautiful places… We opted for a version of Jamaica every bit as beautiful and fun as Ocho Rios or Negril but with a much more tranquil vibe.
We had stayed at the Ingleside Inn maybe three times before and loved it for its beautiful pool grounds (the pool is saltwater) set in a big grassy yard where you can lounge, dip, order a Caesar salad and Mai Tai for lunch and never need to get dressed to eat until the sun goes down.
Sangria falls into the wine based cocktail category but often calls for a dozen ingredients, with macerating and steeping time, and for that kind of effort you need to be making at least a few pitchers. But this little beauty can be made by the glass, hits the spot and is completely customizable.
Things That Make Me Feel Great
Getting enough sleep
Taking a time out/alone time…..
I’ve been a pretty ardent cook for years now but I wasn’t always the best about efficiently planning family meals. Last year I turned that all around and never looked back. Here’s how it works:
Every Saturday morning I sit down and write down the four or five dinners I want to make that week and…..
Hi everyone! We just returned from two back to back summer vacations. We’ve been on planes, in cabs, and spent loads of hours driving. We had a great time in both Las Vegas and Boise, Idaho but we are excited to be home now, and a big part of that is coming back to the routines and healthy…..
Summer is nothing if it doesn’t include a few adventures. This week we are headed to Boise, Idaho to visit my dear friend M and her family. I suspect there will be some late nights talking and lots of fun touring the town they are so happy to call home now…..
What are your plans for this summer weekend? Even though it’s the holiday weekend (or maybe especially because it is) we are laying low. Snuggling up with some books, movies, and maybe one of these 😉…..
What are you guys up to this weekend? I hope you’re planning to get plenty of fresh air and outside time! Maybe a backyard BBQ with the family, a solo day at the beach with a great book, or a few long meandering bike rides with the kids? We are headed to my sister’s for a retirement celebration and pool party…..
I love this simple video by Michael Pollan that explains in two minutes something our modern culture has struggled to grasp.
Want to be healthier? “Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.”
Here are two books I am halfway through this month and really enjoying (albeit slowly😉). Both are light and fun if you’re trying to kickstart things, take it easy, or just love non fiction like I do.
Gretchen Rubin’s, Better Than Before ; A book about habits and how to make them work in your favor…..
With the exception of a couple of looks that are hard to imagine anywhere but on a runway, these clothes are so cute and wearable. Great dresses mostly and a few very classy but relaxed looking ensembles for work, not as easy to come by in the warmer seasons…..