This is *Exactly* What I’m Packing for My Long Flight This Summer

Over the last few years, I’ve taken my fair share of cross-country and international flights, and the Type-A part of me gets off on the challenge of packing exactly what I need (not too much, not too little) to make the flight bearable – and even fun. Instead of viewing a long flight as mindless […]

The 7 Most Unforgettable Moments from Aspen Food & Wine Classic

image: c2 photography/food & wine I arrived home from Aspen Food & Wine Classic earlier this week, and it admittedly took me a couple days to fully recover from the eats, drinks, nonstop pace, and – did I mention drinks? It was a gloriously busy and delicious few days, and I was excited to team […]

An Insider’s Guide to the Perfect Day in Paris

image from gal meets glam The last time I was in Paris was by far the most magical. It wasn’t the weather, or the fact that it was the week before my wedding… I think the best thing about our visit was the time we spent on Canal Saint Martin. The canal is by far […]

Exactly How to do SXSW, from a 20 Year Vet

Editor’s Note: Andrea McAlister is an Austinite, lover of live music, and longtime friend of the blog. She dropped in to give us her best tips for surviving SXSW before hitting the streets for her twentieth year at the festival! My first SXSW was in 1998. I was lucky enough to know Brent Grulke, the […]