I have always considered myself a good traveler, but I have to admit that I may have become an expert in recent weeks. As lucky as I have been to hop back and forth between four countries in nearly four weeks, I am looking forward to a cozy Holiday at home with the family. But in the mean time – through my travels to Australia, New Zealand, Paris, and Morocco – I have compiled the essential list of must-haves for those wander-lust loved ones on your Christmas list this season.Click to read more >


The holidays are in full swing, which means its about that time when the calendar starts filling up with parties left and right. Twist my arm, I’ll take any excuse to get dolled up, throw on some cozy layers, sip a little egg nog, sing a favorite Christmas carol and stumble home in my heels. My beauty M.O. when it comes to the holidays is to keep it simple with a semi-bold eye and illuminated cheekbones on top of dewy skin. Here are some tips and tricks for creating the look with a few new discoveries from the Dior Beauty line. Click to read more >

ciht_10-25-16_058If there’s one thing I miss while being away from home for a long period of time, it’s my bathroom filled with my favorite lotions and potions. No matter how much I manage to fit in my suitcase, there’s always something I find myself in need of. And traveling in itself always seems to throw a curve ball, like your secret hair serum that is the only thing that works on your hair exploding in your bag, and of course the international problem of hot tools getting way-too-hot—seriously though, what is up with that. But on the flip side, I did manage to bring some gems that have kept me feeling and looking like myself while being so far away from the mother ship of tricks and tools. Click to read more >