It’s been far too long since my last blog post, but between the holidays, travel and this incident, I needed a little break. That day at the Fort Lauderdale Airport was surreal and jarring to say the least, which caused everything else to feel trivial and mundane. And while I’ll never forget that day, I’m glad to report that I’m finally back to a normal routine. It’s amazing how much I miss this little space of the internet when I’m away, which is why one of my new year’s resolutions is to post as often as time allows. I also want to focus on fostering a stronger sense of community here. Blogging can often feel like a one-way conversation, but I don’t ever want that to be the case. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from readers (yes, you!), so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, emails, direct messages, tweets, etc. that you might have. And if there’s anything you’d like to see more or less of as far as content goes, please feel free to share your thoughts on that, too! For example, what do you enjoy seeing most? Recipe posts? Outfit posts? Travel guides? Personal posts? I want this space to be inspiring not only for myself, but for those following along, so your thoughts and opinions are always welcome!
I rang in the new year with a trip to Miami, which has become one of my favorite cities over the past few years (you can read more about why in my Miami Travel Guide). I unfortunately caught a bad cold on the day we arrived, which meant a large portion of my trip was spent inside the hotel room, but that was made much more bearable thanks to our stay at the adorable Casa Faena. If you prefer smaller, boutique hotels, I highly recommend checking them out. I couldn’t stop snapping photos of the beautiful Spanish style decor (see above) and the location was just perfect. Even though I only made it outside a few times, it was so nice to enjoy some balmy weather for a change. I initially bought this dress back in October, thinking I’d pair it with a leather jacket and some ankle booties for fall, but given how right it felt in Miami’s warmer climate, I think I’m ready to skip straight to spring.