Hi, friend. If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately you that know that Mr. Scout and I have recently returned from a fabulous journey to Venice, Croatia, and Prague, including one-week cruising along the Dalmatian Coast on Crystal’s 62-passenger Crystal Esprit, an indulgent small ship that’s been dubbed a “yacht” because it delivers a yacht-like lifestyle experience — and whose not […]

Pesto with basil is the quintessential summer dish. By the time July rolls around, basil (the staple ingredient) is everywhere, piled sky-high on farmer’s market tables, taking over backyards, and practically tapping you on the sun-kissed shoulder, just begging to be relished and enjoyed

  I’m seriously smitten with Los Angeles lately, especially the food. (And don’t even get me started on Manhattan Beach. I’ll post about that surfer hangout turned foodie hub next.) For now, I want to share with you a few of the plates, bowls, pie tins, and coffee mugs that keep popping into my mind whenever […]

Heading to Maui for Spring Break? Lucky you! We just returned from our fourth family vacation to Maui (our all-time favorite island) a few days ago, and rather than get my house in order, I want to share a few quick thoughts with you. (For more on Maui including luaus, see my previous Maui post.) Keep […]