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Yes, we’re talking about the dreaded To-Do List. You know, that ever-changing, always-growing, never complete lineup of things that plagues you in your sleep (I’m sure some of you must be resonating with this). With the New Year, simplification has been on my mind. So, I decided to try a new task tracking method. Basically, it involves pairing down my daily to-do list. I’d like to be not quite so overwhelmed and more focused on just 1 thing at a time. Really, I want and need more brain space for doing nothing.…

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Holiday season is upon us. For me that means lots o’ eating + drinking (which I welcome!). But it also means that I usually have to balance out the decadence on either side with some healthy meals and snacks. Which translates to some heavy internet research for recipes — which is typically fairly exhausting (ugh), until… Stop everything. No more random clicking around. I’ve found the site and it’s official. I’m obsessed. With a dog named Cookie and her human,…

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Drooling at my screen right now and wishing that I hadn’t already finished all of my holiday shopping — just discovered a new fav online shop and I could seriously find something for everyone here. The products are all hand-crafted, simple yet stunning, wonderfully curated from around the globe and — best of all — your purchase supports artistic endeavors. It’s called The Citizenry (“home goods crafted with a soul & a story”) and they are as stylish + sophisticated…

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5 perfect Fall days in NYC. One version of heaven for me. Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill, Borem Hill and Carroll Gardens, to be exact. Walking, walking and more walking. And, of course, lots of brunching. Here’s some of our itinerary and coveted spots… Eats :: Brunching is serious business. Get in early or prepare to wait. We highly enjoyed delicacies at French Louie – try their “Corpse Reviver” cocktail for your Sunday morning woes – and Cafe Luluc’s Brioche French Toast was divine. Oh,…

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Yes, the end is near. But we firmly believe in going out with a bang. So, raise your glasses and enjoy the remaining light-filled, long Summer evenings with some of our favorite cocktail recipes from the around the web… Salted Watermelon Margarita Popsicles {via How Sweet It Is} :: Easy Infused Water Recipes {via A Beautiful Mess} :: Blackberry Limeade {via Cook Like A Champion} :: Melon Gin & Tonic {via A Cozy Kitchen} :: Strawberry Basil Sorbet Bellini {via Country…

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Visiting in May, we’re just beating the tourist rush, although sacraficing clear skies for it. So, for day two, we opted to chase the sun! Just a quick drive from Zagreb, the town of  Volosko is considered a “foodie mecca” of the area and I have a feeling that it gets somewhat overlooked by the crowds. The Adriatic Sea was as magnificient as I had hoped. Perfectly clear green/blue water with picturesque fishing boats bobbing on the waves. Restaurant Konoba…

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Day 1. Arrival in Zagreb! ZAG is quite the tiny airport for a Capitol city, but a perfect place to start our 3-week Croatian adventure. We rented a car from HM Car Rentals (we highly recommend these folks) and made the quick drive to Zagreb’s old town. An easy check-in at 3-star Hotel Jagerhorn (free parking + a splurge for our jet lagged bodies), followed by a short walk thru the city. It was raining, so we heeded the hotel’s…

Pack Accordingly Blog - The Pig and Lady - Oahu, Hawaii - Restaurant

We stumbled upon this special little place while walking around the Honolulu China town farmer’s markets, using this amazing technology called… the Internet. Specifically, searching Yelp reviews of greats eats in our area. And “The Pig and The Lady” was everything we could have wanted in that moment — an intimate and unassuming setting, surprisingly simple + delicious lunch items, and of course, refreshing cocktails. While you might first mistake it as a more typical restaurant of the area because…

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Spring is here and that means… Summer is coming! The trees are showing signs of green and the flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s time to get outside — and to start planning your Summer adventures. That long awaited vacation will go from merely a day-dream, to a reality. Wherever your travels take you this Summer, you’ll be considering where to stay and what to do. We already know that airbnb.com is the place to find the best and perhaps the most unique…

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Have we mentioned how much we love finding super cool travel gadgets and thingys? Especially ones that make packing that much easier. Well, we do!  So, for you wonderful eco-conscious folks out there, we’d like to introduce… The Sip N’ Go, a resuable, foldable water bottle. Yep, you heard me right. Foldable.   Do we need more reasons to love this? Okay, its also BPA-free, carries 17 ounces of liquid and is only $7.99! Buy the Sip N’ Go in 4…