This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Nature, Fashion and Love

May, 4, 2014

For this Ann Taylor photo shoot, I took a rainy stroll along a slough with my dad, who manned the camera. Since sloughs are Earth’s supermarkets, we turned off our phones and absorbed the scenery. There’s something so classic about communing with nature where the only sounds are the breeze blowing through the leaves and the rustling of animals.

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And while we’re on the subject of classic…that word sums up Ann Taylor’s style.

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Pair one of her blouses with white pants and you’re ready to enjoy spring even in a drizzle—which I didn’t mind in the least. After all, I’m a native Seattleite!

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My favorite aspect of this outfit is the top’s intricate detailing.

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It’s no wonder that Kate Hudson is the face of Ann Taylor. She shines with sophistication while registering high on the fun barometer. That’s a rare combination!

Ann Taylor Kate Hudson

Today is Monday, and we all know what that means: a Meeting Men theme. So I couldn’t sign off without divulging Kate’s relationship tips. In a recent SELF magazine article, she credited her parents with having the love formula that has lasted for “thirtysomething years.” As she explained, “No matter what they’ve been through, they share similar values and really like each other.” She added that although this may sound simple, it’s not. Good relationships take work, but the results are worth it.

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