Author: missalaneyus

  • A Weekend In NYC with Your Favorite Tween

    A Weekend In NYC with Your Favorite Tween

    Elliott and I have been taking quick girls’ trips for the last two years. It’s a fun way for us to spend quality time together while doing something we both love – travel. Here, I’m sharing our itinerary for our very tween weekend in NYC. One Weekend in NYC with a Tween Where to Stay…

  • 8 Days in London

    8 Days in London

    This summer, our family went to London for the first time. We rode the London Eye, toured castles and had afternoon tea. It was a blast. We were gone for a total of 10 days, but with a few days spent strictly traveling, we had eight to explore this wonderful city. Below, you’ll find the…

  • Our Favorite London Restaurants

    Our Favorite London Restaurants

    London’s restaurant scene is more diverse than you might think. Here, you’ll find great Indian and Japanese food, alongside more traditional English fare. Much like traveling to any major city, narrowing down the options can be tricky – especially when finding something your entire family will like. While Ellie is an adventurous eater, there were…

  • Keep Your Look Fresh with Madewell Jewelry

    Keep Your Look Fresh with Madewell Jewelry

    Madewell has some of the best jewelry right now. All available at an affordable price point, I’ve found that their pieces can quickly elevate a basic look, becoming staples in anyone’s wardrobe. Madewell jewelry also allows me to keep things fresh without looking like I raided a teenager’s closet. Below, you’ll find my 6 favorite…

  • 27 Book Reviews and Lots of Ideas for What to Read Next

    27 Book Reviews and Lots of Ideas for What to Read Next

    I have worked hard to bring you my latest book reviews, and Ellie is the reason why. Late last spring, I made the mistake of telling her that I had challenged myself to read through my growing pile of unread books over the summer. She immediately turned it into a competition. She dared me to…

  • 7 Days in Rome and Tuscany with Kids

    7 Days in Rome and Tuscany with Kids

    In 2019, Keegan and I took a trip to Italy with Ellie. We flew into Rome and then joined friends at a Tuscan villa. It was as incredible and obnoxious as it sounds. A travel enthusiast, I spent a lot of time researching what we should see and eat. In this post, you’ll find our…

  • Jewelry Brand to Watch: OMA

    Jewelry Brand to Watch: OMA

    Last year when more influencers promoted black-owned businesses, I discovered and quickly fell in love with OMA. The brand offers a range of modern jewelry that manages to feel both fresh and timeless. I first snapped up the Tonia Hoop and the Patricia Bracelet. In addition to being high in quality, they are also beautifully…

  • New Reading List and Book Reviews

    New Reading List and Book Reviews

    Reading has always been one of my favorite ways to escape, so it’s no surprise that while we’re living on the hell mouth, I’ve upped the ante. I also have almost nothing else to do in my free time, but read. Over the last few months, I’ve read at least 17 books. Reviews for each…

  • 15 Great & Affordable Artwork Resources

    15 Great & Affordable Artwork Resources

    I’ve loved art since I was a little girl. It fills me up in the same way that books and music do. I remember the first time I went to someone’s home that had “real art” in it. It added character and interest and immediately made me feel at ease. Since that time, I’ve worked…

  • The Best Overnight Face Masks

    The Best Overnight Face Masks

    I love a beauty moment. Pampering is always my jam, but like many of you, it’s not something I have a ton of time for. While I could wear a sheet mask in the evenings, I prefer to be upright watching trash like Love Island, and I tend to completely forget about any other kind…