J’adore #61 (Travel Stuff Edition 2)


Welcome back for another edition of J'adore, the series where I share things I am currently adoring from near and afar.  Whether is internet window-shopping or products that have traveled to my door step, there is something about each and everyone of these products that I think is cool. And I hope you to do too, so let's get going. This particular edition is travel-focused, everything included … [Read more...]

J’adore #60 (Food and Beverage Edition 2)

J' adore #60

I feel like I could write a food and drink focused J’adore every single week! And I cannot believe this is only the second edition for food and beverages! The benefit of being a lifestyle blogger focused on food and travel is that I often get to try out or learn about new products on a very frequent basis. I would love to travel every week, but I’ve got a full-time corporate gig so that isn’t … [Read more...]

J’adore #59

J'adore #59

Welcome back to the latest edition of J'adore. In this series I highlight products that I have either tried recently or want to try.  I am always spotting things that I want to buy (although 90% of the time I am window shopping!) and am sharing them here with you. Please note there are affiliate links in the post. In case you really like something and my sharing has persuaded you to buy it, I … [Read more...]

J’adore – CauseBox


There are so many subscription gift boxes these days, I can't go a week without reading about a new one.  Food, clothing, make-up, you name it, there is a box for that. And while I love the idea of not shopping and things coming to me in the convenience of my own home.  There is very little that I find interesting.  Most boxes are mass-marketed items, a lot of which can be found in a store down … [Read more...]

J’adore – Gifts for Bloggers

Gifts for Bloggers

Have a blogger in your life? Not sure what to get them? Or hey, self-gifting?  No matter!  I've got some great gift suggestions for this edition of J'adore, my series where I bring you some of my favorite finds while traveling the interwebs.  I think all of these would make great gifts for bloggers. Help a Blogger get organized. I am a little nutty when it comes to organization.  I have shared … [Read more...]

J’adore #58 – Book Edition

J' adore # 58 Book Edition

The fall is an amazing time of year for books, it is high season for releases and it is perfect timing for the holidays.  Everyone has a bookworm in their family.  In my case, my entire family is nuts for books! These days we are shifting more to digital, it is just more convenient when it comes to traveling, but I still love certain books - cookbooks, history books - in my hand.  The tactile … [Read more...]

J’adore #57


It's been awhile since I have done a straight-up old school style J'adore (you have to go back to Dec 2013 for #56!) and in the spirit of the recently resurrected Saturday Six, I am returning to some classic Misadventures with Andi series posts! Also since all my series badges have my old look and feel I will have to make due with playing around with Canva (I am totally addicted) until I have new … [Read more...]

J’adore – GemShare


We make thousands of decisions every day. We walk around with our network on our smartphones every day. There are millions of apps out there, dozens launched every day. What if you could tap into your network to help you make decisions via one of those apps? I think that is exactly what GemShare has in mind. What is GemShare? GemShare is an app that allows you to create your own … [Read more...]

J’adore – Mary’s Secret Ingredients


I am a big fan of local, seasonal artisanal food products.  It is a way of supporting small business, the farming and food community and a wonderful way to explore new edibles!  I was really pleased when Mary's Secret Ingredients extended an invitation to try out her summer box. What I love about Mary's Secret Ingedients is not only does Mary Frances source great products but she also creates … [Read more...]

J’adore – Nomaders


Find your own heroes. Even better, make them local. But what about when you travel? What does a local hero look like then? Your local hero probably looks slightly different than what mine would be. And given that everyone has a unique perspective on what they are looking for when visiting a new city, its no wonder that most tours start beginning to feel a little generic. And who … [Read more...]