Between checking on my restaurants, doing nationwide promo for Family Food Fight and going on family vacations, I've racked up my fair share of frequent flier miles this summer. We even went to Israel with the whole family for my son, Jonas, and nephew's bar mitzvah. While I'm so grateful to be able to explore different cities and countries, I know traveling can be hectic and stressful. However, I've found that there's a certain rhythm to traveling and I want to share a few tips to help you find your groove!
Wherever you're going, you need to pack. Trust me, the quality of the luggage you use will have a huge impact on your travels. I pack in this Lipault Paris Carry On for most, if not all, of my trips. As you can see in the photo above, we brought two to Israel, one in black and one in mustard! The Lipault carry on is lightweight and rolls smoothly. So if you're trekking through the streets of Tel Aviv or the mile long terminals in JFK, it will glide right beside you. I'm proud to say that after countless uses, my Lipault Carry On still looks great! If you plan to dive into your wanderlust spirit, it's worth investing in a solid carry on like this one.
While your luggage will store all of your clothes and accessories, you might need an extra bag for food. If you're going on a long trip, I suggest packing some sandwiches or snacks in a small cooler bag like this Ice Ice Baby bag. Our flight from LA to Tel Aviv was more than 16 hours long. My cooler bag saved my life and my appetite!
Whether you're going on a long flight or bus ride, you might need to bring reinforcements to be as comfy as possible. I'm obsessed with this Trtl Pillow. It's a sleeker alternative to the larger, traditional neck pillows. Despite it's smaller size and weight, it's super relaxing and keeps you from having a bobble head when you need to catch some z's. If light sensitivity keeps you from falling asleep, you should check out this Slip for Beauty Sleep sleep mask! It's made of pure silk and blocks out all light. Not to mention, how chic is this pink marble print?!
Don't go on an adventure without a good book! You can whip it out on a flight or at the beach. I even read when I'm floating around in the sea. If you're looking for a good book, check out my memoir, Cooking As Fast As I Can.
My last bit of advice to you is to go with the flow. You can make the most detailed of itineraries, show up hrs early for your flight and still have things go wrong. It's okay. We've had plenty of mishaps traveling with this huge crew to Israel. But we've had even more good times and fun memories.
From watching my son and nephew perform an important rite of passage, to surprising my mother in law with her own bat mitzvah and repelling down a crater in Beereshit, this trip was one for the books! So take a deep breath and remember things don't always go according to plan. Sometimes that's a recipe for an unforgettable adventure!
One of the reasons why I've teamed up with WW is because I love the way they promote health and wellness. Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to cut out an entire food group in your quest to eat cleaner. It's all about moderation!
2020 has arrived! This week I'm here to help you stick to your food and fitness New Year's Resolutions. Preparing meals at home is a huge part of maintaining a balanced diet. I know busy schedules and long work days can tempt you into eating out a lot. However, cooking your own food is better for your health and your wallet! I'm going to share three WW approved dishes that are perfect for mid day lunch breaks at work or school.
Happy New Year! 2020 is finally here and I couldn't be more excited! There's nothing like the start of a brand new year to make you focus on your health and wellness. While there are plenty of resolutions that will help you lead a more balanced lifestyle, I'm particularly fond of Dry January. I'm proud to announce that I've teamed up withSeedlip Drinks to create elegant and delicious cocktail recipes that have plenty of taste and no alcohol!