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The Resort at Paws Up

“In our family there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing” ~A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean I had no interest in fly fishing. I have never fished, it did not appeal to me. Then I fished the Blackfoot River and I became a convert, a believer, a disciple of the cutthroat. Paws Up is located in the “golden triangle” of western trout fishing. This meant nothing to me until I was on the river. I spent almost more time with my camera in hand than my fishing […] Continue reading →

The Resort at Paws Up

The Lake House is owned by The Resort at Paws Up and is set on the banks of the nearby crystal clear Seeley Lake. This is one of the more affordable, and in my opinion fabulous, family activities offered at The Resort at Paws Up. What you need to know: You will meet at the Wilderness Outpost for a 20 minute drive to the lake house. You will likely be sharing the house with at least one other family. If you are doing a morning trip, your guides will make lunch for you there. There are also […] Continue reading →

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Thinking of visiting Charleston, South Carolina? You’re not alone. Charleston just keeps rolling in the awards. Most recently they were declared one of the friendliest towns in the world. They have also been voted the Number One City in the USA by readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler for three years running. The holy city has no shortage of fabulous places to stay, but if you are bringing the family, want to stay in style and comfort, I have the perfect hotel for you. The Cottages on […] Continue reading →


At every resort I ask for their “signature cocktail”. Upon arriving at the luxury ranch Paws Up in Montana I had no more mentioned this than I had a Huckleberry Hound in hand. It was only noon. Now that’s a good day. The best part? The cute little bartender was so young she didn’t even know that Huckleberry Hound was a cartoon character. If you didn’t know that either than you are too young to read my blog. I grew up picking huckleberries in Seattle as a little […] Continue reading →

EL CR Info

Do you dream of getting away for a weekend to yourself? Lots of healthy food that you didn’t cook? Some massages and yoga? Spending time with your best friends? Canyon Ranch has partnered with author Emily Liebert on both a weekend in Lenox to celebrate the launch of her new book and a separate super luxe giveaway. I caught up with Emily to get the details on both fabulous events and to find out a little more about her. I can’t even get a blog post written with kids underfoot, […] Continue reading →

Gwyneth Paltrow Paws Up

I am always on the look out for the perfect bag. Hand bag, suitcase, travel bag. There are a lot of poorly designed travel accessories out there. When I was offered the chance to review a bag that was designed by a fellow frequent traveler, and a woman, I wondered if someone had finally made a better mouse trap. If you read my blog, it’s no secret that I travel a LOT. I actually never unpack. I have a few toiletry bags that are always ready to go. Not because I am organized, rather I […] Continue reading →

Luxury Travel Mom Kim-Marie Evans

I did not realize the mystical hold that the Blackfoot River had over my husband util I heard him eulogize his father a few summers ago. His dad loved Montana, his dad loved fishing, and he instilled those loves in his son. This is why we are in Montana this week. For the next three days my husband and boys will be on the fabled Blackfoot River. And as my husband said at his father’s memorial, “I like to think that’s where my dad is now, fishing on the Blackfoot”. […] Continue reading →

Luxury Travel Mom Kim-Marie Evans

Half Moon Resort in Jamaica has played host to Jackie O., Prince Harry, and now the Evans boys. Though the villas offer a butler, a housekeeper and a cook (all just for you) this piece of paradise is not too fancy for a busy family. This grand old tropical outpost has been hosting the swell and fabulous since 1957. Half Moon’s storied past includes Jackie O. penning her will from one of the ocean front cottages. A long line of British royalty have rested their heads at Half Moon, the […] Continue reading →


I have never been a cruise fan. This was not based on my actual experience of cruising, but my belief that cruises were full of people wearing fanny packs and cutting in the buffet line to beat me to the pile of cheap spaghetti and meatballs. Also, I don’t like small spaces. You might be surprised to learn that it wasn’t some small yacht cruise line that changed my mind on cruising, but Disney. I know, you’re either thinking “Seriously? Disney?” Or you’ve […] Continue reading →


If you are on Instagram you might feel like EVERYONE is in Paris right now, I know I do. My green French envy is really overwhelming. So much so that I am plotting a girls’ trip. Mr Evans has no idea (am now going to find out if he reads my blog) and I’m using Ana’s recent trip as a guide. To start, I will hire Flytographer to capture my glorious getaway. Ana introduced me to them, we did a photo session in SoHo for my daughter’s birthday and I am in love, I will […] Continue reading →