The Cleanse

The new year – January in particular – was a slow burn for me.  There was a death in our family, we returned from a long holiday in the US, and our kids fell off the time zone and were a sleep wreck for a solid week.  Something funky happened to my neck and I … Continue Reading

Co-Founder, M+M Interiors: Kim Meardon, Chicago.

Had so much fun picking the brain of talented interior designer and entrepreneur Kim Meardon from M+M Interior Design.  Kim and I met at a charity event many years back, keep crossing paths in crazy ways.  Since then, many of my most discerning friends have chosen her firm for their interior projects.  I started following … Continue Reading

Best Morning Mango Smoothie.

I  love this mango smoothie because it takes zero time to make, and my kids actually enjoy drinking it.  Plus, it packs a punch because it contains a cup of spinach, which no one seems to notice despite its green hue (for once!).  Bonne santé!  Ingredients: 1 cup frozen spinach 1 cup frozen mango ½ … Continue Reading

20 Cool Ideas for Gifts that Give Back (from $10+).

Gifts that Give Back Okay so this is the grown up version of the post I did with kids' holiday gift ideas.  Again- donating directly to charity is always the best option, but for those people we want to gift something physical (or things we want to suggest for someone else for ourselves), here is … Continue Reading

Kids Edition: 18 Gifts that Give Back.

I think we can all agree this was a stressful year.  The news was filled with violence, natural disasters, partisan bickering, and more garbage.  I found it hard to feel like what I was doing was making much of a difference, so I’ve been thinking about what I can be doing better.  Of course it’s … Continue Reading

Recipe: 2 Easy, Delicious Vegetable Soups

These nourishing vegetable soup recipes are the antidote to the unhealthy food we all motor through at holiday parties… make one/eat it on a night off from the holiday circuit.  This recipe is easy to make and is from the wonderful chef Mary-Audrey at idine4u@instagram (pictured here).  MA’s recipes are as delicious as they are nutritious – … Continue Reading

Recipe: Chocolate & Sea Salt Granola.

Delicious recipe for a sweet & salty version of dark chocolate granola

Insider Tips: Things to Do in Paris

I posted the article interviewing Everyday Style Icon Caroline from Paris recently.  As a follow up to that, I also spent a few minutes picking her brain on things to do in Paris that are off the beaten path. Who doesn’t appreciate an insider tip? This is a short follow up, so if you haven’t had a … Continue Reading

Recipe: Quick & Easy Blackened Fish Tacos.

Thrilled to be sharing another recipe from one of my favorite chefs – Mary-Audrey from idine4u@instagram. This one is for fish tacos. Her recipes are as delicious as they are nutritious – she’s one of those people whose skin literally glows!  Enjoy! ——— Hi! I’m Mary-Audrey and I’m excited to share this yummy and easy recipe with … Continue Reading

Recipe: Easy Chicken & Veggie Curry (DF, GF, can be made Vegan).

 This recipe is from one of my favorite chefs – Mary-Audrey from idine4u@instagram.  I am excited to share that she will be an enthusiastic ongoing contributor to Follow Bread Crumbs.  M.A.’s recipes are healthy, family-friendly, easily adaptable, leverage seasonal ingredients, and most importantly (having tasted the goods) delish! Well hello there!  I’m Mary-Audrey.  I’m committed … Continue Reading