NONE THE WORSE FOR WEAR + Surf & City Packing Lists

No matter where in the world we travel, be it Botswana or Belize, Baja or Boca, there is always one setback that I can count on and, regrettably for me, it’s not delayed flights or lost baggage. To my unbridled … Continue reading

TRAVEL: WHAT’S IN A NAME + African safari destinations & a dream packing list

I have a confession. My name is not really Nicole Mann Novick. At least not legally. Every time we have attempted an articulate discussion about the weighty subject of my name, no matter how Mike approaches the inevitable, “But why?,” … Continue reading

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT…PLUS GIFTS FROM YOU, FOR YOU!

“If you do not love it, I do not listen to a word you say,” Mike said triumphantly. My husband holds the title of “Worst Gift-Giver” and I, in turn, have learned to manage my expectations. I’ve received a travel … Continue reading

BAKE WHAT YOUR MAMA GAVE YA’

About a decade ago, I decided that it would be a heartfelt gesture to cook Mike, my then boyfriend, a delicious meal of yummy comfort food. I was in a kitchen of our very own, there was a saucepan in … Continue reading