Family Ties + A CHIC BEACH PACKING LIST

More than thirty years ago, my grandparents began spending a piece of winter on the island of St. Maarten and my own time there with them always felt particularly precious. It was here that my grandfather and I would sit … Continue reading

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