Mary Firestone

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Paris with a Baby!

By |July 7th, 2014|KIDS, TRAVEL|

We returned not too long ago from a fantastic family trip to France.  Napper and I hemmed and hawed over the concept of the long (and expensive) flights, the jet lag, and if the whole adventure would be more fun than aggravation with a ten month old baby.  We finally just pulled the trigger and ...


Flying with a Baby!

By |July 2nd, 2014|KIDS, TRAVEL|

Cotton sleep sack by giggle, $29; Monkey Wubbanub pacifier, $12.95; and Dario the Dinosaur musical stuffed animal (his favorite!), $32. We just got back from a three week trip with Baby Ever.  First to NYC for a week and then on to Paris and Provence for two weeks.  That means: one 5.5 hour flight to ...


What they’re wearing in Paris

By |June 30th, 2014|STYLE & BEAUTY|

Surf in Paris sweatshirt, $158; Merci Happy Camden bracelet, $27; Vans sneakers, $55; Star Mela bag, $74; Steve Madden smoking slippers, $39.98; biltmore & Madewell Panama hat, $58; and Cos striped scarf, $39.   Oh the irony of traveling to Paris to scope and shop for the latest and chicest of fashion trends-- Parisian women ...


Kicking the Summer Cold! Oil of Oregano.

By |June 26th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

As a souvenir from our trip to France (the scoop to come!), I brought back a cough and a cold.  My throat burned, I was stuffed up, coughing and felt like crap.  I had managed to ward off the illness that Napper and Baby Ever (his first, so sad!) had caught presumably on the flight ...


Celebrating Summer

By |June 23rd, 2014|TRAVEL|

We are officially in the midst of Summer following the Summer Solstice which occurred on Saturday!  The Summer Solstice is a time to revel in and celebrate light, which translates to us as a lightness of spirit, sunshine, heat, festivities and joie de vivre. We have just a few spots left on our Summer Celebration ...


New Orleans Round Up! Where to Stay, Eat and Drink.

By |May 29th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Jazz Fest shenanigans and Eric Clapton; Melrose Mansion; Elizabeth's; cocktails at Cane & Table; dessert at Coquette with pastry chef, Zak Miller; next three pictures Commander's Palace; Crescent Park in the Bywater.  Love the Big Easy.  Especially for Jazz Fest!  This was my third time and would definitely like to make it an annual tradition-- ...


Hotel Spotlight: Melrose Mansion in the French Quarter, New Orleans!

By |May 8th, 2014|TRAVEL|

I'm frankly reluctant to tell you about the Melrose Mansion!  It's so hard to find a perfect place to stay in the French Quarter in New Orleans, especially during Jazz Fest.  As Jazz Fest was to be mine and Napper's first voyage sans enfant (without baby Ever), I researched long and hard for the ideal ...


Abundance Quantum Leap Portal — Today and Tomorrow!!

By |April 23rd, 2014|MIND & BODY|

We are into quantum leaps, energy vortexes, believe there is more going on that what we can see-- something bigger.  There is also astrological science that grounds the network of the heavens and stars.  Patterns and trends that have happened in sync with predictions made by the stars.  And today and tomorrow, there is some ...


“Letting Go:” My article on MAMALODE about having a breech baby via cesarean!

By |April 16th, 2014|HOME, KIDS|

I can't believe it's been 9 months since baby Ever arrived in the world! Reading this now after he is here I realize even more so just how thankful I am that I had a really positive birth experience- yes, it was a scheduled cesarean as that was the safest and best choice for us ...


Fess Parker Inn & Spa in Los Olivos, CA

By |April 9th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley is a sacred place to us.  It is somehow incredibly exhilarating and festive and fun while being soulful and grounding all at once!  Why don't we move there?  I know, we're thinking about it.  We'd be following in the footsteps of our Uncle Brooks Firestone who was a ...