Also known as the Garden City, Lima represents coastal Peruvian life at its absolute best. We concluded our journey to Peru with a few days in Lima, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this modern city and having an incredible culinary experience there. Note that the city is expansive and thus not walkable, so choose a neighborhood and explore that area by foot, whether it’s seaside Miraflores, artsy Barranco, or the old, historical city center. Read on for all of the details for what to do, where to sleep, and what to eat in Lima, Peru.

Like an oasis in the middle of the California desert, Palm Springs is a refuge for all arbiters of style. One could make a long weekend just out of exploring the hotels in the area, which showcase an incredible fusion of kitsch, high design, and everything in between. Take a road trip out from LA (In-N-Out rest stop optional) and park yourself in this design mecca for a long desert weekend.

Charleston is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s charming, quaint and a place I could imagine growing old in and sitting on a front porch drinking sweet tea. Again I’ve consulted my expert foodie friend Carolyn Stine and her recommendation on spending a weekend in this beautiful town. 

2016 is all about fresh starts and new beginnings.  To kick it off with the freshness it deserved I took a closer look at all of the stuff I had in my room, specifically my closet. My closet was bursting at the seams with barely worn product that hid the product that I did love. So pre-2016 dedicated an entire weekend to purging. I unloaded everything out of my closet and dresser and piled it on my bed (that way you can’t sleep until everything is put away). I then enlisted the help of a VERY honest friend who had me try on every item and told me to hold on or to chuck.

After several hours I had 4 large bags filled to the brim with old clothing that I used to love but was ready to let go of. Before I took it to Goodwill I reached out to Carolyn Stine who has been a pro at making money on her closet cleanses for her suggestions. Check out her feedback and tips on the do’s and don’ts of consigning used clothing in our interview below. Now go tackle your closet!