The Power Casual Way to Confident Style
Power Casual – a style philosophy and lifestyle strategy for achieving work-life balance with easy elegance. See how I style my M.M.LaFleur>>
Power Casual – a style philosophy and lifestyle strategy for achieving work-life balance with easy elegance. See how I style my M.M.LaFleur>>
The Perfect Pump is the comfortable and stylish designer heel you have been looking for: save with code SARAHFLINT-BABLUEBOOTSGO.
Wondering where to order your next meal from in DC? Save this list of #BlueBootsGo approved, best, go-to takeout and food delivery picks in Washington DC in your hour of need. Take your pick: Pizza, Italian, Chinese, Dumplings, Ramen, Baked Treats, and more!
Sarah Flint shoes are luxury shoes made for women who need impeccable style without sacrificing comfort. With a gradual return to safe gatherings and seasonal events, comfort is a high priority. Looking for perfectly chic shoes to wear confidently on your adventures? Read to see how I style the classic Sarah Flint ‘Natalie’ flat and find out about exclusive ways to save on your wish list!
A hands-free “pandemic purse” that enables easy access to essentials is a lifestyle shortcut that doubles as an awesome travel accessory!
Follow my clean beauty adventure to learn what to look for when exploring a new brand, plus see my signature work from home makeup essentials.
Firsts, lasts, and the in between times in a pandemic: a year in review.
Removing makeup is the least fun part of wearing makeup. Learn how reusable makeup removal cloths sustainably make wearing makeup more fun.
Full of mini chocolate chips, and just bigger than bite size, these mini chocolate chip cheesecakes are a satisfying afternoon coffee break.
It’s 43 degrees today (yesterday was humid and almost 80) and soup is on my mind. I’ve made a variation of Tuscan Kale Soup before, but *this* one was outstanding – flavorful, comforting, bright, nourishing and healthy – and EASY. With flavors even better the second and third day, this Comforting Tuscan Kale Soup is sure to make it into your meal rotation.
With any major life transition – be it a move, event, or beginning of some sort – lies an opportunity to explore making major changes. I was once a gal who read piles of books, imagining adventures, and content to be surrounded by old book smells, creaky book bindings, and the sounds of library scanners. …
One of the sweetest parts of summer is sharing moments with others at fun occasions. Summers are all about savoring occasions when there’s a particular lightness in the air. I’ve been exploring matcha as an ingredient and learning more about this green tea that is capturing the interest of food lovers worldwide. In today’s matcha …
Portland, Maine is about a 2-drive from Boston, and one of our favorite New England destinations. It is close enough for a day trip, and great for a weekend getaway. Although Portland is smaller than Boston, the food is good, the people are friendly, and it is enjoyable in winter as well as in summer. …
Are you updating your work wardrobe to take it up a notch from business casual to business professional? Take a peek at what’s in mine, and check out the new pieces I’m considering to fill in the gaps for a professional wardrobe of great outfits that allow me to dress with confidence.
Cherry Chili is now my favorite way to prepare a unique chili that is sweet and features spice, heat, heartiness and depth. The Polar Vortex makes me want to curl up in everything cozy and hold warm mugs and bowls of goodness. Use this recipe for your next chilly/chili day (or serve something delicious for …
With a soft bite, bright flavor from real oranges, and a good amount of sweetness without being overpowering, this Citrus Iced Sugar Cookies recipe is a winner.
Excellent service, delicious food, variety, pragmatic and beautiful decor all describe Del Frisco’s in Back Bay at The Pru (aka the Prudential Center). I had the delight of experiencing Del Frisco’s for the first time soon after this sophisticated steakhouse opened in Boston, MA this year. Truly a meeting of taste in both design and …
Happy day before Thanksgiving, friends! I’m grateful for all that 2018 has offered, and I’m happy I have been able to gather and share experiences with people in person, here on the blog, on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with the BlueBootsGo community, and – new this year – via my Podcast, On the Table with Dr. Sanae. I …
Thanksgiving is a culmination of autumn harvest and flavors – a final celebration before warming winter spices and flavors settle in. If you’re not in the mood to cook before Thanksgiving, consider treating yourself and celebrating the bounty of the season at Seasons 52. Seasons 52 made dining seasonally easy by creating The Harvest Menu …
You might say that this is my season of chocolate – since the nip in the air arrived in Boston, I’ve been baking up chocolate in cupcake, brownie, and cake form. I’m sharing this recipe for a gorgeous Flourless Chocolate Ganache Cake that will certainly impress guests at your next holiday gathering.
I was chatting with a friend last week about the last couple of months of her PhD in an interdisciplinary STEM field, and found myself musing on my own philosophy about this unique time period of finishing your PhD story. If you’re somewhere along the way to your PhD, or know someone who is on …
Apples are a delicious, fresh, whole fruit that is available year round. Although they’re a common fruit, there’s nothing common about the varied ways to prepare apples that partner so well with an array of both sweet and savory dishes. Get the recipe for my Spiced Apple Compote, a slow-cooked beauty, right here on Where …
257, Rue Prince, Montréal. Tucked in to Rue Prince is Le Serpent, a locale that is slightly hidden amongst industrial buildings in Griffintown, and apparently unassuming from the outside, yet chic and the home of delicious fare inside. From the moment you step in, you know you’re in for a cool dining experience. White brick …
I had the distinct pleasure in September of sampling a feast of fresh new items arriving to Cafe Landwer’s fall menu, prepared by chefs flown in from Israel to cook for us during a whirlwind trip. With two locations on Beacon Street (one by St. Mary’s Street in Brookline, and the other by major transportation center …
“All we have is now” sums up how I think summer feels about us. Summer officially ends September 22. Yet, I feel no need to rush the transition this year into the new season.
Hello, friends! It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted here. In partnership with The Paper Store, I’m sharing with you a few of my cozy + smart picks for Fall Fashion at The Paper Store and for traveling this fall. Check them all out below and I hope that you find some new …
Hello BlueBootsGo fam! I’ve been writing/presenting/traveling for work the last couple of months and it has been a w h i r l w i n d. Before this busy period, The Newbury Street League invited me to try Skin Spa New York Back Bay for some pampering and to get summer-ready. Bright, glowing, cleansed …
I’ve been in Boston about 11 years, and I still love the feeling of walking up and down Newbury St. and exploring old favorites and new finds. I’d stroll, shop, dine with friends and family, and get in some style/people watching in and grab a treat or a coffee while I went along. I checked …
Why you don’t want to miss W.E.L.L. Summit Boston 2018 on April 21 – details + photos + what you can expect from this 360 degree take on inside-out wellness.
Dip your spoon into a bowl of this Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potato Soup for craving-worthy goodness with an earthy hint of smoky flavor, without the extra fat and calories.
As many of you know, I’m in the final weeks of writing up my research and Ph.inishing the D.egree. This list is a culmination of my own experiences, scouting, and conversation with friends. Boston (and the Boston-area) is awash with thousands of students studying by the glow of laptops alongside other hard-working career go-getters. Some … Continue reading
I’ve optimized THE BEST recipe you need to make perfect homemade popcorn – sweet & salty, & with a gourmet touch – every time, complete with the 2 extremely useful kitchen tools you must have in your kitchen. FT: Runamok Maple Syrup, Pyrex, Charles Viancin, Trader Joe’s. Continue reading
When my friend Danielle asked me if I would like to join a No Shop February challenge this month, I thought it was a great idea. After one week of it, I definitely was surprised with how it went and what I learned about myself (more on that below). I have a feeling by the end I’ll be proud of myself. I’m already super proud of all the other ladies who have joined in on this challenge. Each joined for slightly different reasons – but cheers to all of us in solidarity, and to a more mindful month for all. Continue reading
Admittedly, during New England winters that can last for about 5/12 months, it takes skill, creativity, and willpower to avoid the prevalent desire to swaddle in a blanket (or anything blanket-like) and call it a day. I’m sharing how finding this style hack got me to try a new style – the faux leather tight – in winter, and love it! Continue reading
Photo taken at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA – in front of one of a Mark Rothko painting. Dear BlueBoots, First of all, I want to tell 2017-you that I’m proud of you, and I love you. This past year you took on many new opportunities. You seized the moment – the NOW … Continue reading
Sitting in a meeting where someone is clearly passionate about what they’re talking about does this thing to me where I catch fire too – I bask in the glow of their lit passions. They could be talking about anything from growing eggplants, to astrophysics, but I’m THERE. They take me on their journey, and … Continue reading
Happy Weekend! I have been making some mental notes of the best NOW trends of the season, and I made some notes to share with you as you plan those party outfits! *this post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you click as you explore and shop around, I may make a few cents. 🙂 … Continue reading
I woke up early, as usual, this morning and instead of being filled with Monday morning jitters or groans about the challenges or responsibilities facing me this week, I was oddly cogent and calm. Taking this as a sign that a little reflection was in order, I infused the morning’s energy into prayer and consideration … Continue reading
I usually love September because of the fresh air, and an overall rise in energy. I find I’m often more active in the fall. While I’d love to be starting a new gym routine, or signing up for a class, I’m learning what it means to be well within my means by attending a class that has some things I can do, and then sitting out for the exercises I know my body can’t do again yet – instead of not going at all. Continue reading
End of summer/early fall weddings and parties call for THE perfect dress. I share my first experience renting a special occasion designer dress below, followed by tips for success in the dressing room and as a female entrepreneur from Best Dressed co-owner, Nikoleta. Continue reading
There are some meals that you can never forget – it might be the people you were with, the occasion, the decor, the service, or the unique flavors presented. I had the best Thai food of my personal culinary flavor history at Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen in Kirkland, WA. It is not your typical Thai food experience. If I lived closer, I would definitely be ordering from this hidden gem every week. If you’re local to Seattle and love Thai food, you must try out this flavorful, fresh, colorful and delicious eatery. Continue reading
Happy Friday, friends! Some may dream of being an astronaut, firefighter, or princess of a grand kingdom. Our dreams change, and some of those wildly creative dreams get dimmer or morph as we grow up. I dreamed of being a golden princess when I was a little girl, and although I didn’t become the darling … Continue reading
The air has just started to cool, and I wonder if that telltale change in the air is permanent. I was thinking about why I enjoy summer: celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries is one big exciting part, but there are also more subtle feelings associated with summer. There’s more freedom to slow down and soak in experiences. Clothes … Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a fresh, flavorful way to enjoy summer’s veggies? I have to admit, zucchini isn’t at the top of my veggie loves list, because I’ve had the soggy, squeaky version many a time (NO more). I made these zucchini fritters on a day when I absolutely didn’t want to labor in the kitchen, … Continue reading
Gal pal, meet your all-season friendly essential. This eco-friendly clothing brand made a pant I can’t stop talking about: the Brass Clothing culottes. Continue reading
Wellness. It’s a buzzword now, but rest assured, the art of being well is real, achievable by all, and successful usually with a little help from those you call your closest, dearest, best companions – your tribe. Having a cup of coffee at my tiny apartment kitchen table (on wheels) with sweet friends and family … Continue reading
For as long as I can remember, there I was, ogling over the jewel tones in life. Perhaps it is a royal mindset, or a mere appreciation for velvet that started with my first (and only) wine-colored velvet scrunchie as a child, but all in all, color me wine-happy, for wine red is my color … Continue reading
More than with makeup, I’ve gone through bottles and bottles of products that don’t work out. We have chemical sensitivities in our household, and in a perfect world, I would like to just have one set of shampoo + conditioner that we can both use. I’m dishing on the non-toxic plant-derived brands I’ve tried lately … Continue reading
Perhaps some important summary points in achieving balance and wellness is realizing what you are looking for, getting the tools you need to get there, using them, and inviting some along to share that journey. Although I haven’t climbed a mountain (I’ve scaled some scary, slippery rocks that were mountains to me, though) I picture … Continue reading
First of all, I want to take the chance to encourage you that it is more than OK just to dress for YOU, and not because you see the next must-have item that everyone has. I’ll keep this simple and sweet, because 1) few people have infinite funds to shop with and also 2) you … Continue reading
For your freshest wedding looks, travel edition, you’ve come to the right place. Wedding season is upon us, and we tapped out at three beautiful affairs already. I used to not enjoy getting all dressed up because traveling with SO MANY extra products through TSA was a headache (is this a liquid or a gel?). … Continue reading
As an adventure blogger, I consider myself blessed that somehow when I sign up for one adventure, another tags along, grinning and spinning alongside it. I had the chance to preview a brand new Whole Foods in a historic neighborhood in Sudbury, MA, an area I haven’t ever visited before. Let me tell you, there … Continue reading
Wheel’s up! Since summer has brought us 35,000 feet up a number of times, I have taken it as a challenge to optimize traveling and come up with some tips. In this post, I’ll share a few tips solely for making you feel better upon arrival after a flight. If you’re flying and going straight to … Continue reading
I really don’t say such bold statements about things, but after you hear this story, you probably will agree – you need this. Continue reading
Looking for a comfy outfit to travel in? We just went on a weekend trip with friends to a house up in Great Cranberry Island and it was in the 50s in June! The fog was beautiful and I was glad to NOT have the sun beating down on us as we climbed and scrambled … Continue reading
The perfect menu for a tasty summer BBQ or Father’s Day lunch. Citrus Sole, Simple Cold Couscous Salad, Roasted Glazed Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts. Continue reading
Walking home on rainy days is one of my creative triggers. I am free to ponder things as they float into my mind as I travel a familiar path. I wanted to pop on here and ask you all what kinds of adventures you prefer: a travel smörgåsbord or a focused stop in one place? … Continue reading
We just got back from an epic journey through the Gulf Coast (#bluebootsgogulfcoasttour) and I knew it was going to be hotttttt. Coming from the Northeast, we aren’t used to being baked outside, so I packed strategically and brought along my favorite, easy-to-pack, natural sun protection that I knew would keep us sun safe on all the types … Continue reading
Happy Monday, friends! I had the pleasure of hosting a really fun and meaningful event on Thursday night at the Athleta store in Boston that brought together a few of my passions: wellness, travel, and style. I was joined by my friends at Follain, a non-toxic beauty and skincare boutique founded in 2013 to change … Continue reading
How’s your #FITFRIDAY starting out? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to jump into an adventure with people you don’t know, without abandon, and come out of it feeling happy? That is what I experienced jumping onto my yoga mat at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park for an event by Daybreaker Boston & New Balance … Continue reading
Last night, I pooled the inspiration I’ve been absorbing via osmosis on many foodie adventures in Chicago and stacked my culinary hopes on a pound of chicken breast. Without a kitchen assistant (aka a sous chef) it took 35 minutes to prepare and get a Weeknight Fancy Italian Chicken Fettucine on the plate using only ingredients I … Continue reading
I’m #blessed to have a foodie bestie who starts lining up places to eat the next time I visit, right after I leave. RPM Italian in Chicago’s River North neighborhood boasts a modern, contemporary, shareable menu featuring local ingredients wherever possible. Read on for what we ordered, a review on the dishes + service, and overall rating of … Continue reading
Join BlueBootsGo, Athleta on Newbury, and Follain at a special FREE event featuring summer styling + wellness inside and out + travel tips! Can’t wait to see or meet you there! Please RSVP on Eventbrite at the link below to save your spot! Continue reading
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network and Frette luxury linens joined forces to care for the community of runners in the Race for Rehab Team. Today, it is my pleasure to share with you an insider’s peek into the complementary care that support the dedicated team of incredible runners who make up Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network’s Race for Rehab Team. It is all about the PEOPLE and making countless meaningful connections to find those who share and exemplify the same core values. The destination of these connections is a place of mutual inspiration.
We are in the process.
So read on, be inspired, and pick up your feet – take each stride at your own pace, grab a friend, and go on in this RACE=LIFE to #FindYourStrength. Continue reading
Happy Friday! In case you missed it, I also have a small but lovely art business, Inspirée by S. I’ve been creating since I was small, but truly have been enjoying coming into my own style without abandon recently. This month, I was invited to showcase my art at First Friday at SPACES Newbury Street in Boston and … Continue reading
Did you know today is World Poetry Day? As a poet, I wanted to share something about poetry today. ____ The top story on The Conversation today is about how teachers are using poetry more often, and a field of youth poetry is rising up – allowing kids to use an alchemy of language and form to … Continue reading
In time for the launch of the spring season, Pixi Cycling launches their Kickstarter today – read on for an exclusive look at the Pixi Go Anywhere pant. Meet the entrepreneur behind the vision of Pixi and discover what inspired Pixi. Cheers to new beginnings and healthy workouts in comfortable, sleek clothing designed with intention – for women, by women. Continue reading
Bite Beauty has quickly become one of my favorites because of the formulation, design, and ingredients which are food-grade organic but look and smell lovely. See how to recreate this natural spring-forward look, featuring the Bite Beauty Lip Pencil and Amuse Bouche lipsticks. Continue reading
I’ve been in this degree program for about 6 years, and while I’m looking at the end of this stage of my education soon, I wanted to share some tips and thoughts that might be helpful to someone considering a Ph.D., or earlier in their journey. The idea is to help one another to think about what makes you be the best version of you while you are in your Ph.D. I really hope it will be at least a little helpful to someone. If there are any questions you all have about being in a Ph.D., send me a note and I can see if I can field it. #community Continue reading
Although we had 60s weather that even went up to 73 last week, this week we are back down to 0 with the wind chill. Spring is coming in about a couple of weeks, but we can’t put our winter things away quite yet! This is how I got through the cold – an excellent waterproof coat, bright warm accessories, and these light snow booties (now on sale, and extra sale). Continue reading
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Chocolate betwixt slices of soft bread – sound delicious and familiar? Chocolate crepe, anyone? Everyone has those quick snacks that they fix at home to fill a craving. These Chocodillas – a quesadilla made with melted cocoa almond butter – is an extremely easy snack with just enough yum that won’t fill you up before a meal. Plus – chocolate. Need I say more? Continue reading
Flavor alchemy is one of my favorite parts of being in the kitchen. This recipe has been waiting in the wings, and we had it tonight – it was terrific. Juicy, savory, with a hint of sweetness and tartness. Take a journey to a different place with these family-friendly Middle Eastern “tacos” that are truly delicious. Continue reading
I must want to be a superhero. Sharing some personal thoughts on wanting to be there for others, and a message of hope. Continue reading
I’m hopping on here to share with you a quick, satisfying recipe for your next gathering – perhaps #gameday for the Superbowl? Plus, they have spinach – so they have a bit of veggies :). The Patriot’s win of the AFC Championship yesterday (plus Martellus Bennett’s happy dance) are leaving New Englanders in good spirits … Continue reading
Living in an apartment building means I get to see the usual stack of subscription boxes (beauty, food, clothes…) amongst the packages in our entry way. I was SO excited to receive a new-to-me beauty box picked especially for me with products from around the world in the January 2017 GlossyBox! New year, new beauty goals? I think so! I’m reviewing @GlossyBox_US below, so have a look! Check out my #glossygoal. Cheers to new adventures! Continue reading
Although I don’t keep a daily journal, when I was told about a special and inspiring campaign about personal growth, intentions, and motivation I was IN. Just in time as people’s New Year’s resolutions start to wane and become a source of frustration and doubt, Boston-based New Balance comes in with “Letters To My Future Self” which launches today, January 17, 2017. They’re sharing powerful words written by athletes who open their personal goals and values that drive them forward on their journeys in life. You can read about their inspiration, and even see short films about them, but most importantly, there’s a small but truly powerful way you can commit to yourself this year – write your own letter to your future self. You’re your own best coach, folks. I’m sharing my letter below and invite you to join me in participating! Continue reading
Chocolate with a mission (or two) is exactly what I’m here to share with you today in the next installment in my what’s on my Wellness Tray series. To fulfill my suggestion of “a tasty treat” on my Wellness Tray, I chose chocolate. Elements Truffles make you feel like you have indulged in an incredibly delicious treat in a good-for-you, fair trade, organic, ethically-sourced way. Plus, they donate 25% of their profits to the education of underprivileged children. Don’t know much about Ayurveda? I’ve got you. The founders share more about why these ayurveda-inspired chocolates are just what you need in the winter months. Continue reading
We had a small warm winter welcome to finish off 2016, and the centerpiece of our meal was a lovely, nitrate and nitrite-free holiday ham, courtesy of Whole Foods. B had the idea of serving it in a new and different way – with a chutney – and I put my pen to paper and brainstormed flavors that make up this delightful Winter Chutney, filled with winter fruits and spices. Here’s how to make this fragrant and delicious accompaniment (you can add it to ham, turkey, oatmeal, or even vanilla ice cream!) Continue reading
Cozy chic style inspiration —- incoming!
I NEED blanket scarves to wrap me up in the chilly fall-winter-spring month stretch in New England. Is anyone surprised that I chose a double-sided scarf so I can get twice the wear out of it? 🙂 See how I style a classic tartan plaid blanket scarf by dressing it up and with my usual cozy chic à la the BlueBoots personal flair. Get 20% off of this very scarf with my code ! Continue reading
I now know that I can’t live in a place without a bath tub because nothing cures sore muscles or gets me into the wellness state of being like a soothing bath. Salts that soak away toxins and sore muscles are essential, and I want to share this awesome maker from Connecticut with you all – florapothecarie, on my Wellness Tray. See step-by-step instructions on how to DIY a Facial Steam and open up to your very own relaxing, wellness moment. Cheers to 2017 with a renewed face set to the new year! Continue reading
Lip balm is an essential, year round. This time of year, I’m loving Moroccan Magic’s peppermint eucalyptus lip balm for the minty pick-me-up scent. I wanted to make sure you all knew about this USDA organic lip balm made with moroccan argan oil, which makes this smooth product my current fav that I don’t leave the house without. Safe lip balm is a big deal – if you use lip products, you basically eat pounds of lip balm a year. If they’re laden with chemicals, that is NOT ok. Be inspired for the new year to up your wellness game! Continue reading
Featuring NYC maker, Josiah, the creator of Built With My Bare Hands. Meet the maker & see how I styled these one-of-a-kind, made in NYC reclaimed wood planters & candle holders. Continue reading
Wellness gifts for your Wellness Tray that you won’t want to miss. Meet the inspiring Best of Boston Wellness Guru, Gianne behind Organic Bath Co. and the W.E.L.L. Summit. The Nourish Night Balm and Peacefull Body Butter will keep your winter skin moisturized and your senses calm and relaxed! Continue reading
What is the On the Table Podcast? A gastronomical + scientific series exploring how the experience of American food culture during childhood shapes adult tastes. Continue reading