Happy New Year 2015

Back from our adventures out west (as of yesterday), Brian and I rung in 2015 at the “New York Eve” party put on by Bowery Collective. I heard about the party from my friend Rod over at Optimistico, who also markets events for Bowery Collective. Their specialty is the swanky cocktail party — and the NYE celebration didn’t disappoint.

While B didn’t wander far from the Manhattan station, I found my match with the Stoli vodka mojitos: vodka, simple syrup, mint, and lime juice.

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On reflection: I think B and I will look back on 2014 as the year that brought significant career changes for both of us — with B’s new job at AMI, and my leaving Google to launch Tamara Olson Designs, bookended by wonderful vacations (Florida for NYE 2014, and Montana for Christmas). Looking forward to a happy and healthy 2015. Much love.

Credit Cards, Accounts, and Other Tips

As a personal finance nerd who is always in search of a bargain and spends her free time reading NerdWallet and PointsGuy (and who may or may not have shed a few tears when Suze Orman went off the air), I’m happy to share some of my findings. Add your own tips and thoughts in the comments …

France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, WHEW!

Brian and I seem to have a real thing for the jam-packed itinerary … join us on a recounting of our trek through Europe in June. (Full photos here.)