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Burning Man 2014 Courtney Scott

Ode to Burning Man 2014

What can be said of my very first burn?  So many emotions at every turn  I had no idea how the playa would be  A place that’s so wild, so happy, so free   A place to get dusty and move your feet From Disco Knight rhythms to the Robot Heart…

Courtney Djole Milan Duomo_effected

10 Ways to Look Less Like a Tourist in Italy

Throughout my expat years in Italy I’ve lived with, worked with, and dated Italians who have each imparted a bit of wisdom about Italian life.  At first I was confused.  How come I can’t drink a cappuccino after dinner?  Why would my wet hair cause a stomach ache?  But as my…

Hamptons Travel Shortlist

Hamptons Travel Shortlist

Ever since I was a little girl, my home away from home as been The Hamptons.  My family’s beach bungalow is a shoes-optional sanctuary from the maddening New York City pace.  Sometimes I find it difficult to tear myself away from this place to venture out and explore the Hamptons…

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Out of Office Style

I haven’t worked in a conventional office since 2007.  Could I ever go back?  It’s doubtful.  I am infinitely more productive with the world as my office than I ever was in a cubicle.  And way more inspired.  In part two of my  Look Both Ways feature for Ann Taylor I…

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Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade

Yesterday I was featured on Ann Taylor’s blog showing how I style one summer travel essential two ways.  I chose this breezy white linen shirt.  First I styled it for work, which is usually anywhere with strong coffee and strong Wifi.   Then I styled it for travel – my…

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Lavender & Wheat Fields in Serbia

Klenak, Serbia. Population 3,000.  It’s a village like so many in the Vojvodina region of Serbia, just over an hour from Belgrade.  In Klenak, everyone knows each other.  And nearly everyone has a farm. Right now, the farmers in Klenak have their eye on the wheat — it’s rattling with the…

Courtney Scott Mahi Mahi

Gone Fishin’ – Kauai

I’ve decided that sunrises are infinitely better than sleep.  And a sunrise out on the open ocean, with the smell of chum and the sound of lines being dropped into the water is about as good as it gets.  That’s how I spent one morning in Kauai, Hawaii sailing the deep…

17 Ways Italy Will Change You - Courtney Scott Travel

17 Ways Your Trip to Italy Will Change You

Everyone should travel to Italy at least once.  It’s life as it should be, and sometimes, as it can only be in Italy.  So be forewarned.  When you return from your trip to Italy, you will likely experience varying degrees of PISD, Post-Italy Stress Disorder.  Suddenly the things you used…

Courtney Scott Lei'd Back Hawaii

Lei’d Back – Shark’s Cove, Oahu

We arrived at Haleiwa, home base for our North Shore adventure, on a sunny late afternoon. Although we were tempted to stop at all of the graffiti’d shrimp trucks along Haleiwa’s main drag, food could wait. Magic hour was in full swing and we were on the hunt for a…

Shrimp Trucks – North Shore, Oahu

The phenomenon of selling street-side shrimp has existed on the North Shore of Oahu for close to twenty years.  And with many shrimp and prawn farms still in the area, there is no shortage of fresh crustaceans to quench your taste.  You’ll find the shrimp trucks, many of them covered…