GoNOMAD Writer Profiles
As a fashion stylists to celebrities and individuals, Cathie has dressed clients for everything from David Letterman interviews to Roman holidays. She currently is Design Director and founder of MyStylist, a fashion styling business dedicated to helping people “discover and present their best selves” through the clothes they wear. Her love for travel is equal to her passion for fashion and as a “travel stylist” she’s a hybrid of the best sort, writing about fashion and travel with an easy conversational style that brings you along for the ride.
Cathie’s fashion and travel musing and soap box opinions; cashmere wraps, delicious for travel, white sneakers, not in Italy, can be found on her blog at mystylistcathiearquilla.blogspot.com.
As a regular contributor to GoNOMAD we know that Cathie can go from Tevas to Manolos in a New York minute and we’re happy to have her writing about everything from fondu to Ferragamos!
“Is it a brain or is it deer poop?” asked my companion as we hunted for prized morel mushrooms in the Payette River Mountains of central west Idaho. We started out the day optimistically with plastic shopping bags to carry our mushroom loot.
About a half hour into the hike with not a mushroom between my hunting companions and me, I knew I had to adjust my expectations. So I decided to extinguish my competitive edge and enjoy the sounds and smells of the hike. At first I wondered aloud if the white noise I was hearing was rushing water or a highway. When guide Dave Williams answered, “Yes. READ MORE
Skiing Utah: A Four-Day Women-Only Getaway
Padua: A Northern Italian University Town
University towns are often the best places to experience local flavor and cultural highlights. Padua is no exception! Perhaps the most illustrious science university in Italy, the University of Padua, has an academic history that contains volumes.
The town itself was host to some of the greatest philosophers, scientists and artists in Western culture. Think Dante, Galileo, Giotto, Donatello and Copernicus. Padua is hallowed ground for learning, but it also celebrates the upbeat individualism of students today.
Walking this city of frescoed porticos and visiting places like the Palazzo della Ragione, the Ghetto, and St. Anthony’s Basilica, will satisfy your Italian art history craving and give you a chance to experience a vibrant 2010 University town. READ MORE
The trick is to create the overlap in your itinerary–things that kids and parents will both enjoy. And I believe a successful family vacation is based on the overlap being at least 50 percent. I’d say the other 25 percent is for them, the kids, and the remaining 25 percent is for us, Mom and/or Dad.
Visiting Toronto, there is plenty to do that falls into the overlap category. My son, James, and I spent about four days there sampling a typical family vacation. We were shown a variety of family friendly venues and attractions that were interesting and fun for both of us. READ MORE
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