do you ever feel like you grew up not really loving your home town or state, and that only after you leave for a long time do you realize that you took it all for granted? that you never really appreciated everything it was offering you until all these years later? that’s how i feel whenever i visit utah and go on a hike by a waterfall or drive up into the mountains on a little road through a forest of pines or aspens… my family camped regularly in the beautiful outdoors while i was growing up, and our backyard was literally a stunning mountainside, but somehow i usually just always complained whenever we went on a hike or out to explore when i was little....Read more
we arrived home to the city yesterday from several days spent in beautiful utah with my family. it was an incredible few days of family time, with lots of catching up, lots of eating (it’s what we do best!) and lots of time outdoors in some unbelievable colors as autumn is just wrapping up her peak season right now....Read more
took too many photos at the boardwalk alone, so posting them separately here! this place was beautiful.
i could take her photo all day long and never grow tired of it. this beautiful baby girl lost 3 teeth just before we left on this trip and she sounded and looked like an entirely new person as she spoke and smiled each day....Read more
a few weekends ago, after stopping by the cranberry harvest, we drove onto sandwich, massachusetts (i mean, for the name alone, we had to go!) and then onto provincetown. the trip mostly consisted of searching for really good lobster rolls, looking for lighthouses and trying our best to spot as many crabs and other critters along the beach and shoreline. ...Read more
so many photos from our lake trip! can’t believe this place is less than a two hour drive from the city. it was the perfect send off to summer, as we crossed a few last things off our family’s summer bucket list while there. first and foremost, josh’s only item he contributed to said bucket list… to “jump in a lake.” i sat on the little sand beach beside the lake with both babies one afternoon watching him swim out into the middle of the lake, and swim freely, occasionally diving off the diving board and jumping, cannon balling and diving into the lake so many times....Read more
we spent a few days last week up in upstate new york at mohonk lake. it was the perfect summer send off, and i have a million photos from our time there i want to share! starting off with some photos from the unbelievably majestic flower garden that was so pristine, i didn’t want to leave it....Read more
hello from mexico! we’ve been here for the past several days enjoying our first official trip as a family of 7! in natural naomi form, i have lots of photos and stories i want to share from this trip so far, but thought i would start with a few pictures from our visit to see the mayan ruins in tulum!...Read more
josh and i finally finished pulling together a bunch of videos we shot on our iphones during our snowboarding trip to utah back in february. we all used our Love Taza family luggage collection which was so exciting to do during the trip!
it was really fun for us to be matching with the kids, and the activity kits were a hit on the airplane....Read more
from the very bottom of my heart, i can’t thank you enough for the kind words and feedback you have shared with us since we announced the launch of our family luggage collection at target earlier this week. thank you! thank you!!!! i tell josh all the time, that we truly have the best followers and readers in all the land, so many of you who feel like legit friends i could sit across the table from for hours, and i mean it!...Read more
i am so excited to share some big news with you today! josh and i (with lots of input from the kids!!) have been working on a family luggage collection line for almost a year now, and it just launched at target this past week! it’s being sold at all target stores nationwide as well as online for the next couple months and i still can’t believe it....Read more
wanted to hop on here and share a bunch of photos from our first day in park city, utah! the kids have a long winter break from school around this time of year, and so we kept up with last year’s tradition and booked a trip to utah again for the break. this time around though, we’ve been really lucky to have incredible snow during our stay (dare i say, the greatest snow on earth?!...Read more
one of my most frequently asked questions these days is around finding deals on airfare, especially since we are a family of 5 (and 5 tickets add up!!!!) but have gotten the hang of finding cheaper airfare to destinations around the world, which has honestly become one of josh’s and my favorite pastimes. of course, what one considers a cheap airline ticket will vary from one person to the next, and i think we have an advantage living in new york city which is a big hub for many international airlines, but i do think it’s possible to find cheap tickets no matter where you are and where you want to go....Read more
one last quick blog post to share the remaining photos and a few stories from eleanor’s and my girls trip to paris last week! still on such a high from this special one-on-one time we got to share together in one of our favorite places and thank you for allowing me to share some of these photos and words with you here!...Read more
we spent a morning exploring the volcano tubes in snow canyon state park and it was definitely one of our family’s favorite things we did while in st. george. it’s only about a half a mile hike in, and then if you’re brave and wanna climb down into the dark black tunnels (which they call tubes), it’s a little more adventurous and we somehow got talked into doing it by josh....Read more
we have spent the last couple of days in the most beautiful place! we have been staying in a little house that josh found on the top of a cliff overlooking the prettiest pocket of a bay and beach full of the most turquoise and clear water! we are in cala banyalbufar, mallorca, spain!
while we originally anticipated exploring more of mallorca since there was a lot we wanted to see and do, we had such a fun day at the beach by the little home we rented on our first day, we decided to just settle in for a few days and really relax at the home and beach, and not really do anything else. ...Read more
this photo of samson cracks me up so much because he was like, mama, take a picture of me in the air. and then this serious face with the arms folded was not what i was expecting as he jumped! life is so fun with you, samson rex davis!
we are currently in mallorca, spain!...Read more
we loved visiting parc güell in barcelona! josh and i were both so excited to see this place, which is covered in mosaics, buildings, sculptures and steps by the one and only gaudi. the kids loved it as well. when josh asked her how these building made her feel, eleanor shared how it looked like waves and the boys talked about how they liked all the colors. ...Read more
this family photo is a bit blurry, but it might be my favorite photo from our trip so far! this was taken at the very end of our first day exploring barcelona and i feel like the kids faces say everything.
so much to share! and i don’t even know where to start. i shared a little on my instagram last night, but thank you to everyone who has sent little comments or emails checking in to make sure we are okay!...Read more
on friday, the kiddos and i joined a bunch of our friends bright and early at 7 in the morning to head over to grand central terminal and catch the metro north train to greenwich, connecticut. it was a trek, but it was all done in the name of a beach day, and that’s something i can definitely get behind....Read more
it was a wonderful week in the adirondacks. i hope you don’t mind me sharing some more photos from our time there last week. i feel really fortunate that at times we get to take special trips “for work,” especially when they often don’t ever really feel like work at all and we just get to have an incredible time together....Read more
a major highlight for all five of us this week was getting to spend time with these gorgeous horses up at a ranch in the adirondacks. especially when the kids got to wear tiny cowboy hats that look straight out of the movie toy story! eleanor has actually worn hers pretty much all day every day since!...Read more
one of our favorite days in bermuda was the one where we got to go to the bermuda aquarium, museum and zoo where we had the very best experience the year before learning all about the different animals and fish and sea creatures that live in bermuda. we also love seeing the way the aquarium helps to rescue so many animals who are hurt or suffering and help them get back to full health before returning them to their homes, like the sea turtle you see in these photos above and below!...Read more
i know i shared some photos from our day at the beach and our day boating around bermuda, but here are a bajillion more from the rest of our week on the island! believe it or not, i wasn’t able to fit in all the photos from our time at the aquarium (which is seriously one of our favorite things about bermuda), so there will be another post coming!...Read more
during our first morning in bermuda, we took a boat out just like we did last year. it was a highlight of our trip last time around, and one of the things we were most looking forward to on this return trip!
tom, our tour guide, is seriously the nicest guy. he is the owner of the boat touring company called jet ski bermuda and he was the one who took us out on the water last year as well. he kindly spent several hours past our timeframe this trip with us on the water because he is so nice and we were having so much fun we lost track of how long we’d been out!...Read more
we have been in bermuda the past few days and can’t get enough of these gorgeous beaches and insane water colors! ever since our trip here last summer, this place climbed the list of our favorite places so quickly and we started talking about our return trip and how much we had to come back the minute we got back last summer!...Read more
this week as i finished putting together this little video from our time in england, my heart just felt so heavy and i wasn’t sure if i should even go through with sharing the video on here at all. it’s footage of our favorite and happiest moments as a family experiencing and enjoying a city that is going through a lot of hurt and heartbreak right now....Read more
it’s no secret that we love to travel and explore and have adventures together as a family. we definitely don’t have all the answers when it comes to how to travel smoothly with little ones, but i have rounded up a lot of answers to some of our most frequently asked questions when it comes to traveling with kids (especially abroad) below!...Read more
i know i have already recapped our trip to england, but i didn’t share any photos yet from our day in warwick england because i wanted to make this video to share along with the photos! josh and i were finally able to sit down and put it together last night. one of our favorite adventures together for sure!...Read more
sharing more today from our trip to london last week! here’s the first post from our trip, if you missed it! in this post, there are photos from a few of our favorite spots we ate together, getting to see old friends from our DC days who moved to london shortly after we moved back to new york, an epic morning at the science museum (that museum was so so good!) and lots of random moments and photos from all over the area (i think we played at every playground london has to offer!...Read more