Weekend Wanderlust: No. 18


As much as I love to travel, Dorothy was right – there is no place like home. After a busy four days, it was great to be back at my abode, especially with some warm weather and beautiful sunshine. Here’s a little peek at what kept me busy this weekend.


Rebuild – I was in New York City on Thursday for the We Rebuild Day. It was an incredible experience. Liz Frantz of Better Homes & Gardens wrote a beautiful article detailing the day. Click here to read it. I will be sharing my recap tomorrow. Stay tuned.


Shop – While in NYC, I had a couple of free hours so I walked down Fifth Avenue, one of my favorite places to do a little shopping. Anytime I’m in the city, I like to hit up a few of my favorite shops to do some clothes shopping. Two of my favorites are Zara and H&M. This trip I discovered a new favorite, Joe Fresh. The colors and styles are so bright and happy and the prices are beyond reasonable. Their polo shirts were only $12! I was tempted to buy one in every color.

Read – I also picked up the new book, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisenberger. It’s the sequel to The Devil Wear Prada. I actually never read the first book, so I’m hoping that seeing the movie will be enough to get me caught up. Does anyone know if the movie and book were similar? Either way, I think this will make the perfect summer read!

Lunch – After my time in the city, I drove up to Connecticut to spend some time with Eddie Ross. Eddie is the new East Coast Editor/Producer for Better Homes & Gardens. I’ve been a big fan of Eddie’s for quite some time so it was a joy to spend a couple days with him behind the scenes of the shoot. He was so generous and welcoming. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos to share at this time because the content is a bit of a secret until it’s out in the issue. I’ll share some behind-the-scenes shots as soon as the issues are released.


Wear – I picked up this floral shirt at Zara. I’m totally in love with it. Have you jumped on the floral bandwagon? (And sorry about the ginormous picture of my face.)

Smell – I also got my hands on the new scent from LACAOSTE. It’s called L.12.12 Noir. I’m actually super picky when it comes to cologne, but I’m loving this. I’ll be giving away two bottles of this on the blog later this week.


Bake – After traveling for four days, I was overjoyed to be home on Sunday. I spent the day doing laundry and catching up. Thanks to some amazing advice from my mom, I whipped up a quick apple crostata. There’s nothing like baking to really make all of your senses feel instantly at home. I’ll be posting the recipe soon. And there’s a secret ingredient in the crust. Any guesses?

I hope you had a delightful weekend! What fun things did you do or find?

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  • Mia Zee at

    Vodka in the crust?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Good guess, but nope. 😉

      xo Michael

  • Jill at

    I have been following for awhile now, I was tempted over to the site by your fancy yet simple cresent roll baking! First comment but I just wanted to tell you that I love your weekend updates! Joe Fresh is a Canadian company, so glad that you like it, we’ve been enjoying it for several years!
    Sounds like a lot of fun is being had with BHG…very excited for you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Jill. I can’t tell you how happy you decided to comment. I love reading and responding to them. And yes, total Joe Fresh fan here!

      xo Michael

  • Giselle Romo at

    First time I am actually leaving a comment! I love all the updates too! I had to tell you that the crostata looks amazing. , Here were I live, a little town more and less close to Guadalajara in Mexico, fruits are so yummy. I need to try the crostata with the gorgeous apples that we have here. Please post it as soon as you can. Thanks for keeping me up with the gorgeous things that the US have. Have a great week!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So happy to have you commenting. Yes, crostatas are so simple and quite delicious. The recipe is coming soon. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Lisa Richardson at

    love your updates! I have several of those ribbed jars from World Market, in different colors, and I love them! Also, I thought I would share with you that there is place right here in Salem, OR where I live that makes the tear drop trailers, custom. Here is the link: http://teardropsnw.com/

    Have a wonderful week, and your shirt is gorgeous!


    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh no! You would have to share that link. You may have taken my obsession to a new level! These are amazing. Thank you!

      xo Michael

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