Thompson Chicago

Ah the Windy City, my home a decade or so ago. The food scene is so much better now, but other than that, it feels like not much has changed. My lovely bff lives in town so it quite literally is home. Well, her home is my home, right? After a few days crashing at…

Thompson Toronto

After a few days in Mexico, I stopped home, swapped suitcases and headed to Toronto for two (very long) weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see my bed before. Or cook. Or nap. Or read. Or anything at my house (except unpack). I spent a chunk of my time at the…

Cabo, Day Dos

The day began with my busted up beach bag warranting its own chair at breakfast. Hot date. Followed by far too much breakfast and a walk on the beach to burn it off. I kept getting hit by surprisingly large waves so it didn’t last too long. A day at the pool reading, drinking and…

Will You Be My Valentine?

So you’ve navigated through birthdays, the holidays, an anniversary, and now… Valentine’s Day. Does anyone REALLY like Valentine’s Day? While I love any holiday, I certainly am not one of those ladies who takes the holiday too seriously. Last year, I was out with a large group, spicing up Miami, and two of the betches…

Fiesta, Fiesta

I’m the kinda of gal who takes her travel seriously. Don’t invite me to your beach house. I WILL come. I’m also the kind of gal who has read travel books cover to cover as a little girl and now reads travel mags and blogs just for the sport of it. A girl needs to…

Talde & The Thomspon, Miami

A few weeks ago I decided that I needed to take my high strung, anxious ass and spend some quality time with the girlfriends who I’ve been texting incessantly. Miami or bust! I was to stay with a friend last night, but a strange chain of events led me to seek shelter on the beach…

From Rays to Manta Rays

After a long day of splashing about this body of water, looking at these rocks, I decided to take my party of one inside… …where I made my own body of water, both in this beautiful copper tub and all over the floor. Whoops. I made the executive decision that the half bottle of champagne…

Cabo San Lucas, Day One

Having wrapped my head around taking a girls’ weekend alone, I couldn’t wait to lounge in the sun, read, and write. I was over the moon looking forward to this getaway, especially after a much more taxing work even than I’d even anticipated. A sucker for nice things AND a deal, I couldn’t wait to see…