Hi there! I’m Jackie: imperfect perfectionist striving to be happy, whole and vibrant. I live in the suburbs of Washington, DC with my husband, Dave, and our beagle, Rodney. I work full-time at a small environmental nonprofit protecting our ocean.

Why call this blog “Tea & Sea?” Because a hot cup of tea and the salty sea air are two of my favorite things in the world. Some other things I love: red lipstick, baking brownies, soft blankets, love poems, storytelling podcasts, comfy jeans, almond milk cappuccinos, spotted eagle rays and period films.

Tea & Sea is a place to share what fills me up: snippets from weekend adventures, yummy recipes, the occasional beauty review, and musings on maintaining wellness as I navigate semi-adulthood. (Kind of like a phone call with your long-distance best friend.)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll enjoy the little community we’re building at Tea and Sea. (Have a question? Feel free to get in touch.)

All products mentioned are purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated.