About McLean Robbins

McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for the Travel Channel, Forbes Travel Guide, The Wash­ing­ton­ian, AOL, Robb Report, Pursuitist, and many more. Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @McLeanRobbins and on Google +
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Seen on Pinterest: Healthy, Simple Breakfast Favorites

It's well known that one of the best ways to start the day is with a healthy breakfast. But as the lazy days of summer draw to a close, our leisurely mornings grow fewer and further between. Try these healthy make-ahead options to start your morning on a good note.
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Seen on Pinterest: Ten Creative Crafts for Hot Summer Days

We're big fans of spending time outdoors when the weather is warm, but there are some days when it's simply too hot, too buggy, or too stormy to venture outside. On those days, we turn to Pinterest for DIY inspiration. There's always a craft project waiting around the corner, and this week's Seen on Pinterest tracks of a few of our favorite do-it-yourself and popular home goods hacks. Most of these crafts are suitable for teenagers and adults, or older children with parental supervision.
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Seen on Pinterest: Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Seen on Pinterest is back and ready to help you plan out the rest of your summer shindigs with these sweet treats perfect for hot summer nights, backyard barbecues or lazy days by the lake.
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Savvy Spending: Save on Summer Clothing, Home Goods and More

It's summertime, and the living is easy ... sort of. The kids are home from school, and those weekend road trips to the lake or beach sure do add up to some added stress on your bank account. Don't sacrifice style this summer, you can still save big with these simple money-saving techniques, right from the comfort of your computer.
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Savvy Spending: Six Ways to Save on Summer Travel

We're super excited that it's finally summer ... and you know what that means. It's summer vacation time! No matter the size of your vacation fund, it's easy to save money on summer travel by following these six savvy spending summer travel tips.
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Seen on Pinterest: Our Favorite DIY and Craft Pins

It’s easier than ever for today’s woman (or man) to be creative and crafty, thanks to hundreds of thousands of… more...
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Seen on Pinterest: Gimme S’more (Recipes, That Is)

Summer—and warm summer nights—are just around the corner, and these recent teases of spring have left us craving a campfire favorite. Our Pinterest feed has been flooded with recipes for s'mores, that childhood classic made of graham crackers, chocolate and toasted marshmallows. But this week's "Seen on Pinterest" roundup doesn't require a campfire. These s'mores recipes take the traditional dish and elevate it into creative cakes, beautiful bars, elegant ice creams and more.
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Seen on Pinterest: 5 Hairstyle ‘How To’s’ to Love for Spring

In this week's Seen on Pinterest, we explore on of our favorite new ways to find style tips online -- via the photo-based social networking site. It's easier than ever to find "pinspiration" for your weekly wardrobe on Pinterest, and your hairstyle is no exception. Recreate movie-star worthy hair (or at least looks from your favorite bloggers) with these easy tutorials that work for almost any occasion.
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Seen On Pinterest: 10 “Eggscellent” Ways to Enhance Your Eggs

If there's one thing we like better than Easter candy, it's the abundance of Easter egg dishes that appear in our home around the holiday. Sure, the traditional recipes for Easter's bounty typically call for a variety of deviled eggs, but we've decided to offer you a few alternatives as well.
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Seen On Pinterest: Ten Great Recipes For #MeatlessMonday

Embrace "meatless Monday!" There's something about coming home after a long start to the workweek and really kicking off your healthy eating with a flavorful meal that pays homage to all the great fresh foods your local grocer or market has to offer. It's far to easy to bake a chicken or grill a pork chop and pair it with a starch and a salad -- and of course, we mean #nodisrespect to the butcher. But #MeatlessMonday gives us a chance to do more, to expand our culinary horizons, and to ditch the salads and misconceptions of vegetarian and vegan culture that their food is anything but hearty, hale and wholly fulfilling.
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