getaway: amsterdam

I loved Amsterdam. Seriously, loved it. The food, the people, the sights – everything about it. From the Red Light District, to canal tours, to walking a mile to find the bench from The Fault in Our Stars – it was a place that completely lived up to my expectations (and I’m very happy we…

getaway: paris, france

I first went to France when I was nine. Then again when I was 17. Then I studied abroad there when I was 20 and spent the best summer of my life gallivanting around with friends from around the world. To say I was excited to revisit Paris again was an understatement. So at this…

on embracing the new

I’m doing a cleanse. Emotionally and Physically. Or, my own version of one, anyways. Here goes nothing. Physical I haven’t had alcohol (minus one small glass of incredibly overpriced Rose) since I got home from New Orleans and this is probably the longest I’ve gone without drinking since I turned 21. It’s funny, as a millennial…

bikini daze

Bikini: Target; Sunnies: Ray Ban Adopting a new mindset. I will no longer squish my extra skin and wish I could lose another ten pounds. Instead, I will embrace those extra ten pounds, as they represent cheese and bread and chocolate and all the other incredible foods in the world that have been consumed and…

getaway: new orleans, louisiana

We ventured back to New Orleans for a quick weekend trip with some of our close family friends. This was my third visit to the Big Easy, and I’m consistently amazed by how incredible it is. From the people, to the music on every corner, to the vibe that every inch of the city exudes…