arroyo seco weekend

A bunch of us ventured over to Pasadena’s FIRST Arroyo Seco Weekend and boy oh boy did it not disappoint. Tom Petty, Alabama Shakes, Weezer, The Shins, ZZ Ward, MUMFORD AND SONS – among so many others. Granted, it was beyond hot – but the vibe was mellow, the people were ridiculously great, the food…

getaway: chicago, illinois

You guys, I think I’m in love with Chicago. My friend (and co-worker) Kristen and I got sent there with a few others for a week for an Internet conference (yay!) and we got to spend a glorious seven days networking, exploring the city, eating more food than we could even fathom fitting in our…

getaway: santorini, greece

There are not enough words in the English language to sum up just how beautiful Santorini is. Is it worth the hype? ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. I’ve been in love with Paris since I was ten years old and I honestly never thought another place could come close to replacing it – until I went to…

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┬ásmall 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…