Boots with the Cutouts

Do you know that feeling when you’re just absolutely lusting after something? It’s not far from your mind, you save photos of it, fantasize about owning it, and imagine how you would feel once it becomes yours. Then do you know the feeling when, after some patience, that special item finally becomes yours?! Those were […]

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Visiting 100 Museums

I cannot believe I’ve visited 100 museums!!! I started making this list during the year I spent in London in grad school, where museum visits were an integral part of our course curriculum. At least once a week, we would visit museums around London for lectures. From big to small, repeated or only a one-time […]

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Holiday Gifts for your Men

Coming off of my holiday gift guide for the ladies, I needed to acknowledge the wonderful men in the world! I asked my male followers what they would want to receive as a gift, mixed in what I want to give the special men in my life. From fathers to brothers, friends, cousins, boyfriends and […]

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Holiday Gifts for your Ladies

I have realized over the last few years that gift giving and receiving is one of my love languages. I adore the holiday season for a plethora of reasons, but a big one is thinking, planning, shopping, wrapping, then finally watching the receiver open their special item. When I receive a gift, my excitement doesn’t […]

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A Curated Guide to Florence, Italy

I am so so SO excited to finally publish this article that I have put so much of my time, passion, and experience into. Before I even went to Florence, I knew this was the #1 article I wanted to create to share what I think is the “best of” this magnificent city, and the […]

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My Favorite Museums in Florence

Coming off my article of favorite churches, I thought it would be fun to condense my favorite museums in Florence into one article! There are a countless number of musei in Florence, which is only fitting considering it is the home to one of the most important and famous artistic movements in history! I have a huge […]

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My Favorite Churches in Florence

During my Italian summer, I found that one of the most important aspects of the culture is their strong connection, history, and reverence to their religion. Roman Catholicism has been the national religion of Italy for centuries, and throughout history Italian life centered around their faith. When the world didn’t have scientific explanations for natural […]

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il Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, Saint Mary of the Flowers” – Marcel Proust For my all-time favorite building the world, I felt it necessary to dedicate a whole post to il Cattedrale di […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 3

Rome is like a 2,000 year old lasagna (if you haven’t yet, catch up on part 1 and part two) After an exhausting but incredible sightseeing day on Saturday, all that was “left” to see in la Città Eterna was probably the single most famous work of architecture and tourist destination in the city: il Colosseo. We packed […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 2

“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.” – Alberto Sordi After our incredible but exhausting tour of the Musei Vaticani on Friday evening, we decided that a sleep-in Saturday morning was necessary. After an amazing nights sleep, we got ourselves ready […]

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