Friday Favorites: Blue and White

There is no other color combination that make me as happy as blue and white does. Putting on my art history cap for a minute, Chinese porcelain has a long history of trade between East Asia and the West. Before the East-West trade existed, the highest-quality porcelain was reserved only for Chinese royalty. When trade […]

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Christian Dior Fall 2020 Couture Show & its Connection to Art History

Paris Haute Couture Week is usually a glitz-filled extravaganza that feels like a combination of a party at Jay Gatsby’s and the red carpet of the Academy Awards. Everyone from celebrities, influencers, socialites, journalists, and fashion heavyweights descend on French capitol vying for ultra-coveted invitations to the main event: the haute couture fashion shows. Haute […]

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A Florentine Photoshoot

As the weeks in my beloved city were dwindling down, one of the ways I wanted to memorialize my time was with professional photos. As I’m sure you saw, last summer I was posting to my Instagram constantly with photos of my adventures that my friends would take of me, almost always taken on my […]

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One Weekend in the Amalfi Coast

“Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which other country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii, and Capri” – Diego Della Valle One thing that this quarentine has definitely made us do is reminisce and reflect on what used to be. […]

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An Afternoon Field Trip to Branch Brook Park

In the wake of this current pandemic, so many aspects of our daily lives have been altered. From working, socializing, traveling, and everything in between, we live in a much difference reality then we foresaw even a month ago. Last week, in an effort to fight going stir crazy, my family and I got the […]

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A Very Special Florentine Souvenir

Want to know a secret? I was actually thinking to write this article in the fall, and started writing one but scrapped it because I thought the time frame had passed. The past few days of writing, I obviously said “to heck with that”, and now here we are. This post is all about my […]

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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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