Friday Favorites: My Selections from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us once again, and the deals are oh-so sweet. As the weeks lead up to the start of the annual sale, I always keep my eyes peeled for a few items to update my wardrobe for the upcoming fall […]

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Friday Favorites: Espadrilles

I get so excited for the warmer weather for a lot of reasons: being outside more, seeing the blooms open up, going to the beach, and of course the fashions. One category in my spring/summer wardrobe that has become an absolute staple in my closet are espadrilles. Over the last few years, I have bought […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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