One Morning at the Château de Versailles

“There are many people at Versailles today” – Marie Antoinette to Madame du Barry (Side note before I begin: remember when I wrote about the Visitors to Versailles exhibit at the Met?! This felt like a full circle moment!) Over the weekend, I had the great opportunity to visit a friend who has made the […]

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Visiting the Museo Palazzo Vecchio

I have to start out by saying that I have now been to Florence three times, and I have walked passed the Palazzo Vecchio a countless amount of times in the regular comings and goings of my Florentine life, but this was the FIRST time I had ever gone into see the Museo Palazzo Vecchio! […]

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Le Porte del Paradiso

Have you ever seen a work of art that just left you a bit speechless?! I have a few times, and one of those times was when I saw Le Porte del Paradiso for the first time (in English they are referred to as The Gates of Paradise). In an overview, they are a set of […]

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An Early Morning at the Gallerie Degli Uffizi

I can’t believe it took me two weeks to write my first blog post from Florence!! My Florentine life has been quite busy between my language and history of art classes, as well as daily homework; add in the day-to-day list of errands that are required when setting up a new life and apartment, social […]

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A Dream Summer Come True

For a while now, I have felt stuck. In my career, in some relationships, and just in an overarching, frustrating life rut. In the ways that I can, I pull myself forward by doing the things that fuel my passions and interests like working out, cooking, visiting museums, blogging, and taking the occasional day trip […]

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My morning with the Cherry Blossoms

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” – Marcel Proust This past weekend, I had the privilege of spending Saturday and Sunday in Washington D.C.! I am always up for a weekend getaway, and I absolutely love DC, but the real stimulus […]

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Delacroix

“What I found so fine about Delacroix is precisely that he reveals the liveliness of things, and the expression and the movement, that he is utterly beyond the paint” – Vincent van Gogh, 1885 ______________________________________________ I was back at the Met this past weekend to catch up with one of the most famous, talented, renown, […]

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

To me and many other lovers of art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is already considered our heaven on earth … or at least, a piece of heaven within Manhattan. On my latest trip to the museum, I realized heaven had come to us by way of museum’s newest exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Put […]

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All About my Weekend in Washington DC

This past weekend, after my brother graduated from Loyola University Maryland (congrats to the class of 2018!!), my family and I went to Washington D.C. for a few days to cap off the special weekend. I had been really wanting to go to D.C. for about a year now, and the city didn’t disappoint! The last […]

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