La Cappella degli Scrovegni

I have to start by saying that, wanting to see The Scrovegni Chapel was a dream of mine since I learned about it in my first college art history class so many years ago. As time and more classes had gone by, I have learned more about the artist, the project, and the chapel, and […]

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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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What I’m Packing for Italy

Whether it’s one weekend or one month, while traveling I am always very intentional with my packing. From shoes to accessories, I incorporate the items already in my closet with the new items I have just purchased (because who doesn’t love bringing out a new item or two on a special vacation?!). Knowing that I […]

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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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Peony Mornings

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could forever walk barefoot through my own garden”

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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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One Year of Blogging

(Hey there my eagle-eyed readers, I’ve just made a little change I hope you’ll be as excited about as I am!! … have you seen it yet?! If not keep reading 😉) I wanted to thank you, as always, for taking the time to read my words and understand my thoughts as I continue to grow […]

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