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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My Day at SoJo Spa Club

Okay guys – I am so excited to sit down and write this blog post. Literally, as soon as I came home from my day I grabbed by computer and started to channel all of my enthusiasm into this post! I hope you enjoy it 😍 This past Saturday, I spent the better part of […]

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All (Winter) White Everything

Outfit details: Lauren Ralph Lauren Coat (it’s on sale!!!), Eloquii Dress (similar here), Vince Camuto boots (also on sale!), August Beret, Spanx tights, Harrods leather gloves, Michael Kors bag (similar here) Now that we are into the thick of winter here on the east coast, I notice that so often our personal styles start to […]

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