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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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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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 Afternoon with the Sunflowers

After a wonderful weekend that was spent visiting a county fair on Friday evening, brunching with family in New York City on Saturday, and taking some “me” time on Sunday for a massage and a facial, I capped off my action packed weekend with a trip to Sussex County, New Jersey to see the annual […]

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What I pack in my Beach Bag

  Being that it’s summertime, and I like so many others, want to spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather on our patios, picnicking at the local park, and lounging by the pool or beach … but all of the added sun exposure can take a serious toll on our skin! Over time, excess […]

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