A little history on the Derby

During the first weekend in May my friends and I headed to the race tracks to watch the Derby. While I was sipping on my second mint julep and admiring the colorful hats I began to wonder about the history of the Derby. After coming home from the horse races I looked more into how […]

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Exploring Michigan’s Lakeshore

During the fall colors in October, R and I drove up to Traverse City, Michigan. Now, a few months later we headed back to Michigan for a weekend getaway at a friend’s lake house. The trees and flowers were beginning to beautifully bloom, so we made sure to pack extra allergy medicine. This trip we […]

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First vegan brunch & the beach

The longest place I’ve ever lived in is sunny California. For eight years I soaked up the Orange County sun until I moved to Chicago to attend university and where I now work. Although this last minute trip to California was for a memorial service my great aunt, I am thankful I had the chance […]

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Rainy day in the city

A few weeks ago I wanted to spend the afternoon in the Streeterville and Gold Coast neighborhoods of Chicago. I had been hoping for a sunny day but was greeted with rain clouds and bursts of cold wind instead. We didn’t want to cancel our plans so R and I strolled around the puddle filled […]

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One Lovely Blog Award

A few weeks ago I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog award by the creative ladies at HaleSaaw! I was excited to be part of the group of blogs that Aleeha and Lucy nominated. The One Lovely Blog award is a great way for bloggers to congratulate each other and share blogs they like with […]

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6 ways to relax in Breckenridge

I celebrated my twenty fifth birthday in Breckenridge, Colorado. We had the perfect skiing conditions, with only one day being extremely cold and snowy but resulting in fresh powder the next day. This trip was a much needed break from life and the stress of studying for my exam and working full time. Not only […]

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Ski Adventure Essentials

Before I share my next adventure with you I wanted to say thank you to everyone who read and commented on my last post. I was very nervous sharing such a personal part of my life while so many political issues are making it difficult for others to share a similar experience. The number of […]

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Celebrating 20 years in America

“For me, being raised in a free American made all the difference” – Madeleine Albright (Czech born, raised American who became the first woman US Secretary of State)   Twenty years ago last month, I immigrated to the United States of America. As I look back and reflect on the last twenty years, I realize […]

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2017 Adventures

Happy New Year Adventurers! I know it’s almost halfway through January but I finally had a moment to sit down and reflect on the past year and think about what I want to achieve this year. A year ago I posted a list of adventures I hoped to go on in 2016. Did I go […]

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48 Hours in Toronto

One of the benefits of living in Chicago is that a majority of places are a short flight away. New York City is only an hour and a half, Miami is a little under three, Denver is two hours away and you can even leave the country on a one hour flight (that’s shorter than […]

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