12 Things to do in Barcelona

Four nights, three and a half days of sightseeing in Barcelona and lots of walking were part of our European itinerary over the holidays. This was my third time to Barcelona, a city I could see myself living in, if only I knew how to speak Catalan or Spanish. As I planned our trip I […]

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3 Cafes in Prague

What do people in Prague do during the cold winters? They enjoy good company inside the dozens of cozy cafés scattered around the city. When I visit Prague it’s usually during the summer holidays or late spring, when the weather is warm. But this year I was staying over the holidays which meant I wouldn’t […]

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San Francisco Photo Diary

Disclaimer: I always disclose all of my partnerships. XoMandySue reached out to me with a steep discount on their clothing in exchange for sharing the clothes on my Instagram. While a blogpost was not a requirement for the partnership, I fell in love with their clothing and wanted to support a female entrepreneur and local […]

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8 things I miss about Chicago

Two months ago I packed up all of my belongings into my Honda civic and drove over two thousand miles from Chicago to California. I still can’t believe everything I own was able to fit into my car and that I made the two and a half day journey across the country by myself. To […]

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LACMA after hours

The perks of living in Orange County is that I am conveniently located an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego. Of course some of these times can change based on traffic but I feel like I can enjoy both cities without having to go too far. A few weeks […]

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Dear Chicago

Dear Chicago, Thank you for seven memorable years. I know we had our ups and downs, especially when it came to finding parking, but I will never forget how much I grew up living in the windy city. Now, I have to say good bye. The first time I visited the city I was almost […]

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Nutella Cafe

Nutella, a recent food trend in the US unless you are from Europe and have grown up eating it, know this delicious hazelnut spread. For a part of my childhood my family lived in New Hampshire where we were lucky to have a variety of European imported goods in some stores. Otherwise we would have […]

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Notes Coffee

Waking up each morning, the first thing I do is have a cup of coffee. No matter where I am, whether at home or travelling, I always manage to have a cup first thing (I even dedicated a post to my love of coffee last year). But what I recently realized is that I have […]

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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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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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