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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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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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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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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Traverse City, Michigan

Some of the best trips you take are the ones that were to a random place, had the least amount of planning and exceeded your expectations. My trip to Traverse City, Michigan was exactly that. A few weekends ago we decided to take a short one night trip to upper Michigan to get away from […]

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Local tourist in Chicago

 It’s always nice to take a break from my hectic schedule and enjoy a day in the city being a tourist. This past weekend R and I celebrated his birthday by spending Sunday as tourists in our beautiful city of Chicago. An old friend (the friend I had visited in South Korea read posts here, […]

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Miami Part II

Traveling to me means exploring new places and discovering local cuisines. One evening a few weeks ago I was scrolling through different blogs when I stumbled upon a post by treats and trends about her experience on the Miami Culinary Tour. After reading about the different foods she tried and seeing the colorful photos of […]

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