Las Vegas Adventure Essentials

Oh Vegas, you never disappoint and this time was exceptionally fun. Last weekend my cousin graduated from UNLV and a big group of our family flew/drove to Las Vegas to celebrate. If I’m being honest, had he gone to school elsewhere I doubt all of us would have made it for the special day. But […]

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Goodbye 2017

It’s that time of the year again when we all reflect on the past twelve months. So let’s take a look at what I was up to in 2017: I bought a car, took my first architecture exam, celebrated my twenty fifth birthday in Breckenridge, found out I failed my exam, quit my job in […]

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Thanksgiving Adventure Essentials

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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Winter Adventure Essentials

Fall is long gone in Chicago and the cold winter days are here to stay. This weekend I am headed off to an even colder place – Toronto, Canada which I’m very excited about. I have only been to Vancouver for a few hours and then spent a week in Whistler so it will be […]

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Last Minute Trip to Paradise

Nothing like a last minute trip to Paradise to rejuvenate! Two weeks ago I realized I needed to get out of town for a few days, away from the stress of work and moving. Without hesitating I booked a flight to the beautiful island of St Lucia. Sometimes you need to recharge and relax and […]

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Essentials for Long Flights

Long airplane flights can take a toll on your skin, especially when flying for 9+ hours. During my trip to Europe last month I brought a few essentials in my carry on: Neutrogena Deep Moisturizer Night Cream – I bought this cream for the winter months when my skin gets really dry. But it’s especially […]

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"Light" Packing

A few days ago, I jetted off to Europe for a ten day adventure to Amsterdam, London and Prague. Packing was quite a task this trip because I wanted to bring as little with me but due to our busy itinerary and stops along the way I had to minimize how much I brought with me. Usually when […]

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Packing for my Miami Adventure

(Just bought this new fossil bag for my summer travels! Get it here) My bags are almost packed for my next adventure: a weekend getaway to Miami with my mom! The bright sun, walks on the beach, and warm evenings were enough to lure me to book a flight back in February. I have been […]

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St Lucia

Rejuvenate (v) to make (someone) feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again. –Merriam Webster\ St Lucia, simply beautiful. Or simply rejuvenating. Between lounging around at the beach and venturing around the island with my other half, I took this time off very seriously by relaxing to the fullest. I am fortunate to have family […]

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Tropical adventure to end the year

In less than 36 hours I will be lying on the beach in St. Lucia sipping on a Guinness Foreign Extra (a Guinness brewed in St. Vincent, the island just south of SL and hands down my favorite beer). Even though we have had a warm fall in Chicago I can’t wait to sit in […]

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