I've had the amazing opportunity to travel Europe, and live in Florence for the past few months, and while I've been posting travel diaries about my experiences, I had a few people ask me if I would do more practical guides and tips for someone planning thier own trips to these cities! I'll be posting guides for each city over the next few months, but I thought the best one to kick it off was the one I know best, Florence!Read More
What a dream! I had the best time exploring London in general, but Notting Hill was by far the most picturesque area! As soon as we stumbled across this row of candy-colored townhouses, I ran straight for this bright pink one with a fuchsia door! (I mean come on, this is me turned into a house)Read More
The Holidays are almost here! And one of my favorite parts is of course picking out something special to wear on Christmas Eve, and to Christmas day dinner! It's one of the only days where pulling out a bright red (sometimes slightly over-the-top) dress can be deemed acceptable.
So to make your search for the prefect little number for Christmas easier, I've pulled some of the best dresses under $100 from different retailers, all in festive colors! Happy Holidays Everyone!Read More
Even though we're a little past Thanksgiving and heading into the crazy Holiday season, I wanted to take a quick moment and share a few of the many things I'm thankful for. I am incredibly blessed to have amazing people and opportunities in my life, and it's important to focus on all of the good things we have, instead of all the things we wish for. So without further adieu, here are 15 things I'm thankful for! Happy Holidays!!
- My family. Who have always been incredibly supportive and loving, and I get to see in 3 weeks!!
- My big sis Emma, whose always there for encouragement or a reality-check (;
- My Home. I'm grateful to be raised a Texan, and love my hometown of Houston!
- My amazing friends! Texas friends, New York friends, Study Abroad friends, Blogger friends, all of them!!
- That I get to study and live in New York City
- That I've gotten to study abroad in Florence, and travel Europe these past few months!
- Thankful for Nutella, always.
- For my precious niece and nephew, who I can't wait to hug!!
- For all the cheap and delicious Chinese food in NY. Namely, Ramen-Ya and Vanessa's Dumplings
- For 2.5 years of Southern New Yorker! And counting!
- For my readers, sponsors, and supporters who make SNY possible!
- For finding new amazing food across Europe like Goulash in Austria, Escargot and Duck Comfit in France, Paella in Spain, and ALL the pasta in Italy!
- That moment when you make it through closing subway doors (NY'ers know what I'm taking about)
- Hummus. (and my Jewish friend Daphna who taught me how to say that properly)
- CATS. My roommates have yelled at me multiple times for picking up stray cats in Europe... oops (:
'Ello! I spent this past weekend in London, UK and had the best time brunching, visiting spots from Harry Potter and Sherlock homes, and seeing all the usual sights (London Eye, Westminster, Kensington, etc) with friends! In classic London style, it was a bit misty-rainy most of the time, but that didn't stop us from exploring this gorgeous city!Read More
The Holiday Season is approaching faster than we know it (bring on the Christmas movies and hot chocolate!!) but somethimes it can be hard to pick just the right gift for someone. That's why I've created 7 different gift guides (you heard me, 7!) for any type of person you have on your list, whether it's a coworker, close friend, or family! Happy Holidays!Read More
We planned this 6-day East-European adventure pretty early in the semester, so by the time it arrived, I was so excited I could barely contain myself! We flew to Vienna, Austria on Friday afternoon and then took a bus over to Budapest, Hungary early Monday morning, and finally left the beautiful city on Wednesday. This is so far my favorite trip I've been on, and I'm dying to go back to both countries!Read More
Ciao from Roma! A few friends and I decided to spend a weekend exploring the ancient city, and it was one of my favorite trips so far! It got off to a bit of a bumpy start though...I had been sick all week, so Saturday night I decided to take benedryl and head to bed early, hoping I'd feel better the next day for out train at 8 AM......and then I woke up dazed and confused, at 9. oops! Well I raced to the station, and hopped on the next train to meet my friends, and it all worked out in the end!Read More
I get texts and DM's all the time about places to go and places to eat from people visiting New York. After living there for two years, I do know a few places, but to make it easier, I decided to write out a 3-day trip plan for visiting NYC! I won't cover every single thing you could possibly do (because you'd need an entire month to do everything!) but some of the best highlights are in here, as well as a few off-the-tourist-path spots. These are just suggestions! If you really want to visit the Met or spend a day in Brooklyn, do it! It's your trip! But here's my suggested plan:Read More
Ciao! I've had an amazing weekend relaxing at home in Florence, and finally had time to sift through all my photos from Barcelona! We spent two full days exploring the Catalan capital, and eating the most amazing food!! (Seafood is my weakness, and Barcelona has endless amounts!)Read More
Fall is finally upon us (even though Italy hasn't quite caught up...) and since I've been spending hours upon hours researching trends on fashion forecasting websites for my classes, I thought I would make a quick post with a few Fall/Winter trends that are predicted not only for '17, but even '18 & '19 (so you can purchase with confidence that these will be around for awhile)Read More
Ciao! I've been so behind on blogging, but I finally have a weekend where I'm not traveling (and to be honest, it's been wonderful to just relax) but since I have a little extra time, I'll be recapping my trips to France & Spain! First up is my week in Paris and Marseilles (both of which I never wanted to leave!)Read More