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Road Trip: Big Sur and Santa Barbara

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s …

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s time to wrap up our time inCalifornia. We spent a weekend in wine country and a day in San Francisco before driving through Big Sur where we stayed in a yurt before heading down to Santa Barbara …

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22 Hours in San Francisco

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with …

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with less than 24 hours in the city, tried to squeeze in some sight seeing in between lunch, coffee, dinner, and post-dinner plans. Tried to squeeze in as many friends as possible! So we dropped our bags at Hotel G before heading …

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A Weekend in Wine Country

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma for Alaina’s wedding and …

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma for Alaina’s wedding and ended in Malibu for the wedding of one of my oldest friends from high school. We dropped our bags off at Macarthur Place and went straight to the welcome party. Friday’s wine tasting at Kendall-Jackson was so …

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Three Days in Reykjavik, Iceland

Earlier this year, I spent three days in Reykjavik, Iceland and a few of my …

Earlier this year, I spent three days in Reykjavik, Iceland and a few of my photos made it to The Everygirl, but I never posted anything here. It was a quick trip, and Iceland’s terrain is incredible–unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to go back! Here’s a recap of my time in a …

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Fall Travel Plans

My first trip to Europe back in 2013 left me with a serious case …

My first trip to Europe back in 2013 left me with a serious case of wanderlust, and I spent the next few years dreaming of leaving the country again. And then it happened. Earlier this year, I visited South America for the first time when I traveled to Buenos Aires and Mendoza, …

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A Week in Paris, France

Earlier this summer, I visited Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. And now, over one …

Earlier this summer, I visited Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. And now, over one month after returning from Europe, I’m finally sharing my last post recapping our week in Paris. I did a better job of taking photos in Paris but didn’t take very many notes. I’m planning on doing a much better …

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Three Days in Rome, Italy

I’ve been home from Europe for over a month so now seemed like …

I’ve been home from Europe for over a month so now seemed like a good time to finally share some photos from our time in Rome. This was my second time there and I enjoyed it so much more this time around. It was hot and insanely touristy, so I’d recommend …

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How to spend a summer weekend in Chicago

Chicago is a great place to be when it’s warm, sunny, and looks …

Chicago is a great place to be when it’s warm, sunny, and looks like this. And with August 1/3 of the way over, summer in Chicago will be over before we know it. I had a friend in town last weekend which was a perfect reason to play tourist in this …

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Tuscany and Florence, Italy

The list of places I’ve traveled to isn’t especially long, but I feel …

The list of places I’ve traveled to isn’t especially long, but I feel confident saying that Tuscany may be the most perfect place on earth. It’s that dreamy combination of those rolling hills, tiny little towns, old buildings, and all that Italian wine. I was sure Florence would be my favorite place in …

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2016 no 18: Life Lately Italy Edition

Spending a week in Italy with just one post ready to publish will …

Spending a week in Italy with just one post ready to publish will result in a slight lack of content. I'm at the airport headed to one of my favorite cities and think it's time for an update.

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A Week in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina

Earlier this year, Conor and I spent a week in Argentina and aside from …

Earlier this year, Conor and I spent a week in Argentina and aside from a few posts on instagram, I never posted anything on my blog. Reema put a story together for The Everygirl, but today, I'm finally sharing some of my favorite photos, spots, and memories from our first international trip …

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What to Pack for a 24 Hour Getaway

I've always been a notorious over-packer but after taking one long trip and …

I've always been a notorious over-packer but after taking one long trip and six that were three days or less, I've learned a thing or two. And all those quick 1-2 day trips will force a girl to only pack the essentials. So I thought I'd share what I actually bring with me, …

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2016 no. 7: California

A quick reminder that there's still time to shop my GiltCity Chicago sale featuring …

A quick reminder that there's still time to shop my GiltCity Chicago sale featuring some of my Chicago favorites! And I'm selling quite a few items: a nespresso, lamp, bench, clothes, etc. Fill out my contact form (at the top of the page) if you're in Chicago and are interested in seeing …

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Next Stop: Argentina

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset I’ve only been out of the country …

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset I’ve only been out of the country twice. A family trip to Mexico when I was maybe 10 and to Europe with Alaina in 2013. I know how lucky I am to have been able to experience other parts of the world but have …

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montmartre

 Grey rooftops and grey skies–there’s nothing like the neutral backdrop of paris. It’s …

 Grey rooftops and grey skies–there’s nothing like the neutral backdrop of paris. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen and I’m a little sad to leave. …and now we’re off to Rome! Photo is straight out of the camera. Paris doesn’t need editing. Follow along on Instagram – TheEverygirl_, …

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Paris is always a good idea

While there are many, many places I’d love to travel, Paris has been …

While there are many, many places I’d love to travel, Paris has been at the top of my list for as long as I can remember. Sadly, I’ve done very little traveling and have never been to Paris or anywhere else in Europe. I made it a goal in 2012 …

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NYC

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset   We are off to NYC! I …

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset   We are off to NYC! I have spent a total of 2 days in New York [first trip was in October of last year] so I cannot wait to take it all in for 4 full days!  I will try to get some …

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the best of Los Angeles

It’s about time I devoted a post to the place I called home …

It’s about time I devoted a post to the place I called home for most of my life. While I prefer life in Chicago over LA, it’s still a fun place to visit. There is lots to see and do. Here are some of my favorite places to eat, shop …

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Oprah.

My new friend Crystal and I went to the Oprah show today. Sadly, …

My new friend Crystal and I went to the Oprah show today. Sadly, cameras are not allowed inside, so I cannot share any photos of the studio or fabulous guests with you. But let me tell you…it was awesome! The studio. Ready for this?! There were 370 people in the …

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Things I loved about Chicago

While I loved Nashville, I really loved Chicago. Here are some of my …

While I loved Nashville, I really loved Chicago. Here are some of my favorite things about Chi-town. You can walk everywhere, and there is so much to see! One minute you feel like you’re in a big city, but you hop on the train and a few minutes later, you’re …

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Chicago. Day 3.

We hopped in a cab and headed to breakfast at Yolk. If you’re …

We hopped in a cab and headed to breakfast at Yolk. If you’re in Chicago, I highly recommend that you stop by for a great breakfast. After breakfast, we headed to Navy Pier. I love how these shots turned out. I don’t like being up high. Kels is really fun.

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Chicago. Day 2.

On Friday {day 2} we visited Lincoln Park, which quickly became my favorite …

On Friday {day 2} we visited Lincoln Park, which quickly became my favorite area of Chicago. Our first stop was breakfast at Toast. Lincoln park is such a charming, eclectic little place. We visited some adorable shops and walked up and down the lovely tree lined streets. Kelsey {who will …

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Chicago. Day 1, part 2. {the bean}

The Bean {aka Cloud Gate} was just as fantastic as I imagined it …

The Bean {aka Cloud Gate} was just as fantastic as I imagined it would be. Kels and I had lots of fun during our little photo shoot. Did I mention that Chicago is absolutely amazing?! Because it really is. And did I mention that the past 11 days completely changed …

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