a 2014 recap

a 2014 recap

hi! happy new years eve {and happiest 22nd birthday to my little sis, katie!} wanted to share a little 2014 recap: travel: LA x 4, Austin/SXSW, Phoenix, Denver, NYC x 2, San Diego x 2, Ohio x 2, Nashville/Bonnaroo, Europe {Norway, Denmark, Sweden}, Vegas, Chicago, Seattle word of the year: possibility! mini weekend getaways: yosemite for e’s birthday, lake tahoe for july 4th, wine country {sonoma, alexander valley, russian river valley, edna valley, the list goes on and on}, pismo beach for valentine’s day, santa cruz, big sur {where we got engaged!} first time for everything: learned to surf, {finally} started decorating my room like […]

chicago trip!

chicago trip!

happy tuesday, friends! i am SO excited to be going to chicago this week! eric and i are flying there thursday evening and meeting my parents and two of my sisters. we’ll also get to squeeze in a visit with my cousin/best friend erin and her husband. literally, this trip is all i can think about! it’s hard living far away from home and i’m looking forward to spending time with my fam {and actually experiencing fall weather, woo hoo!} soooo, i would LOVE any chicago recommendations and ideas you have! right now, we are planning to grab dinner at quartino, go on a chicago […]

i’m heading to scandinavia!

i’m heading to scandinavia!

quick life update! i’m taking off for a spontaneous trip to europe FRIDAY! i’m heading to scandinavia and will be visiting oslo and bergen in norway, copenhagen, denmark and stockholm, sweden. i’m super excited about the adventure! scandinavia was never one of those places that i was dying to visit but decided to go somewhere interesting and totally new/different from where i’ve been before. i’ve only been to europe twice {paris and barcelona} so really looking forward to heading back. also: norwegian air flies direct to a few places in scandinavia so no layovers! very thrilled about that. have you been? would LOVE any recommendations on things to do/places […]

Paris Snapshots

Seriously can’t believe my trip to Paris was already one year ago. Need, need, need to go back ASAP! More photos from my Paris trip here and here. xo

On solo travel

Yesterday I read this beautiful T Magazine article all about solo travel. I’ve had vacation and traveling on my mind and certainly want to do much more solo travel in the next couple of years. Traveling with others can be lovely, but also – a complete disaster. What I love about exploring cities and beaches and new places by myself is that I can do everything on my own pace. I can take every sound and scent and moment in on my own terms, without feeling like I’m holding someone else up. Here’s my favorite parts from the T Magazine article: I want to think new things […]