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japan travel

Sakura at Rikugien | Ittouya Ramen

After a long morning waiting at Tsukiji for fresh sushi, we headed back to our hotel for a nap. We headed to Shibuya that afternoon because I just couldn’t wait any longer to show Andrew the spectacle. We hunted down some of our favorite…

January 16, 2017
japan travel

Tsukiji Fish Market | Sushi Dai

While planning our trip, I fretted a lot about what to do at Tsukiji Fish Market. This famous spot has gotten especially popular with foreign tourists in recent years and I wondered if it was really something worth going out of our way for. Ultimately I…

January 14, 2017
japan travel

Springtime in Tokyo

In December 2004 I was the luckiest 17 year old nerd in the world and got to go on an incredible trip to Japan with my friends. We made strong friendships with our host families in Aomori and got to sightsee in Tokyo. On…

January 12, 2017

What I Wore: Gulf Shores

One Saturday night in February, I declared to friends over margaritas that this was the year we absolutely NEEDED to go to a beach together. Since that fateful, tipsy day, I’ve been obsessively planning and dreaming of our summer getaway. Seven of us piled into…

August 6, 2015
food & drink travel

What I ate(and drank) in Portland that I loved

For me, food is such an important part of vacation. I basically wander around the place I’m staying until I don’t feel full anymore and then think “Ok, what should we try next?!” I’m constantly scouring Yelp, local publications, and blogs for stand-out dishes.…

September 5, 2014

Portland, Oregon

Here’s a little collection of snapshots from our Portland trip. We had such a great time! I really loved Portland and having a whole week to wander around eating, shopping, and getting to know the city. 1-3 We were lucky enough to get to…

September 3, 2014

Prescott, Arizona

This weekend we flew down to Arizona for Andrew’s step-brother’s wedding at his fiancee’s grandparents’ ranch just outside of Prescott. We stayed in town at a cute little historic hotel and had four fabulous days walking around town, resting, learning about cacti, and searching for desert creatures.…

June 9, 2014
outfit of the day travel

OOTD: Tompkins Square

Hairbow: Yippy Whippy | Denim Vest: Thrifted | Dress: F21 | Striped Shirt, Tights: Target | Flats: Old Navy | Bag: Coach | Kitten Heart Brooch: I’m Your Present On Sunday, after a day of awesome panels at MoCCA Arts Fest, Andrew and I…

April 15, 2013
outfit of the day travel

OOTD: Shake Shack

Faux Leather Jacket, Striped Shirt, Tights: Target | Corduroy Skirt, Leopard Cardigan: Thrifted Flats: Old Navy | Scarf: Jason Wu for Target | Bag: Coach Last Friday, I fulfilled a dream. I ate Shake Shack in the park on a beautiful spring day! AND…

April 11, 2013
outfit of the day personal travel

Red Velvet

Cross-Body Bag: Coach | Vintage Dress: Parsimonia | Belt: Thrifted | Flats: Target I spent most of our weekend trip to Springfield, MO just enjoying my friends’ company and shopping, so I only pulled out the fancy camera to take a few photos at…

October 16, 2012