I’ve never spent time in Hollywood, until now. It’s funny to visit a place you’ve seen countless times in TV and in movies: the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater, and the sign posted clearly in the hills just in case you forget the name of the joint. I have to admit, it’s dirtier than I imagined, and just as crowded as I thought it’d be. But I found a little oasis in The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It was built […]
To the west of Los Angeles lies the vibrant beachfront neighborhood of Venice. For many years, it was an independent city–until merging with LA in the 1920s. Today, it’s home to many artists, mystics, performers, and folks hoping to live close to the city center. It’s eclectic and terrifically odd. Walking the promenade along the ocean feels like you’re at a circus and an art show, all in one. For the first time, I got the chance to wander around […]
I’ve been back to Chicago a few times since I moved last year, but this was the first time I got to fully enjoy the new River Walk. I have to say, I’m really impressed. If you’re visiting for the first time, don’t miss out on this new aspect of the city. While you’re at it, hop on the Water Taxi for a quick for a cheap boat ride and an expedited view of the layout. In the background of […]
Austin is always fun, especially with friends. I spent a whirlwind of a weekend there recently. Here’s a few of the things we got up to: Blue Owl Brewing Senora Hot Dogs (food truck) Corner Bar Browns BBQ Black Sheep Lodge Shops on South Congress Reiny Street Bars Shiner Saloon Bat Bar (for live music) Voodoo Doughnuts Lazarus Brewing See more Austin ideas here.
When we first landed in New Zealand, we rented a car in Auckland, drove all around the North Island, took the ferry to the South Island, explored there, and eventually took the ferry back north. Throughout our travels, most of the locals told us to avoid Christchurch. The area has been ravaged by several earthquakes and the aftermath is heartbreaking. So many people warned us against it, it peaked our interest. We went, and we loved it. Yes, it was […]
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If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of folding thousands and thousands of tiny little shapes. To celebrate my best friend Liz on her 30th birthday, we did a very colorful photoshoot with an overdose of chocolate cake. Love you, Lizzie. Thanks for being such a good sport. Little do you know, I’ve already started planning just what we’ll be up to on your 40th. Check out my etsy shop if you’d like to recreate this insanity […]
Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chicago anymore. That’s right, folks. I made the move to Kansas City, MO. So far it’s been a blast with all the concerts, bike rides, breweries, farmers’ markets, and First Fridays. Get a feel for this mid-sized city as you scroll through the photos below. And if you’re already familiar with the area, give me tips on what to do there next. Cheers!
Just south of the tiny German town, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, stands the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains, at 9,718 feet above sea level. Zugspitze was most likely derived from the German word zugbahnen meaning avalanche paths. You can hike to the top or take a cable car. (I bet you can guess which one I did.) Once you’ve reached the peak, there are a few places to eat and drink. Don’t be a fool and forget a good pair of pants. Despite the warm weather down […]
I love New Years. There are a lot of reasons for all this adoration. You’re surrounded with family and friends, you’re taking a breather from work, and your main focus is a having a blast. A few days after each new year, I go through photos from the year before. I love reliving and remembering each place I visited, all the folks I spent time with, and the crazy things I got to do. I think we can all agree that […]