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Find me in Florence (and Bologna!)

Florence

Florence and Bologna: two cities with relative propinquity to one another are the perfect cities to experience together.  My trip was enriched by a stay in both. Above the stunning Duomo, which serves as a compass for the city: if you're ever lost, look for a bit of the Duomo peeking through an alley or above you in the sky and you'll find your way! As I finish off my Italy trip posts, you'll find me in Florence and Bologna.  Bologna is a lesser frequented Italian city known for originating bologna meat, mortadella (a personal favorite of mine), a thriving University, and its own leaning towers! (Who needs Pisa!)  It's one of those cities that you could see yourself living in without an overflow of tourist: a perfect city to study abroad or enjoy a pure Italian life.…

Sailing through Venice

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Want to feel as if you've entered into a fairy tale?  Go to Venice!  Not Venice, California (although that can be fun if you're into salads and juice and yoga pants), but Venice, Italy! This was my first visit to this magical town that is toured by foot or boat but not car.  The minute you leave the train station (which is the only place in Venice that feels non-magical) you feel enchanted.  Upon arrival you get yourself a water taxi or boat to get to your destination.  The water taxis are a bit on the pricey side but worth it for the private ride through the canals. There is so much to take in from the minute you're on the taxi: the water, the architecture, the gondolas!  Once you arrive to your destination…

Rome

Rome

Italy 2016 was an absolute pleasure. I drank, I ate, I toured…it was the perfect vacation. Starting in Rome to visit some of the most famous sights in the world, to a quick evening and night in Bologna, to a whirlwind couple of nights in Florence, and then lastly a couple of nights in stunning Venice. There were selfie sticks, portable chargers, Aperol spritz, lots of pasta and plenty of broken Italian so here is my first installment of my Italy trip: Rome! I had been to Rome ten years ago (almost down to the same days) and I was giddy to go back and see the city again with fresh eyes.  My junior year of college, I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain and a friend of mine (shout out to Riley!) was studying…

A Taste of Italy Tourism

Italy Tourism

Ciao Bellos!  I'm back from my trip to Italy (which you probably found out about if you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat)!  I have a lot of photos to sift through and I am excited to create all posts for you from what I wore, to what I ate, to where I toured.  So this is a preview of my trip in photos and much more to come! Enjoy! My first day in Rome, enjoying some wine in the Piazza Navona. What else but the magnificent Trevi Fountain in Rome! A delicious pizza in Florence plus an aperol spritz! Strolling Trastevere wearing: Club Monaco (top), Ariztia (shorts), Tory Burch (shoes), Loft (purse). A quiet little corner in Venice. This is just a sneak peek at some of the pictures from Italy...much more to…

Weekend Trips: Montreal

Weekend Trips Montreal

With the warm weather upon us weekend trips are the perfect antidote to the stressful work week and the routine of your day-to-day life.  I took it upon myself to take a mini trip to Montreal to experience some authentic French Canadian vibes, lots of poutine, and generally take in some Canadian living! So after visiting, I really am understanding just how French it is and I feel a little inept that I didn't realize that beforehand.  French is the first language and a friendly bartender informed me that business establishments there actually have to greet all customers in French first: it's a law! I believe the main reason for that is not because the general public does not speak English as well as French but more to keep the french language and culture…