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Breakfast at the Polo Lounge


I am out in LA for a mixture of family time and work. I had the pleasure to stay at the Beverly Hills hotel and its everything I hoped it would be and more. That may sound cheesy but its so true! If you have been following along on snapchat you saw a lot of what I have been doing but if not here is a sneak peak. _MG_8362small

Breakfast started in the Polo Lounge. These are the most amazing pancakes of my life. Meyer lemon butter on blueberry ricotta pancakes.

The Polo Lounge is usually filled with people but if you wake up early enough to arrive when it first opens you can get a peak of it empty.


Its that beautiful that you want to stay here all day. I highly recommend the McCarthy Salad and chocolate soufflé

More to come… xoxo


Italian Adventures on Instagram


Here is a little sneak peak into my adventures in Italy on Instagram. I am pretty sure I could live on pizza, pasta, cappuccinos and gelato. More details to come.

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Venice light – From the archives


I have been working on a few exciting projects for 2015/2016 that have been keeping me busy. I recently was digging through the archives looking through my Venice pictures and thought I would share a few of my favorites. I don’t think I will make it to Venice this trip in October but it still remains one of my favorite cities.

Venice Gondolas


Venice with a view

Venice Canal


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Cherry Blossoms in DC


I spent the past weekend in DC catching up with old friends and enjoying the Spring weather and Cherry Blossoms. Everyone should have a friend or two that makes you laugh so hard you start crying. A big thank you to my friend Elizabeth for hosting me for the weekend and showing me around the DC area. She was a great sport for helping me bloom spot and kept me laughing nonstop.









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We found a row of Cherry Blossoms near Haines Point that was beautiful. We sat under the trees and enjoyed the sea of pink on a warm Spring day.

How it all began…


A little more than 10 years ago I decided to study abroad. I wanted and applied to study in Paris and my Dad told me NO! So I switched to study abroad in Florence. At that point in my life I didn’t have a choice and I am not complaining! My Dad likes to remind me that it all worked out in the end… I get to “study” abroad this year in Paris 😉

10 years ago almost exactly to the day I left for London and then off to Siena a small town in Tuscany. My school sent us here for 3 weeks intensive language in Italian before moving to Florence. In Siena there is a square in the middle of the town called Piazza del Campo. My friends and I climbed the many stairs to the top for the breathtaking view of the town. It is here where I fell in love with Italy… My passion for Italy grew over the next couple months as I traveled throughout the country from the North to the South. I made great friends that semester and I am so grateful for the opportunity.


It was after my semester abroad that I decided I wanted to do what I love (travel and take pictures) and find a way to make a living at it. 6 years almost exactly I opened my etsy shop. I would like to say the rest is history, but that would be way to easy! Its been a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears to get me where I am today. Looking forward to Paris in 2013 and THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!

Beach Day


I was lucky to spend my 30th Birthday weekend in Florida. It poured down rain all day on my Birthday but I was able to squeeze in a quick walk on the beach today. So wherever you may be in the world enjoy this photograph of Beach Day in Miami!

Mardis Gras in New Orleans


My first trip to New Orleans was right after Mardi Gras a few years ago. I was able to capture some of the city in the French Quarter and surrounding areas. What are you doing to celebrate Mardi Gras?

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