The Charleston Charm

Hello sunshines! I’m so excited to share my Charleston travel guide post with you all! My best friend and I decided Charleston was the spot for our annual girls’ trip and it was definitely the right choice. I had heard great things about the city and of course watching Southern Charm did make me want to visit too ;). The […]

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A Weekend Getaway to Milwaukee

Hello sunshines! Over Memorial Day weekend, Mr. Photographer (aka Mr. P) and I drove to Milwaukee for a quick weekend getaway! Milwaukee is only a 1.5 hour drive away from Chicago, so we visit frequently when both of us need a break from the city. Everywhere you go, Milwaukee is just so quiet. It’s still a city, but so quiet […]

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Exploring NYC in 36 hours!

Hello Sunshines! On today’s post I’m sharing with you all how we explored NYC in a short 36 hours a couple weekend’s ago! (Actually probably less than that if you include the necessary 8 hours of sleep :)) Prior to our trip, we researched and planned out the places we wanted to visit on this trip to the T, meaning I knew exactly how long it took from Murray Hill to get to the Brooklyn Bridge and which route we should take on the Subway. Disclosure, I am a crazy planning nut! I know many people would prefer to not make plans and go with the flow, but for me, I need my checklist and would go crazy if I left everything up in the air :X. That being said, I know things don’t always go according to plan, and that I can accept…you reshuffle your to-do-list and go from there! Mr. P and I had a 5 PM flight Friday night and landed around 8:30 PM at Laguardia. From there, we ordered an Uber to our friend’s house in Murray Hill, which was app 30 mins with minimal traffic at night (other than driving on the sidewalk because of a truck being stuck in the middle of the road!). That night was spent catching up with friends and drinking lots of vino! The next morning, with a little over 24 hours left in NYC, we started our day bright […]

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Austin (Part 2) – Places to see, eat & drink

Hello sunshines! SO excited to share part 2 of my LONG Austin post, which is all about where and what Mr. P and I ate & drank and places we knew we had to see. A bit about the logistics, because Austin doesn’t have Uber or Lyft, we hopped in a cab from the airport it was a quick ~15 mins ride before we arrived at our hotel in the center of the city, the Omni Austin Downtown (on San Jacinto Blvd). We did not rent a car because there were sufficient rideshare apps (we downloaded Fasten, Ride Austin, and Fare) to get us around town if walking was not feasible. That being said, we tried to walk as much as possible. We did a significant amount of research on all the best food spots from Eater, The Thrillist, Austin food blogs, and recommendations from friends. The restaurants that need reservations are noted below with an asterisk*. Since it was storming & bad weather in Austin the weekend we were there, we knew our agenda would revolve around food. Saturday: Our first stop after dropping off our luggage was of course Tex-Mex! Having lived in Dallas a couple of years, Mr. P was super excited about Tex-Mex. Juan in a Million – 2300 E Cesar Chavez St. Juan in a Million is open from 7 AM till 3 PM in the afternoon and serves breakfast all day during open hours. […]

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Austin (Part 1) – Street Art & Murals

Hello sunshines! I am so excited to share with you all our most recent trip to Austin, Texas! I decided to split this LONG blog post into two parts because I had way too much to write and way too many pictures to show. Part 1, this post, will be all about the awesome street art & murals that Mr. Photographer (aka Mr. P) and I found while walking around the city! Part 2, which will post this weekend, will be about where and what we ate & drank and places we knew we had to see. Many of you know that I get super excited about finding cool street art & murals. I could not believe my luck as we stumbled across a total of 11 pieces of art; well, 10 to be exact, since the Hope Outdoor Gallery was already on my list :). Living the Goodlife in Austin, TX – E. Cesar Chavez & Waller Fast Folks Cyclery and Café – 1201 E Cesar Chavez St (E. Cesar Chavez & Waller) Welcome to Fast Sixth IBIZ District – 1201 E 6th St (E. 6th & Waller) ‘Til Death Do Us Apart – E. 7th & Waller Austin, Texas – E. 6th & I-35 One Cool Cat – E. 6th & I-35 Capital Building – E. 8th & Congress Cool Car – E. 8th & Congress Mosaic Jazz Mural – E. 11th & Waller HOPE Outdoor Gallery – […]

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