Known as the "Venice of the North", Bruges is a city that takes you back to the 14th century with its beautiful canals, horse drawn carriages, and medieval architecture. Bruges has long been on my list of weekend trips since our move to Germany. With it being only a short, 4 hour drive away, I knew we had to spend some time in this romantic city.Read More
Living abroad has been amazing, so don't get me wrong by the title of this article. However, I find it important to share that it is not always eating gelato and riding my bike with a baguette under my arm through Germany. Living abroad is full of those magical moments, but also the frustrating ones, too. Sharing with you all the 5 hardest parts of living abroad this past year.Read More
High waisted denim jeans have been my go-to style for the past year. Is it just me or do they seem to put everything where it’s supposed to go? They flattering most, if not all body types, can be dressed up or down, and give me the confidence a crop top that I normally wouldn’t wear. I am really hoping they aren’t a fad that plans to leave anytime soon.Read More
In college one of my friends introduced me to the Starbucks Green Tea Latte and I have been hooked every since. Sadly, it's taken me 4+ years to finally perfect my own dupe of Starbucks Green Tea Matcha Latte (better late than never). This recipe is easy, super delicious, and the perfect treat on a dreary fall afternoon or morning.Read More
When searching for a hotel in Heidelberg, Germany I knew I wanted to stay in a place that shared the magic and charm of the city. Which, to be honest, is setting the bar pretty high, because Heidelberg is one the most charming cities I have visited yet. Europäischer Hof Hotel was not only gorgeous, but also provided the historical charm I was looking for in a hotel.Read More
Until I find a magic potion or solution, make-up is my go-to way to feel more confident in my acne-prone and scarred skin. I am super passionate about the power of make-up and how it can make a person feel (especially someone with bad acne and unruly skin). I know there are so many strong opinions on make-up out there. I totally understand both sides, but for me, this is what works!Read More
Since living in Germany, flying to America and back has been a priority for me so I can still see family and friends. However, if I had to pay $1,500/ticket each time, it would not be feasible to travel as often. Thankfully, I've found a way to get to America and back to Germany (and other parts of Europe), for just $350 round-trip. Too good to be true?Read More
Mother Goose Hotel located in Utrecht, the Netherlands is one of the dreamiest and coziest places I've stayed in to date. Upon arriving to this small, boutique hotel in the heart of Utrecht, I knew I was going to fall in love. This chic space feels like a super trendy B&B with modern amenities, lots of privacy, and such a unique flare.Read More
Like with many hotels, my stay at Hotel De Jobo was far too short, but one of the most memorable. If you're looking for a unique and ravishing experience while in Paris, I cannot recommend staying at Hotel De Jobo enough. You will not be disappointed and it'll provide the Parisian experience one should have while in this wildly romantic European city.Read More
The Cliffs of Moher of Ireland were absolutely incredible to see in person. They were one of the many highlights and my favorite place we visited while in Ireland. It was an unforgettable experience and one that I will forever cherish. If you're in Ireland, I cannot stress enough how worth it is to drive to the west coast and see these beautiful cliffs!Read More
Mykonos Island was one of the most charming islands we visited during our seven days of island hopping in Greece. From beautiful alleys to restaurants over looking the ocean and the iconic mills, this island was absolutely stunning.
Although spending a few more days would have been ideal, one day was a perfect amount of time to see the main sites on the island and enjoy everything.
Spending a weekend in Paris is definitely not enough time for this romantic and charming city, but I will take what I can get. Paris was one of those places I knew I just had to see while living in Europe. After a quick 48 hours in Paris, I can confidently say it surpassed my expectations and is just as lovely as all the 90s films portray it to be.Read More
I love a good steal, especially when it comes to make-up. Make-up has always allowed me to be more confident in my own skin. However, finding the right products that suit my skin and don't break the bank at the same time can be a challenge. That's why I wanted to share with you guys my absolute favorite drugstore make-up products.Read More
My curly hair has always been something I struggled with. Growing up bi-racial, my mom had no idea how to style or deal with my crazy curly hair. After 25 years of having curly hair, I can proudly say I know how to brush and style my locks. Getting my curls to where they are today was no easy task.Read More
The Greek Islands were everything I dreamed they would be and more. The atmosphere and landscape was picturesque, the people were extremely kind, and the food was to die for. I went in hoping it would be a trip of a lifetime and it really was. Sailing allowed us to see so much more of the islands than we would have otherwise and gave us a whole new perspective.Read More
Hotel Saint Marc was recently opened in the spring of 2016. The design is sleek, modern, and bold -- each room has it's own personal flair. The pastel colors were gorgeous and inviting, the champagne pink wardrobe doors in my room were one of my favorite touches.Read More
Welcome to my first series of "Life in Germany", this will be a monthly update of any and all things Germany. It's an idea I have had for a while and is long overdue, better late than never?
One of my favorite things about living in Germany is by far the Autobahn. Before I moved to Germany, I thought the Autobahn was just one road somewhere in the middle of Germany. Kind of like a touristy spot where people rented BMWs and drove fast.Read More
I find it so important to find a hotel or accommodation in a city that truly reflects the place you are visiting. Ellington Hotel Berlin did just that.
As soon as you walk into this 1920s building, you feel welcomed and invited in this bright and trendy space. The space is big and open, but some how still cozy. One of my favorite features of the hotel is the brass detailing along the windows and walls -- so gorgeous.Read More
SheIn, for those of you that might not know, is an online shopping website with a huge inventory at crazy low prices (seems too good to be true). Is it? I first ran across SheIn from seeing other bloggers rave about their perfect finds and how they just got a dozen items for under $100. This girl loves a good steal. So, naturally, I did some investigation to figure out if this was some scam or the best news since Target's clothing line upped its game.Read More
My camera goes with me everywhere, I mean everywhere. So, when picking out the right camera, lens, and equipment I wanted to make sure I was absolutely certain before making such a big investment. Also, having lightweight gear was at the top of my list because of all the traveling I do (and who wants to have a sore neck?).Read More