the big easy 

Hurricane Nate’s got nothing on love! I was in New Orleans over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate two friends tying the knot. Due to the city-wide curfew in response to the storm, they had to push their ceremony and reception up a couple of hours, but they were able to be married and celebrate with […]

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meet brinkley

On June 17, I welcomed a new member to my family – a golden retriever puppy! This was a long-awaited dream of mine, to be a dog mom to a wonderful golden retriever. The first dog I ever met in my life was a golden retriever, and he was the sweetest, smartest, and most playful […]

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long weekend in the ADK

I hope everyone had a long and restful Memorial Day Weekend. It’s now Tuesday and although it’ll be a relatively short week work-wise, I’m already feeling the call for another break from everyday normalcy. This past weekend, I went to Lake Placid for a quick getaway from the city life. The drive took about 8 […]

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revolutionary war weekend

From May 5-6, Mount Vernon in Alexandria, VA held one of the largest Revolutionary War reenactments in the region. Hundreds of reenactors flock to the grounds of George Washington’s former home to camp out, don their 18th century garb, and participate in battle reenactments and reenact what life was like on the battlefield during the […]

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springtime in d.c.

This is one of my favorite times in D.C. – long and glorious spring days. I love the longer days, the warmth, the breeze, the flowers, and the happier dispositions of D.C. habitants and visitors alike. New life is breathed into the city. People are out and about, animals pop out more, tulips and cherry trees […]

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Infinity Kusama

If you’re in D.C. or if you’re a big art fan, you probably know about Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. In any city this exhibition travels to, it becomes one of the most popular art experiences in that city. From February 23 to May 14, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms is at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.! For those […]

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windy times

There’s a reason why John Hughes shot so many films in Chicago. This metropolitan city is as cosmopolitan and internationally cultured as New York but comparatively underrated. It’s a city that has inspired more writers, innovators, and creators than anywhere else in the world, but it is often forgotten the impact Chicago has on some […]

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Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year! This is the biggest holiday and celebration observed by many populations, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mauritius, and Macau. This year, Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, January 28, and it’s the Year of the Rooster.

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winter walk of lights 

I couldn’t resist going back to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (which I talked about in a previous post) for their Winter Walk of Lights. From mid-November to a little after New Year’s Day, Meadowlark is transformed into an animated walk of lights. It runs daily from 5:30-10 pm, with last tickets being sold at 9:30 pm. […]

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