2016 was a very crucial year in my life – I graduated from college, moved to a new city, and started work. I also learned a lot during this journey and I’m going to share them with you today. It is a mixture of fun and serious things : ) This is a collab with Jen – you can see her poem about what she learned this year here. Alone time I never understood how much I needed alone time until I started working. After a long day of work, all I want to do is relax and do my… View Post

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you had an amazing weekend : ) Today I will be sharing some festive things to do in New York City. I previously did a Thanksgiving in New York post, so check it out! Window displays on Fifth Avenue are always beautiful. Stores like Saks, Henri Bendel, Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman have super festive window displays and they seriously go all out. Saks even has light shows at night : ) The famous Rockefeller tree is right across the street from Saks, and the gigantic Christmas tree is definitely worth fighting through the crowd for.… View Post

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is sweet memories like Christmas baking. Whether you’re baking with family or friends, it’s quality time you get to spend with them. After not seeing my friend Sandy for over four months, we reunited for some holiday cheer and festive treats. We spent the afternoon catching up and decorating these adorable brownies. Treasure this time with your friends and family <3 The inspiration behind these brownies is this video, but we used brownies for both designs to keep it simple. They turned out super cute and delicious! Definitely difficult… View Post

There are so many things I am grateful for in 2016, but I wanted to pick five very special moments to feature in my year in review. Through this post, I hope to also share a bit more about my life with you! I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May – it was sunny, rainy, and snowy on graduation day (very typical Pittsburgh). After four years of hard work, I did it! Thank you to my family and friends who supported me through my journey and I am proud to be a Tartan. My parents and I welcomed the… View Post

There is no better time to drink egg nog, mulled wine, and boozy hot chocolate! I get sucked into anything seasonal, including cocktails, which is why my friends and I went to some pop-up Christmas bars for punny cocktails and festive decorations. I am by no means an alcoholic, I just like to try out drinks : ) 1. Miracle on Ninth Street For 11 out of 12 months of the year, it is called Mace Bar, but from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, it is known as Miracle on Ninth Street. These are known as pop-up Christmas bars in… View Post