Virginia Country Roads

Many wonderful trips are devoted to gourmet food, striking architecture, beautiful interiors, and charming cafés. This was not one of those trips. This was a trip of big mountains, big sky, grab-and-go barbecue, and highway motels.

May 11, 2017
How and Why I Shop at Thrift Stores

I still remember the day when, in 8th grade, I discovered how much I love thrift stores. Wandering through Boston’s massive Goodwill headquarters, I found myself deftly flipping through rows and rows of items, scanning for the perfect fabrics.

Already Summer in Virginia

After taking some time to explore Washington, D.C. and its many museums, we were in the mood for a leisurely day outside. Having recently learned from a wine bottle (where else?) that Virginia does, in fact, have an abundance of vineyards, we decided we would find one nearby and make a day of it.

A Weekend Guide to Washington, D.C.

Rolan has been working in D.C. for the last few weeks, so as soon as I finished my last class of college (!), I hopped on a plane to visit him. I love D.C. for its exceptional layout (designed by a French man), its free museums, its historic charm, and its endlessly fascinating present.

April 27, 2017
Spring in My Step

Thank you to Rockport for sponsoring this post. I’m convinced that loafers are one of the best kinds of women’s shoes there are.

March 6, 2017
A Guide to Perfume

If you’re like most people, your relationship with perfumes is uncomplicated. You may own a very small number of fragrances that you bought or received as gifts, and you probably know your significant other’s favorite brand.

February 13, 2017
Romantic Homemade Gifts

To read Part I of this post, The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Gifts, click here. Often times, when giving gifts to my loved ones, I opt for homemade or semi-homemade presents.

February 10, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Gifts

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m sharing my ultimate guide to romantic gifts. Here you’ll find thoughtful presents selected to bring joy, excitement, elegance, learning, and relaxation to your loved one.