One of my favorite places of all time is Wynwood Art District in Miami.  There is color left and right, up and down, no matter where you look.  It’s all over the walls, it’s in the shops, even surrounding your feet while you travel down the sidewalks.  I’m obsessed with the way the atmosphere makes you feel so alive.  This was my second time traipsing through the streets and I think I enjoyed it even more than I did the first time.  It’s amazing how much you don’t notice the first time around and it was so fun to find new pieces to fall in love with.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have already seen some of my favorite pieces.  B and I both wanted to show off our fun outfits, so we took turns tossing the camera back and forth in front of the walls.  We actually… View Post

Brave: /brāv/ ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.  That is the true definition of the word “brave.”  However, we come across so many different – sometimes simple – kinds of “brave” in our everyday life.  For me, “brave” was being as vulnerable and open as I possibly could in one of my recent posts.  For some of you, it was writing to me after seeing that post and sharing your story.  Here is my massive thank you.  I wish I could reach out and hug each of you for your bravery.Sometimes “brave” is about speaking up when you see someone else being hurt.  I have watched many friends over the years be bullied – and cyberbullied – and it makes my heart ache.  It’s amazing when someone takes a stand.  Just one voice makes an impact.  I promise you that.  Don’t stop being brave.  Your courage impacts others… View Post

I haven’t stopped talking about my trip to Fort Lauderdale since the second I left.  I know at some point soon you will be tired of hearing all about my trip, but before that happens, I wanted to give a rundown on exactly what you should do and where to do it if you ever make a trip down to sunny South Florida.  This all begins, of course, with where to stay. I took this trip with my parents, so naturally they had first dibs on our hotel.  My mother grew up in Lauderdale, and as a little girl, her father ran one particular Howard Johnson’s restaurant.  Located close to the beachfront, the restaurant is no longer open, but the hotel still exists.  It is now a beautiful Courtyard Marriott, with some of the best customer service I have ever personally experienced on a vacation.This pool was the very one that my mom would… View Post