CASUAL CLASSICS

October 17, 2019

The Louvre is the largest and most visited art museum in the world. It's one of Paris' greatest treasures, and to say that it is iconic would be an understatement. I visited the museum over 4 years ago, and while I don't remember the intricate details of my visit insid...

April 24, 2019

When it comes to photos for Penny & Dash and for Instagram, I often rely on friends, family, or my boyfriend to help me take photos in New York City or during trips. Taking photos is honestly not everyone's cup of tea, and many times it can be really frustrating trying...

March 10, 2019

Mardi Gras has always been one of those bucket list items for me, even though it's kind of ironic given that I'm not a huge fan of crowded places or large festivals...Maybe it was the Cajun and Creole food in New Orleans calling? Or perhaps it was the little girl insid...

January 31, 2019


It's been a chilling couple of days in the city, and even with my leather gloves, my hands still go numb walking down the street just to grab lunch! I think I really took the last couple of months for granted given that we've had some very warm days in December and Ja...

January 8, 2019

Hello 2019! The new year may already be underway, but part of me still feels stuck in 2018 trying to figure out what my new goals are for the next 12 months, strategizing where I want to drive my career now that I'm going into my third full year of working post-graduat...

November 21, 2018

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and I've already brined and roasted 1 turkey, devoured an apple cider doughnut for lunch, and drank too many cups of honeycrisp cider that I'm watching cardio videos on YouTube to prep for a pre-Thanksgiving meal later tonight. Sure I'd...

November 9, 2018

Every year, there's always those perfect two weeks in October when I wish I could just push PAUSE and enjoy the crisp air and foliage in Central Park (pumpkin spice latte in tow). This year, though, I was very close to missing it since I spent a lot of time in Florida...

October 11, 2018

It's been just a little over a month since I came back from my epic trip to Thailand and Hong Kong, and I am still going through withdrawal! I've been posting my travel diaries (Thailand, Hong Kong/Macau) slowly the last couple of weeks because they not only take a dec...

August 1, 2018

Somehow we've made it through the end of July and I can't even believe it! I've had such a busy year so far that the days just roll by pretty quickly now and I realize that I haven't posted as much on the blog as I really loved to do the past year and a half. I've been...

May 26, 2018

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! During this holiday, we celebrate those who have died protecting our country and remember them for their honorable sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. As I grow older and more aware, this holiday, and many others, have take...

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