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01.27.16

MARFA TRAVEL / PART TWO

maria trip part two | designlovefest

i did a full post on marfa here and this is part TWO! we stayed only one night in the airstreams at el cosmico before we moved over to our airbnbs for the other two nights. (by the way, i think 3 nights and 3 days was a really perfect amount of time to go to marfa)

the houses were AMAZING!! literally the most perfect location walking distance from the grocery store, our favorite bar, and pretty much everything else. the place had two houses that shared a yard and was decorated very verrrry cute. if you want to stay here, click here and here. and if you would like $20 off your first airbnb trip, click here! the houses fit us all and we even had an amazing back house with a firepit and dining table. we were calling it the VIP room ha. seriously, book this spot!

maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest
maria trip part two | designlovefest

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01.26.16

MARFA TRAVEL / PART 1

marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest

i have about 5,000 photos from this marfa trip so it was reeeeally hard to narrow down. i’m just such a sentimental sap, that having documentation of important memories means the world to me. i’d say it was pretty much the best 30th birthday i could have asked for. i was almost going to just have a little dinner party at my house and i am SO glad we decided to make marfa happen. we were worried it was going to be too freezing to enjoy it, but it really wasn’t at all. during the day was about 65 degrees and it only got cold at night. i’m from chicago, so the cold didn’t bother me!

i’m going to be doing two posts on what we did in marfa, here we go!

marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest
marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest
marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest
marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest
marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest
marfa travel guide 1 | designlovefest

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08.11.15

NICARAGUA TRIP!

wow, i am still coming down from this vacation high. i went with three of my best friends, jen jesse and cammy, to nicaragua with the el camino travel girls. we had the BEST time. click through to see where we stayed, what we did, and where we ate…definitely recommend all these places! sorry i posted SO many photos, i couldn’t help it.

i also made a fun home video using my phone if you want to check it out after the jump!

a lot of people warned me that nicaragua wasn’t very safe, so i had no idea what to expect. i can honestly say that i felt safe the whole time and it seemed like everyone was very welcoming. it’s true that there is a lot of poverty in nicaragua, but i really found the people to be generally happy, friendly and inviting. also, there is clearly a big movement towards great design, food and flourishing communities that is worth noticing. i would add it to your bucket list and read this article if you are interested in it!

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07.23.15

NICARAGUA BOUND!

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i am currently on a plane to nicaragua with three of my girlfriends. i’ve been to costa rica many years ago (ha, remember this scary story?! other than that we had an absolutely amazing trip!) nicaragua is right above costa rica and it’s supposed to be beautiful.

i’m looking forward to a few days of best friend time by the ocean, morning yoga, exploring the shops, and taking it easy for a few days. you can follow my adventures on my instagram here!

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photos: el camino travel

06.17.15

NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL GUIDE

i’ve been wanting to go to new orleans for a looooong time. it’s one of those U.S. cities on my bucket list that i just never got around to visiting. i was asked by the city of new orleans to come stay for 4 days and tell people my favorite things to do there. they are all about everyone having a different experience when they travel whether it’s families, young people, or even someone like me. they were super cool and let me plan the trip how i would like to plan it (and you guys were so helpful in that too!) so that i could genuinely tell you what i would recommend doing when you visit. so here it goes…

i brought my friend anna along (one of my long time best friends since i was 16 and my cali neighbor!) we stayed at the international house hotel. it was in a really great location, quiet but a very close walk to all the action in the french quarter. comfortable rooms and nice service. all the hotels in the area seemed to have a very traditional vibe to them. our first night we decided to just walk around the vibrant french quarter (new orleans’ oldest neighborhood) and get our bearings. i loved looking at all the historic architecture, plant filled balconies, and tiny charming alleys.

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