• Day Trip Guide: Cinque Terre

    September 19, 2016

    Cinque Terre!! Finally, the day has come when I made it to Cinque Terre.  I went in with absolutely no expectations.  I am glad I didn’t know what to expect because it made the scenery that much more beautiful.  There were moments I looked around where I almost wanted to cry from the beauty. Getting…

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  • Day trip Guide: Viareggio

    September 11, 2016

    On Saturday, my friends and I decided to conquer the Firenze S.M. Novella Train Station (Santa Maria), which is the central train station in Florence.  It was a bit intimidating to go there because we were told to be on high alert for pickpockets.  We left early with plenty of time to get ourselves from…

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  • One Week of Classes Down

    September 10, 2016

       SYLLABUS WEEK!  That is usually something that everyone will get extremely excited for, at U of I. In Florence, it isn’t a thing here.  Most of my classes are over two hours long because they only meet once a week.  The teacher covered the syllabus in about 20 minutes and then we moved right…

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  • A Weekend of Miles

    September 4, 2016

    Well, it is safe to say that after this weekend, I think I have walked 37 miles total from Thursday to today. A lot of those miles were circles from getting lost here but I am learning so much.  Thursday and Friday we had orientation but they were early in the morning so we were able to do some…

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  • I made it!

    August 31, 2016

    It has officially been 24 hours since my plane landed in Florence.  I didn’t get much sleep on the plane, so I am exhausted.  I traveled from Chicago to Zurich and then from there had a quick flight to Florence.  The airports are surprisingly easy to get around, and the flights went smoothly.  I was…

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  • Restaurant Review: The Hampton Social

    January 3, 2016

    Shirt / Jeans / Scarf / Flats (similar) / Bracelete  I just recently went to The Hampton Social and had one of the greatest experiences.  If you are ever in Chicago and looking for a great preppy place to go eat, this is the perfect venue.  You can see from my pictures how adorable the atmosphere…

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  • Downtown Summer Nights

    September 3, 2015

    It is days like today when I am sitting in class, already exhausted, sick, and unamused, when I just wish I could be back in Chicago.  I didn’t really get to post too many things about my summer in Chicago so I figured why not do a quick post about a few of my highlights.…

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  • Midwest to East Coast

    June 18, 2015

    A few of you may have already seen the pictures that I post onto my tumblr from my amazing trip to Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but I would love to share some of the details with you about my wonderful time.  My family, every summer, takes a trip and for the longest time we had…

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