Doin It Big

After I graduate in only two short weeks, I will be traveling for a couple of weeks with my family and then another three weeks with a few of my closest friends. This trip is trip has been in the works for quite sometime, and something that I have wanted to do since I was in high school. Because I was not able to do a full semester abroad since the design program is so specific to UGA, this trip will be that much more special. We have finally decided on our final itinerary (!) and I have to say it’s pretty legit. We each picked cities that we have always wanted to visit, so we are literally traveling all around:

 

1. Israel – with my fam!

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2. London – for a family get together with our cousins who live  there

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3. Prague – peace out Gblums

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4. Amsterdam – with all my friends!!

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5. Munich

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6. Lucerne

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7. Interlaken

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8. Avignon

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9. Nice/Monaco

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10. Barcelona

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11. Ibiza

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I know these travels and experiences will be beyond amazing. The people, food and cultures I will be exposed to will not only influence me as a person, but also as a designer. I will sadly not be blogging during this trip, but no worries – I will be documenting EVERYTHING and will post as soon as I return!

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Hot Hot Hot

A few weeks ago while staying at my friend’s home in Atlanta, I rediscovered my love for RED. She doesn’t live in any old shack though… her family resides at The St. Regis in the heart of Buckhead. I absolutely love going to stay for weekend not only because I feel like I am a part of her family, but because I always admire the beautiful interiors they change seasonally in the public areas of the hotel. And the killer pool isn’t too bad.

 

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Doesn’t the bright red pop in contrast to the tan cement?! The perfect color for this area in my opinion. I also applaud the scale of the different aspects around the pool: the lanterns, awnings, fireplace, and staircase for example.

 

Here are some of my other red inspirations:

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Hello Lover

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Gold Fine Twig Ruby Ring by Alex Monroe

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Prague – I’ll see you so soon!

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Pardi Hardi

Happy Fat Tuesday y’all!! I just got back from NOLA yesterday after spending a long five days partying it up at Mardi Gras. I have been once before freshman year, so I had to make it back one more time before I officially entered the real world. Ugh.

I absolutely love everything about New Orleans – especially the food and the music. No other city I have visited offers such a rich, vibrant culture. Here are some pics into my crazy weekend:

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My friend Rachel trying to catch some beads

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Shelby and Sam!

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As seen at the parades. Too cute.

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The colors are amazingggggg

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An artist on the dance floor at Blue Nile on Frenchman Street. Definitely my favorite memories from the weekend happened here…

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The houses on St. Charles were so charming

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The King of Mardi Gras… Hugh Laurie

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Parades after Dark. Beads for miles.

Connect the Dots

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Years! Sorry for my lack of posts this past week… I have finally made it back to Athens, Georgia after making pit stops in Baton Rouge, Atlanta and Savannah while driving back from Austin last weekend. I can’t believe that this is my last semester of college and that the next time I return to Texas I will be a graduate! Lord help me.

One of my favorite things to do while in Austin is running Lady Bird Lake. There really is no place like it and the more times I go, the more I appreciate all it has to offer. When you truly begin to appreciate something, you also begin to notice the small things – and make connections.

 

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Pops of red everywhere:

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Burnt orange fallen leaves (hook ’em?):

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Stripes:

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Peace Out ATX

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Here and There

My last week in San Fran was filled with all my favorite things left on my to do list. Besides the insane amount of food I inhaled, my last two stops were the Aquarium and the Japanese Tea Garden:

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I know, crazy creatures.

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You are now entering the Amazon:

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Tea Garden:

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Love the lillies

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We had some great times together, but all  good things must come to an end – Bye SF, I’ll miss you!!

The Mountains Are Calling

It’s my last week in Cali, which is very bittersweet. It has been an amazing month and a half (thank you Aly!!). During the week days I’m all work at my internship at Kendall Wilkinson Design, but during the weekends Aly and I have been exploring around the bay area. As I look back at my some of my photos from my time here in San Fran, I am reminded of the various, breathtaking places I’ve experienced and some of the beautiful things I have seen:

The Flower Conservatory

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Tahoe with the fam

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Strut your stuff Al

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We found this on the trail – how cute!

Our precious bed and breakfast

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You Ready B?

For those of you who do not already know, I am OBSESSED with this woman named Beyonce, aka Queen B. I had the honor, no, the privilege, of seeing her do her thang in person last week. I am still semi-speechless about the whole affair, but here are some insane pictures of the life changing event just to give you a taste of what you missed:

 

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I can now say I have lived a full, satisfied life.

One Month Down

And I thought my Europe trip went by fast… These past four weeks in San Fran has literally flown by, and I cannot believe I only have two more weeks! This city has so much to offer, and I have been lucky enough that a native, aka my sis Aly, has shown me all the highlights.

Here’s a catch up of my time here:

Pride Parade!

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Fort Mason

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Off The Grid

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Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

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Off on the Ferry to Sausalito

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Kick off of the America’s Cup

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Fillmore Jazz Festival (my sister’s street!)

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More to come soon! xx

London Calling

I was going to blog about my first few weeks in San Fran, when I realized I have not updated y’all about my London trip! I stayed with family in London too, which was amazingggg, so it was really nice to catch up with them and explore the city!

Here are some photographs of the UK:

Affordable Art Fair

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Eddie’s school fair

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Some pretty things that made me stop and stare

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Clifton Nurseries

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Design Centre

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Blimey I wish I could go back. Oh wait… I am! Next May with the whole fam. The countdown begins.