Travel

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Prague

Today, I’m trading Butterlust for wanderlust with this third of four posts describing my recent and completely unforgettable European travels. You can read my first post about Istanbul, Turkey here & my second post about Cappadocia & Izmir, Turkey here. If travel isn’t your thing, no...

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Istanbul

Istanbul is magic. It’s an impressive, sprawling metropolis, spanning two continents, and straddling the scenic Bosphorus strait. It’s surprisingly modern and stylish, much more than we here in the big, comfy West might image for a country that’s cradled to the east by some of...

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Semolina Halva with Honeyed Apricots

I’m still over here pecking away at vacation photos, trying to pick my favorites, caught somewhere between my perfectionism, indecisiveness and non-stop schedule of work, weddings and more work. I know I said they would be up soon, and they will be, just not quite...

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Pecan Pralines // A Bachelorette in The Big Easy

New Orleans. NOLA. N'awlins. The Big Easy. Crescent City. A strange bird, by any name. I recently spent a whirlwind weekend in New Orleans. I was there for a bachelorette with my closest friends -- the best way to see any city, I think. The last time I...

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BELIZE New Year’s [Part 2]

A few weeks ago I posted about the first half of my fantastical New Year's vacation to Belize. It seems like both the trip and that post were ages ago now, so I figure I better get my butt moving on part 2! Let's pick...

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BELIZE New Year’s 2014 [Part 1]

I've been talking about it forever, and it's finally here - my recap of my trip to Belize! For the sake of my mental organization, I am going narrate my trip chronologically, highlighting my favorite moments as they happened.  I am in the habit of getting...

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San Francisco {A Girl’s Weekend of Epic Proportions}

Disclaimer: this is a long, wordy post with no recipe at the end. It does however include lots of stories about my friends (I think we're pretty fun), some brief winery reviews and a marriage proposal. So if you're into that kind of thing, read...

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes + ChiTown

I am coming off of a fabulous weekend in Chicago full of the best friends a girl could ask for, amazing food and more alcohol than I care to admit. True to form, we took the town by storm. Chicago may never be the same. We...

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The Old Sod

People with Irish heritage are everywhere, and I am no exception. My Nana (grandma for those of you non-Irish) was Mary Elizabeth Ryan, 100% Irish through and through. One of our first stops after leaving Dublin was a small town called Nenagh, which is just...