Archive for the ‘ Travel ’ Category

Homemade Tattoos

  You know those super cute Bachelorette Party Tattoos that are all over Etsy? They are so easy to make!  I made a ton for my friend’s bachelorette party weekend in Chicago earlier this month. We had a THREE night bachelorette party and because I’m the kind of girl who loves a theme – each night had a separate themes: Last Swing Before The Ring Champs Drink Champs Boots and…

Sunshine in my Soul

  We just got back from an amazing weekend on Long Beach Island.  My of my friend’s turned 30 and her husband threw her a fantastic party.  {Fantastic was my word of the weekend – it literally described everything}.  It was so good that I hardly took any pictures and basically only looked at my phone to check out the pictures people posted with the weekend hashtag. The weather wasn’t perfect…

Montclair Film Festival

Over the weekend, my mom and I went to the Montclair Film Festival’s In Conversation with Richard Gere, in which Stephen Colbert interviewed Richard Gere live at the Welmont Theater.  Gere’s new movie, Time Out of Mind, was playing later that afternoon and Colbert and Gere were discussing it and speaking about Gere’s philosophy as a Buddhist and his concept of reality. The back and forth about reality was really fun…

Cherry Blossom Season is here!

  If you haven’t been to Branch Brook Park to see the cherry blossoms you need to go!  The blooms are in high peak right now and with the mild weather we’ve had in Northern Jersey, they are lasting a lot longer than usual. Branch Brook is located at the tip of Belleville and goes into Newark. It has the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the US with over…

Four-Leaf Clover

  Feeling nostalgic tonight for a little bit of history.  Here’s a little Irish poetry. <3

Night Shift Brewing

When P and I realized we were taking a trip up to the Boston area for a wedding, we knew one stop we had to make: the Night Shift Brewing Taproom. From visiting the website, we knew it would be a cool place to hang out and sample some of their very delicious beer.  We’ve had Night Shift a few times around Boston and Western Mass but it isn’t distributed down…

Spuds ‘nd Eggs

Last weekend P and I went out to breakfast with his friend who just happened to be getting married that night.  We went to one of those amazing breakfast joints that are so hard to find these days.  Everyone seemed to know each other and the food tasted just like home cooking, but better because someone else was serving it to you and doing all the clean up 🙂  Being the out…

Eiffel Tower

  If you follow the Google Doodle, you’ll know that today is the 126th anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower.  The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris.  In 2007 when the hubby (boyfriend at the time) and I did our grand tour of European hostels, we spent 5 days in Paris and loved it.  We climbed all 1,665 steps up and down the Eiffel Tower where…

St. Paddy’s

March 17 2015 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My family has always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.  Both of my parents are of Irish dissent and we’ve always been proud to have a day to honor our heritage.  During my junior year of college I was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Ireland.  I spent St. Paddy’s Day that year in Limerick and was able to see how the real Irish do…

Hello! My name is ELDER…

March 15 2015 Yesterday, a friend and I went to see the matinee performance of The Book of Mormon!  It was hysterical.  Our seats were in the fourth row off to the left.  It was amazing to be so close.  We were able to see so many details that normally I wouldn’t have seen – the sweat, the spit and the wigs!  Also, we could see the microphones that are up…