The Holiday Season in NYC & MN

Happy holidays! Sharing a few photos from all the holiday festivities in NYC and Minnesota this December. 

New York takes decorating for Christmas to a level I have never experienced before. I was blown away by the size of the Rockefeller Christmas tree along with the lights display at Saks. All so magical! And as always, it was so great to be home for ten days. Can’t believe it’s already time to head back!

East Coast Travels: Watch Hill, Rhode Island

I spent an amazing weekend in Watch Hill, RI. We stayed at the home of a family my cousin, Beret, is very close with. They built a gorgeous house that serves as a perfect weekend escape. The city had been unbearably hot, so I was grateful to receive an invite to sneak away for the weekend. We enjoyed lounging at the pool, playing tennis, and spending a day at the beach.


The Ocean House (in the photos above) was incredible. It is a seaside resort and beach club. We spent our beach day lounging at the Ocean House’s private beach with a Piña Colada in hand.


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Tennis in all whites!

Of course, everyone I was with last weekend is very in to tennis. Tennis, unfortunately, is one sport I never learned to play growing up, but I joined the fun anyway. I had to borrow white tennis clothes (it was dresscode). For my first true tennis experience, I felt pretty legit. I was in all whites and playing on a clay court at a gorgeous country club.

How gorgeous is their home?!

Cruising Down the Chicago River

I was so lucky to get on the water twice during a recent trip to Chicago. Once with Emily and her family, and again for the Chicago Architectural Tour. Now that my time in Chicago is quickly coming to an end, I am glad any time an opportunity to try something new comes up.

I definitely recommend doing the architectural tour. It was a great way to learn about the history of the city while also seeing the city from a new perspective. My friend and I went through Wendella Boats and we were happy with our experience.

An Anna Maria Island Sunset

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Below are photos from our last day on Anna Maria Island. Of course, Charli and I had to make one last trip to Two Scoops, our favorite ice cream spot on the Island.

That night, we went to the northern tip of the island to watch the sunset. The beach up there reminds me of the west coast of Denmark, which makes it extra special.

Hopefully, a little video from Florida will be on its way soon!

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Until next time, Florida!

 

Anna Maria Island 2016

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Photos from Florida are finally here! I love capturing vacation memories, but it is quite the job to sort through all the photos and videos post-trip.

Our house was a dream. It was right on the beach and had plenty of space to entertain. My grandparents spent the day with us one day. We enjoyed cooking-out at the house and playing some cornhole.

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I think it took Charli an hour to finally get into the coconut above.

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Donuts!

Of course, a trip to the donut shop was a must. The line was long, but it was worth the wait. You select the glaze and topping for each donut. So good!

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