London Bound—Our One “Tourist Day”

The day after New Year’s Eve was a bit of a “throw-away”. You can’t stay out until 6am when you’re 29-years-old and expect productivity when you wake up. We did little more than shuffle out of bed (late) in the afternoon and emerge into the land of the living only in time for an early … Continue reading London Bound—Our One “Tourist Day”

London Bound—Welcoming 2017 with Street-Side Champagne

New Year’s Eve day, we made a trip to Portobello Road in Notting Hill to check out the weekend market that runs the length of the street. We met my mother and brother, who are midway through a month-long Euro-trip and linked up with us in London for a couple days. Portobello Road is lined … Continue reading London Bound—Welcoming 2017 with Street-Side Champagne

London Bound—Leaving 2016 in the Dust

I’ve never been more elated about the concept of bidding goodbye to the year then I was on December 31, 2016. A few months back, Katie and I were pondering how we’d like to ring in 2017 aside from the world’s BIGGEST BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. Every New Year’s Eve, New York City opens its bridges … Continue reading London Bound—Leaving 2016 in the Dust

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Honey Parmesan Croutons

Just when I thought graduate school had hit its ultimate peak of mania, I had one of “those weeks”. I can’t tell you exactly what my week consisted of. In a blurred tizzy of studying for my first in-class midterm since I was 20 (I’m a research paper girl), an exceptionally chaotic few days at … Continue reading Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Honey Parmesan Croutons

Lamb & Mint Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Dip and Sweet Potato Chips

I probably write about my graduate school mania too frequently. But for those of you out there who are considering the self-destructing journey of getting a degree while working a full-time job, let me tell you this—it takes grit. When I’m sitting on my living room floor on a pile of course  syllabuses, crying like … Continue reading Lamb & Mint Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Dip and Sweet Potato Chips

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Coming back to the city after an awesome episode of traveling is always an adjustment. I came back from mild and breezy Iceland earlier this summer and stepped right into the searing heat of New York City. Despite the humid and claustrophobic subway platforms and the distinctive sidewalk scent of garbage day in July, there … Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Exploring Iceland– Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Home Bound

It was hard to believe that this morning would be the last one where I would wake up in Iceland. We got up early to make the 3-hour drive to the airport for our evening flight, with plans to circle the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on the way. Stykkisholmur was breathtakingly quiet when we left the house. … Continue reading Exploring Iceland– Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Home Bound

Exploring Iceland—Whale Watching and Midnight Sun in Akureyri

I woke up so content with my little room on the farm. I ached to stay. The world felt so much easier to manage from a place like that. We strolled down to the host kitchen for breakfast, where the host’s cousin (Alma) met us again. She sat and chatted over breakfast—a nice spread of … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—Whale Watching and Midnight Sun in Akureyri