Tea Snob: A Review of Gertrude’s Afternoon Tea

With my bag, full of books and a notebook, slung across my shoulder, I eagerly entered the double doors of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). It was bustling with activity. The lobby was a mix of knowing faces, confidently walking towards the African Art section on the first floor or up the stair towards European … More Tea Snob: A Review of Gertrude’s Afternoon Tea

2015 in Review & Looking Forward to Another Awesome Year!

This year has certainly been an eventful one, full of adventure and accomplishments. I got to travel to some new places (Scotland, Madrid, and Los Angeles), graduated with my Master’s degree, bought my first car, and successfully stuck with my pescatarian diet even though I was doubtful that I could keep it up (they need … More 2015 in Review & Looking Forward to Another Awesome Year!

Day 6 & 7 in L.A.: “I’m looking out for Will and Jada.”

Since “Day 6” was a simple, lazy beach day at Venice Beach, I decided it’d be best to combine the two days.  Plus, I didn’t take any pictures.  What’s up with that?! I do want to give a quick shootout to The Terrace Cafe though.  If you want big portions, affordable prices, and friendly people, … More Day 6 & 7 in L.A.: “I’m looking out for Will and Jada.”

Day 5: “That guy looks like a YouTuber I follow!”

Yay to #OOTD!     Cool, cool You know, it’s funny. We started out our vacation with a very vague idea of what we’d be doing while in Cali, instead choosing to wing it.  And it has been the best decision ever!  Stop #1: Lunch at the Fisherman’s Outlet    Highly recommended! My rockfish was delish and … More Day 5: “That guy looks like a YouTuber I follow!”

Day 4 in L.A.: Light Pollution Killed the Lunar Eclipse 

Started the day with a Strongbow    And ended the day with Strongballs (Strongbow+Fireball, gotta love it!) In the middle, came a meet up with an old high school friend.  Paired with new discoveries for all.  But, first thing’s first, #OOTD     Now on with the show! I didn’t take as many pictures as I … More Day 4 in L.A.: Light Pollution Killed the Lunar Eclipse 

Day 3 in L.A.: “Wait, why is the sun rising over there?”

After waking up bright and early that morning, we decided to rush over to see the sunrise at Manhattan beach, on a whim. That all would’ve been fine and dandy, if the sun wasn’t rising in the opposite direction of the ocean.  Oopsie…  Still beautiful, of course, though! And we got to see the surfers … More Day 3 in L.A.: “Wait, why is the sun rising over there?”

Day 2 in L.A.: “I’m scared to go anywhere yet. Isn’t it rush hour.”

With a light breeze blowing outside, we enjoyed our morning lounging on the patio of our little cottage, awaiting the end of rush hour traffic.  Then it was time to get dolled up for our first full day in L.A.  #OOTD       We started out the day with some Japanese food at Santouka in the … More Day 2 in L.A.: “I’m scared to go anywhere yet. Isn’t it rush hour.”

Day 1: “Everyone’s so nice here…well, so far at least”

We made it to the “City of Angels”!  And, besides some rental car drama, our trip went down without a hitch.  The airport personnel were pleasant and super helpful at BWI (and at 5:30AM in the morning no less).  We got to LAX an hour early. I didn’t have a panic attack from the turbulence … More Day 1: “Everyone’s so nice here…well, so far at least”