Travel

Amsterdam, Paris, and Celebratory Wine

Amsterdam, Paris, and Celebratory Wine

Nick looked at me as we sat next to each other on the plane waiting for take off and said, "How many couples do you know that can say their boyfriend brought them to Paris on their first anniversary? And now we get to do it again." I've always known that I'm one of the luckiest people in the world for getting to be with Nick in the first place, but in situations like this my chest feels full with the weight of just how lucky I am. For our first year anniversary when Nick was still in high school and I was in my first semester of school ever...

Dinner in Detroit

Dinner in Detroit

Nick has taught me a lot of things in the few years we've been together, things like how to write a 5 paragraph paper (thanks, homeschooling), how to cook flavorful and delicious vegan food, and best of all - how to enjoy where I am, and not just where I'm going. On our road trips, Nick always tries to find alternatives to the straight path to our destination because he thinks that it's one of the best ways to see and get to know a city. Originally, I didn't agree...

Weekend in Washington, D.C.

Weekend in Washington, D.C.

I've heard about the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. and have wanted to see them for as long as I've heard about the way they cover the entire city in the smell of flowers. How much more romantic and gorgeous could that sound? Light, pink, fluffy flower petals covering the grass and soaking up the setting sun. While I didn't get to see...

Exhibition | The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. | Blue Note at 75

Exhibition | The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. | Blue Note at 75

This summer I was lucky enough to be a part of the Blue Note at 75 exhibition for the anniversary of Blue Note Records! I was flown out with my mentor Brother Mike to Washington, D.C. for the weekend to spend time at the exhibition, join a listening party of historic Blue Note Records with Jason Moran (so cool!), and take part in a mentoring opportunity and photoshoot with Drew Xeron! I had such an...