While we're away

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport|| Be the first to comment!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sorry the blog has been a little empty lately. 
Life isn't very exciting when you are constantly working on school projects. 
This is what happens during senior year. 
Have no fear, we will be back soon. 

In the meantime, you can read our guest post
on Chelsea's blog lost.in.travels
about our favorite moments from last spring. 
You can read our post here.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!


It will make your tastebuds tingle!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport|| 1 Comment

Thursday, February 7, 2013

When you're in college it can be easy to get into a PB&J routine...
Or a cereal routine....or a mixture of both routine...
It's natural, it's something every college kid has to deal with.

But why eat boring {but delicious} food when you could be eating
really delicious food that takes the same amount of time to make???

Last night was the first time in like 3 weeks that i cooked!
I'm trying to eat better so i made pasta..OBVIOUSLY!!!
but it was Whole Wheat Pasta which made me feel better...and the sauce was like
all natural organic fat free....something like that...

I also made some chicken earlier in the day, i hate HATE making chicken so 
i cooked 4 pieces that i can use throughout the next few days..
Planning ahead because i'm a genius!!!! 

So basically i heated my Pasta...added my chicken....added my heated sauce
& then of course sprinkled a bit {OR A LOT} of parmesan cheese on top!!!

I was in foodie heaven...it was peaceful and wonderful and made my tastebuds tingle...
Tingle is an awkward word and i don't really know why i just used it....


It's so easy to get into those lazy cooking routines..
and then you create something like this and those
PB&J's you ate yesterday just don't do it for you anymore!!

If you have any easy healthy college recipes, i'd LOVE to hear them!! 


Vacationing Stateside

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I promise this blog is not going to turn into
an homage to our three months spent in Paris. 
It's a year later and I'm almost to the point where I don't
mention some aspect about the trip every single day. 

But we three girls still LOVE to travel. 
It's in our souls now and I'm perfectly fine with that. 
While there are vague talks about a nordic vacation in two summers, 
I should begin to get more realistic about my next vacation destinations.

So I've complied a list of my top 5 stateside cities to visit. 

5. Aspen, Colorado 

I do want to give skiing a proper go {more than the few hours available last time.}
And what better place to do that than the home of the 
Food and Wine Classic? Sounds like a win win combination to me. 
Plus, I could try and get in a little celebrity stalking. 

2. Seattle, Washington 

Home of my three loves: Starbucks, Death Cab for Cutie and Grey's Anatomy. 
Cliche, I know. 
But for some reason I think I would fit in more in the Pacific Northwest 
instead of California, if I had to pick a destination on the west coast. 
Here is a list of must-do activities in the coastal town. 

3. Charleston, South Carolina 

This is the closest destination to my home that I've chosen. 
Only 5 hours away. 
Completely doable for a long weekend getaway. 
I've been to Savannah and completely fell in love with 
the old Southern charm of the city. 
Yet it still seems to blend the new and old. 
Charleston is like the sister city to Savannah.
And I desperately wish to go. 
For the architechure, history and possibly to see the 
2013 HGTV Dream Home on Kiawah Island. 

2. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston will potentially be a day trip during 
It is the epitome of American history pre-1860.
If only I could have traveled to Boston instead of taken American history 
in school. Only in my dreams. 
I'd like to think that it's an extremely smart city
{it's home to Harvard...hello}
and that by visiting and breathing in the academic air, 
maybe I could boost my gpa a little. 
But the real reason we want to go is to eat at Wagamama. 

And last but certainly not least...

1. NYC

There is a whole hashtag dedicated to this trip:
March 11-16. Mark your calendars. 
Five whole days spent in the big apple
briefly acting like a tourist, 
taking too many photos, 
eating at Le Relais De  L'Entrecote and Laduree,
going to museums and understanding the captions,
and just exploring. 

The plane tickets are booked and the airBnB apartment is rented.
Now prepare yourself for a slew of "what to do in new york" posts
in a month and a half. 

If you happen to be visiting Manhattan sooner than that, 
Lyndsay at Post Grad Diaries has so many suggestions. 
I live vicariously through her blog. 
And of course don't forget A Cup of Jo's Guide to New York

What cities in America do you want to visit?


I Get Hangry

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport|| Be the first to comment!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I'm not going to sit here and tell you that our jaunt in Europe was always sunshine and roses.
That would be a lie.
Traveling across Europe with the same 16 people tends to bring out the worst in you. Namely, I get really grumpy when I'm hungry (see: Hangry), and I should probably try to get more than 4 hours of sleep a night.
On that same note, aside from our long term hostel's many flaws, the shining star of that place was its breakfast. Let me tell you, a French breakfast will blow. your. mind. There is a certain "je ne sais quoi" about mountains of warm croissants and pain aux chocolats. Plus, they had this amazing strawberry jelly that you would put in these cute little glass jars. C'est bon!
Clearly I was excited.

Another one of my favorite parts of the breakfast there was their espresso machine. There was nothing better after a refreshing night of 4 hours of sleep than one {or three or four} huge mugs full of perfectly frothed milk and delicious espresso.
That lady in the background makes me LOLZ.

Nothing makes me sadder faster than when I eat a croissant produced in the US. In no way, shape or form should you be able to cut a croissant; they should fall apart in your hand the second you bite into them. 

Perhaps we should give croissant making a second chance?


Top 10 in Paris!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport|| 1 Comment

Monday, February 4, 2013

1. Picnic along the Seine River
Easily the most peacful thing to do in Paris. Pack a picnic and head to the Seine, walk down the steps and just lay out a blanket and eat a Baguette with cheese, and some fruit.
You can pick very scenic spots where you can see the Eiffel Tower while you eat!

2. Buy a crepe from a street vendor!
You will never regret a Crepe..It's like Gelato in Italy.
It's something you will never regret. You won't find a bad crepe maker in Paris.
They are all professionals...so don't be afraid to get one from the guy in the little crepe cart!

3. Eat Croque Monsieur or Madame at a street Cafe.
Mmmm, this is a sandwich that will be in your dreams. It's a ham & butter sandwich with cheese melted on Top...OR cheese and an egg on top if it's the Madame..
Monsieur = no egg
Madame = egg

4. Go see a concert at St. Chappell.
Probably one of my FAVORITE things we did in Paris was go to see Vivaldi's four seasons at
St. Chappell. It's a cathedral where the walls are entirely made out of stained glass.
Go to a sunset concert and watch as the oranges and pinks of the sunset come through the
gorgeous windows of St. Chappell!

5. Get falafel in the Jewish Quarter on Falefel Alley.
First of all this is a hilarious experience..Because you literally have an alley way
with multiple competing falfel shops. So you walk down and there all wanting you to
try their falafel. Well the great thing about falafel is it's delicious.
You should just try each shop to see which one you like best.
L'As du Falafel is the winner of good falafel!!
King Falafel Palace is also VERY good!!!

6. Go shopping on Champs-Élysées.
I mean you're in Paris...You almost have to go shopping here at least once.
It's the most famous shopping strip in the world.
If your looking for the nicer more couture shops...you'll find them a few streets behind Champs Elysees. You have to hunt for them but they are back there...
they have a baby Dior store...Heart be still...

7. Go eat at Le Relais de l'Entrecôte.
I feel like so much on this list is about eating....which shouldnt really be surprising as i like to eat!
OK all jokes aside this is THE best place to eat in Paris...
You will love it..
You will dream of it. 
You will drool while thinking of it.
Just remember pace yourself as you do get two servings.
..use the mustard i tell you!!!

8. Go to the top of Montparnasse Tower!
I've said this before and i'll say it again.
BEST view of Paris!!!
It cost's a few Euro's to go up it...
4€ if you're a student i think...
7€ if you're an adult!

9. Visit Les Invalides {Napoleons Tomb}
This place was COOL!!!
It's an old war museum that has tons..TONS of stuff from
The french Revolution and world wars!!
Plus It's where Napoleon himself is buried..It's very very cool!!

10. See the eiffel tower at night!!
If you're in Paris for more than 1 day you must go see it at night.
Take the metro to Tracadero and go stand out on the balcony.
It's already pretty enough just lit up but if you wait it sparkles every hour on the hour!
It's so magical!!!

So there you have it, If you are going to Paris these 10 things should totally be on your to-do list!!
One that didn't make the list but deserves recognition is Musée Rodin!!
The garden is home to lots of his sculptures including the very famous
"The Thinker"! It's a great place to see if you have time!!


What to wear to a pity party

Friday, February 1, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport|| 1 Comment

Friday, February 1, 2013

If you haven't been keeping up with the blog recently, 
you might have missed {a few} posts about the one year 
anniversary of going to Paris, which was yesterday. 
Now you can probably expect a few more "one year anniversaries"
of other things we did while in Paris. 
Just warning you. 

I had originally thought that I would just take a personal day,
skip class, lay in bed eating croissants and scrolling through all of my
photos and videos from the trip. 

Alas, I was a grownup. 
And went to class. 
My parents must be so pleased with me. 

If I were to have laid around having a pity party, 
I would want to spend the day in a white bathrobe 
like Rachel Zoe.
Obviously, like her, I would do my hair, make-up, and accessorize
to make the whole outfit {in her words} BANANAS.

See? The epitome of loungewear and class. 
All that is missing is a venti latte in her hand. 

So enjoy your weekend, whether you will be lounging watching 
hulu and dreading Monday, or maybe you are one of the lucky ones 
with a fabulous destination to jet set to.