the rundown, what's up, a/s/l
Most Recent Trip
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Currently listening to
"Your Woman" by White Town
the way you live and move
Travel accessory you can't live w/o
A small leather crossbody bag that zippers shut. I can be a worrywart at times so the security of having easy access to my personal belongings gives me comfort. It's not only great for daytime adventures, but also optimal for nights out dancing. *NO HANDS*
Favorite NYC Address
Probably my roof. This could be the bitter cold winter's doing, but a fond memory of late is sitting up there by myself on a gorgeous Saturday last spring with a glass of whiskey. The view is pretty bomb and helps put things into perspective when I'm feeling dragged down by my daily grind – a tranquil respite in a city of eight million people.
How far in advance do you pack
Usually the night before, but as late as the day of. There's something to be said of last-minute packing; I find that I really edit what I bring when I'm in a time crunch.
Favorite Thing to Bring Back
This may sound counterintuitive, but I need lots of visual stimulation when it comes to my personal space otherwise I get anxious. So, my room is filled with tchotchkes from my travels. I adore my little nesting dolls that I picked up in Prague during a post-college-graduation Euro trip; a newly beloved travel memento is a glittery, hot pink Virgin Mary portrait that I snagged in Stockholm.
Edinburgh and Dublin with my 23 year-old brother and three of his friends at the end of next month. Say a little prayer for me.
A favorite travel memory
Let's be real, the grandiose moment of taking in the view atop Sacré-Coeur for the first time is impossible to forget. That being said, I relish in the quieter, more intimate ones. Sitting on the Seine during a sun-soaked fall day while drinking wine straight from the bottle and eating insanely delicious bread with my best friend is one of them. Hiking alone in the Hollywood Hills on a recent trip to LA. Oh, and kissing an adorable Irish boy in the middle of the street following a night of dancing to "Galway Girl" in Dublin is up on the list, too. "I love you's" may have been exchanged before parting ways only to never see each other again (the night lives on forever, though!).