My deepest thoughts on India

 Everyone always says, traveling is good for the soul. I couldn’t agree more! Not only do you learn things about another place and the culture, you learn little things about yourself along the way.

My time in India was short but so eye-opening. Throughout the entirety of the trip I kept telling Clint all the things I was thankful for and I wanted to share them with you all, along with what I learned. Today’s post kind of ties up my Indian travels. I’m leaving it on a real note with you all in hopes to give you a glimpse into my emotions/feelings. Most of y’all only see fun pictures, but I promise there was much more to it than just that!

My tips, thoughts, blessings, and suggestions:
  • Be Prepared to Travel- tickets, e-visas, credit cards (call them before you leave – I had trouble with mine), medicine, passport.. if it crosses your mind, take it!
  • Travel with someone you love. I know that sounds a little silly, but seriously. This trip Clint & I never left each others sides. Everything we experienced, we experienced together. It changed us and our perspective of what’s really important in life. Going on a trip like this is life changing and you want to share it with someone you genuinely care about. Not to mention you’re with them 24/7
  • Ice. In India it’s rare that you have ice in your water. Since we always ordered bottles they would bring it out with just a glass. It wasn’t until I didn’t have ice that I realized how thankful I really was for it.
  • Count your blessings twice. We all say it, but do we really ever do it?  This trip made me reconsider everything special in my life and what I hold dear to my heart. I learned that material things aren’t what matters. It’s family, friends, and God. Over there I witnessed how individuals get by on so little. They survive not off money, cars, and the finer things in life, but just off what they can make. They take it day by day. Their focus isn’t on what they can buy but how they can live. Imagine if that’s what we were all like. Aside from material things think about how much love we could spread.
  • Thank goodness for Amazon Prime…. like I take 2 day delivery so forgranted. Over there Amazon Prime is irrelevant and they all get along just fine. I’ll order groceries, food, medicine, clothes, books, gadgets, accessories, & etc. only to have it delivered within the next 48 hours. Do you know how lucky we all are to have that in our lives!?
  • Sewage system and America’s infrastructure. Kinda weird I’m thankful for these two things? Not really, I just needed an experience to make me realize. On our drive from Agra to New Delhi it started storming. It felt like the rain was never going to end. The worst part about it was that the rain had nowhere to go. It just flooded the streets and sidewalks. It got to a point where I didn’t know how we were even going to make it our hotel. I leaned over to Clint and said, “this would never happen in Kentucky.” When it rains, we hop in our car, and go about our daily business. In India they have to shut everything down and hope people escape from the flooding.
  • Grocery stores and markets. It’s no secret life in India is very different. Where we go to shop at Wal Mart or Target for the things we need, they shop along their sidewalks. Booths were set up, garages and shops were open,  their were moving fruit wagons, and food/drink carts were everywhere. This is how they get their supplies. Forget going to SAM’s Club or Costco.
  • Appreciate what you have. This kind of goes along with count your blessing twice.
  • Be Thankful for everything.. good, bad, sad, wrong, happy.. Seeing India in a new perspective made me think, no matter how big my problems are or the troubles that are thrown my way, it could always be worst. My worst isn’t even the worst.

This experience taught me to live life with love. Put my heart first and not my head.  Until next time India… and to wherever my heart takes me next.. Thank you Lord!

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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Taj Mahal

Dress Red Dress Boutique  Gladiator Sandals (similar pair)

If there’s one thing I learned from this trip, it’s that traveling is good for the soul. Especially when you get to visit a once in a lifetime destination. The Taj Mahal, one of the new 7 wonders of the world, is too beautiful for me to even try to portray.

Let’s recap the day. We got up super early that morning (around 7 A.M.) to try to beat the crowds and heat. Right before we walked in there was a line of photographers asking if we wanted them to take our pics and we could purchase them at the end. At first we were like, nah we got this, but then I told C might as well. Which looking back, I am so glad we did! We didn’t have to fool with the hassle of stopping every couple of minutes and interrupting our tour to get pictures. Plus I consider these a keepsake that will last forever!

Overall we spent about two hours exploring the gardens and the Taj Mahal. It was so nice because it wasn’t super busy and we could take our time. Inside we got to really admire the marble, stones, and architecture. Our tour guide told us from October to April it’s normally so packed you can’t even stand inside. We went when it was considered their off season. Lucky us!!

They also just happened to be cleaning the Taj Mahal when we were there. This is normally a 4 year process, that they complete every 25 years. So if you notice the scaffolds in the back that’s what those are for! It still didn’t take away from the beauty of this palace. Pictures honestly don’t do it justice. When you are up close, witnessing it all, it’ll leave in you in awe. The marble is the most fascinating part. Inside everything is symmetrical. All the designs you see with stones and settings had to be done twice. Think about how long it would take to cut the blood stones, turquoise,  onyx, jade, and etc. into the same shape multiple times. Years and years and year. That’s why it took approximately 20 years to complete, with over 20,000 workers!

Did you know that the king built this just for his wife? He wanted to have something in memory of her. The sad part is he was thrown in prison (Agra Fort), by his son, because he was spending too much money on building the Taj Mahal. Therefore, he never got to witness the palace. He only saw it from afar. Inside the Taj Mahal, in the very center, there are two marble stone tombs. One for the king and one for the queen. The kings tomb is actually a little taller than the queens. That’s the only thing that isn’t symmetrical about the Taj Mahal.

I could probably ramble on all day about the history of the Taj Mahal and share tons of facts with you all, but I’ll keep it short! If you have any questions just send them my way! And if you haven’t inferred, this is a sight I totally recommend seeing in your lifetime!

I’m adding the 7 wonders to my bucket list now! But I have a feeling this might be my all time fav!  When you plan a trip and need suggestions, let me know! I’m all yours!

xoxo, T

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Travel Guide to India: Jaipur, Agra, Dellhi

All last week I shared some of my favorite moments from my India trip. Today I’m launching the travel vlog, tomorrow I’ll be sharing my Taj Mahal pictures, and Wednesday I’m writing about what India taught me  (traveling, life, blessings, love.. all of it!) Honestly, I could probably share blog posts over the next week or two from this trip but to keep y’all entertained I’m picking and choosing.

There’s so much to talk about with you all I’m not sure where to even begin. If you’ve been following me for a while now, then you probably know about all the troubles we encountered with this trip. For starters, our e-visas weren’t approved in time. We had to reschedule the entire trip. It was such a mess. Then the day we get ready to leave C forgets to print his e-visa (insert laughing emoji). I told the entire story in this post. On top of all the little things, I think the hardest physical thing about this trip was the time change and jet lag. I never really adjusted to the 9 1/2 hour difference. My sleep schedule was all thrown off and still is. Every night, around 3 – 4 A.M I wake up and can’t get back to bed until around 8.. It’s so bad.. I’m hoping melatonin fixes this issue ASAP! But I’ll take a little lack of sleep for every moment I got to experience. I’ve said it a million times, and I’m saying it again, “this trip was AMAZING.”

Here’s a look at our overall itinerary:

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday Morning- Tour Jaipur- The City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Textile Shop, Stone Jewelry Workshop, The Palace of Wind, Amber Fort & Palace, The Monkey Temple, Flower Market, Spice Shop, Brila Temple, The Water Palace, & Camel Ride)
  • Sunday Afternoon – stopped at the
  • Monday- Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, watch craftsman make marble pieces
  • Tuesday- Tour Brila Temple in New Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Foreign Embassies, India Gate, Lotus Temple, & Qutub Minar

And a roundup of Instagram Pics!

 

Tassel Romper // Black Wool Hat // Maroon Tee // Tassel Pom Pom Shorts // Sandals

To expand a little more on our itinerary and a recommendation of the places you must see/visit if you’re traveling to India!

In Jaipur:

We spent our first two days in Japiur and I felt as if we could spent our last three there as well. There were so many things to see and experience.

  1. Jantar Mantar- The Astronomical Sight! Clint really enjoyed this!
  2. Visit a Wood Block Printing Textile Shop- So neat to see how the design textiles and fabrics!
  3. Watch craftsman shape and polish stones into jewels- The ruby stones were my favorite! (even though amethyst is my birthstone)
  4. Stop by The Water Palace (although you can’t go in it, it’s beautiful to see!)

In Agra:

  1. Taj Mahal- If you only see this, then I think you’re set for life! It’s the main attraction!
  2. Sheraton Four Points Hotel- we stayed here and highly recommend it! The rooms were perfection and they had a great assortment of restaurants and food!

In Delhi:

Since we only had 1 day here (well like half a day because we went to the airpot around 5 P.M.) we tried to squeeze everything in! It was a great day but also very tiring! I recommend spending two days there!

  1. India Gate – it’s a must
  2. Brila Mandir Temple- I told Clint this temple reminded me of Disney World. Something about the architecture was so whimsical.
  3. Lotus Temple- truly an amazing work of art! seriously, a building that’s a work of art.. you gotta see it!!

 

Hope you all have enjoyed all the posts up until now! Please let me know if you have questions or comments!! And I would love feedback on my vlog! This is my first one, so it was definitely a learning experience! It took me forever to edit, cut, add music, sound over.. and I probably could’ve spent even longer on it. For now, this is what I’m working with & I’m pretty proud of it!! There will definitely be more to come!

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The Monkey Temple

Pants |  One Shoulder Bodysuit | Shoes (I promise I planned on sandals then it started raining..) | Earrings

Ask me what my favorite animal was as a kid! Go ahead, do it! Ask my parents what I begged and begged for all my life!? Go ahead, ask! Ask my friends what they would get me for my birthday or what my 15th birthday theme was!? Yeah, I give you permission to ask.

Judging by these pics though, you probably already know. A monkey.. 5 monkeys, 10 monkeys.. just some type of monkey. And no, not a stuffed animal one. I wanted a living, breathing one! Once, I did a project on Orangutans and after that I was hooked. In my mind I came up with this grand scheme of how I could put one in our basement and turn the room into a jungle. I was really just trying to convince my parents to give in and get me one. They probably knew what I was asking was out of the question and I was a bit crazy. But hey, that didn’t stop me. I kept on and on.

Moral of the story, I’ve been obsessed with these animals from a young age. And when I saw that this tour took you to visit The Monkey Temple it was all I could look forward to. I was pretty bummed when it started pouring down as soon as we got there but we managed to make the best of it. Noticing by the pictures you can probably tell my hair was a hot mess! It was soaking wet and going everywhere. In some of the pictures you can even see the rain drops on the camera lens. Makes for good memories though.

We waited under cover for about 45 minutes until it stopped. The monkeys aren’t fond of the rain so they were hiding throughout the buildings. After playing the waiting game we headed up to the temple. It’s set up with 3 different levels and the monkeys roam everywhere throughout them. The first level was when we became acquainted by these animals. My pants kept blowing in the wind and one of the monkeys came after them. Maybe they thought it was a toy they could play with so they went running with it. (insert crying laughing emoji here) From this point on I jumped every time one came near me. You try having one chase your pants.

During the time I spent trying to keep my distance from them Clint was soaking up every moment he could get with them. We took a bag of bananas with us to feed them. The moment the monkeys spotted it they would attack you. Literally!!! Clint kept hiding it under his rain jacket and one tried to rip it off! Total savages is how I describe them! Bananas must be their true love (who can blame them though? bananas and peanut butter is my all time favorite meal).

After Clint had five monkeys on him at one time I figured I could try to handle feeding one. We found a secluded area and I attempted to get a banana out. By that time I had 8 set of monkey eyes on me and I got scared. I threw the banana down and took 10 frantic steps back… But I told them I was not leaving the monkey temple without having a monkey on my shoulders. It’s a once in a lifetime thing, right!? (You’ll notice I say that about almost every experience on this trip.) Right as we were leaving I said, “ok Torunn, suck it up.”

When we got to the first level I spotted a small monkey, went and stood by it, grabbed the banana, and let him come to me. I don’t remember much from the moment except that his feet felt like fuzzy rubber. I was terrified they were going to scratch me but their toes are similar to ours so that wasn’t the case at all.  While he was on my shoulder he peeled back the banana and chomped it up before any of his friends came. Within a total of 15 seconds I had a monkey, eating a banana, on my back, and it was pure joy. God thank you for these creatures, that experience, and for not letting my pants get ripped off me.

If you ever have the chance to go to the Monkey temple, go and don’t think twice! Watching these creatures interact, eat, and jump is unlike anything you will ever experience! Their mannerisms remind me of humans. You’ll be in awe and amazement! Definitely a Top 10 bucket list item for me!

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barefoot at Birla

The Indian cultures and rituals are unlike anything I’ve ever heard of or seen. There’s so many that I can’t quite remember all that I’ve learned. It just meshes all together. However, there’s one thing I will never forget. That’s walking through the Birla Mandir Temple barefoot. Here in India it’s very normal to see individuals without shoes. Almost everywhere I look I see men, women, and children walking barefoot. For me, the first time I took mine off was at the temple. At every temple you take off your shoes because it’s a Hindu tradition. The only temples we really got to experience was the Birla one in Jaipur and New Delhi. They were both a great a experience for C & I!

Let me tell you a little more about the Birla Temples. All together there are eighteen Birla Mandirs across India. We visited the one in Jaipur, built in 1988 and the one in Delhi, but in 1939. These temples are constructed by the Birla family. They all tend to be located in a a good area so they can accommodate a large number of people, tourists, and visitors. Inside the temple photography isn’t allowed but outside everyone was taking pictures, including us. I mean, for real though, it’s too beautiful not to photograph. The marble, detailed carvings, and architecture are absolutely stunning. It makes it hard to believe that someone could even create something that beautiful.

My maxi is from Altar’d State! I’m link some of other ones that I love below!

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Seasons of Change at The City Palace

 

Dress Red Dresss Boutique  Sandals Steve Madden  Wool Hat (linking similar one that’s available in three colors)

The City Palace in Jaipur is truly a work of art. It was the very first place we visited and it immediately blew my mind. The architecture, colors, and design was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. We spent quite some time exploring the grounds and learning about its history from our tour guide. (For the record, our tour guides name was Rajesh (with TAV tours) & he was fantastic. He truly made Jaipur a city to remember and overloaded knowledge on us about everything!! Without him we would’ve been lost! I highly recommend him if you’re traveling over there!) This complex was built in the 18th century and still remains as a royal residence today. I was hoping we might see some royalty but instead we got to walk around the meeting hall, examine old artifacts, and  view preserved clothing that they use to wear. Hopefully, after looking at some of these pics maybe you can imagine you were there with me!

Inside this palace you’ll find a courtyard area with these four doors.

The peacock gate represents autumn and is dedicated Lord Vishnu. You enter the courtyard through this gate and immediately see the three others. They are all symmetrical of one another.

The rose gate represents the winter season. It’s dedicated to the goddess devi.

The lotus gate represents summer and is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati.

The green gate, representing spring, is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

These doors represent seasons and I’m used to associating seasons with months & temperatures. Days go by and seasons change. Time passes and temperatures adjust (at least in our time zone – EST/CST they do). With that being said I saw these doors in a different perspective.  Through my eyes I think they are symbolizing life changes. As you/we move from door to door, we are changing.. just like we all experience change within our life. As I stood in the middle of the courtyard, taking pictures, I thought to myself, “I’m in a season of life right now. As time passes I’ll enter a new season. just like I would enter through these doors for ‘yearly seasons’.” Are you catching on to the analogy I’m making? In my heart the doors represented so much more than just beautifully designed art, and god’s, and seasons. They represented how I feel about change within my life. Right now I’d like to think I’m standing at the summer door. Not because it’s summer and it’s hot, but because I’m like a lotus flower this year. Blooming to new adventures, expanding the horizons in my soul, and letting my old life fall off of me like water drops. I’m learning, growing, adjusting. Check back with me in a year to see what door I’m at?  And think about what door you would be at and why <3

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Elephant Ride to Amber Fort & Palace

Elephant Kimono Windsor  Gaucho Pants Target  Jersey Tank HINGE  Sneakers

Other Elephant Kimonos!

Never in a million years did I think I would take a ride on an elephant. When the opportunity presented itself, I said, “of course!” But like I said in yesterday’s post, I was a bit saddened by the life these animals live. Up and down, back and forth, is all they really experience. They are prisoners of the Amber Fort transportation.  I recently read a book by Jodi Picot called, “Leaving Time.” The fictional story was centered around individuals who run an elephant sanctuary. The factual context of the book was based off the studies of elephants and their emotions. After I finished the novel I saw elephants in a whole different world. Exactly opposite of what was taking place at Amber Fort.   Poor elephants is all I can think after riding one.

When we reached the top of Amber Fort we spent all morning there. We explored the palace halls, rooms, and balconys.  Parts of the palace overlooked Jaipur.  The views and scenery were absolutely breathtaking. There was one specific garden that I couldn’t stop looking at. I turned to C and said, “oh to have a garden like that back in KY.” Take my word for it, the picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s a 100 times more beautiful in person.

You’re also going to notice in these pics and all the ones to come the storm clouds that loom overhead. It’s rained here every single day. Apparently it’s monsoon season and this was expected. Good thing we brought our umbrellas and rain jackets! I went and bought one the day we left. I wasn’t going to but clint literally made me. I’m silently thanking him now..  & speaking of rain, yesterday when we drove to Delhi the roads flooded unlike anything I’ve ever seen!! A couple of hours of rain and you couldn’t get through an intersection. We took some videos on the go pro and I’ll have to include some clips in the vlog. It was so intense it’s worth seeing!! (Can’t believe seeing an India flood made me realize how thankful we are to have a drainage system. Thank you Jesus for the American infrastructure).

Stay tuned for lots more travel blog posts! & thank you all for following along!

xoxo, T

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Color Camel

Top // Pants // Scarf (both the one I am wearing and the one linked are from Target) // Sunglasses // Sandals

I have so much I want to share with you all, that I feel as if I could write India blog posts for the rest of the year. This trip has been nothing short of amazing, eye-opening, and culturally educational. I’m going to dip deep in some upcoming posts about what I’ve learned from this trip, what this experience has taught me, and how thankful I truly am. Until then, let’s talk about the animals over here. For the record, I have a soft spot in my heart for animals.

From the moment we arrived in Jaipur I have seen livestock and animals every 100 feet. Dogs are the most popular of these animals. When we were sitting a stop light, Clint counted and saw 10 in the span of like 20 feet. Let’s just say there are creatures everywhere. Except their animals aren’t like the ones you see in America. I mean they are, but they really aren’t. Over here, they are so skinny they make you look twice. Dogs that should weigh 80 lbs maybe weigh 40. Cows with rib cages popping out, baby goats scrounging for food, monkeys sitting on the tops of buildings waiting for food, and pigeons flying overhead. (Here feeding the pigeons…) I’m constantly telling C, “Oslo is the luckiest dog in the world. I miss our pup … etc.” Now every time I give Oslo double treats or a bone before I walk out the door, I’ll see the images of the starving dogs and I’ll count his and my blessings twice. How lucky I am to have the money and supply of treats to give my pup. how lucky y’all. seriously, how lucky? now, don’t get me wrong, this is the Indian way of life. I mean no offense to this culture and environment, but you really never know how much you appreciate something until you realize how you’ve taken it for granted.

Before I ever came over here, I was dying to ride a camel. You know when you see a picture of something, then you get an idea of what that moment could be like? Well that’s kinda how I felt about riding a camel. After seeing these animals and their surroundings, I have to admit I was kind of saddened by the idea of hopping on a camel. At what cost to the animal was I fulfilling this idea in my mind? Riding on a camel and being in the presence of such a beautiful creature was all I wanted to do, but was the camels health expended for me? Are these animals used to this? Do they like being rode? When the moment came to ride one I had mixed emotions. Sure, I told myself this was once in a lifetime experience. “I have to ride a camel. I’ll never do this again.” But I promise, the instant gratification and the memories I experienced will be haunted by the images of the life these creatures live. They spend their days tied to the ground, giving tourists rides, and surrounded by city life. I used to think of camels roaming the dessert and sand dunes. Now I’ve seen them in a whole new perspective.

Was this God’s plans for these animals? And was this God’s plans for me to see? Was I suppose to come over here and witness a different way of life to appreciate how much I have? I always say everything happens for a reason. I came here for a reason. These animals are over here for a reason. There’s a reason I feel the way I do about them. There’s a reason I’m seeing a whole new culture and way of life. There’s a reason…

On a lighter note, the camels really did make me smile. When I first went up to one he reached down in my hair. Probably searching for food but it still made me laugh. When we walked down the road, he stopped to eat from the tree. That brought joy to my heart. It was so funny to see him chewing, and at least I knew he was getting some food! I wanted to give him a name so he would always have a place in my heart. I think for now, I’ll call him Color. Because regardless of how he lives, how he is treated, or his lifestyle, he made me see color. Color in a black and white world of these animals. Color in a memory I will hold on to forever. And color in the streets of India.

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Love Is In the Air

(linking a similar outfit)  Coat  |  Jeans  |  Blouse  |  Sweater  |  Boots  |  Earrings

I am finally finding time to sit down and write this blog post now that my emotions have settled! Clint & I haven’t stopped talking about this experience and how amazing it truly was!

Let me start from the beginning. Back in early February C & I kept going back and forth on his spring break plans. We tossed around going to Mexico, Napa, or Yosemite. With hotel rates, flights, and extra expenses we knew we waited around too late to book anything. This is when I decided to take matters in my own hands. I figured if we are going to be around KY for his spring break, why not arrange some fun excursion? When I was looking at things to do in Napa Valley one of the main attractions was hot air balloon rides. Since Napa was out of the question, I thought, “why not bring that Napa hot air ballon to us?” I googled ‘hot air balloons in Kentucky’ & SkyCab Balloon Promotions came up. From there I emailed Matt, got a ride set up, and managed to keep it all a secret.

Sunday afternoon they came to us & I surprised Clint!! I got the cutest video of us pulling up to the scene. Clint didn’t know what to say or do! He was shocked I planned something to this level! During the day I asked him, “what do you think the surprise is?” He said, “I thought it was going to be SEC tickets to watch KY play.”  I thought to myself, “This is WAYYY better, but I hope I don’t disappoint.” and I didn’t! He will tell ya, it was the best thing ever, even if you are scared of heights (like he is).

 We took off right from Clint’s land! It took about 20 minutes for them to get everything set up and our balloon ride was exactly 47 minutes! We floated over Paducah, KY  (a stretch of about 6 miles)! The view was amazing, the weather was beautiful, and the whole experience still has us in awe! I told Clint, “this is so similar to skydiving in a sense you get to taste/feel the sky.” Skydiving was a major adrenaline rush and the hot air balloon was a bit more relaxing. You get to really soak up the moment and live it out!

I highly recommend this to anyone!!! It truly is a once in a lifetime experience and is a memorable day you will cherish forever! SkyCab Balloons was beyond accommodating and were wonderful to work with! If you are in Kentucky definitely check them out!

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My Gals in NYC

Coat | Top | Jeans | Scarf | Shoes | Purse | Earrings | Lipstick

(some of the things I am wearing sold out, so I’m linking similar items!)

My trip to NYC was cut short.. but that didn’t stop us gals from having a fabulous time!!!! So for all those of you wondering, here is what we did:

  • Dinner at BARRACA– located near Greenwich Village this Tapa & Wine restaurant was excellent! I had a shrimp dish, some type of flatbread, and delicious cheese! They also came out & sang Happy Birthday to Taylor & I 😉
  • Comedy Show at GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB– Last fall when we went to New York we saw a show on Broadway.. this time we wanted to switch it up. We decided on a late night comedy show & it was great! so funny & a little change up from our usual excursions!
  • Brunch at BOQUERIA WINES AND TAPAS– walked in at 12:30.. stayed til 3:30!!! It was so good! The bottomless sangrias were excellent! It was $39 a person and you got family style tapas & the best churros for dessert!
  • Shopping in SOHO– known for the shopping, it never disappoints! We went to get Valentine’s gifts for the boys!
  • Dinner at GAONNURI– Taylor just returned from South Korea & was craving some Korean BBQ. She booked us reservations at this rooftop restaurant and it was fabulous! I enjoyed my first taste of SOJU, a hot bowl, and some Korean specialties.

 

Rachel- y’all all know Rach is my bestie for life! Met her in freshmen Chem class & the rest is kind of history. We roomed together our 3rd & 4th year of college and when she moved out after graduation I never realized how much I cherished her & our friendship. She’s my #1 gal, bff, & ‘person’! Life without her seriously wouldn’t be the same… makes me want everyone to have a “Rachel” in their life! \\\ p.s.- Rachel attends dental school in NYU.. told her I am only letting her take out my wisdom teeth 😉

Taylor- Tay has been a friend since freshmen year. She lived in the dorm next to mine & we would always meet up before we went out.. funny story, we road tripped to move her to Houston 2 summers ago. While we were there we experienced a hit & run.. turns out the cop was really hot!!! so we weren’t complaining lol — may have even snapped some pics of his bootay.. hey, a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do! — Tay took a full time job with Exxon, so when she officially moves back to Houston I am going with her! road trips are the best in her car 😉

Elaine- Met this girl at freshmen orientation & we reconnected through ADPi! Y’all may not know this but I have my forward helix pierced. I would always call Elaine to come help me change it… then we would eat Peanut Butter & Oreos 🙂  She graduated this past December with me & is off to work in Minneapolis, for General Mills! can’t wait to visit her, in a new city, at her new job! \\\ also, I am obsessed with her hair & coloring so much that it makes me wanna switch mine up!

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