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Hello hello! I’m back again with another home video. This time, from my bachelorette weekend in Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina. I had the best time, and tried to do it justice with these two minutes and change, but much of the fun had to be edited out. Still, I hope you and everyone involved enjoys it.  

Thanks again to all who attended, it was such a pleasure to see friends from different stages of my life come together in one place. Special thanks to Rohini and Megan for going above and beyond. The entire experience was so thoughtful and I could not ask for better friends. 

More details on bachelorette goodie bags and the like to come in later posts. If you’re interested, search #iheartyy for more pictures from the weekend. 

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Hello there! So I realize last week’s plan for regular blogging didn’t quite go as I’d hoped, but I’m back today with a fun little video to make up for it. Brian and I spent both Memorial Day weekend and this past weekend in Cleveland so I thought it’d be nice to put together a home video highlighting what the city has to offer. 

Believe it or not, one of the most common reactions I get when I tell people I’m getting married in Cleveland is, “Ugh! Why?” I get it. Cleveland doesn’t have the best reputation, but I hope this video shines a new light on Brian’s beloved city that I’ve come to know and love myself. We’re really excited to be getting married there (exactly two months from today!) and hope our guests will feel the same way. 

P.S. I apologize in advance for my horrible moon-walk attempt. 

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend regardless of whether you actually celebrate the holiday. Brian certainly doesn’t, but as you’ll see from this little home video, he and everyone else in my family had a really great time. You’ll notice the absence of skis in our otherwise classic Colorado wintertime video. We had to hit the slopes via snow tube because Brian hurt his foot and skiing was out of the question. We’ll give it another try next winter. Until then, I hope you like what you see, and if you, like most Americans, didn’t have a white Christmas this year, the snow in this video should help make up for it. 

Music: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Lauriol Plaza | DC's Best Mexican Food

Hello, hello. I hope your week is off to a great start, I know mine is because I’m still digesting last night’s great dinner at Lauriol Plaza, one of my very favorite DC restaurants, the subject of today’s post, and the latest addition to my District of Calories restaurant recommendations.

As Brian gets ready to move to Atlanta (yep, Atlanta will eventually be our new home, but Brian is getting a head start), we’re making a point of dining at our favorite DC restaurants with our favorite DC people and Lauriol was at the very top of the list.


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New York RestaurantsWhen at its best, New York City is just about the greatest place to be, on that we can all agree. It can also very easily be hell on earth (think the Penn Station area), but let’s not hold that against it. People love the city for different reasons, for some it’s the arts and culture, others revere the shopping, but for me, it’s always been about the food. One of my very favorite things in this whole wide world is sitting down to a great meal with even greater friends, and New York offered a lot of that this past week. When I remembered, I snapped a few pictures and now have a few more New York restaurant recommendations to share on top of the ones from last year (found here). I take my food guides very seriously, so should you ever be in New York, do check some of these places out. I back them wholeheartedly. 


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Back from our last trip of the season (we were in Sarasota celebrating Brian’s cousin Emma’s bat mitzvah. I have no words for how amazing it was.), and I’m finally ready to share that Seattle-Victoria-Vancouver vacation home video that I’d been promising. 

We had the time of our lives and hope our home movie inspires you to check out each of the three cities yourself. Here’s a quick run-through of what we did, what we ate, and how we went from city to city.


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