Second semester has just begun and this is the first long weekend, so of course my first and natural instinct pointed towards visiting my bestie, Laura. I planned on driving down Friday after class and I was packing in the morning when I received this text from Laura:
Oh my gosh I totally forgot we have to go to this seminar tonight downtown for my class, would u be okay with going?Read More
2011 has been a great year for us! It has really flown by though and we had some great moments during our travels!
- Starting out the year in Australia!
- Horseback riding on the beach in Australia.
- Learning to surf!
- Getting stuck for five days in Sydney.
- Drinking multiple smoothies every day in Mornington, Australia.
- Seeing a tango show in Argentina.
- Falling off paddle boards in Tybee, GA.
- Taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea.
- Riding a camel, visting Holy sights, and getting baptized in the Jordan River in Israel.
- Cliff diving in Kusadasi, Turkey
- Seeing the Parthenon in Athens and relaxing on the beautiful island of Patmos, Greece
- Reaching over 400 followers on Twitter.
- Watching the changing of guards at Buckingham Palace in London.
- Staying with friends in a small town in Switzerland for a week.
- Driving 110 mph on the Autobahn in Germany.
- Randomly running into a childhood friend in Amsterdam.
- Spending a day kayaking and bike riding in Tybee Island.
- Spending Thanksgiving at Port Saint Joe.
- Melbourne, Australia
- Sydney, Australia
- Kusadasi, Turkey
- London, England
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Bondi Beach, Australia
- Tybee Island, Georgia
We can’t wait for 2012! :)Read More
We were in Chattanooga, Tennessee together this month and explored the town a little bit. We drove through a very run-down part of town, but found this pot of gold; a half-burnt-down building had been turned into a beautiful graffiti masterpiece. Along with it were props just waiting for us to take some photos with them… A bucket full of paintbrushes! How perfect.
Have you ever discovered something awesome like this when you least expected it?
Where have you seen the coolest graffiti?
P.S. Happy Halloween!Read More
Check out this video of our adventure through the mountains of Chattanooga!Read More
Last night I (Laura) went out to dinner with some friends at Bella Napoli in Edgehill Village, right near music row. It is a traditional Italian restaurant and the chef, Paolo, is from Naples, Italy. They use a brick oven straight from Italy to make the most authentic pizzas. I ate pizza every day for a straight week when I was in Italy with Claire and I can honestly say that the pizza I had at Bella Napoli tonight was just as incredible! We sat outside under strings of lights and listened to a band play. I got the Margarita Pizza and I cannot wait to go back and try some other items from the menu! Also, the ingredients are fresh and healthy…read about them here…Nashville Pizzeria | Bella Napoli
After dinner we went to Jeni’s Ice Cream in east Nashville. They “build every recipe from the ground up with luscious, Snowville milk and cream from cows that eat grass.” They have the most interesting flavors like “goat cheese with red cherries,” “parmesan and zucchini bread,” and “wild berry lavender.” I went with “salted caramel,” “dark chocolate,” and ”brown butter almond brittle” (three scoops for five dollars). It was literally the best ice cream that I have ever tasted…AND I just found out from the website that they will deliver to your home! Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Today we ventured to the Farmers Market in Nashville, Tennessee! It was filled with delicious fruits, vegetables, and all sorts of homemade food. We loved trying all of the samples and talking to the different vendors.
Wildtree, pictured above, had some delicious dips and oils. One was a garlic and herb mixed with cream cheese and another was a scampi blend with grape seed oil. Laura bought a kit with the herb and garlic blend, scampi blend, and the roasted garlic grape seed oil. The owners were so nice! The products they had are all healthy, natural, and delicious! If you want, you can check their website out: Wildtree
Another vendor we met was the owner of Nashville Jerk. He had some delicious salsas and dips! He has also won a lot of awards!
We had a great time meeting and talking to all the wonderful vendors at the Farmers Market. We were so happy with our purchases… A pecan pie and the herb kit!
Here are some more photos from the farmers market…