Ireland: Part 5

The Cliffs of Moher. My best friend described it as the most beautiful place she’d ever been when we were sophomores in college. The Cliffs have remained fixed in my brain as a place I needed to go. They were the pinnacle of our trip. When planning our trip to Ireland, we decided to focus […]

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Fish Swimming in Concrete

They were swimming in front of a bar in Noble Square. They showed such grace and beauty for creatures gliding in cement. I was absolutely delighted in finding these koi; it was another piece trying to make Chicago beautiful. These koi were the work of stencil street artist Jeremy Novy. I had the opportunity to […]

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Ireland: Part 4

To continue our series on our July trip to Ireland, our fourth day was spent in the Connemara. I was very excited and a little nervous. When I talked to people who had been in western Ireland, they all said the Aran Islands was the best thing they did on the trip. We, on the […]

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Ireland: Part 3

On our third day, it was time to road trip across Ireland. We were going to go due west to County Galway and County Clare. Before we left, we went to a few more places in Dublin. We started off at the General Post Office museum that tells the story of the Easter Uprising. Despite […]

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Ireland: Part 2

On our second day in Dublin, we were going to visit a plethora of museums. We accidentally overslept and missed breakfast at the hotel so we ended up at a tea shop called Queen of Tarts. We had delicious chocolate chip scones and breakfast tea, the best way to wake up in the morning. Our […]

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Ireland: Part 1

For the next few weeks, I’ll talk about our week long driving tour of Ireland. It was a week of art, hiking, and lots of Irish music. Everything a girl could want. Our trip started with a few days in Dublin. We arrived early on Saturday and took the bus into the city. It dropped […]

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Boston 2017: Part 3

We awoke to our third and final day in Cambridge. For those of you keeping count, that is a different place each night. Our first night was in Boston, second in Westport, and third in Cambridge. And as luck would have it, we spent our first day in Cambridge and our final day in Boston! […]

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