2013 good things.

2013 was a great year, full of amazing trips and so many fantastic memories. I am so grateful to have such an amazing husband, family and friends to spend my time with. 

Top moments of 2013:

- Santorini was a DREAM. Greece has been on my travel wish list for years and our trip did not let me down. The island seemed unreal at times, beautifully decorated with bright blues and crisp white paint ...don't be surprised if I incorporate the same color scheme into my future home.

-This year, after many doctors visits, I finally figured out my health issues. Now I have a better understanding of what's going on with my body and how to treat my Crohn's. I am in a very good place. 

- I started working out again and I really look forward to weekly barre classes with my bff and lunch-time pilates and yoga classes. Being strong and healthy feels soooo much better than being weak, tired, and skinny.

- Book clubs, birthdays, brunches and lunches with the girls made my weekends brighter.

-h and I celebrated our one-year anniversary in July! h, you make me smile every day and I am incredibly lucky to have you in my life. 

-We took a week-long trip to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate our anniversary. I discovered lots of good food in Seattle and we visit family in Portland

- I had a major case of déjà vu while wandering around Charleston, South Carolina and rediscovering favorite spots with my husband. 

- We took our last vacation of the year to Italy - and visited RomeCinque TerreFlorenceVenice for two weeks. i am not sure there is another place in the world that I could visit and not get sick of the food or scenery. I am still craving more gelato and pasta :)

-This year we took advantage of our city and played tourist at a few Chicago spots: we saw Shakespeare and The Book of Mormon, visited Navy Pier, went to an outdoor concert at Ravinia, spotted my office building on the architectural boat tour and laughed a LOT during a performance at second city. I really love this city. 

Cheers to even more great memories in 2014! And thank YOU for your continued support and sweet messages :)


  1. I've loved following along with you in 2013 & cant wait to see what happens next in 2014! Happy New Year to you and H! :)

  2. What an incredible year 2013 has been–wishes for lots of laughter, love and Champagne in 2014!

  3. Looks like you had quite the wonderful year! Wishing you a magical new year!

  4. So jealous of your travels!! Happy 2014!!! :)

  5. I'm super jealous of all your traveling! So glad to hear you loved Charleston! It's a pretty neat place. I'm hoping I get on the working out train this year! That's great you do it often and love it! Have a great New Years!

  6. gorgeous views!

    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  7. Looks like one fabulous year lady! Here's to the 2014! xo

  8. you had a fantastic year!! so much amazing travel...happy new year!

  9. I'm so jealous that you got to travel so much in 2013 lady! Here's to hoping 2014 brings even more adventures for you :) xoxo


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