For this weekend’s adventure in New Orleans I checked out Arts Council New Orleans’
2016 Luna Fête and the Miracle on Fulton Street with my friend Cara. I’m always amazed at the millions of ways that New Orleans knows how to celebrate anything and everything- and this weekend was no exception! I’d been looking forward to the event since featuring it in my 31 Ways to Spend 31 December Days in New Orleans and it totally lived up to the hype. Both of the events have quickly become mainstays on the annual NOLA calendar, so I wanted to share so of my favorite moments from the night as well as some background on the celebrations. … More Holiday Spotlight: Luna Fête & the Miracle on Fulton Street
Instagram is by far one of my favorite apps on my phone; whenever my battery is starting to die I can usually blame my endless feed browsing on Instagram or my constant Spotify playing. I especially love using Instagram as a source to discover new places to check out around New Orleans. This city is jam-packed with amazing creatives, and it definitely shows in NOLA-based insta accounts! While there are a few accounts that have super strong followings in this city, there are still plenty more that deserve some love. If you need some New Orleans inspiration, definitely head on over and check out these grams. … More 15 Underrated New Orleans Instagram Accounts
There’s no doubt that New Orleans is an absolutely magical city to live in year round- but December in NOLA always feels especially enchanted. I’m still not quite used to twinkling string lights and mistletoe in 75 degree weather, but the plethora of holiday festivities makes the winter season cozy and bright regardless of the temperature. I have yet to move away from this city, and I still have a huge fear of missing out- so I’ve scoured the events pages and fliers to put together my top 31 events in New Orleans for December. … More 31 Ways to Spend 31 December Days in New Orleans
My ultimate in-flight playlist featuring folktronica, electronic influenced top hits, lesser knowns, personal faves that have stood the test of time, and of course my guilty pleasures. Be sure to checkout the complete Spotify playlist at the end! (over 60 songs!) … More Ultimate In-Flight Playlist: Pop Chillout & Folktronica
We’ve all seen it plastered across Pinterest and lists declaring the “most beautiful places in the world,” but are the pictures too good to be true? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I cannot recommend making a trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park enough- because wow.Check out my top 5 tips on how to make your Plitvice Parks visit as picture perfect as possible! … More Picture Perfect: Plitvice Lakes National Park
*originally posted on 8/19/2016 on ohcaroline.weebly.com* A year and a half ago I cried when I realized I missed the application deadline for an internship with the state department. It had been marked in my planner for months after one of my favorite professors encouraged me to apply. It would give me a chance to … More Moving forward & looking back.
After you decide to study abroad, packing up for the trip can be a bit of a beast! I still struggle with making smart decisions when packing (4 lipsticks when I typically wear none..why not? maybe I will in Europe! (I didn’t)), BUT I do have some solid items I know now were literal saviors and some that were extra pounds in my suitcase. Here are my picks and skips for study abroad! … More Study Abroad Essentials: What to Pack & What to Ditch!
My goals were the ultimate perfectionist dream- with no room for error and certainly no room for any one else taking control. Although there were many of these goals, I’d like to focus on one that has been the most trying for me to overcome in my transition from high school to college: make a best friend. Seems attainable enough, right? Wrong. I didn’t want any old best friend; I wanted the best friend… … More HERE I STAND WITH OPEN ARMS: ONE TRACK MIND PART I