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May 2016

Nordstrom Half Yearly

Nordstrom sales are few and far between, but when they do have a sale, it’s definitely a good one. So imagine the smile upon my face when I land in the United States after 4 months to a Nordstrom sale! Talk about a welcome home. In true shopping-obsessed fashion, I spent my first few days back in the US of A scouring the in’s and out’s of Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale! I rounded up some of my top picks below! || Kate Spade New York ‘Kaelee’ Retro Sunglasses || Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ Sandal || Steve Madden ‘Bestii’ Sandal || Shwood ‘Belmont’ || Jessica Simpson ‘Barrow’ Platform || Sam Edelman ‘Grayson’ Flat Sandal || Ray-Ban ‘Icon’ Sunglasses || BCBGMAXAZRIA ‘Dune’ Platform || Andre Assous ‘Carole’ Gladiator Espadrille || Tory Burch ‘Buddy Signature’ Wrap Watch || Sam Edelman ‘Kathlyn’ Fringe Clutch || Lucky Brand ‘Larae’ Wedge || Bettye Muller ‘Pilot’ Espadrille || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Sofia’ Round Crossbody || Sole Society ‘Marlena’ Foldover Clutch || Halogen Leather Envelope Clutch || Shiraleah ‘Micha’ Envelope Clutch || Sole Society Suede Fringe Clutch || The reason I picked a lot of these is because the prices are seriously unbeatable. Each of the clutch bags listed on here are under $50! […]

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The Diaries of a Solo Traveler

As I sit here at the airport looking back at the last four (holy cow, I cannot believe it’s been that long) months that I’ve spent here in Australia, I can’t help but to feel a mix of emotions. I am excited to go home and return to loved ones, sad because there is a very good chance I will never return to this wonderful place again, yet so grateful to have had such an amazing opportunity to be here. A little background: I studied Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, which is the science of grape growing and wine making, respectively. I aspire to be a winemaker someday, but that won’t happen unless I put in a few very hard years of grunt work first. Vintage casuals, cellarhands, harvest interns, whatever we may be called, travel around the world chasing the grapes. Literally. We bounce from Northern to Southern Hemisphere each year in search of the secrets to making the greatest wine. This is what brought me to Australia, working my second harvest, or “vintage” as it’s called there, gaining the experience and knowledge I need to someday make a bottle of that great grape juice with my name […]

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