i visited berlin for the first time last week and it has quickly become one of my favorite places. the city is full of imposing buildings, communist charm, and that brooklyn ease. for the first two days of our trip my aunt and cousin joined us, which made this extra special. we took an evening boat tour, walked around the old city, and had one of the best vegetarian dinners ever. on our second day we spent the greater part touring jewish berlin and this was particularly emotional. for the next two days my mom and i divided our time strolling the prenzlauer berg, kreuzberg, and neukölln neighborhoods–drinking lots of coffee, admiring the architecture, and people watching. i was completely overwhelmed by how cool berlin truly is. there is so much to do and see and i cannot wait until i can go back. and now let me barrage you with my photos!
just a fun little outfit that I wore home.
it’s my last spring vacation of college and that’s a bit weird. i remember the first time i packed up my car, i was so inexperienced and truly confused by the whole process. several years and many trips later, filling up lucille really isn’t a big-o deal. i love coming home for plenty of reasons, one of which is clearly the interesting foods that my mom keeps in the house–macarons from sucre and chocolate almond milk from the fertile underground! thanks mom :)
sweater + vest} j.crew; dress} shoshanna; boots} frye
saying goodbye to los angeles was difficult, to say the least. i might have even whined a bit when my mom and i left urth in hopes of avoiding the infamous traffic on the 405. deciding what to do on your last day isn’t easy but when you have a lot of time, it’s certainly easier. my mom and i like to do all of the same things and have similar travel styles so we get to do a fun mix of shmying, site seeing, eating, and just being. until next time los angeles!
griddle cafe, urth cafe, larchmont bungalow, ‘lette, and fred 62.
the getty, griffith observatory, and mulholland drive
hollywood, beverly hills, griffith park, and north larchmont boulevard
Whether or not I would home for my mom’s Evening with Authors was never really a debate in my mind, but I’m still very glad that I did. Being around all of that warmth and positivity is the best feeling and sharing it with those nearest to me made it even more special. While I was home I got to do some fun things while taking in the crisp New England weather. I also received my delivery of macarons from Dana’s Bakery of New Jersey and they were delicious. Red Velvet was my favorite flavor, though everything that came in my box was well worth eating.