London: The Chaos and Beauty of the Columbia Road Flower Market

“Come on up, we sold all the crap last week. The flowers are fresh this week!,” the flower vendor cheerfully called into the crowd. It was Sunday morning at the Columbia Road Flower Market, and the day was in full swing: a mass of people, vendors calling out sales pitches that were varying degrees of … More London: The Chaos and Beauty of the Columbia Road Flower Market

Amsterdam: The Delights of the Floating Flower Market

I, like most people probably are, am a creature of habit. I order the same dishes at my favorite restaurants, I follow the same routine every morning, and I’m guilty of listening to certain songs on repeat until I become sick of them. It’s no surprise, then, that I fall into predictable patterns while traveling. … More Amsterdam: The Delights of the Floating Flower Market

Oz Park

I work right by Oz Park, which is a lovely little park located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood (I said “park” three times in that sentence, I know). Anyway, the other interns and I started eating lunch at Oz Park almost every day, and it’s now one of my favorite quiet spaces in Chicago. There … More Oz Park

October in Instagrams

Ever since I finally got an iPhone last spring, I have been obsessed with the Instagram app. It’s a fun way to take photos and feel “artsy” even if you’re really not a talented/professional photographer at all. Here’s a look at some snippets of my October, via Instagram. Beautiful leaves around campus + peaceful mornings … More October in Instagrams