Tosca Tapes- Barcelona, Spain

What a day we had of barely any sleep, catching one of those super cheap disorganized european flights, and winging the whole tourist thing. It definitely left me exhausted, deranged, and starving. We were going to be by the Palau de la Musica Catalana for a flamenco show, so we figured might as find something close, and found […]

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest has my heart. This city took me by complete surprise. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but every corner I turned there was something that took my breath away. Here are a few of my favorite photos.  

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My First Hungarian Meal!

12 hours of no sleep, feeling a little bubbly… (but really just very gassy) from plane food, finally checking into our hotel.. we stumbled up on this place called, Pest- Buda Bistro. The food was actually really good, and definitely hit the spot. It is located on the Buda side, and is steps away from all […]

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NYC Street Art

One of my favorite things about New York is that every corner you turn, there’s always something interesting. There are days where I just go for a walk, with no destination in mind.  Sometimes it’s a beautiful walk, sometimes it’s a walk filled with garbage, slush, pigeons, and maybe a rat sighting. Check out the […]

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All Aboard!

Hey guys sorry I’ve been a little M.I.A…  life happened… ha ha ha…(still debating if I should start a new section called “Gia Adulting”) Aside from my life being a bit of a hot mess, I wanted to share my recent trip, well, cruise to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Cruise line! Luckily I was with a […]

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Roma, Italy

If I could change one thing about my trip, I would definitely have extended my visit to Italy’s capital, Rome. Having only stayed three days there, I can tell you it was certainly not enough time. My Italian adventure began in Venice and I thought, “Venice is so beautiful, I love it!” Then I went to Florence and thought, “Florence […]

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My Highlights of Florence

Florence is incredibly charming. Unfortunately, I only had a few days there, so I didn’t get to see all that it had to offer. What I did see, I absolutely adored. Here’s are the highlights of what I did: Santa Maria Novella and the farmacia, which is around the block. Check out my post about […]

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Il Mercato Centrale

Food Food Food! I stumbled upon this place when I was looking for the San Lorenzo market, which was recommended in one of those Florence tour books (so touristy, I know. Hey I gotta get around somehow!) The San Lorenzo market was a bit of a disappointment for me, as I was expecting something quirky and unique, […]

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Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

If you’re in Florence you have to check out the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella! This is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world (it has been continuously active for 4 centuries!). It has an incredible variety of ancient and modern herbal remedies. What I loved was how natural and refined their perfumes […]

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Biennale: Island Di San Lazzaro

I got a chance to take a boat out to the Isola San. Lazzaro/ dei Armeni to see the exhibit which won the golden lion (as in the first prize) of the Biennale. (In a previous post I talked about the art Biennale, you can check it out if you haven’t already!) ‘Streetlights of Memory- A Stand by Memorial […]

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Biennale Arte: All The World’s Futures

It’s the 120th anniversary of the first Biennale, an International art Exhibition hosted in Venice (this year curated by Okwui Enwezor). The Biennale historically is hosted in two locations the Giardini and the Arsenale. However more recently they started opening more private palaces around Venice so as to be able to display more art from different countries […]

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Take a Walk with me through Venice

Venice is simply breathtaking. As you walk through the city it feels like you have somehow turned back the clock and landed in a different era. Every corner you turn is beautiful. I hope you enjoy the streets (as they call them here calle) as much as I did walking them.  View of the Salute from the […]

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What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag

When I travel I tend to overpack my makeup and end up with three massive pouches. It’s literally the heaviest thing in my luggage (even heavier than my shoes…) Recently I’ve been trying to get down to the minimum of what I ‘should’ need for a two week trip to Italy. I could probably keep […]

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17 Mile Drive- Pebble Beach, CA

Ah the famous 17 mile drive… I actually took these first two photos in the stretch before entering the drive. While it is beautiful, I personally think it’s a bit overrated since all of Monterey Bay is breathtaking and serene. To enter Pebble Beach’s 17- mile drive you have to pay $10 in order to […]

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

If you want to do something a little less touristy, go to Point Bonita in Sausalito, California. It’s  located right across the bridge from San Francisco in the Marin Headlands. What’s super cool about this lighthouse, aside from being absolutely breathtaking, is that it’s still active! They’re only open Saturday through Monday, so I would check their […]

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The Golden Gate Bridge

Today I ventured out to the notorious tourist trap, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I recommend going to the bridge earlier because oh my god is this place gets crowded during the day! Even with all the people and riding bikes and walking, the view is amazing. I felt like I got the […]

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Muir Woods, CA

My friends and I decided to be outdoorsy and explore Muir Woods. It was absolutely breath taking and a nice change of pace from NYC. Muir Woods is located in Mill Valley, CA and is about 554 miles of naturey goodness. It’s known for it’s stunning Sequoia trees (commonly known as Redwoods). For you Star […]

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