A Love Letter to My Canon M50

Since probably March of 2012 I have been a one camera woman. My beautiful Canon 5D Mark II DSLR was my pride a joy. That spring, I took that camera to Costa Rica where it came along for zip lining, snorkeling, and everything in between. That same year it embarked with me on a three-week European […]

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Georgian Cloisonne Enamel

One of the most popular – and most beautiful – Georgian souvenirs is enamel. It seems everywhere you turn in Tbilisi there’s another shop showing off these vibrant and intricate works of art. I know by looking at these pieces that a great deal of time and effort goes into making them, and a few weeks […]

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Santorini

Santorini was always one of those fantastical far-away places I definitely wanted to visit but didn’t know when we would actually make it over there. I learned about Greece and Santorini at a fairly young age when I read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book series. You know, like every other young teenager in […]

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reWoven: Caucasian Carpets Remade

About an hour south of Tbilisi lies the unassuming village of Marneuli. At first glance, it looks like any subsistence agricultural town. Herds of farm animals roaming the pastures, quaint houses made of stone and brick, and residents living in extreme poverty. Most of the income in this area comes from outside sources such as […]

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Restaurant Roundup: September 2019

It’s now been a full year since I started this series on the blog. You would think I would run out of restaurants, but it seems every time I turn around a whole crop of new places pops up. I suppose I should be happy Tbilisi keeps me on my toes, but it’s a bit […]

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Chicago

I often consider Chicago my second hometown. I’ve never lived there personally, but both my parents are from the South Side (yes, really) and much of my extended family lived in the area when I was a child. The first time I remember visiting downtown, I asked my dad how big the city was. His […]

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Door County, Wisconsin

Before yesterday, I’d only been to Door County once. I was 19, my boyfriend of a few months was about to leave for a study abroad in Russia (spoiler, I married him), and we were only there for a few hours. I don’t remember it very well, but we do have these ridiculous pictures to […]

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Throwback Thursday: Costa Rica 2018

Well. Here we are. Sadly this will be my last Throwback Thursday post on this blog. I, unfortunately, don’t have unlimited past trips to talk about. Of course, there are trips from my childhood, but let’s be honest: my memory isn’t spectacular, so I’m ending it here, with Costa Rica from 2018. In the spring […]

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Dmanisi

I think there was a brief point in my life where I wanted to be an archeologist. I loved the idea of digging around in the dirt and making some sort of fantastic discovery about human evolution. In my mind, I would be pulling perfectly preserved complete hominin skeletons out of the ground every other […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Wine Bars of Tbilisi

Well, it’s that time again. This month I’m bringing you a special edition of Restaurant Roundup, focused on my favorite wine bars and shops. This has been a long time coming, and is inspired by this very consistent conversation: Me/Sean/Both of Us: Oh! We found this wine at WineMe. Them: What’s WineMe…? Me/Sean/Both of Us: […]

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