love & squalor

our latest “the grand tour” wine shipment has taken us from europe back to the good ol’ united states. and this time, we are exploring the wines from the beautiful state of oregon. now, i’ve had a few oregon wines previously, but never really explored too much outside of the pinot noir variety – so…

vacation planning begins…

oh man, it’s official…we are fully activated with our hilton grand vacations club membership. to say we are excited is truly one of the biggest understatements of the year. and naturally, being the planner that i am, i’ve already mapped out a few places that we can travel to this year – all documented within…

wine, from mexico?

i know, you’re probably thinking that i am crazy right now. but we really had an incredible wine, not from caiifornia or italian vineyards, but from our neighboring country, mexico called bichi mission ‘listan’ tecate 2016. now we were first introduced to this wine when we visited verve wine in new york city. as we…

hello #hgv membership

we are officially hilton grand vacations club members! i know you must be thinking, “what, a timeshare?” i know, it definitely seems a little unconventional for a couple in their late 20s / early 30s but we took the plunge. now, don’t let me fool you…we did not think that we were going to buy…

the end of the season

it’s finally here, the track shack running series has come to a close. it definitely is a bit of a sad day realizing that, as i feel like this season has by far been the best. i’ve made some new friends, had some great races and had the privilege of being an ambassador on team…

prepping for #wprr 10k

so as i sit here the night before the winter park road race 10k, i can’t help but think that i am extremely sad the track shack running series is almost over. i absolutely love this race series, and this is one of my favorite races of the year. at least this year i remember…

hello broadway

i can’t help but continually think about our incredible trip to new york city! and wow, did we have some fun which included celebrating our first st. paddy’s day in nyc. thankfully we were able to find a pub, grab a table and enjoy the day! nothing quite says st. paddy’s day like hanging out…

nyc’s wine gem

we are back from the big apple, and man i wish we had more time in the city. i swear, we say that every single time. there is something just so infectious about new york city, and it’s truly one of our favorite places to visit?! and on this trip, we were so excited to…

hello austria…

ok, so maybe it’s more like “hello wine from austria” but hey, we’re still excited. we were super pumped to see that this month’s wine club shipment was featuring austria because quite honestly, we’ve never had any type of wine from this country. and what we love about this wine club is the fact that…

why i #runtrackshack

happy medal monday everyone! as we are almost two months into 2018, i’ve been reflecting a lot about my running journey…especially as i train for my hardest running challenge to date. i had always been intrigued by running over the years (especially after finishing gymnastics), participating in the occasional 5k and also taking part in…