Better late than never right? The smell of mulled wine in the air, string lights twinkling between the buildings in Toronto’s Distillery District, well-dressed (and bundled) Canadian couples walking hand in hand. In December, a few weeks before Christmas, Dan and I drove up to Toronto for their annual Christmas Market. Neither of us had ever been before and I hadn’t even heard of it, but our friend Lucy told us about it and after… View Post

2017… what a year amirite? So 2017 is over. A year of ups and downs, a year of grinding and accomplishments, a year of realizations and self-discovery. A year of scary news updates and even scarier national conversations. Quite the year. I have always done a new year post on this blog and I think they’re some of my favorites. While Jan 1 (or actually 5 since I’m getting this up late) is just a… View Post

Nothing like the great outdoors. This past weekend, Dan and I went to Lake Placid and the Adirondacks with his family. It was beeeautiful. The semester has been stressful and my never-ending to-do list was getting to me, so this little trip into the mountains was much welcomed. Well I love going on short hikes and the Adirondacks are only around six hours from Buffalo, I had never been before. My family has driven through… View Post

With a minivan full of Goodwill clothes and years of experience in retail under her belt, Annie Adams fulfilled her longtime dream of owning her own business and opened Second Chic. Adams, a mother of two, dressed head to toe in vintage clothing with lush, long curly hair, is exactly the kind of person you would picture owning a line of Buffalo’s trendy thrift shops. Second Chic storefronts are unlike most consignment shops– they don’t feel… View Post

“IT’S MY BIRTHDAYYY!!!!” Not today, last week. To celebrate, Dan and I went on a quick little weekend road trip to Ithaca, NY. I turned 20 and I’m quite happy about it. I’ve wanted to be 20 for a long time and that’s probably the most immature thing I’ve said in a while but I think it sounds so much older yet still so young. Especially compared to any year ending in “teen” which leads… View Post