This is Twenty-Seven 


27. Not the most exciting birthday milestone, however,  I can’t help but to wake up feeling so thankful and blessed to be living another day.

Recently the news has been full of unfortunate life events happening and I feel it’s important to take a moment to realize how fortunate I am to still be on this earth and experience my 27th birthday with the people I love most.

I am currently in Pennsylvania with my second family (aka my boyfriends family). It seems like it was just yesterday that I was bringing in my late twenties in Italy, stuffing my face with pasta and wine exactly a year ago.

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What’s in my Beach Bag? 

summer essentials for the beach or pool

Summer is right around the corner which means more barbeques, pool parties, and beach days ahead as the days get longer and the nights shorter. The official start of summer is June 20th but the weather is already heating up so why not get the summer festivities started a little early?!?

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog you probably already know one of my favorite things to do is to go to the beach. It’s a great place to people watch and the perfect way to unwind, relax, and just enjoy the weather. For me, a beach day has to be planned out accordingly so I can ensure I will have time to enjoy it to the fullest. I also make sure to pack my bag full of all my essentials for the beach, pool, or wherever I’m going when I know I’m going to be outside. If you’re interested to see what those items are, keep reading!

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South Florida Guide: Ft Lauderdale & Miami

Farmers Market in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Although I am not physically in Florida anymore (which, by the way, breaks my heart to even think about), I still tend to day-dream about some of the spots that I absolutely loved there.  During my 4 years in South Florida, I lived in a total of 4 different cities! So, basically I couldn’t sit still in one place for more than 1 year. LOL! I lived as far south as Brickell Ave, also known as the Miami Financial District, and just recently moved from Ft Lauderdale, which is the furthest North I lived, so it’s safe to say I had my fair share of exploring a good part of South Florida.

I didn’t think it would be fair to only list Miami spots, since Broward county, which is about 40 minutes north, also has some cool spots to check out as well. So I am dividing this post into two different areas you may visit: Miami and Ft Lauderdale.

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