Thursday, July 28, 2011

Restaurant Week in Columbus

Ttrattoria Roma, Grandview

Restaurant week is my favorite time of the year! This year, I spent it at home in Columbus and only had the chance to go to one restaurant – Trattoria Roma. It was $20 dollars for a miniature three-course meal. I had margherita flat bread, a salad with peach vinaigrette (sounds strange but I highly suggest you try it!) and sausage ravioli. AMAZING! The whole meal was delicious! 

Slowly, but surely I am figuring life out in Columbus, and thus far I have come across unique finds that a just my style! Trattoria Roma, for example, is a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere to relax, enjoy a meal, and good conversation over a glass of wine! I would recommend it to any who ask!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Restaurant Review

When the chance arises — go to Skillet in German Village for breakfast (or any meal)!! It's fantastic :)  The wait-staff was incredibly nice, informative, and helpful for first-timers like myself and my friend Catie! They are a rustic urban restaurant and their slogan is "ingredient driven, comfort food with an edge." They stay true to this, and to top it off they only cook with locally grown/raised products!

Corned beef has with eggs!

Goat Cheese and potato omelet — a must have!

My lovely friend Catie!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lazy days

Stuffed peppers are easy to make and absolutely delicious! These are stuffed with wild rice, tomato, orange pepper, corn, and beans in a little lemon juice and topped with a little goat cheese!

I am obsessed with wine labels- as these two photos show! One day I'd love to travel around the world and design/redesign labels for vineyards.
I actually designed the one in the front for a graphic design project last year — I  selected the name "Incandescence" for the wine company. It was one of my favorite projects by far!

Work all the time leaves me with very little free time (other than the weekends) but after work I like to relax, and naturally I like my nails painted, and recently I've started to try fun things such as stripes, dots, colored french tips, etc. If you've get any great ideas for me to try, please let me know :)

This was inspired by my friend Catie! She recently got a job as well (a big congrats- I can tell she really loves it!) At her job she deals with a lot of the social media stuff and is always finding awesome new blogs- she found one with newsprint nails! Its super easy- you paint your nails, let it dry, dip you nails in rubbing alcohol, then cut out sections of the paper to adorn your nails as you please and use a q-tip or cotton ball to dab the newsprint on your nails. Presto! Just apply a coat of clear- and you're all set!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A place to call home

The small painting is a local artist I met while I studied in Florence. One of the most remarkable adventures I have ever been on! (Which reminds me, I need to post some pictures from my travels)

The roomie, Erin brought this home from her visit to Chicago. We split the whole jug in one night... it was delicious and turned out to be a very interesting night out in the arena district! ha need I say more!

I love wine and decorating with the bottles is super fun! This bottle of Erath- Pinot Noir was opened and drank move-in weekend! My mom gave it to me a house a house warming gift (along with a plant) and let me tell you if you like a good flavorful red- this is AMAZING!!! Five stars for sure :) Thanks momma!!

Welcome to my cozy apartment for two! My roommate, Erin and I moved to Columbus a few weeks ago and we're loving the city! There is always something to do and thousands of great people to meet!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fancy Friends

Congrats to my friend, fellow UD Alumni, co-worker, and roommate, Erin Masur for creating her own hand-written font! It's extremely elegant and looks fantastic :) 

This was created and will hopefully be used in future Victoria's Secret signage and direct mail pieces around the world—look out! We both just recently got the job as freelance designers here at VS (Limited Brands Headquarters in Columbus, OH), and the learning process as a newbie has been amazing thus far. The people are amazing and the talent is incredible, I look forward to (hopefully) a quite a few years here! >pics to come of days on the job!!<

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DIY for the everyday gal

Ciao! I stumbled across an awesome blog today at work... I'm all about the DIY's especially when it involves jewelry! Of course its easy to find, but it's so much more fun to be able to say you made this that or the other! Check out for a spin on trendy jewelry! I know where I'm headed after work...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Venice at Sunset

One of the greatest shops for jewelry close to Venice Beach — a great find for styles, colors, and variations 

Ciao Ciao

Wishing I had bought one of these little guys :)

If you're not carrying your camera around in Venice... you miss out on a lot!

Missing my week stay in Los Angeles! I hope to return soon!

Happy Birthday

Dollar store decorations, and some creativity make for a perfect foundation
to enjoy a fancy birthday bash at home!

Birthday Girl, my lovely cousin Meghan

Meg & I

I visited my cousin in January for my Christmas break, senior year. It was an amazing time and I am in love with California, my heart knows that I will one day live out near the beaches of San Diego with some of the most colorful sunsets I have ever witnessed! Thank you Meg, for a wonderful visit! I'm glad we could celebrate your 23rd together! Much love Xo

Vino per favore

Cheers and welcome to my blog! This first post is dedicated soley to wine!
Wine tasting in Temecula, highly recommend it! Such a beautiful day with Aunt Suzi and Meg