Honeymooning In Kenya, Part IV: Giraffe Manor!

Our Kenyan honeymoon was so special and wonderful and amazing and I’ve loved looking back and reliving all of it. First we flew for 138 hours, spent a quick night in Nairobi, and then flew to Samburu for our first safari adventure. Next, we flew to Masai Mara for more safari-ing and to see lots […]

Honeymooning In Kenya, Part III: The Coast

In this installment of “Ali & Brian’s Honeymoon in Kenya,” we head to the coast for a little laziness after all that sitting around a jeep every day! Here’s a recap from our first safari adventure in Samburu, and here are the tales from our second safari in Masai Mara. OCTOBER 8 Fun story about […]

Honeymooning In Kenya, Part II: Masai Mara

Read Part I from our trip here. It’s basically a lot of pictures of giraffes and lions and me crying joy tears and stuff. For those who asked, the quality photos you see in these posts were taken by Brian. He was shooting on a Canon 7D and a LUMIX lx100. I don’t know what […]

Honeymooning In Kenya, Part I: Samburu

After a whirlwind 10 months of planning culminating in a whirlwind week and an even whirlwindier wedding (recaps forthcoming — gotta wait for the quality pics), Brian and I skipped town for our honeymoon. I never dreamed about what my wedding would look like or envisioned my “dream gown” or my favorite flowers (which made […]

Go Team Cristiano!

“Was it everything you dreamed it would be?” That’s what everyone keeps asking me today — referring of course to yesterday, September 26, 2015, the day Brian and I got married. And truthfully? No. Because you can’t dream that shit up. After 10 months of planning and the excitingly busiest week of my whole life, […]

Hey. What’s Up? Hello!

Yesterday, I called to make an appointment to get a spray tan — my first spray tan ever, very reluctantly — because I have a bad case of “summer running” on my back and my wedding dress is not, in fact, in the shape of a Lululemon Cool Racerback top. The nice woman on the […]

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 2 Giveaway!

I don’t remember when I went for my last run. I probably have it written down somewhere, but I know looking at it and seeing just how long it’s been will make me sad. What I don’t know can’t hurt me quite as much. So yeah. I’m still sick. Crohnsing hard. I’ve been to the […]

I Finally Tried Blue Apron!

I think I am officially the last person in the world to jump on the Blue Apron bandwagon. But I finally tried the food delivery service and I loooooved it. You would think that since I’ve gone freelance I would make time to grocery shop and prepare luscious meals for myself and my husband-to-be. Instead, […]

A Little Peek At My Bridal Shower

I don’t know how to write this post without being overly cheesy and sappy and gushy. If you are having an “I’m angry and I want to stay that way” kind of day, I suggest proceeding with caution. My whole life, I insisted I wouldn’t have a bridal shower. But my mom was always like, […]

My First Yoga Retreat!

Last week I got all stressy and overwhelmed and I morphed into this version of myself where I snapped at loved ones and cried over stupid things and generally felt overwhelmed. On top of, you know, being frustratingly sick. Brian sent me an email basically saying, “You are not going to make it to the […]