Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Grand Stark Outfit

I have fallen behind on outfit posts. This blog used to just be a record of all the clothing I wore and made, and then it morphed intro a record of travel and life abroad and now I'm not sure what it is. 

I don't get to go out very often, and I dress up even less, but when I do, I try to take pictures and record it here. 

Here is one from last winter that I really love. 

Coat: vintage, from Grandma
Scarf: from my mom
Shoes: thrifted
Pink dress: Target
Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Photo Diary: Omaha, Nebraska

I have been struggling to keep up with the blog entries these days. This has been an issue ever since i started my business, but really an issue once I had my daughter, and the even more of an issue during the pandemic, which halted all travel and left me wondering what was left to write. 

I probably have some general entries on my life which I could post, but each time I sit down to record those I feel uninspired. I want to put my home-bound days behind me. I don't think I would have written any entry all until I decided to write about my recent business trip to Omaha. 

Being on the speaker's circuit has taken me to some interesting parts of the country for conferences, parts that I would have never visited otherwise like Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and now Omaha, Nebraska.

I arrived a day before my meeting and had time to walk around downtown in the evening. I was blessed with good weather: 70 degrees and sunny in the middle of November! These are some photos of things I found interesting from that walk and from throughout the week. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Cafes of Omaha, Nebraska

I have been struggling to keep up with the blog entries these days. This has been an issue ever since i I had not been looking forward to this business trip to Omaha in all honesty, but when I started to do some research about the city I perked up. There were many wonderful cafes and bars - I didn't even get to all of them. So instead of catching up on entries from the past few years, I prefer to write about places I visited, starting with this business trip to Omaha. Though my hotel only featured a Starbucks and it was very hard to get out and get to some of these cafes, I had a good time sampling the specialty coffee of Omaha. 

Archetype Coffee

A wonderfully spacious cafe in an industrial area just north of downtown. 


My favorite cafe in Omaha for it's uniqueness! It is a cereal bar that also serves coffee. I couldn't decide between two drinks so I ordered them both! One is a gorgeous fruity pebbles latte, and the other is an iced Ube-Matcha latte with amazing art. 

Hardy Coffee

Great breakfast burritos and mediocre coffee, but a nice urban ambiance. 

Rally Coffee

Nice Scandinavian vibes from the very popular cafe. 

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