17 10, 2017

September 2017 Recap

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Fall is my favorite season! Here are some reasons why! It's time to go back to Hogwarts! And this year was the year of "19 Years Later..." Halloween Decorating can start! I was excited that Dino Skeletons are big this year. (Tessa is not a fan.) And it's soup weather! (Or at least it should be. It was 80 degrees when we went to go get ramen.) And its the best time for farmer's markets and visiting my college town of Boulder. Recommended Reading Lili on the Loose This month I recalled some of 2016's fall memories like this beautiful fall

16 10, 2017

Museum Monday: Headless Roman Statues at ROM

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These two Roman statues caught my eye when visiting the Royal Ontario Museum. The artistry and mastery needed to create the folds in the woman's clothes and see the underlying anatomy must have been years of careful study. Museum Monday is an every other week series about museum news, objects, and reviews.

14 10, 2017

Souvenir Saturday: Candy from Harry Potter Part 1

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For the next few weeks I'm going to share my favorite candy you can get at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! This week I'm sharing my favorite Honeydukes branded product, sherbet lemons! Well actually the more just Lemon Drops, but I share this affinity with Albus Dumbledore. At Honeydukes you can buy these pre-packaged, or empty ones that you fill up. Another sugary candy is the Sugar Quill. This is another one mentioned in the books. This version is a lolly pop, but if you dip the black part in water it will let you write for a little bit.

9 10, 2017

Travel Missteps: Winter Fashion Failure

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Today is the first snow in Colorado. I prefer to be warm over fashionable in winter. That means lots of layers and completely bundled up. The above photo was my look for Germany in 2011. But the further back I go I see more examples. For example, I sported this stunning blue look in Venice 2005. To be fair it was running and snowing on NYE, and so it was especially cold. However, my mother is always fabulously dressed, so I wonder where I get this... Oh yeah from Dad! He looked even more intimidating at night with his hood on. Also

6 10, 2017

Columns of Trajan’s Kiosk

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It was a lovely sunny day at Philae Temple in Egypt. This photo reminds me of another I took in Italy of a Roman Arch of Constantine. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

2 10, 2017

Museum Monday: Viking Round Box Brooches

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These Round Box Brooches were worn by Viking women to secure their shawls at their collarbone. They were use to hold small objects. They were ornately carved and often showed intertwined patterns and depictions of animals. Museum Monday is an every other week series about museum news, objects, and reviews.

29 09, 2017

Awkward Self-Timer

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The good news was after a few attempts, I figured out how to work the self-timer. The bad news, I panicked and didn't know how to pose. Thus you get to see me awkwardly hug an ancient stone circle. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

25 09, 2017

Travel Missteps: Vegas in One Dress

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To be honest, I don't remember why I bought the dress. I hate dresses. I hate showing my legs and I hate the fancy shoes that go with it. But I probably bought it because when I need a dress, I never have one. But I do remember haphazardly throwing it in my luggage as the last item in. I was heading to Las Vegas for my best friend Heather's mini bachelorette party. And while I knew we wouldn't be clubbing, I worried that my jeans+T-shirt fashion wouldn't be appropriate. But I wasn't sure. Heather and I often had similar styles.