fushimi inari

Best of 2017

It’s true; we all think 2017 was pretty terrible.  When I look back, though, so many amazing things happened in 2017.  We spent the full year engaged (today, we are 100 days away from our wedding!) and laid some pretty exciting seeds for big things in 2018.  I couldn’t be looking forward it more!  Here are my favorite moments of 2017, though.

5. My Bridal Shower (November) | It was amazing an overwhelming to have so many people from all different parts of my life together!  See the photo post here and the vlog here.


loved my Free People dress & flower crown; eating donuts with my MOH

4. Montreal Trip (September) | We road tripped over the border to Canada, and had a carefree weekend.  Watch the vlogs here & here.


blown away by the Chinese garden at the Botanical Gardens; the view from Mont Royal!

3. Diva & Deepan’s Wedding (May) | Matt & I agree, this was hands down the best wedding we’ll ever go to.  Watch the vlogs here & here.


Boston besties ready for our first sangeet; Matt & I dressed up for the wedding!

2. Kelly & Frank’s Wedding & Chicago trip (October) | This only ranks higher because we made a little vacation out of it!  Chicago is a special place to us since it’s the first place we ever traveled together.  Watch the vlogs here & here.


all dressed up for the wedding; a recreation of a photo we took on our first trip at the Bean!

1. Japan Trip! (March/April) | It feels so long ago already, but going to Japan was literally making a lifelong dream come true.  I can’t say enough about this trip and how amazing it was – here‘s the photo post with links to all the vlogs so you can see yourself.


Fushimi Inari Taisha; sakura-yuba twists in from of Himeji Castle!

We’re off today to our last wedding of the year — we’ll see you in 2018!


Japan In Photos

As promised, I’m sharing some of my favorite photos from our recent trip to Japan.  (Yes we’ve been home for over a month, so what?)  Why now?  Because my vlog playlist is finally finished– you can relive my whole trip with me! If you can believe it, I managed to take more photos than video…

Get ready for a photo-heavy post!

Part One: OsakaIMG_5520

Part Two: Nara and Osaka CastleIMG_5529IMG_5530IMG_5531

Part Three: Osaka to KyotoIMG_4603

Part 4: Fushimi Inari & Daigo-jiIMG_5534IMG_5538

Part Five: Two days in Kyoto– Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Ginkaku-ji, Arashiyama, and Gion!IMG_5543IMG_5544IMG_5545IMG_5549

Part 6: Himeji, Kyoto to TokyoIMG_5553IMG_5554

Part 7: Shinjuku, Harajuku, ShibuyaIMG_5557IMG_5555

Part 8: Tsukiji, Asakusa, AkihabaraIMG_5563

Part 9: Kusama and Mucha at the National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo TowerIMG_5566IMG_5568

Part 10: OdaibaIMG_5233IMG_5565

Fushimi Inari

I can’t properly do justice to just how cool an experience Fushimi Inari was.  It was the warmest day Kyoto had in store for us, but we made it to the top!  Everything about this hike through vermillion gates was beautiful, even the time we accidentally went off trail.

We also got to Daigo-ji on this day!  We were a bit tired of walking by that point, but we finally saw some sakura there.

Tomorrow, more of Kyoto is coming your way!  After that, we hit the sakura jackpot in Tokyo, so be sure to stay tuned!