It is the third day of the new year and I have finally put together my favorite moments of 2016. I have become such a procrastinator since I got back from Europe. I am not going to lie, I am a bit depressed being back in Texas. It just isn’t the same here, there is no excitement. There is nothing interesting to look at or discover. But I am happy to be reunited with family and friends and I am looking forward to getting back to studio this semester. I am already planning possible trips for the summer! Anyways, back to my favorite moments… Continue reading “2016: FAVORITE MOMENTS”


November 9

The last town our study center took us to was Orvieto. The town on top of a huge cliff-like hill is known for its buildings being constructed of tufo, or volcanic rock. Orvieto is also known for its ceramics. Continue reading “ORVIETO”


For the last couple of Wednesday trips, our center took us back to Florence to experience more art and architecture. There are three different day trips in this post, so I will start in order. Continue reading “FIRENZE”


October 15

Every year in Perugia, there is a chocolate festival that is super popular, so my friends and I decided to take a trip to eat some yummy chocolate. Perugia is stunning and I wish I could have explored more of the town, but the chocolate festival was so crowded and it ended up raining on us at the end of the day, so I left early. Continue reading “PERUGIA”


October 12

For our usual Wednesday day trips, our study center took us to Assisi. I just recovering from a sinus infection after Paris and I felt okay to go and I’m so glad that I did. I had an amazing time, amazing food, and bought the most beautiful leather bags. Assisi is truly magical. We got a small morning tour of the church of St. Francis, then we were allowed to explore and shop. Continue reading “ASSISI”


September 29 – October 2

After Fashion Week in Milano, a few friends and I made a last minute decision to go to Cinque Terre for the last weekend in September. We booked an Airbnb in La Spezia and used the train to travel to and from each town in Cinque Terre. Each train was about two to 12 minutes long, so it was really quick to hop from each town in one day.  Although, there was a train strike that weekend, so it did deter our plans slightly, but we worked around it and got where we needed to be. Continue reading “CINQUE TERRE”