You guys, I’m SO excited because next week is CHRISTMAS! I feel like I’ve been in the Christmas spirit since late-October (which is when I put up my Christmas tree) and I can’t believe the big day is almost here. Christmas is my favorite holiday and this is definitely my favorite time of the year.
While I was in New York City two weeks ago I got to visit the “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” Louis Vuitton exhibition at the American Stock Exchange Building. The “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” exhibition first launched in 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris and since then it’s made stops in Tokyo and Seoul. The exhibition, which is about roughly 80 percent the same as what was on display at the Paris original, tells the story of the brand’s 160-year history.
The Louis Vuitton “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” Exhibition in New York City is definitely a must see:
It’s no secret that I LOVE Christmas. And if you spend 0.001 seconds on my blog then you’d know I LOVE Disney too. So of course I get a little giddy when the two are combined! During the holidays I love going downtown and looking at the festive Christmas decor and fun holiday window displays. And although I’ve visited New York City during Christmastime before, I never get tired of seeing all of the amazing Christmas decorations throughout the city.
This year Saks Fifth Avenue’s holiday window displays paid tribute to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in honor of its 80th anniversary! Over my four and a half days in New York city I got to experience these marvelous window displays during the daytime and at night. I personally think they were gorgeous regardless but they were extra festive at night.
Saks Fifth Avenue really outdid themselves with these Snow White holiday window displays:
“It reaffirms that all of us are America — that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is central to the American story.” – Barack Obama
Although I was in DC on the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I didn’t get to visit at the time since I didn’t have tickets. Even though the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a free museum, like the other Smithsonian museums, tickets (which you can request for free online) are needed to visit. Long story short, I finally got tickets to visit (I requested the tickets in August and I got to visit in December) and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to visit!
Here are a few photos from my visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC: Continue reading
It’s no secret that I love to travel. In fact, I’m currently visiting New York City (after spending a weekend in DC). Then in three weeks I’m heading to Orlando to spend the holidays at Disney World and then I’m off on my first Disney Cruise January 2 (talk about a great way to kick off 2018!). The point is, I love traveling. Nothing makes me happier than getting out and exploring new places.
Speaking of exploring new places, although I’ve lived in Chicago my whole life (not counting the four years I lived on the East Coast for college) there are so any places in the Midwest I’ve yet to explore. Since Chicago is within driving distance to so many cool cities, I decided to spend the week of Thanksgiving taking a road trip throughout the Midwest.
Of course no road trip is complete without the perfect vehicle!
No trip to Milwaukee is complete without a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum! Fun fact: The iconic American motorcycle manufacturer was founded out of a small shed in 1903 by William S. Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson in Milwaukee! Hence why the museum, which is dedicated to the more than 100-year history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, is located in Milwaukee.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Harley-Davidson Museum: Continue reading