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    NYC Bound!

    breakfast in nycAaaaaand we’re off! Guys, I’m so. excited.

    I’ll be in New York City for the long weekend, and I’ve already made mental notes of places I want to visit. Seriously, someone try to keep me away from the Birchbox store. I dare you.

    We’ll be meeting up with old friends, exploring and heading to Long Island for a family birthday party. There’s so much to do, and I want to make sure I cram every little thing in.

    This is why I’m a fan of caffeine, comfortable shoes and most importantly, city guides. I don’t know about you guys, but I nerd out over a good city guide. I’m all about experiencing each new city like a local, and if I’m being totally honest, that usually involves food. Grace listed some of her must-have spots, and I definitely plan on stopping into a few. Give me allllll the baked goods and shopping in SoHo.

    Hope you all have a nice, relaxing Memorial Day Weekend! Have you guys been to NYC before? What are some of your favorite things to see and do?

    (Shameless plug) Follow along on Instagram for random, daily happenin’s! 

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    How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

    What to Pack for a Weekend TripHappy Friday, guys! If you’ve been following me on Instagram the past week, you probably noticed the abundance of beach pics. I spent a few days in Naples, Florida soaking up some (much needed) sunshine, and the trip was well worth its weight in gold and Sun Bum sunscreen. I really missed wearing shorts.

    If you’ve been on weekend trips before, you’ll probably agree with me when I say that packing can be a challenge. You want to have options, but you don’t want to over pack. Believe me, I’ve been there. I used to be the girl who’d cram her entire closet in a suitcase. My former method was inefficient, poorly-planned and weighed me down — literally.

    Luckily, my over-packing days are over. I’ve been on countless weekend trips over the years (including a spontaneous 3-day trip from Ohio to LA (crazy, I know)), and I’ve learned to pack smarter. I’m sharing my tried and true tips on Strong is our Sexy today, so be sure to stop by!

    Happy traveling — and as always, thank you for reading.

    This article first appeared on Strong is our Sexy.

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    I’m heading to Oklahoma City, ya’ll!

    I’ll be out the rest of the week and weekend, and my to-do list is filled with some high-priority items:

    1) Watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (more importantly, be in the same room as Lebron James)
    2) Eat my body weight in steak
    3) Hunt for a pair of authentic cowboy boots
    4) Find the best coffee shop in town
    5) Take pictures of everything – including all of the above

    I’ll see you around these parts Monday. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for random daily adventures.

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    Weekend in Photos #11

    I’ve got an incurable case of wanderlust. I started noticing symptoms a few months ago: a serious bout of ADD, the desire to swivel in my desk chair non-stop, the inability to stop looking at travel pins on Pinterest, and the unshakable urge to walk around my office for no apparent reason. So, naturally, when the opportunity to fly to DC for a full 48 hours presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Anything for a cure, right?

    I packed my duffle bag, and drove with Fritz and my friend Max to CVG. We left CVG for Dulles and stayed with our friend Tommy’s sister, Annie, in Arlington. Her apartment was adorable, and I have to thank her a million times over for letting us stay for the weekend.

    Between the Halloween constuming, bar crawling, site seeing and chili eating, the quick trip was definitely worth every penny (and trust me, drinks in DC aren’t cheap). I’m already planning my next trip back, though next time, I’ll opt for warmer weather.

    Here’s more of my weekend trip to DC in photos:

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