los angeles weekend trip.

as many of you may know, especially if you follow me on insta or snapchat (@emmarie96), i took a quick weekend trip to los angeles this past weekend!
my dad and i flew out from dallas bright and early friday morning on a 6am flight y’all…never again. this was such an amazing experience! not only because had i never been to LA before, but because i got to meet my future #GIRLBOSS and amazing host family.
so now to catch you up if you’re still behind…I’M INTERNING IN LA,Y’ALL!
i’ve been so blessed to have accepted an internship with fashion blog Madly Mignon and creative content company, KatiKat Creative. and even better, some amazing, loving family friends have opened their home to me for the summer! all my facebook friends would know how much my mom and i were freaking out about trying to find me a reasonable, safe place to stay, and we definitely did.
anyway, here’s a little photo diary of my weekend. LA is so photogenic, so be expecting lots of pictures throughout the summer!
lot’s of fun to come!

travel photo diary: prague.

most people don’t think about going to the czech republic when they think about traveling to europe, but after this trip i can tell you that prague is one underrated destination that you definitely want to add to your bucket list.
i swear i took over 200 pictures in the ten days i was traveling, so narrowing it down to a reasonable amount for this post was quite difficult and sad because i want to show y’all everything. i literally could make a whole post on all the food i ate, because i’m pretty sure i took a typical “stand over the table before anyone touches their food” blogger photo at every meal. all of it was so good! except the strange lack of veggies and all things green..i guess the czech don’t know about the micronutrients they’re missing out on!

i wish i could take each one of you individually to coffee and tell you every single detail of my trip from start to finish because it was that amazing of an experience…but that’s a lot of coffee, so this post will do for now.

however, if you do want to chat about travel, europe, prague, food, or all of the above, hit me up. πŸ™‚

throughout this post i’ll try to explain as best i can what it is you’re looking at or share a quick little tid-bit from the trip.
alrighty, here we go from start to finish. you ready?

when you have a lunch time layover in atlanta, the varsity is a must.
what’ll ya have? what’ll ya have?
made my first international purchase in paris and it seemed like a vogue paris was appropriate.
this precious outdoor restaurant, called cafe girafe, was right across the street from the university we were staying at. it was a pretty good first meal in prague i’d say. 
highlight of the trip #1 : em gets kolaces. and they were DELICIOUS.
the fairy tale town of cesky krumlov.
apparently when you ask for a pepperoni pizza in the czech republic you get actual peppers…not pepperonis. BUT this was the best “pepperoni” pizza i’ve ever eaten.
now to the town of kutna hora.
the bone church in kutna hora. the bones of 40,000 individuals decoratively arranged throughout this church. eerie yet somehow completely beautiful.
okay y’all. when i tell you this restaurant has the best burgers i’ve ever tried, i mean it. hands down the most delicious burger i’ve ever tasted.
bacon bbq cheeseburgers, thick cut fries, and moscow mules. yum.
auschwtiz-birkenau concentration camps – krakow, poland.
“for ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the nazis murdered about one and a half million men, women and children, mainly jews from various countries of europe.”
a cry of despair and a warning to humanity…let those words sink in a little.
“to the memory of the men, women and children who fell victim to the nazi genocide. here lie their ashes. may their souls rest in peace.”
czech liquor company tour and tasting…with a school group. check! πŸ˜‰
oh! and welcome to the breathtaking town of karlovy vary.
moser glassworks, a czech glassware company that blows all of their custom pieces by hand. truly an astonishing trade.
banana, nutella, hazelnut crepes. is there any other way to spend an afternoon?
prague beer museum. they had a chocolate beer, y’all. holy wow.
st. charles’ bridge.
when your terminal is right by laduree, it’s a sin not to get macaroons.
so that was my trip in a pretty small nutshell. i could literally talk about it for hours!
ooo! PROTIP: write a travel diary. as cheesy as it sounds, it’s a great way to remember everything you did that day. it doesn’t have to be some extravagant five page entry…mine was literally a couple sentences and some bullet points per day. solely to help me remember what all activities we did, because i knew i’d get questions! and i did. and i used my handy dandy notebook to answer them. πŸ˜‰
have you gone somewhere fab this year already? let me know what you did, where you went, etc etc!! let’s chat!!

day trip photo diary: crystal bridges.

i can’t believe i’m just now sharing these beautiful photos with y’all.
 a few weeks ago i went with one of my professors and a few DHM babes on a fun, quick field trip (okay, technically it was for professional development, but that doesn’t sound as fun.) to bentonville, arkansas. we had a couple other company meetings on our agenda, but i wanted to share my favorite part of the day with you!
between meetings we went to the crystal bridges museum of american art for a little brunch and a little culture.
if you live in the area, or are looking for a good place to take a roadtrip to this would be a fantastic getaway. i wish we would have had more time to look at all of the different art galleries and art trails that wind through the hills around the museum.
in the museum, you’ll find cafe Eleven and a lovely coffee bar right inside the main doors. cafe Eleven is open for brunch, lunch and dinner and they take reservations if you want to be fancy. (SCORE!) since i was on prep i opted for the grilled salmon salad with a lemon vinaigrette..great choice!
and you can’t take a group of college girls anywhere without hitting up the coffee bar. besides the normal espresso cappuccino, macchiato, and lattes they had a few specialty drinks, like a milky way latte and a honey lavender latte.
i went for the honey lavender latte…you should go for the honey lavender latte!
(i had it made with almond milk.)
besides the food and coffee, the art was great, and i mean these pictures of the landscape just don’t do it justice. it’s one of those “you had to be there” things.
couldn’t help myself on this one…sometimes i just don’t understand art. lol

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have any favorite spots to roadtrip to?
share them in the comments!!
xoxo, emily

spring break photo diary: caribbean cruise.

honey, i’m hooommmmeeee!
just kidding there was no one waiting on me back home in stilly, but that’s why i have you guys right? πŸ˜‰

i don’t know how i’m going to contain myself as i write this post, because this past week was so full of fun!! i guess i’ll just give you a quick, day-by-day run down of the week.

oh! and don’t miss out on the little spring break trailer i guess you could call it down below. 
because sometimes pictures just aren’t enough. πŸ™‚


– two of my girlfriends and i flew out to miami to meet up with our roadtripping friends at the port


– got off the boat super early in nassau!
– explored downtown nassau, the straw market, and junkanoo beach
( if you’re going to nassau, you should skip junkanoo and pay the $4 taxi/ferry ride over to paradise island.)
– road over to paradise island (home of the atlantis resort!) and beach bummed on cabbage beach.
– after dinner that night, we headed back to senor frogs to dance our little booties off! SO FUN.


– tendered off coco cay; aka royal caribbean’s PRIVATE island in the bahamas! what, what?!
– beached alllllllllll day


– key west, florida!
this is such a quaint little town, and i love it! make sure you grab a slice of key lime pie while you’re there and head on down the the most southern point of the continental u.s! so cool!
( don’t like key lime pie? stop by GLAZED. this gourmet donut & coffee shop has THE BEST key lime pie dessert in the country! )


– said goodbye to our home for the week πŸ™
– spent a little bit of time at hollywood beach in ft. lauderdale before catching our flight.

i’m dying to know what y’all did for spring break!
let me know in the comments!
xoxo, emily