Mall at night

My Second Month in D.C.

Wow, has it already been two months since I moved to Washington, D.C.? I generally feel like I have settled in well and gotten into a good routine here. Waking up and doing yoga, walking to and from work, running or going to the gym after work (and still getting home by 7!!). I’ve got …

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Portland skyline

A Weekend in Portland, Oregon

While my new home of Washington, D.C. was digging out of a massive snowstorm a few weeks ago, I was on the other side of the country, running along the rainy waterfront in Portland, Oregon. My trip to Portland was originally mostly business, but due to the impending storm, I moved my flight up a …

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WWII and Washington Monument

One Month in a New City

Friday marked one month since I moved from Chicago to Washington, D.C. – my first time living outside of the Midwest in my entire life. Here’s a look at how it’s gone. First up, the move itself. I wasn’t bringing any furniture with me to D.C., so I didn’t think it made sense to hire …

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Ukrainian church

Highlights of Open House Chicago 2015

After discovering Open House Chicago for the first time in 2014 and going into it completely ill-prepared, I approached this year’s event with a bit more planning. One of several similar events that take place around the world, Open House Chicago is a two-day architectural extravaganza that opens up 200 buildings throughout Chicago (and Evanston!) …

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