Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cute Food Spots in Grand Rapids

field and fire cafe

What I really miss about Grand Rapids while I'm at college are all of the little coffee shops and restaurants that are all over the city and suburbs. Even though I have lived there my entire life, there always seems to be something new opening or new place to try that I've never been to before that my friends and I can visit. Thankfully, I was able to visit a couple different places over winter break, and seriously...I loved them all. It's hard enough to serve good food, but to serve good food AND to be aesthetically pleasing and cute is another accomplishment. Some of these places I've loved for years, and others I just went to for the first time! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Volunteering at the International Rescue Committee (Vlog)

Over winter break, I had the opportunity to drive down to Atlanta with other students from Michigan State and volunteer at the International Rescue Committee. It was a week long trip with eleven other students through Alternative Breaks, a student organization on campus. There were many other options for other trips based on different social issues, but this one especially caught my eye with the situation in Aleppo and it being a topic during political debate. What's really different is that all students sign up for trips based on the social issue and not location, so I had no idea where I would be going.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Black Lace Romper + Magazine Launch

This post is way overdue, but because of finals, work, and now winter break I'm happy to have some down time to catch up on blog posts! Earlier this month, my school's student publication VIM Magazine had their Fall 2016 launch gala. This year was the first semester where I was creative director, and it was so amazing to work with so many talented and creative people. Seriously. I am so incredibly proud of everyone and the work put into it, because it is completely student run and turned out to be beautiful, professional, and an amazing magazine. The launch was held at the art museum on campus which was a dream venue, and was a black tie dress code. Everyone had such cute outfits, and I found this romper on black friday for only $35! Be sure to check out the online issue of the magazine HERE, and keep up with the magazine HERE