So Long Cape Town

As I drink my last legal drink, a vodka and tonic since they were out of gin, in the Charles De Gaulle airport, I can’t help but miss the friendly Cape Townians. Moving my flight up from the 29th, to the 17th was unexpected but necessary. My mental health is declining and times like these…

The TRUTH|Cape Town

Cape Town is a colorful bustling city. Between the bright warm sun, the eccentric culture, and the views of Table Mountain, Cape Town has everything to offer…. except coffee. South Africa doesn’t do coffee. Assuming this goes back to their British colony roots, the coffee department is seriously lacking. And I’ve been seriously missing it….

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens|Cape Town

Last Friday my friend Bokkie, her cousin, and I went to the national botanical gardens in Kirstenbosch. We enjoyed long strolls through all of the plants and fauna, walked amongst the trees on the boomslang tree canopy, and enjoyed delicious veggie burgers at the tea house afterwards. Our day was not complete though, without some…

GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS|Cape Town

Living in a house with twenty people can be exhausting at times. Especially when there are constantly dirty dishes in the sink. Being in a new country, everyone is bound to experience some ups and downs, and it can get a little rocky. I’ve formed a bond with the girls in my house. We’ve gone…

Pride|Cape Town

Pride week just passed in the rainbow city. All of “gay” street had events happening all week and Saturday ended with a parade and a Mardi Gras festival. Unicorns, rainbows, and glitter… lots and lots of glitter, to sum it all up. Pride is always such a loving time. The LGBQT community comes together to…

Plant Nursery|Cape Town

Monday morning my bus didn’t come. The next bus didn’t come till 9:40 and that’s when my class was. I decided it was a sign and went back home, but I wasn’t content wasting a day. I did some research and found a nearby nursery. The nursery was hidden on some back roads. From outside…

Week 2 and University|Cape Town

Cape Town is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it! The beach, hiking, and the night life. But school on the other hand, not my favorite. This is a new thing for me. Yes, sometimes going to class is annoying but overall, I generally like classes. As a writing major, the majority of my classes…

Week 1 thoughts|Cape Town

Most welcoming people you’ll ever meet We have no clue how lucky we are and how much opportunity the States give us Be present, don’t just watch but emerge yourself Africans are just as interested in our culture and getting to know us as we are them… forget all you think you know that other…

An Ode to Ugly Sandals

Whether it be Birkenstocks, Chacos, or Tevas, my ugly sandals are always there for me. They strap perfectly to your feet providing you much more reliability than a flip flop or any boyfriend I’ve ever had. They’ve survived frat houses, music festivals, especially that Blink-182 mosh pit, hiking, biking, and even your Saturday trips to…

Don’t Punish Yourself

Eating right and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a lot harder than it seems. Even if you ate avocado toast for breakfast, you may still get a caramel macchiato on your way to work, completely cancelling out your healthy breakfast. You also will probably tell yourself you’ll just run it off on the treadmill later…

Samantha Jones, I love you

I always thought I was a Charlotte until I re-watched every season of those four girls. That was when it dawned on me that I’m a total Samantha. I used to look at Samantha as wild and out of her mind, but I know realize she’s the most confident of all those women and an…

Girlboss made me up my Poshmark game

I’m sure by now all of you have seen the first season of “Girlboss” on Netflix. If you haven’t it is a loose retelling of the creator of Nastygal.com, Sophia Amoruso’s, success story. It’s a wonderful show having elements of humor while also being very real and showing Sophia’s struggle, from her hernia to being…