Clothes and Clotted Cream: An Afternoon at the Cafe

Imagine walking into a café that looks like the ballroom of a monarch’s palace. One that’s shimmer not only comes from the chandeliers on the ceiling, but the ceiling themselves, walls, columns too? There is gold everywhere in the Baroque fashion with Medieval stained glass windows. Let’s not forget neoclassical carvings reminiscent of the ElginContinue reading “Clothes and Clotted Cream: An Afternoon at the Cafe”

A London Lady at Heart: Why I Miss London

When you’ve accepted the London Call for an entire year, you cannot help but feel Nostalgia when the call finally gets disconnected. I may be an American, but I owe so much self discovery to my time abroad in London. I cannot discredit that there was a significant part of me found in the streets ofContinue reading “A London Lady at Heart: Why I Miss London”

Pretty in Petra: Jordan Part 2

Jordan day two fulfilled Indiana Jones dreams. As per usual, I dressed for the adventure, and was ready to take on the day. In the vain of Mr. Jones, I wore my tan floppy hat and a button up top. To snazz it up, I added some pops of color with my burnt orange culottesContinue reading “Pretty in Petra: Jordan Part 2”

The Journey to Jordan

Come away with me to the region of ancient history. Come away with me, on a biblical pilgramage, on a journey that revives the soul, connecting you with the culture of a far off land that is so unlike your own, but maybe not as unreachable as you would expect. Join me on my fourContinue reading “The Journey to Jordan”

Vartan in a Tartan: Scottish Style

With my green and blue tartan tightly wrapped around me, I stepped inside the beautiful country of Scotland. It was a weekend of time travel, as I traded the crisp white buildings of South Kensington in London for the grey stone buildings of Edinburgh and green fields of the highlands. There was much merriment inContinue reading “Vartan in a Tartan: Scottish Style”

San Fran Style

I’ve not only left my heart in San Francisco, but my heart practically lives in San Francisco and may never come back. Next to London, San Francisco is my favorite city of all time. Since childhood, I have visited that city time and time again, always discovering something more new, more intriguing. And as usual,Continue reading “San Fran Style”

Coffee With a Side of Cognition

Studying for finals while studying abroad in London is like the carriage in Cinderella turning back into a pumpkin. One minute, you’re staring at a photography exhibit for Julia Margaret Cameron at the Victorian and Albert Museum, and the next your computer screen, creating an outline for your British History essays. The reality is, studyingContinue reading “Coffee With a Side of Cognition”

Keeping it KrisGreek

The world itself is an art gallery that consists of many works by man that have accumulated over time. Athens, Greece holds a vast of amount of these art pieces that humble viewers in their presence. Unlike other artwork, these marvels are not placed in all white museums that draw the eye directly to them.Continue reading “Keeping it KrisGreek”

Taking Flight

The things that scare me are the things I crave the most. Venturing across the world for an entire year is not excluded from this list. In a matter of days, I will be on a ten-hour flight to London, UK. Crazy right? All those months of browsing travel boards on Pinterest, brushing up onContinue reading “Taking Flight”

The Honorary Oregonian

Wanderlust isn’t just international: it can be cured in America too. This last week, I hopped on a plane to visit my college roommate, Rebekah in Oregon. As the airplane began to move, I immediately put on my rose gold headphones and played a song that would coincide with takeoff. Call me dorky, but IContinue reading “The Honorary Oregonian”