Month: November 2017

Floridian Thanksgiving: Part 3

Welcome to the third and final installment of what I’m sure is a fiercely captivating trilogy telling the tale of my Floridian adventures. One of my new favorite spots down there is Benny’s On the Beach in Lake Worth – big thanks to Matt’s mom for introducing it to us. Benny’s is, unsurprisingly, on the beach! It’s attached to a great pier and offers unreal ocean views. Also, alcohol! Aside from the fact that they were out of straws, napkins, pasta salad, and the chicken & waffles Matt so strongly desired, the food and service was great. The biggest draw, however, is definitely the location. We went after our trip to the Morikami Gardens, so the weather was perfect for a beach-front meal. Let me take you away on another photographic journey to the mystical land of Benny’s On the Beach.

Floridian Thanksgiving: Part 2

For part 2 of this installment, I am going to transport you physically, mentally, and emotionally (okay, definitely not physically and probably not emotionally but you get the gist) to beautiful Japan. And by that I mean a Japanese garden in Delray Beach, FL that I suspect is very comparable to a real place in Japan. In any case, Matt and I went to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens while we were in Florida and – no exaggeration and all jokes aside – it was breathtaking. We got really lucky with the weather – it was a beautiful sunny day, not too humid, and there was enough shade offered throughout the gardens to keep me from passing out. Since I probably don’t have anything else beneficial to say (Matt was the one reading the brochure about the gardens, but since I was taking pictures I gained approximately zero educational value from the experience) I will leave you with the below photos to make you jealous and wish you too were in Japan… er, I …

Floridian Thanksgiving: Part 1

I’ve never been one to celebrate the holidays in a warm and/or tropical location. My fair complexion and bizarrely low tolerance for the heat definitely make the idea less than appealing in most cases, but when the opportunity arose this year to give it a try I figured why the HECK not? Said opportunity was thanks to Matt’s parents having made the move down to Delray Beach, Florida earlier this year. They were kind enough to open up their home to me for the holidays (food included… oh so much food). So, I put on my big-girl pants and made the grueling less than 3-hour flight down to Florida, SOLO. That’s right, not only am I pale and heat-intolerant, I am also terrified of flying!!! Such a winning combo, Matt is so lucky to have me. Anywho, after experiencing the most turbulent takeoff of my life (#veryblessed) it was relatively smooth sailing down to Florida. I was lucky enough to have a window seat with (drumroll please) no one in the middle seat next to! …

Warby Parker’s Home Try-On

I first heard about the Warby Parker Home Try-On program a little over two years ago – an intern at my first job ranted and raved about how cool the service was. If you haven’t heard of it, essentially you select five pairs of glasses (not all styles are available for home try-on, but most are) and the company will send them to you free of charge to try. You can keep the frames for up to five days until you have determined which (or how many) you like. Then, you ship the frames back in the same box (return label included!) and order the frames you liked most, with your prescription in them this time. And the best part is, these glasses are only $95 – prescription lenses included! The try-on process itself is totally free (even though they do ask for your credit card when you place the order, but no charge is made). I had been thinking about getting new glasses for a while now, and the other day this try-on program …