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Mary-Katherine Lyles
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So, where have I been? I can tell you that I have been on the polar opposite side of my status per my last post. I have been moving at a constant and not sitting still for a second. This year kicked off with a bang and has flown by at record speed. Here's a...
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New Year
So, this is the new year (cue Death Cab for Cutie song, circa 2003). I must say ,there isn't that much to update the world on regarding the life of the Lyles and you know what, I'm ok with that. I actually feel accomplished in the fact that I have been inte...
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Tis the Season
So, thanks to the holiday season John and I have been on the go non-stop for the past 2 weeks. That also means, that there's a lot to catch you up on. Lets start from the beginning. John and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Renwick Gallery Gala...
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Girls' Weekend in Charlottesville
The weekend before last, my childhood best friend, Elizabeth,  flew in from the Windy City to spend a girls' weekend in VA with me. I absolutely love Charlottesville and wanted to share my love of the city by sharing some of my favorite gems while discoveri...
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Tricks, Treats, and Tea
One of my favorite holidays is Halloween because I consider it the kicking off point to my favorite season of the year, the magnificent holiday trifecta (+ New Year's if I'm feeling extra festive). So, what better way to celebrate Halloween than at a Pinter...
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It's Fall Y'all
For the past two years John and I have marked the start of the Autumn season by driving into Northern Virginia to pick apples. In the South, we have plenty of peaches, but apples are a rarity in the Southern heat. So, last year marked the first time that we...
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The Grand Finale
After sleeping in a bit and putting on our Roll Tide gear, we hit the cobblestone streets for some window shopping before going to lunch at Prestige Patisserie. We feasted on an array of sugary pastries coupled with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. We were defi...
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A Bruges Fairytale
Upon waking up in Brussels, we found that the train strike was very real and there were no trains going into or out of the city. We then attempted to rent a rental car but every single company didn't have a single car left thanks to the sudden influx of cus...
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Mussels in Brussels
After an amazing stay in Amsterdam, we packed up and boarded a train bound for Brussels, Belgium. The train ride itself was a treat and allowed us to the see the beautiful Dutch and Belgian landscapes. After our journey, we dropped off our bags at our AirBn...
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Amsterdam Part 3
After starting our day with another delicious breakfast on the houseboat, we took off on our bikes towards the swanky and hip Jordaan district. We had originally planned to tour the historical Anne Frank Huis, but after looking at the line that went out the...
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