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Fuji Five Lakes: Lake Kawaguchi, Japan
We left Tokyo early in the morning and made our way to a small town called Kawaguchiko in Fuji Five Lakes. From our AirBnB in the Daikan-yama neighborhood of Tokyo, we took three trains to Kawaguchiko station. The last train was a Fuji-san express, where so...

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Last Day in Tokyo, with Ginkgo Leaves
Could it really be the last day of Tokyo, already? Looking back, it was such a wonderful city, and I fell in love with it more than I expected. Our last day, we started at Meiji shine, where we saw a couple in traditional wedding wear, truly beautiful.  Lat...

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Robots, Tiny Bars, and New Friends in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Where to even begin! Shinjuku was everything I imagined about Tokyo. We stayed at an Airbnb in Daikan-yama, a really nice area with boutiques and shops, which is in between Ebisu (where  my favorite yokocho  is) and Shibuya (where scramble crossing is). Our...

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Having Matcha Tea in Hama-rikyu Gardens in Tokyo
We started the day like all other days, in the Lawson convenience store to grab two tamago sandos (egg salad sandwiches - SO good!) and onigiri. It was the perfect breakfast. We spent the afternoon exploring Hama-rikyu Gardens which used to be an old villa....

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Women's March on Chicago
Yesterday I joined the Women's March on Washington in downtown Chicago. I don't normally like large crowds or places without easily accessible exits, and this was the largest crowd I've ever been apart of with 250,000+ people. Everyone was extremely respect...

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Tokyo, day 6
Looking back on our trip to Japan and all of the different areas we visited, I loved Tokyo more than I expected. The people were kind, excited to practice their English, everyone had such great fashion sense, and the city was beautiful. Above, you can see o...

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New Year, New Me! Updated Kitchen Breakfast Nook & a GIVEAWAY!
Rug Pad: RugPadUSA.com // Table: Ikea // Chairs: Ikea // Rug: Urban Outfitters // Blanket: Hygge & Wool When we first moved to Chicago, our landlord was kind enough to ask us what paint colors we wanted for the rooms in our apartment. We had Deyrolle green ...

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The Oldest Garden in Tokyo
What better way to start my first blog post of 2017 than with the oldest garden in Tokyo. Koishikawa Korakuen was an incredibly calm oasis within the biggest city in the world. When we arrived, the maple trees were just beginning to turn their firey red. Th...

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Accepting the Emptiness
This time last year was my first holiday season without family. Thankfully, Steven's brother came to visit, as well as friends, making Christmas and New Years in Chicago as lovely as ever. This year, it will be just us, and even without hosting and entertai...

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Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo
It's been over a week since we've been home. In between catching up on work, decorating the apartment for the holidays, and making it a priority to cuddle Mort on the couch, I still have so much to do. We've got all of our souvenirs out and ready to send to...
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