part one: peru

i, laura, just got back from an amazing vacation in south america. i am so excited to share my travels from peru, argentina, and chile! it was easily the best trip i have been on. we started in cuzco, then visited the sacred valley and ollantaytambo before making our way to machu picchu. i was… Continue reading part one: peru

holiday season in philly

last saturday, i, jane, ventured to downtown philadelphia to explore center city and check out the holiday buzz and decorations. i spent an awesome day with friends taking pictures and enjoying such a festive time of year. below are some (actually a lot of) highlights and my model status adventure companions. obviously, the first stop… Continue reading holiday season in philly

fall on the hudson river

i, laura, have been loving my new adventures in the hudson valley!  it is beautiful here, especially in the fall.  today i went to the walkway over the hudson, the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge.  although it was 30º, the views were amazing!!

nyc day trip #2

i, laura, really am loving college, but i definitely enjoy getting off campus and going into the city just for the day!  while jane can't come on all these adventures with me like at home, thankfully i have some new friends that are willing to come and put up with me taking a million pictures.… Continue reading nyc day trip #2

thanks for having me, oscar de la renta!

i, laura, had the amazing opportunity to work at the oscar de la rents headquarters in new york city on thursday and friday of last week! i assisted with photoshoots from their runway collection and their spring/summer commercial collection. it was a magical opportunity and i'm very excited to have gained more experience in the… Continue reading thanks for having me, oscar de la renta!

day trip to nyc

i, laura, took a day trip to nyc with a few girls one saturday.  we embarked on our adventure with two goals: to shop and to eat a nice lunch. it was so nice to get off campus and enjoy a nice sunny day in the city. more good things to come! happy thurs.

day trip to philly

although i've explored downtown philadelphia many times, my day trip on labor day felt unlike my other adventures. i took the train in the morning with no specific schedule or agenda, other than a craving for a good cheesesteak. this gave me a lot of flexibility in where to go and what to see. abby… Continue reading day trip to philly

questival continued

i, laura, had the amazing opportunity to compete in cotopaxi's questival twin cities. it was seriously the adventure of a lifetime.  questival, in short, is an adventure race with over 280 challenges that are mostly specific to the city it takes place in... watch this super cool video for a better explanation! my favorite challenges… Continue reading questival continued

banff national park in alberta, canada 

i, jane, got to spend this past week exploring banff national park. it was one of the most beautiful places i have ever experienced. i biked, hiked, canoed, and road tripped my way through banff and lake louise. below are some pictures.  for anyone who gets the chance to visit, here are my best tips: … Continue reading banff national park in alberta, canada 

tokyo fashion

i, jane, just got back from tokyo, japan a few days ago! (more to come on my itinerary soon) when i went to tokyo, i had a single vision of what kind of fashion i would see. i imagined the eccentric, colorful "baby doll" style outfits that people tend to stereotype tokyo for having. however,… Continue reading tokyo fashion