{new haven} 0 degree

August 8, 2018

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Recently I tried a relatively new dessert place in New Haven. It is along my morning run route and finally had the chance to try it after one of my runs! It is most known for its Thai ice cream – which, if you haven’t tried it before – is rolled up ice cream! This is my 2nd time trying this type of ice cream (1st time was in NYC a couple years ago). This place was surprisingly good and cost only $7 dollars. I tried the “miss nilla” with nilla wafers, coconut, and caramel mixed into the ice cream mixture, then I had to top it off with sprinkles of course! Such a yummy treat. I definitely plan on stopping by again sometime before the summer ends! The interior is also very cute with a post-it wall – you can write notes and stick it up on the wall (unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of this).

IMG_9798The creation!

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Hello!

Earlier this month, two good friends from high school got married (it was a love story 10 years in the making), and it gave us a great opportunity to get up to Vermont for a little long weekend getaway. The wedding was in Waitsfield at this great little place called the Round Barn Farm.

We were fortunate enough to also stay at the adjacent Inn at Round Barn Farm for the night before and of the wedding, and it was the most wonderful Bed and Breakfast I have ever stayed at! Take a look!

A view of the round barn in back and the inn in the foreground (excuse the workers atop the round barn roof)

The gorgeous view from the back patio of the inn – I could stare at this for hours! In fact, lying on the hammock looking out at this view on Saturday afternoon was probably the most relaxed I have been in awhile

The lovely dining area inside the inn

Just one of the courses from one of the morning’s breakfasts – the inn always serves a plated, seated, multi-course breakfast every morning and the menu changes each day, so you never know what you’re going to get.

If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check out The Inn at Round Barn Farm – it’s definitely worth the price tag!

Until next time,
Attrace

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Rare Books library on the Yale campus. I have heard a lot about this library and was so excited to finally have the time to go! This library is more of a museum than a library. There were lots of tourists taking pictures. This library even has 2 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, which are apparently very rare to come by! The coolest part of this library is that the exterior is made of a special material that does not allow UV rays to enter so the books can be kept in pristine condition!


The coolest library I have ever seen!


Gutenberg Bible


The cool exterior

I was recently in Washington DC visiting one of my sisters. I am not a huge fan of museums, but I felt like I had to visit a few since the museums are all free! I wasn’t a huge fan of the air and space museum, but the museum of natural history was really cool!! (because I am a huge science nerd) We didn’t leave much time to explore this museum, but I would definitely come visit again! The museum is divided into many sections with various exhibitions on mammalian life, microscopic life, ocean life, human impact, geology, etc. If you love science, you MUST visit this museum if you’re ever in the area!


Mammal exhibit!


Ocean exhibit


Human impact


DINOSAURS!

There is SO much more. You have to go explore it for yourself!

{dc} welcoming france

June 13, 2018

Hello!

Being in DC, there are a number of opportunities that are open to the public every year to visit the White House. Back in April, I got to go see the France State Arrival Ceremony welcoming Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron during their visit to DC. Despite having to arrive in the wee hours of the morning to start lining up and get through security, I would say the experience was definitely worth it!

This military band played both the American and French national anthems

The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps also performed

Here are President Trump and President Macron walking by on the lawn

My view of the White House from among the crowds on the South Lawn – if you look closely, the First Couples are standing and waving on the balcony

Hoping for more opportunities in the future to see the White House again!

~attrace