Year in Review (2015).

Like any other year, 2015 had its ups and downs. And as always, the downs made the ups ever-sweeter. Here’s to focusing on the positive: some of my most favorite “ups” from the last 365 days.

2015 brought me to Miami (twice), Nashville, and Park City, where I spent time with family and friends for vacations, birthday celebrations, and a wedding. Of course, I took pictures all along the way.

Miami:

the w south beach

Nashville:

broadway nashville

tavern nashville

bj reece orchard

Park City:

st. regis park city

st. regis park city

ritual chocolate park city

But if you follow This Is It Though, you know my heart lies in NYC, where I was born and raised and yet remain a freak of a tourist, never ceasing to take photos during my everyday pursuits. Yes, I am completely ashamed of it, and no, I will not stop. Lincoln Center, the Empire State Building, and a morning in Williamsburg all documented below.

nyc blogger

empire state building

williamsburg morning

Luckily, I was able to pursue some of things I love most in life in 2015. At the top of that list? Exercise, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

So, I did yoga whenever I could…

yoga to the people nyc

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…and ran a 10k in May.

nyc 10k

I ate a breakfast of champions every damn day, whipping up winning combos like this plant-based protein smoothie bowl…

healthy smoothie bowl

…these dates with almond butter, coconut, maple syrup + strawbs…

healthy paleo breakfast

…and this bowl of overnight oats topped with raisins, walnuts, and honey.

healthy oatmeal

I also enjoyed all that the great outdoors has to offer, be it in Utah or Westchester, NY.

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wild nature

And when my schedule (and wallet) allowed for it, I made sure to pick up fresh goodies from local farmer’s markets’ bounties. Those goodies included the following:

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union sq. farmer's market

union square greenmarket

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As for some of my most memorable restaurant meals, this salmon + labne dish from Bonfiglio & Bread (in Hudson, NY) deserves a shoutout…

bonfiglio

…as do the chips + guac and Mexican corn from Taquiza in Miami…

…and the killer hummus from Taim in the West Village.

taim nyc

With just one last year left of my time in Atlanta, I returned to some of my favorite spots, like Octane Coffee

octane coffee grant park

…as well as Piedmont Park…

piedmont park

…and Yalla!

yalla atlanta

So, here’s to hoping that 2016 is as nutty as 2015…

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…and that:

the best is yet to come

Lots of love to all in the brand new year. Make it a goodie, lovelies!

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6 thoughts on “Year in Review (2015).

    • Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by to check out the roundup. A weekend in Nashville is definitely worth it — so much live music and yummy eats. Hope you make it there in 2016! Xo

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