6 Photo Worthy Spots in Cleveland

Every time I come back to my hometown of Cleveland, I realize that the city is doing amazing things. There’s always something new to discover; a restaurant that recently opened, a new addition to a city museum, or, my favorite, freshly painted street art. Whenever I’m back home, I visit a bunch of exciting spots in the city and, duh, snap tons of pictures. Whether it’s for a professional wedding or engagement photo shoot or simply to liven up your Facebook or Instagram feed, here are 6 of my favorite photo worthy spots in Cleveland!

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What it’s like to transition from Chicago to New York

I’ve officially been in New York for four months, which may not seem like a lot to outsiders, but feels like an eternity to me in the city! I’ve been trying to experience as many things in NYC as I can in these few short months, and I have a lot of opinions about the city… a lot! Some good, mostly bad, but hey, I’m still tryin’ out here, and as most people will tell you, their transition to New York probably wasn’t a piece of cake either, but you just have to keep a good attitude and push through.

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“User Not Found” | Why Instagram Deleted My Account and How I Got it Back

Fair warning: I’m going to try to make this post as dramatic as possible, not that I really have to try very hard. Losing my Instagram for 3 hours was terrible and stressful and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

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I’m Back! And I Moved to New York City!

Hi,Pepperminters! I’M BACK! Did you miss me?! 🙂

The Past

When I first started a blog back three years ago, my goal was to share my ideas about food, fitness, fashion and frugality in the amazing city of Chicago. My little sister and I came up with the name “Pepperminting” to describe that best friend phenomenon in which we knew precisely what the other one was saying/thinking, and I was off! I have made lifelong friends through this blog, experienced amazing restaurants, and collaborated with incredible companies. My experience as a Chicago blogger was a fabulous one and I was sad to see it go.

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See Chicago through a Mercury Urban Adventure Cruise

As you all know by now, Chicago has been home for some years and I consider it home. The traffic can drive me crazy and I’ve gained about 10 pounds eating way too much pizza, but it has such a special place in my heart and I love trying out unique experiences here!img_0011

One special way to see the city of Chicago through a new lens is on a Mercury Skyline Cruise right down the Chicago River to Lake Michigan. I went on this scenic boat tour and enjoyed it SO MUCH I wanted to share with you!Read more…    

A Paris-Themed Wedding Shower

My sister Angelina is getting married in just a few short weeks, and it was my honor to help throw her a fabulous bridal shower to celebrate. (Check out her chic Chicago bachelorette party details here!) She’s getting married in Québec, and has loved all things French since she was a little girl, so a Parisian-themed wedding shower was a no brainer. I worked diligently with my mom and the  to put together a beautiful French-inspired brunch party for 45 of Angelina’s closest friends and family.Paris themed wedding showerRead more…