A visit to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

It’s impossible to visit Charlottesville, Virginia without hearing about Thomas Jefferson–or Mr. Jefferson, as he’s referred to by locals. Born and raised in Virginia, Jefferson inherited a large amount of land outside of Charlottesville in his 20s. At age 26, he started building Monticello: his self-designed grand estate. Honestly: I enjoyed the visit so much […]

January 22, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Charlottesville

Over the holidays, I headed down to Charlottesville, Virginia to spend Christmas with my boyfriend’s family. Although my boyfriend is a born-and-raised Manhattanite, his uncle was a law professor at University of Virginia and his aunt worked in PR department at the university–so my boyfriend has years and years of fond memories of Christmas in […]

January 15, 2015 Continue reading…