I’ve been in the U.K. for the past month and a half visiting my dad, and I’ve been slowly but surely getting the rest of my London bucket list done. One of the places I’ve been DYING to visit for years was Élan Cafe. It absolutely did not disappoint. Have you seen a more gorgeous place?!
I recently went on a very fun, adult-like trip to Las Vegas with my best friends, and we ended up stopping at the Seven Magic Mountains on the way back. I’ve had this place on my bucket list forever. I was so happy to go visit it, especially with some of the best gals I know.
This past month I had the opportunity, alongside 19 other students from the W.A. Franke College of Business, to go on the trip of a lifetime. After an intense interview process, with an upwards of 200 applications, we were the ones that were selected to go and essentially shadow Warren Buffett and his teams from Berkshire Hathaway organizations. We flew to Omaha, Nebraska, and I had the opportunity to not only visit with Mr. Warren himself ( please read further to hear the crazy story of how THAT happened lol), but also got to visit and tour Oriental Trading Company, Borsheims Fine Jewelry, and The Nebraska Furniture Mart. This was probably the most iconic experience of my whole business undergraduate degree. I think I’ve officially peaked.
One of the most amazing things I did in college so far was go to AZ Hot Springs with the Hiking Club and my best friends back in Spring 2017. This is obviously an overdue blog post, considering it happened back in 2017, but I still felt the need to talk about the AZ Hot Springs this year. If you ever visit AZ or need a new AZ trail to hike through, you absolutely have to go to the AZ Hot Springs.
I finally visited Creamistry with my little brother over winter break, and I discovered what all the hype of liquid nitrogen ice-cream was all about. I’ve seen this place on Instagram so many times, and I was so confused on what was going on with this ice-cream. I really wanted to try it out myself, since I was in town for break and the concept of making ice cream right in front of you with liquid nitrogen sounded rad. In a nutshell, I loved it and I think it’s over-priced, but everyone should try liquid nitrogen ice-cream from Creamistry if they get a chance.
We finally had a snow day this past Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I truthfully hate the cold, but I LOVE the snow. It absolutely looks like a winter wonderland at my university, and it makes me not want to go to class or run any errands because I’d rather just bask in the snow’s glory. It’s an endless dilemma, especially since I have hypothyroidism and I’m cold 24/7, but I love the beauty of a snow-filled campus in AZ.
Today was my last day in the Phoenix area before I have to go back to Flagstaff, and I had a whole plan of taking photos of Tanner, being creative, and all these other fun things, and we honestly just ended up feasting at Sprinkles and enjoying the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Is this really a bad thing? Probably not. I had a totally awesome day and the best cupcake ever.
I recently visited New Orleans for a trip with my business organization, Future Business Leaders of America, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The only information I had on New Orleans mainly came from textbooks in elementary school or one of my faves, the TV show “The Originals”. I ended up enjoying it so much more than I thought I would.
Today I decided to visit an incredible coffee and cake place in the Downtown Scottsdale area called “Růže Cake House”. I had heard about it previously from Pinterest and Instagram, and I am a huge sucker for anything cute and coffee-related, so I was super excited to try it out. I was completely in love. Their selection of Boba teas, iced coffees, lattes, cakes, macaroons, danishes , and sweet creations did not let me down in any way. As for the customer service? Impeccable…just like the aesthetic qualities of the whole place. I will definitely be visiting again!
Something that I look forward to every single October in college is the Homecoming Carnival that ASNAU, our Northern Arizona University Student Government, hosts for the students for free. There are all types of fun rides, free popcorn, hot chocolate, and cotton candy, and a multitude of fun and silly games to immerse yourself in. I love every second of it.