feeling sporty!

Image of 2017 Wimbledon Champions

When I was six years old, I played tennis for the first time. It was a total accident, a trip to the park turned into a basic lesson from a family friend, and now today it is my favorite sport both to play and watch. Thus, a trip to Wimbledon was on the agenda while in London. Even waiting for the tour of the grounds to begin, it was incredible to see the draw boards, still intact from the last tournament in July. I made sure to find Venus Williams’ name and track her matches all the way to the finals. Also, I saw a gorgeous poster of all the 2017 winners. Special props to Claire Liu (second row second from the right) for winning the junior girls singles. Always great to see an American come out on top!

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the quest for a cronut!

image of a cronut

When the cronut (croissant/donut hybrid) craze hit its peak a few years ago, I shrugged my shoulders. Sure, I’ll wait in the Doughnut Vault line for an hour for a chestnut glazed, but I just did not get the appeal. Part of the reason why was that we don’t have a Dominique Ansel Bakery in Chicago so, if I was going to try one, it would have to be some knockoff instead of the original creation. However, there is one in London, so I caved and journeyed to find out why this little dessert has such a cult following.

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