Getting Fancy at the Jewel Box

I jumped at the chance to see not only the outside of Forest Park’s beautiful Jewel Box, but to also party inside it when my school hosted a formal at this venue. The Jewel Box is a greenhouse located in Forest Park. It was built in 1936 but was recently renovated & cleaned so that it could be rented out for receptions and parties. I was sure it looked beautiful during the day, but at night? Absolutely spectacular!

Jewel Box Outside at Night in Forest Park St. Louis

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Liebster Blog Award

To my surprise last week, Divya from Heart of Nowhere nominated me for the Liebster award. I’m so flattered, thanks!

Liebster Award It's JPei

The Liebster Blog Award was created for smaller bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest,and beloved. Essentially, this award allows bloggers to discover each other and get to know one another better.

Rules for Liebster Award:

  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
  2. Answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to do the same
  4. Let the bloggers know you have nominated know they have been nominated

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Off the Beaten Path

My favorite kind of runs are ones that are 34% running and the rest? Anything else. Most of the time, that means walking, drinking water, etc. but on Saturday my friend Brolivia and I wandered off the running trail to explore a small beaten path. I thought it was the same one that I discovered earlier in the year (see my Nature Walks post), but to my delight it was not. So here are pics from the hike that I snapped with my iPhone:

trees bark build shelter tent forest

Looks like someone was here before us…

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It’s all Greek to Me: Artopolis Bakery

I normally don’t do full-on restaurant reviews because SO MANY people already do them and probably write better reviews than me (Yelp is wonderful). But I felt compelled to at least capture the ambiance of this one Greek bakery/cafe/agora we brunched at in Chicago because a) its decorations and pastries were so unbelievably pretty, and b) there weren’t many people in the restaurant at the time so I didn’t feel self-conscious taking photos. Now there’s the real reason… :D

The restaurant was called Artopolis.

Artopolis Greek Restaurant Bakery Cafe Agora in Chicago

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