Amy Takes Akron
If a picture could potentially encapsulate the British spirit, I think this would be it.  This picture says England - the only thing missing are the rolling green hills, farmland full of sheep, Victorian villages, and the most amazing people anyone has ever met.  

If a picture could potentially encapsulate the British spirit, I think this would be it.  This picture says England - the only thing missing are the rolling green hills, farmland full of sheep, Victorian villages, and the most amazing people anyone has ever met.  

"I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it".

Michael Phelps 

So excited for the Olympic Games opening ceremonies tonight in London - I thought this quote is a little Friday inspiration and teaser of the amazingness the next two weeks are sure to bring in my second favorite city in the world (sorry, London - Akron has to claim the #1 spot).

 Much more to come on my London and Olympian ties, as well as a play by play of the events from my American and British sources across the pond - stay tuned! 

Preppy Heaven (aka J. Crew) Comes to Akron!

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It’s a BIG day for Akron.

The long-awaited, much anticipated arrival of J. Crew to the greater Akron area is finally here, and better yet, the little slice of preppy heaven has landed right in my backyard! For years, I have trekked up to Beachwood, the closest J. Crew, and it’s a bit of a hike.  This ultimately meant a 40 minute gamble driving up 271, hoping that the sale racks would be full of cute clothes.  Sometimes, we’d hit the big time; others we would find nothingness amidst the stylish stock.  Alternatively, my lunchtime J Crew or J Crew Factory online shopping sprees could spur excitement - only to discover that sweater doesn’t look quite as good on me as it did the expertly styled model.

Although I’m not one to pass up a shopping trip and I do enjoy the occasional online shopping spree package outside my door, J Crew’s arrival to Summit Mall means much more instant gratification and consistent opportunities to prep away to my hearts content! And, most likely, a bit more of a dent in my wallet - but hey, somebody has to keep it classy in the Valley, right?

I have not yet made it in to witness the preppy mecca first-hand, but my source in the field (aka my style ‘twin’ and lovely younger sister, Laura) says that the store is “very nice, a bit small” with “no sale stuff yet”. 

Cheers to cute cardis, printed tops, and skinny jeans for all!!

"What is a Taste of Akron" found in today’s Akron Beacon Journal - a great article listing 21 of the top Akrowdy foods/restaurants sure to make your mouth water. 

Summing it up, Lisa Abrahams writes “A taste of Akron is so much more.  It is rooted deeply in our past, our people, and the foods and flavors that contribute to the fabric of our community.”  To me, that quote in and of itself exemplifies Akron and its rich history, speaking to the city’s sense of community and ‘roots’, rather than just a hodgepodge of meaningless “tastes”.   And as this list shows, Akron’s tastes are definitively historic, as well as delicious! 

Looking forward to eating some Graf’s corn tonight! Anybody want to bring me some Stricklands for dessert?? :)

"Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Ah, delicious ambiguity…" - Gilda Radner
Starting this blog off with my favorite quote - here’s to delicious ambiguity and lots of fun!