Local Street Art: Downtown St. Pete


Last weekend my BFF Katie and I went to Localtopia in downtown St. Pete. It’s a local event that highlights small businesses in our town. It was pretty crowded this year so we decided to walk around and check out a few boutiques we’ve been wanting to visit. We ended up walking by so many colorful murals that we had to take pics! These particular murals are on 1st Ave N between 6th St. S and 7th St. S. I know, the roads are so complicated downtown!

Street art has always been a unique feature of downtown St. Pete. I love driving down 1st or Central and spotting new murals pop up. Some are even in the most unexpected places. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend exploring!


Small Town Indiana

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About a week ago, my boyfriend Chris and I visited Indiana to see part of my family and attend the annual Strassenfest. My dad’s side of the family comes from a small town in southern Indiana called Jasper. It’s a big farming community that is very in touch with its German roots. Almost everyone in that town has a German last name! Every year around the town square they hold a street festival called Strassenfest. I’ve been a couple times, but this was Chris’s first time! He was pretty excited. We’re both of German descent so it was pretty cool eating German food and attending German-themed events. My favorites were the log sawing competition and the Dachshund Dash, a wiener dog race!

We also visited a nearby town called French Lick. The main resort features beautiful gardens that slightly resemble Versailles. It made for a nice walk around the property. Definitely IG worthy.