Travel

Sofia & Bernardo

On the second day of our trip to Mexico City, we attended and filmed the wedding of Sofia and Bernardo. This couple is what dreams are made of. They were both thoughtful, kind, and gentle in disposition and nature. Their wedding day was so calm -- Bernardo watched his favorite team play soccer before the ceremony, and Sofia got ready in her apartment with her sister.

One of the most memorable memories from their wedding day was the nonstop dancing that took place at the reception. Sofia and Bernardo were so joyful and didn't stop dancing and jumping with arms around each other for the entirety of the evening. The incredible food and tequila weren't too bad, either!

Their wedding was visually stunning, but to us, the bride and groom radiated the true beauty of the day. Check out the highlight film of their day below, and enjoy.

Mexico City: Day One

The Friday after we arrived to Mexico City, we did some sight-seeing around the historic city center. We actually used Uber to get around our entire time we were there, and it was perfectly safe and professional, and cheap. Many of our Uber drivers were wearing suit jackets and offered us peppermints and bottled water. SO nice. We haven't died yet, so it seems they weren't poisoned.

The first thing we did was venture into this gorgeous 17th century palace-turned boutique hotel Grupo Habita for some coffee and the most random breakfast ever - roasted tomato foccacia. I know - so Mexican of me. Kind of wish we stayed in this hotel because it was dreamy.

We then kept walking and made it to the largest square in the world which houses the National Palace and the infamous Mexico City Cathedral. These are the typical sites that are a must-see when going to Mexico City. The Cathedral has insane history and architecture and the National Palace does as well. There are famous murals by Diego Rivera on the wall all over the palace. Also, best part about both places - totally free. We also walked into some random churches and into San Ildefonso College. It used to be a Jesuit boarding school, but now it has grotesque murals all over the walls that I imagine are making the Jesuits roll over in their grave. 

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For lunch, we headed to a different neighborhood - the Polanco neighborhood - for an epic lunch at Pujol. I think I need a blog post just on this restaurant. Pujol is a gourmet Mexican restaurant that is world-renowned and has been on multiple Top Restaurants of the World lists. Let's just say it was the most expensive meal of my life, but Max also said it was the best meal of his life which made it completely worth it :) It was an extremely special experience and we left with bellies full for over 24 hours.

From there, we went to the Roma North neighborhood which is pretty much the Brooklyn of Mexico City. We walked past hip coffee shop after hip coffee shop, and popped into some fun places to check them out, including Mercado Roma, an Eataly-inspired market offering specialty foods.

A long day of sightseeing, full of worthwhile stops. So far, Mexico City has proven to be a gem.

BTW - we purchased this Lomo instant camera for the trip along with some film which was the best purchase ever! We didn't use it nearly enough but it was so fun having a polaroid camera with us. 

Mexico City

Last week, we had the opportunity to travel down to Mexico to film a gorgeous Mexican wedding as well as do some sight-seeing with some of our very best friends.

It was an incredible week (and Max's first time out of the country!) with very full days. It was definitely not a relaxing trip, though -- next time we go to Mexico we are planning on hitting up the BEACH and doing nothing but sun-bathing. Any suggestions for the best beaches in Mehico?

Follow us along as we reminisce about our trip!

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Snowy Day

We feel extremely blessed to live in Northern Minnesota at the moment. The natural beauty creates this tranquility that just isn't found in a big city such as New York or even Minneapolis. Max has commented many times on the peace that comes with residing next to a body of water. I tend to agree. Every morning we can see the sunrise peeking above the trees and rooftops from our apartment, and in the wintertime steam rises from the warmer temperatures of the water. It's hard to not take a billion photographs everyday, but quite honestly even if we did, it would never grow old.

Hello

Welcome to our adventure.

We have been dreaming and scheming for a while, and have finally decided to make a dream of ours come true. Thus, we begin a really fun chapter of our lives. Welcome to Chasing Haben. We are excited to see what doors open and how He decides to use us. Abandonment to divine providence is a beautiful thing.