I'm Maredith, C+L's first Social Media Intern! I'm a Senior at the University of Montana and majoring in Communication, here are some of my favorite things!
Trader Joes // If you’ve spent more than one hour with me I can guarantee that you’ve heard me talk about some snack that only Trader Joes has. I don’t know why, but no other store can compare to the one I grew up going to. Their Joe Joe’s, not the potatoes that you are thinking, the TJ oreos, are life changing. It's a vibe; you go for the warm aesthetic, inexpensive snacks, and the free coffee in the back (this only took me like 10 years to realize). If you haven’t gone to a Trader Joes, do yourself a favor and head that way. (pro tip: If you are located in Missoula your closest one is in Spokane, head there ASAP)
Travel // I’ve got the travel bug, and bad. All my life I’ve been researching places to go, things to see and making my ‘dream’ itineraries for trips I had no way of going on. A couple weeks ago, on a whim, I bought tickets to visit my best friend who lives in Spain. A few months after that trip, with my friends from home, we're going to Thailand! And quite honestly, I still can't stop looking at flights.
Coffee // I’m that person who can’t function without their one… ok two, cups of coffee. My Mom is the same way and she taught me how to appreciate a freshly brewed, dark roast at a very young age. Because I grew up just outside of Seattle it’s only fitting that I know my good coffee from the cheap stuff. I do love a good PSL (pumpkin spice latte), which people claim to be 'not real coffee', but in the fall, when the leaves are changing color and it's starting to get colder and colder, how can you NOT enjoy one of these?!
Açaí Bowls // This is the best snack, or meal there ever was. I was first introduced to these a few years ago in California, and ever since my life has been changed. The best one I've ever had was from Mountain Berry Bowls; it had mango, kiwi, and bee pollen in addition to all the typical toppings. Who would have thought the best açaí bowl would be in Western Montana?
Creating Youtube Videos // Growing up my friends and I used to think it was super cool to make music videos to our favorite songs. We posted them onto facebook and they haunt us to this day. We made them to California Girls-Katy Perry, Baby-Justin Bieber, as well as Veggie Tales. Iconic, I know. I'll be doing autographs next month, hmu.