Hi, y’all! For those who don’t know us, we’re Kelsie and Lexi Aziz, sisters and friends. Kelsie is a Texas Tech alum and current graduate student at the University of Oklahoma who is a live music enthusiast and in denial she’s turning 25 this year. Lexi is a PR student at Texas Tech and a textbook Gemini whose iTunes library ranges from Drake to Frank Sinatra.
|Cooking traditional Kurdish dishes|
We both had the amazing opportunity through Texas Tech to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain (two years apart), and it didn’t take long after Kelsie’s trip in 2011 to realize we were passionate about traveling. Prior to studying abroad, we had never lived outside of Texas, or really outside of Dallas. Fast-forward to September 2013, and our parents are hopping on a Lufthansa flight to move to Frankfurt, Germany, for 3-5 years. A lot has changed in our lives, and pretty quickly, but we couldn’t be happier about it.
One thing we have always loved, and has added to our wanderlust, is food. Coming from a family with a Kurdish background, cooking was a way for us to learn about a culture we weren’t able to experience firsthand in Kurdistan. Add our love for food to our newfound passion for traveling, and you’ve got a pretty amazing and exciting combo with endless opportunities.
Most importantly, for this blog, we both love to write, and vowed to do it more as we contemplated our New Years resolutions. Kelsie has her bachelor’s in PR and is earning her master’s in strategic communication, and Lexi is earning her bachelor’s in PR (we’re not totally the same person, we swear), so writing is a big part of our lives. Finally, after really wanting to start a blog together for over a year, we decided to do it. And what better time than when we’re both trying to graduate in May?
So, this brings us to Pizza and Champagne. The day our parents moved, the first thing we did was check into our hotel (because we were now homeless in Dallas), and buy a pizza and a bottle (or two) of champagne. We really have realized, no matter where you are in life or in the world, sometimes, the only constants are pizza and champagne. And, can you really go wrong with either of those things?
We’ve learned that life gets much easier (and way more fun) when you accept the spontaneity that comes with it. So, join us on our adventures, whether they’re in another country or in our kitchen, as we share with you what makes us happy.