Monday, August 31, 2009


My fiance deserves a post because he has been so wonderful putting up with my nervous nellie ways for the past few weeks. I started law school today, but not without some serious doubts. John held my hand, laughed at me, and told me it would be okay. And today it was.

So John, thank you for believing in me and being proud of me. It means more than you know.

{All pictures taken by my father in Tobago 3 weeks ago}

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Because I like this.

500 Days of Summer was cute, but not my favorite movie of all time. However, I DO like this video of cute Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He's kind of bratty, and I like it, mostly because I can be bratty too.

Frida Kahlo

She will always remain one of my favorite artists. And the rich colors and flowers in her hair? Perfection.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Apartment Therapy

(What I'm imagining one of my 2 bathrooms will look like)

I'm moving! After two years in my lovely studio loft apartment (which I so generously shared with my fiance), it was time for a change. I start law school on Monday (eee), and had been begging John for a place with at least one door, and maybe, possibly, a teensy office for me.

Well, we found one, and I'm at a loss for how to decorate it! You see, we're moving into a handicap accessible apartment, and we now have two MASSIVE industrial-looking bathrooms and low counters. While some people may balk at this, John and I jumped at the challenge, especially since one of us is tall and the other one is short (but the dr. said I was 5'5"!)...

...Except that now I'm starting to doubt my apartment decorating abilities. Tell me, do you have any tips or suggestions for how to make awkward spaces work??

(P.S.~ I don't know how confident I feel about chalkboard paint, but isn't this table awesome?)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My favorite kind of people (for Erin)


A fraction of fashion.

I just came across this beautiful woman's blog, A Fraction of Fashion while browsing yet another awesome new blog, Turned Out. God, isn't she gorgeous? And Celia (A Fraction of Fashion), seems to have kept her style totally her own, which is hard to do.

Plus, those curls! Ah, she is my new style crush.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Le Mariage

My darling friend Morgan got married this weekend, and oh, did it make me excited to get married. It was a beautiful ceremony, simple and sweet, at a GORGEOUS mansion in Connecticut.

I was with all of my oldest friends. I love the above picture because we're all so happy, and invested in making sure that Morgan (the bride) looked her best. I wish her all the happiness in the world, and to my dear friends, I love you.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Return (of Sorts)

Today I leave the little island that has been my home for the past two weeks. It's been quite a relaxing stay in Tobago, being with my family and John for such an extended amount of time. It's rare that all of us are in the same place at once, considering that one of us is across the country, two of us are in (or about to start) school, grad and university, and my parents are in Connecticut, tending to their lives.

It's time to come back to the real world. I'm excited about it, especially because it starts this weekend with a wedding!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


smell of the ocean
ripe mangoes. and starfruit. and grapefruit.
fresh fish
salt water
cold beer
peeling nailpolish
brown skin

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


I decided to leave everything behind and come with my family to the island of Tobago, where my grandmother lives. It's a much needed vacation, and I haven't been with my family altogether since December.

I'm signing off (again) until I return on Aug 22 (with lots of pictures).


Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer Vacation

There is nothing better than taking a self-imposed break during the summer months.  Despite the fact that I have seen more rain in the past 2 months than I have ever seen before, I haven't been deterred from having the time of my life (right now I'm sitting at my family's house in Connecticut in my mother's little writing shed, watching a very swollen river rush past.). 

I'm ready (somewhat) to come back to the world of blogging.  I have spent the past few weeks doing whatever my little heart desired.  I finally quit my job working as a paralegal, and I have a month-long break before I start law school.  I went to California to visit my friends and my brother, sat outside in the sun and read several books.  I came back to Boston and sat in my incredibly hot apartment with a fan trained on me and (several) glasses of white wine.  Right now I'm at my family's house, which is deep in the woods, and such a peaceful place to be.  In two weeks, I'm going to Tobago to visit my grandmother for two weeks.

I'm not so sure I'll be back very soon, but I guess you'll just have to check back and see!  

Tell me what you've been doing these past few months.  I would love to hear about it.