Is it grey or gray? I can never decide. But I love gre/ay days so much. They feel so relaxed, so cozy and so perfect. The holidays were a crazy few months and now that we have finally passed them all, I'm looking forward to a new year renewing myself, cultivating my ongoing projects and attempting to grow creatively.Read More
The end of another year. A tumultuous one at that. I like to read back through my my notes and journals to see progress, to revisit other times / spaces / mindsets and to build on old ideas. As I was flipping through the posts of this blog today I was inspired to round up ten from the year. It was hard to narrow them down, but here they are: my favorite ten of the year.
10/ Home is Center
I think it can be so interesting to revisit other times. All we have is the present, and all the anxieties you can see in past moments remind me to let it go in the present. We never know what is around the corner, and most of the time, we can't help whatever the universe has in store for us next anyway. Sometimes it's great; sometimes it's scary. Being true in the present is so important. Happiness in the present is so important. Holding your loved ones close in the present is so important. It's a lesson that I've been reminded of over and over and over again this year, and I'm grateful for all these moments we have all had together.
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WHY DID WE COME BACK FROM VACATION? VACATION IS THE BEST LIFEEEEEE. Real life just does not compare.
This post is packed with photos because I just could not say no to any of them. Before we left for our trip, Brad and I were both at stress levels of 1000 out of 100. We both had crazy work stuff going on when we left, and leaving just felt like pressing pause in the middle of a storm. It took a few days to really get out of the work state-of-mind and into the vacation state-of-mind, but once we made it through the weeds, it was truly rejuvenating. We spent the week learning more about each other and ourselves and discovering a new way we could exist - blissfully enjoying early morning sunrises and late night stargazing.Read More
I had a great Day at the Museum with B, my bro-in-law, his clan of little ones and some family pals on New Years Eve. Our nephews are finally getting old enough to understand the things they're looking at and have semi-functioning brains so seeing some giant squids and rocks was fun to do with them.
Smithsonian's Natural History Museum is always my go-to and my favorite. I hadn't been back there since our 2015 Valentine's Day trip to see the massive orchid exhibit. Swoon.
"Natural History Museum" is also the theme of our new place so it was also perf to get inspiration. Takeaway- we need more rocks in the house but we're solid on vintage nature books.
This morning I'm enjoying the fantasy of living in
that was constructed in a former alleyway and optimized to get as much natural lighting as possible. When can I move in?
While closing out this snowy weekend, I realized that
The Grand Budapest Hotel
needed a shoutout. It's my winter movie of choice (I've watched it twice this weekend), and I'm craving some Mendel's deserts. Or Mendel's pink. One or the other - or both - would be very welcome in my life.
Yes, yes I know that this movie is not new. It's not new to me either- don't worry. But it is just spectacularly beautiful. It got an undeserved bad rap when it came out for not being as in depth as other Wes Anderson flicks but I don't feel that is representative. No, it's not as heart tuggingly emotional as
The Darjeeling Limited
or as nostalgic as
or sympathetic as
, but it has it's own character and spirit in it's own right. A fast-moving tale told of a man with nothing, or Zero, and just as a modest person with nothing would tell the story of their life. It may be my favorite of all the Wes Anderson films I've seen. Mystical and imaginative - a place I want to be.
from Apartment Therapy. I've had the house tour open in a tab on my computer for the past three days. I can't look away.
Key points of major house crushing:
in the mix
+ styling of amber bottles and plants
+ mix of big fancy furniture pieces with cheaper Ikea ones
Finding major book loving inspiration from parts
of this Fairytale inspired wedding on Green Wedding Shoes this week. Giant books, moss, hanging books and shipping labels. Get inside my head further, why don't you. Such an amazing, non-expected twist on the boring rustic/boho/barn weddings that GWS is littered with. Refreshing with touches of what I love about these kinds of weddings.
I can never have enough good things to say about Mindy Kaling. She is my personal role model and TV superhero. I don't watch anything that she doesn't have her hand in - so The Office and The Mindy Project. I have no interest in anything else. If you don't know her - read her book. There are no words that I give that would even touch on how awesome she is.
Remember when I was
? So I
and got rid of a ton of shit out of my apartment? This apartment was the reason why. I model for my friend Lisa who owns
, a vintage clothing line (from whom I have many pieces) and the "set" (aka friend's apartment) for her latest look book
was so inspiring that I drove straight from the shoot to Ikea to pick up planks of wood and shelf brackets, and then to the hardware store to pick up more air plants because OMG WHAT AN AMAZING SPACE!! Usually after a shoot, I go back to Lisa's shop
in Brookland, DC and pick up one of the pieces from the shoot that I couldn't live without. This time it might be a few pieces... Those yellow shorts are part of a JUMPSUIT!!!
I'm even getting unproductive just LOOKING at these photos. I have paper flowers to make, but I'm about to just go clean things and make them pretty...
here for EVEN MORE interior inspiration!