Monthly Archives: December 2013





patterns in paradise


When I visited my sister at Caltech the other week, I got to take a gander at her balcony attached to her lovely dorm room. Can you even imagine going to a school where such a thing exists? (My answer: Um, no.) I took the opportunity in the sun to snap a few pics of my fun and colorful outfit. Certainly not the best look for anyone in the Northeast right now, but perhaps as a vacation ensemble??





dress | cardigan | shoes | sunglasses | watch | bracelets | necklace

roses and sweet treats

roses and sweet treatsSometimes relaxation requires getting your nails done, sometimes is takes going to the spa for a massage, sometimes it requires family time, and sometimes it calls for a great yoga session. But, sometimes, all relaxation requires is a good picture for inspiration. This picture does just that; roses, coffee, magazines, sunglasses, and popcorn — do you need anything else?

Have a relaxing weekend!

come and gone

Can you believe Christmas is already come and gone? I arrived back home from the west coast on Monday night at midnight so these past few days have been a whirlwind of last-minute present wrapping, lots of cooking and cleaning, and of course tons of wonderful family time! Today my family and I will be traveling to Burlington, Vermont for a little holiday escape. Hope everyone else is finding a nice way to unwind from the Christmas craziness!


merry merry

merry merry

not even a mouse


As I arrived back home just yesterday from my crazy California adventure (see here, here and here) I unfortunately missed a lot of my family’s usual holiday preparations. However, we have plenty of traditions (see here) that I got back  just in time for! I can’t wait to go to my cousins’ house for a delicious Christmas Eve meal, look for the North Star at night, wake up early to open presents, make a delicious breakfast of bagels and lox, comb through our stocking surprises, and spend the rest of the day catching up with relatives old and young. Merry Christmas Eve, followers!


last minute stocking stuffers

last minute stocking stuffers
It’s two days before Christmas — no, worse — it’s Christmas Eve and your stockings are still not stuffed. Without some elvish magic, what are you supposed to do? Do not fear! Simply pick up one (or more) of these super easy, last minute stocking stuffers:
5. Gum 
(for more stocking stuffer ideas, check here!)