Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Cozy Apartment

The soft colors, the coziness and greenery of this apartment is everything I'm trying to go for since my sister and I are still in the process of buying furniture for our place. We only just got a kitchen table that needs a lot of love with a new paint job and a little refurbishing. We're also hunting for chairs. Have any home projects going on? 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Word of the Day

Word of the Week: Magnanimous

Definition: (adjective) Big-hearted, very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.

Used in a sentence: (1) A truly magnanimous person can lose without complaining and win without gloating. (2) Even though the defendant had broken the law, the magnanimous judge have him the lightest sentence possible. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Morning

Due to my heightened anxiety and stress levels, I'm most likely passed out on the plane thanks to a little sleeping aid and alcohol. From L.A. to Chicago to London, I really can't wait to see where our dear old friend lives in London, get rid of our bags and start going out on the town. How are you? Can you believe it's practically summer, I seriously cannot and I'm still pretty pasty. You will most likely find me in Hyde Park trying to look for the statue of Peter Pan. I haven't read the classic since I was in elementary school. So when I picked it up this year and decided to read it with my book club kids, it was such a different experience reading it as an adult. I'm also really looking forward to dessert with my posse tomorrow night!!! Cheerio :)   

this week's favorites...

I first came across this series from a fellow blogger and book lover, I ended up buying the first one, it was Coco Chanel and I couldn't help but use my expanding personal library of the Little People, Big Dreams for a display I worked on at the library. For your little girl, it's the perfect gift!!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Life Lately

 My mom just got me this adorable Maine tee from J. Crew and I was instantly transported to my cabin in Maine via 1999/2000 when I was living there during my childhood summers. I was super lucky to have the coolest parents, they let me travel three thousand miles away just to experience summer camp. It's literally been seventeen years since I've been back but I'm hoping for an Indian Summer in my favorite state!!!

The ultimate traveler pack (and one of my favorite bag companies).

A must for long plane rides! 

Paranormal stories and true crime with a side of boxed wine and milkshakes, count me in. My coworker got me into the latest podcast, And That's Why We Drink. And now I wish I could be best friends with the hosts. 

One of my absolute favorite spots in the valley, French Corner Cafe, no doubt has the best macaroons (and other pastries). But my favorite entre is the chicken and mushroom crepes. 

I only started watching Grace and Frankie when my guy suggested we watch it after he already seen a couple episodes. Lily Tomlin is everything I hope to be when I grow up. And Jane Fonda is perfect, per usual! 

Years ago when I was page, I use to be read a page or two of the books that caught my eye while I was re-shelving and Imagined London by Anna Quindlen is one of dearest and favorites reads. For the literary traveler, this book is everything.

Have you trued Snow Fairy? Get it now, I promise you'll become an addict!

Years ago my mom got me into Siggi's yogurt, which by the way is the best yogurt in grocery stores. Given that it is Icelandic yogurt and I just picked my brother and sister in law's brains about their trip to Iceland over the Easter holiday, they highly recommended Skyr. Have you heard of it? 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

 packing for paris...
 happy easter.
 the second episode of the librarians suggest goes
live later this week, make sure to follow along.
 missing my summers in maine...
wine and a bubble bath.

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications and just go for it!