I sometimes forget that I live in one of the most beautiful places on the East Coast. While I am running around Paris today, enjoying every bit of parisian goodness, I figured I would remind myself that, whether it takes a 7 hour plane ride or a 7 minute bike ride, to enjoy every place you are honored to be and able to see.
A spontaneous trip down Ocean Drive to Fort Adams via the Jack Wills Land Rover came at the perfect time with a beyond gorgeous sunset that I am glad I did not miss. I love little Rhody.
If you haven’t heard of Lana Del Ray you must be hiding in a cave with your ears full of cotton balls because she is, in my opinion, the best new innovative artist that is finally getting some recognition. Her song “Young and Beautiful” featured in the new Great Gatsby had gained Lana some new followers which are much deserved. Here take those cotton balls out and have a listen.
Are you hooked? ‘Cause I’ve been blasting the Lana Del Ray pandora playlist for months now!
June has been complicated, to say the least, and my hiatus from the blogosphere hasn’t helped me. With finishing my exams, moving out of my apartment, living from sofa to sofa until I moved into my new apartment (!!!!!), trying to find a 2nd job (which I am proud to say I did), and planning and packing for Paris (more to come on that!) life has been chaotic, frantic, hectic and any more synonyms you want to throw in there.
With my brain is shambles and my belongs scattered between friend’s apartments I soon realized that even the simplest of blog posts: sharing tidbits of my life, pictures that make my smile or quotes I find inspiring and releasing some creative energy helps lift the fogginess from my burnt-out mind.
So far June has been complicated, but it is about to get much much better as my flight for Paris leaves tomorrow and I will be soon be frolicking through the City of Light with two of my best friends, Kirsten and Tegan. I could not be any more excited, Paris has been on my bucket list for years and I some how missed the chance to go while in Europe a few months back. But fear not, I will finally be able to cross it off the list!
While scouting out antique shops and consignment stores with my Mom, on the hunt for furniture, kitchenware and other odds and ends for my new apartment, I spotted this vintage Willis Coach Bag sitting on a rack from across the room (do I have a good eye or what?). I swooned over the bags remarkable condition and its rich navy leather and of course how could I say no when the price was only $40?? Now, I know I may be turning into a bag lady, but what can I say, every girl has a weakness!
I found my exact bag online costing an upwards of $150 or more!! Boy, did I find a good deal or what?
It is weird to acknowledge I have finished yet another year of college. Even weirder to say I am officially a senior and will be graduating in a years time. This is the last summer of no worries, carefree days filled with lounging on the beach, reading endless books and barbecues. As sad as it is knowing my summers will soon be filled with a full time job (I hope!!) I am ready to jump full swing into summer. I have already began to fill my schedule up with many activities, adventures and excursions that will leave this summer a memorable one. Such as a trip to Paris (!!!!!!!) with two of my best friends, a 21st birthday celebration and a reunion with some Roma friends. A few friends and myself decided to kick-start summer with a trip to York Beach, ME. Which included homemade parfaits, a trip to the Nubble lighthouse, drinks and cheese boards, saving a baby duck from the side of the road, who we named Duckless, sipping wine by the ocean and a creation of a new cocktail, with vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon, seltzer and basil. Needless to say this little girls getaway has made me more than ready for my sun kissed skin and happy-go-lucky days to begin. Summer here we come!
What’s this? Jack Wills is having a sample sale? Yes sir, you have read that correctly! This weekend only Jack Wills Newport will be hosting a sample sale! Sooooooo, come on down and shop with JW team with everything in store 50% off (what a deal!) We even have a street team running around downtown to hand out some Newport party pants!