Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

Monday, June 1, 2015

{Sweater: Kate Spade; Skirt: Dolce & Gabanna; Booties: Rag & Bone; Clutch: Zara}

I have been writing and posting to this blog, albeit sporadically, for a little over 4 years. I've never been good at keeping a diary no matter how many pretty journals I may buy, so this has been my medium for releasing creative energy and unscrambling the thoughts rattling around in my head. I can't say I've always written exactly the words I've wanted to express (a bit of censorship for fear of it coming back to haunt me), but I can promise, dear readers, that you see my authentic self in each of these pictures (thank you, Philip!). The world of lifestyle blogging is a strange place, with varied personalities ranging from the genuine to the artificial. I have found a community that is driven and absolutely chic, but a bit lost as to its purpose. I love personal style and fabulous women showing how they live their crazy, hectic and fashionable lives, yet it seems to have become more about buying stuff and constantly than it has about living an authentic self. In the end, all I can do is speak for myself - I am not the most dutiful blogger, but I do try to share with you the things that bring me joy. We are all, if anything, on that constant journey for happiness.  

Photo credit: Philip Martin


Pretty Periwinkle

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

{Dress, Belt & Heels: & Other Stories; Bag: Lizzie Fortunato}

Hi all! Hope Spring has dawned warm and sunny wherever you are reading this from (or crispy and colorful if you're in the southern hemisphere).  I say this every year and every year the feeling returns - I love the freshness of spring and the feel of opportunity around every corner. 

Photo Credit: Philip Martin


Tulum, Mexico

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

{Kimono: Victoria's Secret}

{Sunset Party}

{Ruins of Tulum}

{Llorona - found so many pieces of beautiful jewelry made by local artisans here}


There is no other way to describe Tulum.  The moment we stepped on that velvety white sand, we were transported to a land of magic.  The warm salty air, the soothing sound of the waves and the feel of the cool sand enveloped me immediately and pushed away the stresses and pressures that seem to constantly lurk at the back of my mind. 

We stayed at Cabanas La Luna, which I cannot rave about enough.  The staff is friendly, attentive and so very helpful no matter your need.  The absolute best part about the hotel, though, is the restaurant - Restaurante Las Estrellas - we found ourselves eating there every night as the food was superb (octopus, calamari, guacamole and ceviche galore). 

It's rare to find a place that allows you to truly escape the before and after and just focus on the present, the here and now.  For those precious few days I had no concern for all those what ifs and whens and whys you turn over in your head.  It was such a pleasure to listen to the ocean, to be warmed by the sun and to gaze at the stars as they slowly appeared in the night sky with not a thought but of the lightness of my happiness. 

Tulum was a present I had never expected.  I cannot wait to return.

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