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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Stripes and Prints and a New Year

Friday, January 9, 2015

{Jacket: Anine Bing; Dress: Zara; Blouse: Nasty Gal; Bag: Gucci;
Heels: Miu Miu (similar) Hat: ShopBop (similar)}

Happy New Year! May it be filled with love, happiness and plenty of memorable adventures!

Without meaning to, 2014 turned into a year of constant reflection for me - figuring out what I want and what is important, discovering where to fit my puzzle piece, pushing against the confines of the box I sometimes find myself in.  I hope to make 2015 a year filled with working towards the things I want, not worrying so much about how to fit and pursuing things outside of the box.

Photo Credit: Philip Martin