“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Theroux It happens every year. The moment the beauty, excitement and wondrous feelings of the holidays come to a close, winter smacks you straight in the face! It’s not the magical “dreaming of a white Christmas” type of winter, where the first snowfall of the season is the best thing to ever happen. Where everyone is happy, bright and ready
I’ve been struck with a serious case of wanderlust lately and I can’t get it out of my head! I find myself daydreaming of warm sandy beaches, the cool ocean air filling my lungs, crystal-clear waters teeming with breathtaking wildlife, and lush palm trees swaying in the gentle breezes. In addition to lounging by the pool with a mai tai in hand, not a care in the world to weigh me
Currently loving this weather’s steady stream of sunshine and vitamin D. Let me restate that – loving last week’s steady stream of sunshine and vitamin D. This week we’ve experienced clouds, rain, and SNOW! Yep, snow in April! If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the beautiful photos of the short-lived snowstorm we had on Monday. By midday, they were pretty much non-existant and the sun actually showed its
I’ve been in a mood to simplify lately, especially at home. We live in a somewhat small, 1 bedroom apartment and I’m getting a subtle feeling that the horrible, beige painted walls are starting to close in on me. In the two short years we’ve lived here, I’ve somehow filled my home with so many dark-colored decor items that it’s created a rather confined and dull energy in the house. My
I’m incredibly blessed to be living in a state that has an out-of-this-world culinary scene, so you would only assume I’ve been running around trying every single one of them right? Well, not exactly. Shy of two years here in the Bay Area, it hit me that I’ve been in a rut of going to the same places over and over again. I’m sort of over it and I want to branch
I’ve never been particularly drawn to pastel colors. I’m really more of a vibrant, in-your-face color obsessed person. But as I’ve grown older, so has my appreciation for the quiet simplicity of soft pastel colors. And now, with Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away I’m even more in love with pastel colors. Pantone’s color of the year (actually two this year) are the perfect shade of soft loveliness, that screams to
Here in California, we really can’t complain about the weather. It’s pretty much amazing all year long. However, there is something about the spring air and extra sunshiny days that make me excited to start moving my life more outside. Here are a few stunning items that I am craving to get my hands on and give my deck a fresh new look for whatever spring and summer have planned.