Monday, July 21, 2014

IPSWICH

A beach day and a farm fresh meal is allll you need in the summertime. Ipswich was a dreamy beach location. About an hour outside the city- we drove through farmland, small town seafood shacks, and tons of antique stores. I felt like I was on the scene of a movie set, everything was THAT picturesque. And then Russell Orchards- can you say perfect? Freshly picked cherries & carrots AND homemade wine. We got rhubarb and dandelion! And after the beach, a breezy night making dinner in the kitchen kept especially warm from the oven. We had this recipe- soba noodles, roasted zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and a swiss chard pesto! MMMMmmm!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

NY DIARY

It's always nice to go home for a visit- home cooked meals, sisters, mom & dad, and the cutest puppup ever. Not bad. My sisters met me in the city on my way home and we ended up lunching at Dimes which was a super hip & yummy (but small-- aren't all the hip spots?) place off the F train in Chinatown. Would definitely go back. Went to Gasoline Alley coffee for a beloved cortado (the first place I tried a cortado, actually) and did some shopping in SoHo. Visited my favorite farm-y market and cafe in Cold Spring (shout out to Hudson Hil), met up with friends for $2 margs (shoutout if ya'll are reading), and spent loads of time cuddling and just admiring little Olive. And NOW, back in the Boston GROOOOOVE (with shorter hair!)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NEEDS // WANTS 5


1. Free People ruffle top because I've been wanting something off the shoulder and lace-y!

2. Humble Me organic lipstick- this brand always looks so pretty to me and the color is perfect

3. Kitti sunnies from QUAY because I need the cat eye shape! All about that right now.

4. Simple black overalls for when I feel like being a farmer

Monday, July 7, 2014

SUMMER IN THE CITY



*Summer in the city* I'll always love you, Regina ^^
These 90 degree days have got me tired and hot, but these summer nights, with their cool breezes, are what keeps me going. It's so nice to be able to sit outside on our porch with the sun finally set to have a drink or read a book (currently reading Ham on Rye). Our 4th of July was quiet and rained in. I spend the day indoors mostly glued to the couch with a blanket. However, during the next day we ventured to the waterfront for dinner and my oh my is it nice over there. So many white sailboats and al fresco dining options. With the bridge walking and the water walking, I fell in love with Boston all over again. Really though. The scenery just made me feel really happy to be in this city for the summer.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

1st of July


I really can't believe that it's July already. July is a good one though. Really summertime. Really hot. Longer days. Balmy nights. I think summer nights are my absolute favorite though. It cools down and everything just feels right. I can't wait for a beach trip.

Been listening to alt-J's record *An Awesome Wave* non-stop lately and I CAN'T STOP. You should listen too.