Travel Goals For The Next Year – Savannah & Charleston

If I’ve learned anything in my 20’s, it’s that travel is good for the soul and since being back from Bermuda, I’ve already asked Darren a hundred times, “Can we take another vacation, like tomorrow?” Darren and I have really loved beach vacations, I should mention that he’s the real reason I’ve started traveling. Before…

Letter To My Teenage Self

Hi there, sweet girl, I just wanted to tell you that it turns out okay, but there will be things you face in the next decade that will make you question everything – love, faith, and you’ll deal with heartbreak and loss, but before any of those things come your way, I needed to tell…

Bouqs, Birthdays, and Winc

Last week, we celebrated my mom’s birthday! My mom is lucky enough to have a June birthday, which means the weather is always perfect for our annual celebration. This year we had a night-in, complete with Chinese food and wine, and this birthday I was especially pleased with the gifts we went for and wanted…

The Prettiest Perfume

Hi all! I bought myself a little present recently and I am so glad that I did. In terms of love affairs with fragrance in my life, I have had only one great love, Tory Burch First Fragrance, a beautiful crisp clean citrus scent, that smells like grapefruit and has notes of peony – until…

Perspective

Ab said Jim never wanted a daughter. When she found out that I was a girl, he was disappointed. He wanted another son. She said that when she brought me home from the hospital for the first time, he danced with me in his arms, that he didn’t do that with the boys. That every…

NYC in June – Brunch, Bagels, And All The Instagrams

Darren and I just got home from Bermuda last week, which I’m still crying over; we had so much fun there and decided to give ourselves an extra day on the way down by staying in the city the night before getting on the cruise ship. I always keep a note on my iPhone with…

Milk – Inspiration And Ice Cream

If you haven’t watched Chef’s Table on Netflix yet, you are seriously missing out and I can no longer be your friend, just kidding, but really. I’ve watched the episode about Christina Tosi at least three times and I just can’t even explain it. You might know her because of one of the most Instagrammable…

Vacation Essentials

Hi everyone! I just finished packing for vacation and thought I’d share with you a few vacation essentials, since I’ve tried a few new products recently and fallen back in love with a few old ones too. Generally, whenever my skin gets kissed by the sun I go sans foundation, since my freckles start to…

Life Update & Things I’ve Learned Recently

Hello! First things first, I’ve been MIA for like two whole months now; I’ve been pretty much absent on social media since March, which basically never happens, not to mention I’ve pretty much abandoned this little blog that holds such a special place in my heart, and I’m so sorry, but the past two months…

Having A Terminally Ill Parent

When I was little, Dad would look up at the sky on summer nights and would tell me, pink sky at night sailor’s delight, pink sky in morning sailors take warning. I remember having a diary when I was younger and writing it in the cover, and for whatever reason, I remember thinking that I…