Above-Standard Views

ph. by me, shot with an iPhone 6

If you couldn't tell from my Instagram, this weekend entailed a quick sojourn into the city for a party and what not. For the quick overnight, we lodged up at The Standard, High Line. I'll be going into further detail on my thoughts of the trip, but for now let us marvel at killer views of sunsets over the Hudson, and equally great views facing uptown and downtown.

Can never resist a; a skyline, and b; a sunset. Guilty as charged for 'gramming them as well. 

I'd also like to add that a stay-cation is perhaps one of the nicest things ever.. or perhaps Im just biased as I love hotels (and NYC) a smidge too much. 

Clearwater Beach, Florida

Hey, hey look who has a new video up and running! If you read my last Resolutions update (throwing some shade your way, if the answer to that was no), you would read my dropped hints about new video coming very soon. The delay? Me being lazy. Since finally purchasing a new GoPro- RIP to the one at the bottom of Long Island Sound- I've been determined to create more video content

It ain't no Oscar-winning creation, but I think we all can sleep just fine with that. 

As promised, here are sunsets, sailing, and sharks.

Anguilla Photo Diary | II

If it's not obvious by now, my favorite time of the day is the sunset. No matter where I am- whether it traveling or home, I love watching the sun fade away into the horizon. It's a little part of the day to reflect as vivid colors adorn the sky before nightfall. Because, I will never be a morning person (hey, girl needs her sleep), the sunrise is out of the option. But, I am not complaining. Especially since I've seen some pretty beautiful sunsets- I've documented my fair share of them via













To be honest, one of the best sunsets I've ever seen was on an airplane; let me tell you, it was quite the view.

I'm highly considering writing a book about the best sunsets around the world.... Anguilla would near the top of that list, don't you agree? Until then, I'm dealing with today's rainy weather.

Le sigh, we will never win when it comes to the lovely Mother Nature.

Have a great weekend. x

Anguilla Photo Diary | I

“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that as as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it's audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands. It had a playful side too, as it enjoyed the crowd, tossed the children about, knocked lilos over, tipped over windsurfers, occasionally gave sailors helping hands; all done with a secret little chuckle” - 

Cecelia Ahern

Here is the first of many Anguillan posts, showcasing this island's beauty. The crystal clear waters of Barnes and Meads Bay seem to change color as the day goes. Beginning as vibrant blue and then turns into deep purple as the sun melts into the horizon. The waters would change each day from strong 20 ft. waves crashing over the hidden caves of Barnes Bay and the next day would be still as glass. The hidden beauty and mystery of the ocean is always mesmerizing to me. Especially when displayed in Anguilla.

Sailing in Florida | Insta-Snaps

waiting for wind // one of the best sunsets ever // post-storm skies // current essentials- coconut water & frends headphones // plane window view of sunny Florida // after sailing view // travel days (obsessed with kind bars) // clear sunset // favorite printed pants via Joe's Jeans

As most of you know, I was in Clearwater Beach, Florida for a sailing regatta. Despite not ideal sailing conditions (killer fog and no wind), it was very nice to escape the cold and welcome some much needed sunshine. I also could not wait to get back on my Laser after this long winter. As always, here is a recap of my quick trip. There was some breathtaking sunsets each night even after afternoon storms- the second photo is my favorite. Along with my travel essentials- which include


headphones, Zico

coconut water

 (the chocolate flavor is


), and Kind


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St.Barths Photo Diary


St. Jean

beach 2. Flying towards


3.Sunset on the 1st evening 4. Rainbow over the

Grand Cul de Sac


Eden Rock

6. Plane arriving at the airport 7.


 beach 8. View after a rain shower 9.


beach 10. Sunset waves 11. The last sunset of 2013 12.



It's very hard to capture the beauty of St.Barths through a camera lens instead of one's own eyes. Sadly, I am returning home to cold bitter weather today but I am full of sunshine from my favorite island. During my stay I tried my best to capture the essence of the island from the beautiful sunsets to clear waters. One of my favorite things about St.Barths is all its hidden treasures. After visiting many times, I always seem to find a new place to eat or a new beach or something as little as a point overlooking the ocean. Being away from your home puts everything in perspective on how special every nook & cranny on this planet is. It also has taught me to step back and appreciate each moment I have. Hope you enjoy the photos. x