photo diary

California Cool

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As the dog days of summer wrap up and (most of) of the world sharpens its pencils for September, let us reminisce about sunny California. Back in July, I ventured out to Southern California for a few days. Prior to this, my only visit to the state was to San Francisco when I was ten. Let us not discount that former trip as it launched a long-standing admiration for West coast culture. San Diego was a whole new arena. My time was spent bopping around with my local friend (and best host) in San Diego, La Jolla, and Newport Beach soaking in the ~perfect~ weather and learning that surf culture is well and alive. I also learnt that California does açai bowls better than anyone else— Kaboose Juice holds a very special place in my heart. I took up long boarding, lived in denim cutoffs, and hiked not once, but twice. I deem that a complete conversion to California lifestyle. While I was sad to go, I can guarantee I'll be returning once again. Without much to say, I hope you enjoy this snippet of film photos from my time in sweet, sweet San Diego.

If you happen to fancy any local-verified recommendations, slide on over to Sailor's Travel Guide. 

 

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4th in Newport, Photo Diary

As you can tell from the title of this post, I'm veerryy behind in digital content. After the fourth, I went right to Texas, then home, then California, then Massachusetts, and now finally I am back home... before I head to Boston on Thursday. Ooof. 

Alas, here we are. Unlike previous weekend jaunts to Newport, which often involve a jamming sailing schedule, this one infolved a fair amount of beaching, surfing, and luxuriating-whilst drinking some Del's. Enjoy this photo diary and I'll be back soon to share my favorites from the month of July and begin working through my California content.

Location: Newport, Rhode Island

Life, Recently

Long weekends are the best the world can offer me. Nothing is better than shaking up the normal routine with a vacation routine... aka waking up at 10 and proceeding to consume endless cups of freshly-brewed coffee. If you know anything about me, is that I have the strongest inability to sit and do nothing. So, when the rest of the world vegetates somewhere, mindlessly eating and lounging, I'm off doing something. So, this what I got up to over the past few days during this burst of Spring weather in February. 

On Thursday and Friday, I returned to my old summer intern stomping grounds at Fohr Card. I jumped right back into my work routine with one of the best teams around, enjoyed delicious New York lunches, and all the little things that brought me back to summer- even though I was wearing a puffer jacket and wool socks. In addition to being back in the Fohr Card offices on Friday, I also met up with Maryellen for an early morning coffee at sun-filled Lafayette. for meeting for the first time, Maryellen and I connected right away blabbering about coffee, Greenwich (both repping the 06830), blogging, politics, and so forth. Plus, we scored some ten-out-of-ten 'grams with the morning light. As Friday wrapped up, I went to Dogpound and literally wrapped up for my favorite workout. My calves are still sore, so pardon me as I go foam-roll for hours on end. 

On Saturday, my mom and I ventured out to one of the best corners of the world, east end of Long Island. I find myself out there more and more during the off-season, so you can bet I'll be there this summer as well. We fianlly checked out the renovated Gurney's Inn, followed by a delicious lunch and ace people watching. After all, it was Valentine's Day weekend and let's just say, some people did not get a ring! The day would not complete without mutiple trips to Hampton's Coffee and one muddy shoe (do it for the pic, right?). 

Sundays have become my favorite day of the week because they are top-of-the-line for much needed "me" time. It also doesn't hurt when Mother Nature pulls a 65 degree and sunny stunt on New England- global warming strikes again! My day was spent driving with *all* the windows down, a long run down by the beach (along with everyone else in town), and a smoothie trip. Now, I'm really excited for summer. How many days to go?

As for Monday, I'm into my third cup of coffee and basking in this bizarre February sunlight. Adios kiddos. 

Hamptons on Film

Back in early November, I ventured out east for a healthy dosage of fresh ocean air and change of scenery. I finally got back my developed film photos, after silly ol' me kept forgetting to pick them up. One of my goals for 2016 was to shoot on film regularly, in addition to purchasing a film camera. I'm happy to say that both of those goals have been achieved as we close in on the end of 2016. Without further ado .as promised, here is my hamptons on film diary. 

 

 

Block Island Photo Diary

I was up in Rhode Island last week for a quick getaway before school starts (today, to be exact). After many, many years of being avid frequenters of Rhode Island, I finally checked Block Island of the map. I find it quite funny that I've seen Block Island from the water more than I set foot on the island itself.

My mom and I just went out for the day via the ferry from Point Judith. Before renting our jeep, we picked up fresh coffees and a smoothie bowl for yours truly via Persephone's Kitchen- 10/10 would recommend this quirky and quaint coffee shop. It's barely a five minute walk from the ferry and they have plenty of vegan options for my fellow plant babies out there. 

We only had a half-day to see the island (it's very easy to do, btw), so a car was the most efficient way to explore. I would honestly go back and rent mopeds, but the parental vetoed the decision. With the roof down, we started at the Southern lighthouse, and then worked our way North side of the island. We finished our quick adventure with lunch at Beachead.

I'll see you soon Rhode Island- you can't get rid of me that quick. (-;

 

 

Guess who's Back?

I have slightly disappeared off the face of the internet the past week, and it's been nothing short of glorious. Sometimes it is nice to step back, live in the moment and not through my phone and computer screen. Hell, yesterday was the first day I opened my computer at home in a long, long time. I am finally playing catch up and producing some new content for Fall later this week. I'm feeling refreshed and ready to face the busy September ahead. If you follow me over on Twitter, I've been sharing a lot of my thoughts surround self-confidence, validation, mindset, identity, and positivity. I have a more structured- aka a less rambling word spew- post in the works. 

In the mean time, here are a handful of pictures that haven't made it into the social media vortex.