Yearly Archives: 2013

¡Adios 2013!

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As 2013 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for family, friends, and readers of this blog.  I have enjoyed getting this blog started and look forward to continuing to share my interests, inspirations, and creations.  Enjoy the final hours of the old year before welcoming the new one.

Wearing: Aqua Shirt – similar, Brandy Melville Shorts, Steve Madden Sandals, Urban Outfitters Necklace – similar 

When in Panama…

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When in Panama, I thought that I should wear a Panama . . . hat, that is.  This hat, known worldwide as a Panama hat, isn’t actually from Panama.  It was originally from Ecuador but came to be called  this because it was shipped to Panama and, from there, shipped all around the world.  Whatever its origins, I love it because it provides shade, breathes well in the heat, and is so chic.

La Ciudad de Panama

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I just arrived in Panama City, not the one in Florida, but the one that is home to the famous canal.  After exploring the city and visiting the canal, I took a trip down to the old part of town, known as the “Casco Viejo”.  This is what really gave me the foreign, touristy vibe.  Unlike the newer part of the city, the historic district consisted of smaller colonial structures, some beautifully restored and some still in disrepair.  What I found the most interesting were the colorful doorways and walls of the rundown buildings that are shown in the photos above.

‘Tis the Season


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I love a professionally-wrapped gift.  It makes whatever you are giving or receiving look that much better.  I went to the Container Store and chose papers in the blue and silver family.  I wasn’t sure how the metallic stripes and snowflakes would look together until the tower was actually assembled.  It was easier than I thought.  Experiment with your papers and ribbons.  You’ll be impressed at how beautiful your gifts look and they’ll cost a fraction of what the department store wrapping desks charge.

Summer Throwback

DSC05713                     The Algarve, Portugal

DSC06242                     Lisbon, Portugal

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Here are just a few of the many photos that I took on a family trip to Portugal this past August. Hope you enjoy!

Action-Packed Weekend

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525 America Vest – similar, Gap Sweater – similar, American Eagle Outfitters Jeans – similar, Ralph Lauren Gloves, Urban Outfitters Hat – similar

It was an action-packed Thanksgiving weekend.  First, I celebrated the holiday in NYC and then went to Cambridge, MA for a wedding, which was held at the pretty and well-situated Charles Hotel.  Of course, I could not pass up the opportunity to do a quick photo shoot in Harvard Square.