So this past May marked the two year anniversary since Alex and I signed the lease on our apartment in Maine. I can’t believe how fast time has gone! I have totally loved my time in Maine so far, and for the most part, my time in law school as well (minus the winters and finals time). There are several things I’ve learned while living here in Maine, a place so very different than my home in New York City. Here is a snippet of what I’ve learned so far:
1. Camp is not something that your parents send you to for the summer. It’s your family’s lake house.
2. Whoopie pie is a serious dessert and comes in many flavors.
3. It’s not weird when a stranger says hi to you on the street for no particular reason at all
4. Christmas Tree Shop is a legitimate shopping location-all year round.
5. If somebody is crossing the street against the light, you better stop and let them. It’s actually the law.
6. Lobster rolls are everywhere, and delicious
7. You can see the ocean from pretty much anywhere you’d want to be in Portland
8. 6-10 inches of snow is a “dusting” and does not stop anybody from doing anything. at all.
9. They have red hot dogs here. They are delicious
10. I quickly figured out why they call it “vacationland”
11. No traffic jam is more than 10 minutes
12. Seagulls wreak havoc on you and your car
13. If you live on Commercial Street, chances are in the warm weather you always smell fish in the air
14. There are so many different ways…to wear flannel.
15. LL Bean is super trendy
16. In the middle of winter, 1 pair of socks may not be enough
17. You can’t do anything after 1 a.m.
18. Pick up trucks never go out of style
19. neither does country music
20. and finally, I’ve learned that I really should have bought it, when I saw it, at Mardens.
Thank you Maine for being such a great home to me so far. xox
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, readers! This is one of my favorite weekends of the year because you have the entire summer ahead to plan anything and everything. The sun is shining, traffic is building up outside my window and I’m about to go play frisbee golf. One thing I always wanted for summertime is a vintage bicycle to tote around as a functional and cute accessory. I always think back to the bike riding scenes in the movie Now and Then. The whole movie reminds me of summer and being care-free. Unfortunately, I have probably the worst balance of anyone, and do not trust myself in traffic. If I happen to stumble across a cute one at a yard sale over the next few weeks though, I might not be able to stop myself from buying one.
For all of you who do have the bike (and the balance)-happy biking this weekend whether it be down a dirt road, along the beach, or anywhere else your pedals take you. xox
If you know me, you know I watch about six television channels, and that one of them is HGTV. If I wasn’t in law school, I have no doubt that I would be some sort of “coordinator”. Event coordinator, home decorator, etc. In fact, I’m looking into being a event-planning lawyer. I would say I’m joking-but then I’d be lying (think about how many contracts you have to sign every time you throw a party!)
Very few things make me more excited than dreaming about what I want each room of my future home to look like. I imagine several antique pieces of furniture will be included, as I love older wooden pieces. I also see a lot of wicker in my future, because it reminds me of summer, and because I want a sunroom or a courtyard…or both. Definitely hardwood floors and an almost entirely white kitchen with giant pans hanging from the hooks above the stove.
Alex and I both love Spanish style homes. I am obsessed with the reddish overtones and indoor courtyards. While in New Orleans we found a restaurant called Napolean’s that was essentially a replica of the home we’d like to own one day.
When it comes to decorating, it works to my disadvantage, but mostly my benefit that I know exactly what I like and exactly what I don’t like. I also have an opinion on pretty much everything, and a strong distaste for gawdy and over the top decoration. Basically, I can’t wait to have my own home to decorate, since it’s pretty much already done in my head. Now I need the blank slate to work with! These images represent a taste of what I’d want my future home to look like so…here’s to hoping!
all images courtesy of pinterest.com
Today was so gorgeous! a little humid (i.e. frizzy hair)-but, I’ll take it. The first signs of Spring are (finally) showing. It’s reminded me of all the beautiful images that this time of year conjures. Below is some inspiration that makes me wish this weather could last all year round. xox
all images from pinterest.com
Wedding season is upon us. One of my best friends from law school, Alison is getting married next May, and is the most organized person I know when it comes to getting all her planning done. Recently, we discussed colorful shoes paired with wedding dresses-a bold and flashy look that allows any bride to make a serious fashion statement. These brides are rockin’ the color wheel on their feet for their most important day. What do you guys think of bright wedding day shoes?
Today, again, it rained. I went to sleep last night thinking that perhaps today would be the day I would get rid of my spandex funk. I thought I’d wear real pants. But then I woke up this morning, and the sky was gray and it felt like 3 am and I thought to myself “maybe tomorrow.” I refuse to wear real pants in the rain. It’s a waste of a perfectly good outfit. No one pays attention to other people on rainy days. Everyone just clumps together like a hot wet mess.
My boyfriend knew I was in a total weather funk and being the best boyfriend ever, brought me home my two favorite things in the world: butter popcorn and flowers.
They say in Seattle, if you don’t like the weather–wait five minutes. I think in Portland the saying should be “if you don’t like the weather…just keep waiting..and waiting…”
Here’s to hoping the rest of the week brings us sunny skies and some much deserved beach weather