Sunday, June 26, 2011


Lights at Paladar
lunch at Paladar in Annapolis

I really want to write about my obsession with a brilliant new site by a guy with a clever photography idea, but I need to be able to take a few photographs to do it justice. In the meantime, I suppose I'll just tell you that I had a fairly relaxing weekend filled with food, friends and also some much needed reading time. I feel like Monday begins a six-week sprint, so I'm holding onto any down time I can get.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

May in (Instagram) Photos

You guys are just going to have to get used to me dumping some of my instagram photos here. I love being able to look back over the month and see what kept me crazy. :-)

NYC bathroom
Finally finding a bathroom in NYC.

Finding art to calm me.

Homemade rhubarb soda
Making homemade rhubarb soda.

All buttoned up at BEA.

Garden market in Cumberland
Conferences that begin with a walk through an early morning garden market in Cumberland.

Dinners that involve smiling new babies.

At bodega wine
Dragging people who dislike wine to a remote wine shop.

Traveling to horse country for a little husband hunting.

Steven's band concert
Watching my talented friends play.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What memories do you treasure?

One of my new favorite sites, Matchbook Magazine, posed a question on twitter (@matchbookmag) today that got me thinking.

What's your most treasured handbag?

I immediately knew what my answer would be...the Dooney & Bourke Essex bag. I had a bag just like the one below in the '90s. I lusted after this bag for months, dragging my mom and grandma to the Dooney counter at Dillards every Saturday when we went to the mall. I know my mom and grandma thought it was too expensive for a high school student to carry, but I had expensive taste and was a bit fixated.


I had a job at Taco Bell at the time. It was my first entry into the workforce, and that Dooney was the first thing I ever remember saving up to purchase. A bag that cost over $200 equates to a lot of tacos. I always have had a soft spot for handbags.

I don't have the bag any longer, but it will always hold a special place in my memories. So, do you have a "most treasured" handbag? Be sure to head on over to Matchbook Mag and let them know.

Monday, June 06, 2011

There's No Free Lunch

The Shelly Klein exhibit at Quirk Gallery was definitely my favorite of the night (followed closely by Chris Milk Hulbert at Spur). I love the uncomplicated nature of the work. I say that not to downplay the thought and effort the artist put into creating these. I'm just drawn to the use of white space. It seems to highlight the other details (use of textiles, etc.) even more.


brain matter

Shelly Klein Exhibit

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Richmond in Red

I ended an incredibly long Friday (and kicked off Saturday) in Richmond for their monthly art walk with Scarlet. So much fun! I can't wait to tell you about my favorite artist of the night. In the meantime, here are a few photos I snapped. Red seemed to be a recurring theme. :-)

red door

sticky rice cake pop

Studio 8

hand job