Friday, December 28, 2012


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So, the new year is upon us.  2012, what a whirlwind.  I know a lot of people like to recap their year and set sights on what will make the following year better.  And really, I am no different.  2011 was very tough on me, and 2012 was the best redemption I could have had.  It was one of my favorite years.  It even started off wonderful.  I had little to no expectation for New Year's Eve celebrations and it turned out to be one of my favorites, sipping drinks all night with some of my closest friends.  I was on an up and down for what seemed like all year as to whether I should move to NY or not, but after meeting a boy who I am now madly, deeply in love with I felt it a sign to stay put and explore Los Angeles just a bit longer!


And falling in love had to have been the best part of the year.  I had it as a resolution to let love into my heart again, whether it be in the form of friendship or kinship but it came in the best form possible.  I really couldn't be happier, and I am very excited to see what the future holds for us in the next year.  Hopefully more travels, laughs and plenty of kisses. 
One thing I learned this year is to enjoy life more and do my very best to subside stress.  When I was in Paris, I was in awe and marvel as to how at ease most people seemed.  Work was what everyone was doing in between living, not the other way around (the way I think Americans are).  Pleasure, life and enjoyment was a priority and I really want to make it a goal to incorporate that into my lifestyle.  Do more of what will make me happy and explore with enjoyment.  Yes, I will always be a responsible girl who analyzes things from every angle.  But one more cup of coffee, one more drink, one more pair of shoes and a spontaneous trip can do me good.  
My two resolutions for 2013 will be to move to a lovely apartment (something I think will happen in the first few months) and start taking French courses again.  And of course, work on being a better friend, girlfriend, daughter, sister and person.  My impatience can get the better of me in all of those very important roles I inhabit!
Well wishes to all resolutions! xo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

instagram life, lately

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obligatory "i voted"; frankie, decked out for a cold night walk 
new winter hat; missing the streets of Paris
looking cool, i guess; frankie, looking mighty suspicious
nights out; pre thanksigiving glow
thanksgiving beauty; my brunch, post thanksgiving
animals indoors; los angeles christmas beauty
brought back bangs; christmas losers
birthday baby; kubrick exhibit 
queen of sparkle collars; gold everything
christmas eve fire feet; our christmas card, sorta