Wednesday, September 1, 2010


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Saturday, August 21, 2010


God I missed this. Lets go SOX!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I miss holy cross.

Every so often I experience the realization that I am not in fact returning to my beautiful college campus in September. Holy Cross was my home for so long, and I am truly going to miss being surrounded by friends all day. I miss that community feeling-- the one you get because you know you'll always have someone to sit with in the library. Or when you walk into the campus center and you ALWAYS see someone who makes you happy. Right at the moment I'm particularly reminiscent of the actual grounds that Holy Cross puts so much effort into keeping gorgeous. It really is one of the prettiest campuses I've ever seen, and now I'm just glad I was so thankful while I was there. I took pictures all the time because there was so much to look at, and they make me happy and sad at the same time. Here's what I mean:

I keep reminding myself that with each new chapter of life come new adventures and new excitements. I'm living quite a wonderful life right now, so it's important to remember this when I start feeling bad for myself. College was amazing, and not that you're supposed to forget it ever happened, but I have to focus on the future. I am starting a new internship at my dream company next week, and I am thrilled. Hopefully this will lead me to a whole new place from where I am right now, because while I don't love change, it's necessary in order to see what I like. I'm definitely not the only one who finds herself living in the past sometimes, I'm SURE this is pretty normal. Especially when such a new part of life begins, it's hard not to wish I were still an undergrad. My mission is to 'be here now,' and be happy with every day I am given. Life is too short, after all. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

things I love today

1.) Three day weekends. I took an extra day off today to spend the weekend on Block Island with my parents. It's probably my favorite place in the entire world. It was such a relaxing three days, and I absolutely love quality time with my mom and dad.

2.) The book I currently canNOT put down: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. It's a two-fold masterpiece-- a story of corporate corruption and a murder mystery. I'm pretty sure it's not chick lit and I don't want it to end! I hiiiighly recommend picking this one up, and there are two more that follow it thank GOD.

3.) Ponytails. It's summer in the city and that means one thing: it is HOT. I spent the first half of the summer trying to resist putting my hair up in the morning, but it's August and I have given up. Recently I've been french braiding a portion of my hair and putting it back into a cute hair thing, and it's not that bad!

4.) Songs: Club Can't Handle Me (Flo Rida), Dynamite (Taio Cruz), and Love the Way You Lie (Eminem). Enough said.

5.) Birthdays. My mom turned fifty-three this weekend (she'd kill me for admitting that) and it was so nice to celebrate with her. Cupcakes are also high up on my list, what a coincidence.

6.) Boston Red Sox. I'm going to a game next Thursday with one of my very best friends from school, Alexandra. I'm so excited for that Fenway frank I can't even stand it. GO SOX!

7.) Tory Burch's blog. She is amazing- from gift ideas to interior design decor to commentary on her trip to Europe with her design team, her blog says it all. One of my MAJOR girl-crushes (as I've said before). I can't help it.

anddd quiet nights like this one.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

sometimes there are people who remind us to look up. 

you are beautiful.

Art: one of the most unique and curious aspects of our being. It is bold. Limitless. It exists in all realms. And it is even at times, rather outspoken. It can be created by virtually anyone, and can take on any form. My favorite medium happens to be photography, however my continuous exploration of the artworld reveals that art -quite literally- is all around us. Avoiding art is harder than recognizing it. I work in the fashion industry, and the photo-shoots and magazine spreads that are published are nothing short of artistic masterpieces. They are absolutely gorgeous, and only from looking at them all day and taking part in their creation am I realizing just how full of art they really are.

Throughout my academic career as an art history student, I was constantly faced with the question: what is art? How do you define it? I held fast to the belief for quite some time that there is no one right way to define art, because it can exist in so many contexts. It is diverse and that is what makes it so interesting. And, more importantly, who has the authority to determine what constitutes art and what doesn't? Isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder?

In diving deeper into the study of artists and their work, it became clear that one definitive quality that all of these artists have in common was that the work they created was intended. It was meant to be art- to express some emotion or opinion through sculpture or paint, whether or not the public would ever be exposed to the piece. I bring up this topic because I am currently interested in art dealing with typography. Typography uses words or phrases to address its viewers, and what I like most about these pieces is that the intended point is not always clear. A phrase may only make sense to one person on the entire planet, and yet it is art.

I recently came across an exhibition entitled You Are Beautiful that has installations all over the world. The concept of displaying a simple thought across a major highway or in a subway station in a big city, just for the sake of art, makes it one of the most dramatic pieces I have seen in a long time. Here are some of the pieces in the exhibition- I hope you love them as much as I do!

And also, for what it's worth (even if you don't find these pieces particularly attractive) who doesn't like to be told they are beautiful?

Riddle me that.

Monday, July 5, 2010

“Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.” –Brian Andreas