I have some exciting news. Tomorrow I am leaving for Japan! I'm particularly excited to eat sushi, soak in onsen and learn about Japanese flower-arranging. (Secretly, I'm pretending I'mScarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation... as one does.) Plus, of course I'm very much looking forward to the perks of travel, like airports and great discovery. In the meantime, I have a few posts scheduled, but expect less frequency until my return...
Hope the first part of your summer is thrilling and relaxing!
It's been way too long! I crave a campfire, a canoe, stars above and warm bodies surrounding me. I've found myself daydreaming about plaid shirts and good fleeces and tents and canteens. Last week, my friend Liz recommended SierraTradingPost.com for overstocks on outdoor gear, which is hugely tempting considering the outrageous prices often attached to decent gear. I've visited it a few times, but I still have some adventures to save up for in the meantime...
Also, this gypsy tent is not enough and a little too much all at once, don't you think? I want to replicate it in my yard. And I could do that without overstock discounts!
Colin Firth does it right. Between academic obligations and graduation festivities, with the real world looming just past the next bank holiday, I'm positively exhausted. I took a three-hour nap yesterday afternoon and still had sleeping to do at bedtime. I'd love to wake up from my next nap to a bubble bath with a glass of wine. The only thing that could possibly make it more fun would be having it outside.
You know, I'd really like to start pinning where I've been on a world map at some point after I settle down a little. (This year alone I'll likely have four residences. Fun, but not an ideal lifestyle for having lots of stuff.) I hope one day my map can resemble this one. I'm on my way. Next stop: Osaka, Japan!
This week, I've had the pleasure of photographing my gal pal Sara and her boyfriend, Sumit. They're both from New Delhi and he's graduating and getting ready to move back to India, so they wanted some photos before he left. They were such fun to work with! When I told her I loved how sassy she is, she said, "I seem sassy but I'm not; Sumit seems funny but he's not!" (Just my opinion here: I think she's just as sassy as she seems and he's just as funny as he seems.) Here are some of my favorite images.
Last night at the 2011 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala, Salma Hayek wore this frothy and dramatic Alexander McQueen gown. I'm just crazy about it. The sheer swoops and gathers over the sheath are gorgeous and fun. And what a nice color! It works well with her skin.