Monday, February 25, 2013
Aesthetic Nest we created a mini book garland for the gift table and made bags of freshly popped popcorn for favors.
pin for inspiration, Veronica Yem's Waffle Bar. We kept three waffle irons going and enjoyed watching each of our guest testing out different topping combinations.
I'm struggling to remember party planning before pinterest!
"To save what you love."
Drew Andrews - I Could Write A Book Pin It
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
One of my favorite photos I've taken in Istanbul - maybe because I wake up so many mornings to the call of the seagulls.
One day last week I was out to lunch with friend. Me, an American, a Turk, an Italian, a Brit and a Greek-American. Not surprisingly we were talking food and how we'd adapted our normal diets during out time in Istanbul, eventually the topic turned to grocery shopping here. One person admitted that here, like everywhere she travels the grocery store was one of the first things she liked to see. Soon we all admitted that grocery stores are one of our favorite cultural experiences when we travel and a must see on any itinerary.
I can't help but wonder if we are unique - or are there more people out there who hit up the grocery store on every visit to a new country.
Rufus Wainwright / Dido: I Eat Dinner Pin It
Monday, February 11, 2013
I didn't quite manage to get out and see anything new in Istanbul this week, but I did spent some time processing these photos I took of the Bosphorus around sunset a while back. The warm light makes it seem so warm, but in reality it was a bit chilly out in the water. It made me stop and think about how often I look at pictures in Instagram, blogs, etc and make an assumption about someone or their life. At times I see like the warm light in their photos and assume their life is so much brighter or better than mine. But if I really stop and think logically, I suspect more often than not, there are problems just like I have lurking behind those shiny photos and reality is a bit chillier than it might first appear.
A a reminder to myself that my happiness or satisfaction shouldn't be judged next to my perceptions of someone else's happiness or satisfaction.
"Sometimes I can't keep it together, but I'm never going to give up."
Ryan Bingham - Keep it Together Pin It
Friday, February 8, 2013
Eric Church - Smoke a Little Smoke Pin It
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
"Time on your own girl is time on your own, but still you fly."
Neil Halstead - See You on Rooftops Pin It