I'm inspired from the the mix n' match in design and art that exist everywhere, and to mix things up I write to collect some of my ramblin' thoughts and adventures, enjoy..

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

scents of autumn

Brooklyn, NY
[September 2011]
Tuscaloosa, AL
 [October 2011] 
Santa Fe, NM
 [October 2011]
College Station, PA
[Sepetember 2011]
New York City, NY
[October 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

splash of pride

[rainbow flag dresses up my manhattan view]

[There's a rainbow highway to be found. . .]

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

hump day {meet my man}

I appreciate mens fashion.
 My man is far from mens fashion, but the longer we have been together his interest has peaked. Overall, he is very particular about his comfort level.
I guess I can't blame him... for being honest.


Monday, April 11, 2011


Rooftop visit on the first semi-beautiful, warm spring day in the city.

The wooden water towers resemble push-pins scattered throughout the New York City's skyline that pin point a building. These h20 towers imaged from my rooftop have been a recent interest & inspiration of mine through design.

If you want water pressure, you need a water tower

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

bust out the confetti. it's vegas.

8 days later and I have recovered . . .

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ninety. years. old

Today my one grandmother (Nannie) is 90 years old.
She is healthy, hip and ready to celebrate her birthday party in 2 weeks!

Born in the 1920's and still sporting her flapper style sense . . .

Words can't explain what an inspiration she has been throughout my life. One of the most admirable, independent, and sweetest ladies in the world.
Few memories I have:

Her Ferragamo closet/collection... 'til this day.

Visits to Nannie & Captain's in Manhasset, NY
(building 'real' igloos & snowmen in the winter | the bay & sailing in the summer)

On my 10th birthday, I flew to New York by myself (remember how cool it was to fly alone?) Nannie took me into the city to shop, have tea at The Plaza & to see Eloise, then a broadway show, CATS!

McDowell Family Reunions @ Seneca Lake, NY
( McDowell Cottage 100th Reunion she rode around town on our cousin's harley)

She is a World Traveler.... and she hasn't stopped traveling yet.
Thailand is one of her favorite places to visit, along with these favs: Australia, Antarctica, Guam, Bali, China, Turkey, and Africa. And after my grandfather passed she spends every February in Hawaii. The February after I graduated from college I went with her for 2 weeks...ahhmazing.

She has a photography obsession (a billion photo albums and slides).
She is a chocaholic (fudge is her fav).
 She has a shopping addiction.
I was born on her and my grandfathers anniversary.
 Lately, we cheers with vodka on the rocks... I could go on and on with memories.
Happy 90th!!!! xx

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

happy hump day

Wednesday simply means that I can anticipate the weekend once I get over the "hump"

Here is what got me through todays hump:

My brother sent me an awesome cactus/flower arrangement as a late birthday present
I joined the YMCA this week to get this bod in shape....

On the way home from work last night, across from my apartment is City Bakery and I craved their homemade marshmallows. I couldn't resist from getting one... or three.

-- -- -- -- --      I ended my hump day      -- -- -- -- --
with some wine and a home cooked meal
at my cousin's apartment
on the upper east side.
-- -- -- -- -- --

Thus far, my week has been pretty simple with no complaints.