Have you ever met someone for the first time, but felt like you’ve known them for your whole life – or maybe even before then? Read more »
Summer is a time when I feel most free… there’s a glow on everything, there’s a sweet scent that floats in the air. I love when my skin feels sun-kissed and a slight breeze cools me. The days seem to go a lot slower in the summer, like the time freezes inside a golden bubble. The ocean calls me, entices me to play around in its salty waves and soft sands daily. Summer is a time for daydreaming, a time for the imaginable and a time for sun-kissed loves with everything you know… summer is my favorite time of year. The summer is mine.
We have a new book club read this week! I’ve recently been reading great reviews about Joan Didion’s novel Play It As It Lays and bought it to start my series of summer reads. There has been much praise about the literary quality of this book. I love descriptive writing more than anything and a book written beautifully kills me every time, so I thought I’d give it a go. Play It As It Lays is about American life in the late 1960′s – it captures the mood of an entire generation, set in a place beyond good and evil – literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wasteland of the Mojave Desert.
In honor of Earth Day, we planted our very own Dogwood tree today here in the Navy Yard. We were lucky enough to have two garden experts — Scott from Terrain and Susanne from our home office – to help us! We’re so excited to have done something to celebrate Earth Day, and we can’t wait to watch our tree grow! Read more »
What I love about springtime the most is the transition — when you start to feel the weather getting a little warmer, when you see the first buds appear on the trees and then everything starts to glow and become bright. Things are given a new life. This spring I have decided to decorate my back porch and start to grow herbs and flowers, starting this weekend. I have been researching heirloom seeds and have purchased a couple of packets from The Happy Cat Farm right here in Philly.
Hannah Adamaszek is a UK artist whose paintings are a unique representation of how she sees the world around her. Read more »
It’s time to start preparing a summer bucket list, and this year an instant camera is at the top of that list for me. Instant cameras are the best of both worlds. You get the satisfaction of viewing a photo shortly after you take it, but you still need to put thought into each and every shot. Read more »
I’m drawn to textures, crochet, lace, embroideries, and dimensional prints – maybe it’s because I’m curious by touch. I love intricate things and the enchantment they bring. Read more »
You wake with the sun on a Saturday morning. The windows are open and a warm, light breeze comes through, filling the room with the sweet smell of springtime. The day is yours. Read more »
As soon as we pulled up to our house in Palm Springs last week, one thing that immediately struck me was how beautiful the plant life was – and how different it was to what I’m used to on the East Coast. I’ve always had a thing for desert plants — and I have lots of little potted succulents scattered all around my home — but to see them actually growing from the ground was so cool. There were so many different kinds of cacti… all different shapes and colors; some with flowers, some without. It was all too gorgeous not to share with you all. Read more »
“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”
~ Nora Roberts
I believe in magic, every time I look at the stars in the sky long enough the feeling of magic runs through me. The longer you stare the more they appear, captivating you more and more second by second. Read more »