Friday, December 31, 2010


i hope that you all have a marvelous new years eve-filled with overflowing bubbly, sloppy kisses, loved ones and sparkle! cheers to 2011!!!!!!!!

ps: for those of you who are familiar with the broadway cellist in SLC, check this out. what a wonderful christmas surprise!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

her morning elegance.

check out this music video i just stumbled across. this is absolutely incredible. and click on the last photo in the series to learn more....and/or purchase one of the photos.


movies i've seen in the past two weeks (and my personal ratings): 

1. going the distance (*****)

2. the kids are alright (*****)

3. black swan (****)

4. the big lebowski (***)
5. an affair to remember (*****)
6. bad santa (****)
7. family man (*****)
8. love actually (*****)
9. 27 dresses (**)
10. the emperor's new groove (****)
11. anchorman (*****)

Hold your breath and count to ten. Fall apart and start again.

i love london. i'm excited for the day when i get to rent a little flat in some crummy part of town (because that's all i can afford). i'd buy cheese and olives from the market. and maybe a bundle of flowers for my kitchen table on days when i feel like i need a little somethin' to brighten my day. the photos above were taken a few years ago when i was in london for a few weeks visiting friends. i fell head over heels for the cobble stone streets and the quaint neighborhoods. i didn't even mind the rain.
what is everyone doing for new years? i still don't know what my plans are-nor do i know what i'm wearing (besides my favorite gold heels of course). it will be my first new years eve going out on the town. in years past i've just hung out with my family at home, but i figured this year i'd do something different. shall it be a house party? a little getaway to gamble? a dance party downtown?

does anyone have any new years resolutions? or is that just a silly thing that we've all done away with? i know i have some thoughts on what i'd like to improve on this next year....(#1=getting in shape...real original, i know)
tonight is my last night at home in washington. i'm going out to eat at one of my favorite asian restaurants with my parents. then i head back to salt lake city tomorrow morning. it sure has been a fun trip-just what i needed to de-stress from finals. i'll post photos soon.

every time i come home for the holidays, it makes me want to move...maybe to seattle, maybe somewhere else.  like boston. or portland. or new york. or london (see above). 

i can't help it. i love salt lake city, and it truly is like a second home to me, with the most wonderful support system a girl could ask for. but damn. there are some really incredible cities out there that i just want to devour....cities with flavor and spice and sprawling skylines. if i ever DO move, here is what i'd miss the most: 

1. 9th and 9th; to be more garden and hip & humble.
2. broadway theater, the dollar theater in sugarhouse, & brewvies.
3. the view of the city from 1300 east by the U of U.
4. my cozy home, that i've lived and loved in for the past 4.5 years.
5. my best friends in the whole wide world. (i mean really-the best).

what are your favorite things in salt lake city?

Saturday, December 25, 2010


my dear readers. have i neglected you for too long?  i have been in a bit of a whirlwind...flying home to washington, celebrating the holidays, exploring downtown seattle, playing with the dog, watching my best friend walk down the aisle and choking back tears of happiness, etc. etc. how is your holiday so far? did you get lovely things from santa? have you spent time with those you love the most? i sure hope so. 
tis the season-after all.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

bits and pieces.

Your favorite virtue: Imagination

Your favorite virtue in man: Trustworthiness, Curiosity, Dependability

Your favorite virtue in woman: Sincerity, Courage, Self-Respect

Your chief characteristic: Generous, Ambitious, Anxious

Your idea of happiness: sunning myself on the dock at Walloon Lake, sun shining, breeze, family playing Frisbee in the water.

Your idea of misery: Working a job where you can’t eat breakfast and dinner with your family every night.

The vice you excuse most: Impatience

The vice you detest most: Arrogance

Your aversion: Condescension and Hawaiian Shirts

Favorite occupation: Day-dreaming

Favorite poet: Edgar Allen Poe

Favorite prose-writer: Charlotte Bronte

Favorite hero: Harry Potter, Atticus Finch

Favorite heroine: Jane Eyre, Brigit Jones

Favorite flower: Peony

Favorite color: Mint, Turquoise, Fuchsia and Royal Blue

Favorite name: Layla (girl), Jackson (boy)

Favorite dish: Curry

Favorite maxim: “If you don’t go to people’s funerals, they won’t go to yours.”-Yogi Berra

Favorite motto: “It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.”
Dear Future you,

We will travel all over the world and save lives just by making people laugh. You will carry a notebook and lip gloss wherever you go and I will always wear cute shoes. You will dance, and I will clap my hands to the beat. I will tell nothing stories to people, and we will all giggle at the nonsense. Our children will always have bare feet, and long unruly hair. We will live in London for five years and then move to Boston, Portland and then South America. We will learn a new language. You can decide which one, because I don’t really care. You’ll tap your feet to a secret beat every night until I fall asleep and I won’t need anti-depressants or sleeping pills. Our children will always know they are beautiful and silly. They will jammie jam when it is time for bed and help you make waffles for breakfast. I will cook all of our meals from home, except on the weekends when we’ll eat in diners. We’ll host dinner parties with lots of candles and flowers and drink lots of wine, inviting everyone we know. We’ll go on grand adventures, and always make time to paint our nails. We’ll teach our kids about astrology, astronomy, Van Gough, John Wayne, Holly Golightly and calligraphy. We’ll go sail-boating and swing in hammocks. I will write poems and we will sit on our front porch and read. People will come from all over the neighborhood to drink lemonade and gossip with us. In the spring, we’ll plant wild flowers, and in the summer, we’ll go on picnics and swim in the lake. In the fall we’ll carve pumpkins and in the winter we’ll cut out snowflakes and hang twinkle lights. Our children will all play musical instruments. They will love reading, and our daughters will respect themselves because they will know that we treasure them. We’ll read them Harry Potter as they fall asleep, and when they rebel, we’ll wait and pray and trust them to come back home. We won’t worry about money, and we’ll always help out the families we know who are struggling. We’ll always be smiling. You’ll always make me smile.
"She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs – pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud."-Francesca Lia Block

In your happiest daydreams, what does your future hold for you?