After a long day skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass this past Saturday, we couldn’t leave town without a quick stop to the Wachusett Brewery. Wachusett happens to brew my most favorite blueberry beer– I do have rankings for my blueberry beers– and it was so fun to tour the brewery three friends started years ago after leaving their engineering day jobs. New England, you never cease to impress me.
Nemo has come and gone. It wasn’t all fun + games but we survived and even got to enjoy some snowy playtime once the blizzard winds died down :) Hope you all stayed safe + warm throughout the storm!
I’ve become a huge coffee drinker over the past few years, but I can’t resist an adorable tea room. These are shots from English Rose Tea Room, which I stumbled upon while visiting Carefree, Arizona, and has become known as the finest tearoom in the Southwest.
As usual, I’m always on the hunt for more tearooms to visit. I’m back in New England now, so send more local suggestions my way! xx
…to a happy, healthy, unforgettable, and wonderful 2013. Happy New Year everyone!
Scenes from another successful weekend in my alternative life.
I have shared the stage with some of my best friends over the years // They share my passion and shape the person I am today.
From Kate Moss to Kate Middleton, this fashion photographer has captured quite the array of celebrities. His two exhibits, Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits and Mario Testino: In Your Face, are currently gracing the gallery walls of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and frankly, I can’t figure out what took me so long to get there. You all know I love a good royal family portrait, and the provocative In Your Face was nothing short of amazing. Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gisele? Come on now, it was almost too good to be true.
Kayla attended last month’s premiere and rubbed elbows with quite a few faces you may recognize, including Anna Wintour, Giselle, and a certain Mr. Testino himself. Check out the interview for a glimpse of this glamour before you make your way to the exhibit…
Video courtesy of Dirty Water TV
The British Royal Portraits will be on display until June 16, 2013, but the fashion photography will be there only until February 3rd. If you’re close enough, run– don’t walk– to the MFA. And as if you need extra motivation, it’s free Wednesday nights after 4 pm :)
On Saturday, Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau celebrated her 81st birthday, and Lilly lovers around the country celebrated as well. I stopped by Newbury Street’s In the Pink just long enough to fall in love with the entire store and toast to Lilly and the pink + green brand you can’t help but feel happy wearing. To learn more about Lilly herself, I highly suggest Kathryn Livingston’s Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend. I’m only a couple chapters in and am already in love.
pssst! Here are some current favorites I’m loving…!
Charter Sweater, $148 // Cassie Dress, $98 // Lauren Puffer Vest Printed, $198
Sweet snippets. Happy Monday!
The South End moments before the hurricane hit // Braids + stripes // Gloucester, Massachusetts
Golden arm stack // Swans in the Public Garden // A new perfume
Oysters on the half shell // Polka dots + patent // Parisian influences
I was safely in and out of New York this weekend for a quick but wonderful trip with old friends. Wishing everyone still there safety through this hurricane!
I remember being quite young and reading an article in some teen magazine or another about the coolest college campuses. Harvard University was on that list, due in large part– I’m sure– to the preppy-meets-hipster sanctuary that is Harvard Square. I spent this past unseasonably warm Saturday strolling between the Square and the Charles River, where The Head of the Charles Regatta was taking place– an October tradition I’ve tried to make a point to come to since I first moved to Boston. Clam chowder, pumpkin beer, and old fashioned sarsaparilla were enjoyed. I do recommend it.