I am clearly all for harbor town visits this summer! Before the madness of my dance show started a couple weeks ago, we took an afternoon drive up to the North Shore. Inspired by Anna’s post, I requested that we stop in Rockport, and oh my goodness. Its adorableness competes with Scituate‘s [and that's saying something]. I just wanted to capture every sweet little detail of the darling harbor and town!
Dress, Anthropologie [similar]
Have you visited Rockport, or other Massachusetts harbor towns?
If I were ever asked to pick my absolute favorite corner of the world, I would choose this little neck of Scituate Harbor. 206 Front Street– right outside The Quarterdeck, which was the first store I’ve ever known and still a favorite two decades and some later.
In the summers when I was young, we would take the ferry from the South Shore to Boston, for a day in the city. Maybe because these were my first views of The Bean, the harbor/waterfront area will always be what I most associate with Boston, and will always be my favorite place in this town of ours. These are some snapshots from a quiet morning walk a few weeks ago, before the summer tourists began pouring in…
A few weeks ago, looking for a little escape from the crowded city, we hopped in the car and took a drive out to Western Mass. After stops in Amherst and Northampton, we ended up in the sweet little town of Stockbridge and stayed at the most welcoming and historic B&B [1862 Seasons on Main]. It was the nicest, most relaxing weekend I’ve had in ages. I love my city life, but when the chance to get away for some peace + quiet arises, I can rarely turn it down.
I admit it. I’ve been hibernating this winter. Exploring new neighborhoods and trying out new places just has not been high on my list of priorities in this bitter cold. But Saturday brought us some sun in the morning, as well as milder temperatures, so it was off to a new bakery I went! Tatte Fine Cookies and Cakes has been sweetening up Brookline since 2008, and has that warm rustic feel that makes me want to sit there and sip my chai latte for hours on end.
[ Tatte Bakery and Café ]
[ 1003 Beacon St ]
[ Brookline, MA 02446 ]
Where have you been snuggled up this winter?
[ Traditional conversation hearts ]
[ Sweet treats from my mama-- I prefer macarons over chocolate any day ]
[ Last year's Valentine's TOMS; purchase this year's here ]
[ Spicy red nails ]
[ Messages left in the snow ]
Happy Valentine’s Day sweet readers! While so many find Valentine’s Day ridiculous, I happen to love the holiday. Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, I fully believe today is about celebrating the people in your life who bring you love– whoever that may be. Enjoy it! xx
Last week, I attended an event at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in which I got to hear Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large of Vogue, speak about his many years of experience working with fashion photographer Mario Testino, whose work is currently on display at the MFA [see my review of the exhibit here]. Mr. Bowles joined American Vogue in 1992 as a style editor, and it was so interesting to get a glimpse of the magazine over his last 20 years of working there– through his stories and Testino’s photos. What’s more amazing than that though, is the 120+ years of history Vogue has.
I’ve had such fun browsing through the 100 iconic covers featured in the card set I received around the holidays, Postcards from Vogue. In addition to Mario Testino, the postcards also feature covers done by Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Salvador Dali, and more. You’ll spy many leading ladies from over the years, from Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy all the way to Lady Gaga. Since the event at the MFA, it’s been even more fascinating looking at the covers from 1992 on, knowing a little more about the styling and photography behind them. My only problem now is finding enough wall space to display them all!
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
By Vogue Editors
Penguin Books, 2012
Photos from the MFA event, featuring my darling friends Zoe of Fashion is Freedom and Courtney of Those Graces. Read Zoe’s recap of the event here.
[sparkly party shoes]
[A Christmas Birchbox and festive Spike the Punch jewels]
[Kate Spade holiday greetings]
[evergreens + pinecones]
Off of Beacon Street in Boston, nestled just enough into cozy Beacon Hill lies Acorn Street. Cobblestones + row houses + puppies make it the most photographic little nook.
Swans in the Public Garden
Bows + window shopping
Used books in Harvard Square
Last days to lounge in the grass
Buoys outside the Lighthouse
What scenes are making you smile this fall?
AND, while we’re on the subject of photography– has anyone had any experience with the new Sony RX100? Point and shoot meets DSLR… I’m intrigued but need to hear more! Let me know! xx