October 29, 2013
we've had the most incredible fall - sunny and warm. it's been fairly busy, and now that the temperature is starting to drop and the darkness stays longer, we're starting to quiet down. this time of year is my favorite - before the rush and craze that comes with the holidays, but after the non-stop bustle of weddings and weekends away.
these days, i'm trying to be ever more in the present. it's a hard balance - finding how to not get stuck in the routine of wake up, brush teeth, go to work, eat, take dog out, go to sleep, repeat. it can be so easy to rush from point a to b, without really going through the motions. i've realized lately that i've been too busy moving. these next few weeks, i am going to challenge myself to really step back and take some time.
Posted In: fall
October 07, 2013
provincetown is one of my favorite summer spots. matt's uncle has a home there, and so we're lucky enough to pop by a few times each summer. we typically wander along commercial street, eating fresh seafood, of course, and spend afternoons at the breathtaking race point beach. sometimes, we just sit back and take it easy in the backyard garden - because that's what summer is really all about, anyways.
if you're looking to spend some time in provincetown, check out this post i wrote for the boston day book with must-see places and things to do.
October 04, 2013
barcelona, we had a layover in zurich and ended up getting stuck. it turned into a wonderful 24-hour adventure. i had only been to geneva before and so was excited to explore another part of switzerland. zurich is quite possibly the sweetest city - literally with its chocolate and pastries, and of course the sunshine and blue sky didn't hurt either.
we spent the day wandering through the city - stopping to look up at the tower with the largest clock in all of europe and friends jumping off an incredibly high ledge into the lake below. we grabbed a stein of beer and a delicious plate of fried fish at the biergarten, which was a beautiful outdoor space along the water.
there's something so incredible about taking adventure and going with it - sure, we weren't planning on stopping in zurich for the day, and sure, it was a bit of a hassle. but, we had the most enjoyable time and it's all about living in the moment, right?
September 18, 2013
after a magical few days in begur, we hopped in our convertible (best last minute decision!) and headed down to barcelona. this was my first time, and i knew i was in for a treat!
part of the reason i love to travel is doing the research - my absolute favorite part: where to stay! we spent my birthday in barcelona and i knew that i wanted a special hotel. we chose the hotel mercer for its location and amazing roofdeck. we loved everything about our stay!
while in barcelona, we walked and ate, wandered into local restaurants where we tried to order in our broken spanish - and just ate whatever came (which was always delicious), sat along the beach and enjoyed the wonderful breeze, and of course saw all of the incredible art that barcelona has to offer. one of my favorite things was waking up each morning and strolling over the boqueria for fresh juice.
seriously, i could have stayed another few weeks in spain. looking forward to the day when i return!
September 17, 2013
france spent with my father and grandfather, matt and i headed down to spain for a few days to celebrate my birthday. we started in begur, which is a small coastal town in costa brava.
this was my first time in spain - and let me just say - i fell in love with it all: the people, food, traditions, weather, the scenic views. i could have spent another few weeks just eating tapas and drinking cava.
we stayed at the incredible hotel aiguaclara while in begur. if you are ever in the area, i couldn't recommend this charming bed and breakfast enough. in the evenings, we went to dinner and ate some of the most delicious local food, we listened to live street music, and meandered through local artist boutiques. the beaches were incredible, too! we only had a few hours to visit sa tuna, but wish we had set aside more time.
oh costa brava, cannot wait to see you again sometime!
September 13, 2013
there's routine here; opening the shutters at break of day, lunch at midday that lasts hours, walks through the orchard, and skipping through the vineyards combing for wildflowers and lavender. it is home. and each time i return, i'm reminded of how meaningful a single place can be.
September 12, 2013
we always do the same thing: pop champagne at les cordeliers, devour macarons, and walk the steep cobblestones down to the beautiful church. i find so much comfort in the familiarity - there's beauty in knowing that some places never change.