Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{ nyc ballet }

oh. my. beautiful.
k and I went to the NYC ballet last night
glass pieces
even our twenty dollar cheap seats in the back were perfect.

{ images found via oberonthe winger, & the ny times

Friday, February 18, 2011

{ sunsets & beaches }

i could never get sick of watching the sun set...
some of my favorite moments so far in life have been at the beach
eating sunday dinners at sunset beach in hawaii
sunset runs at hukilau or to the hb pier
and our annual sunset bbq in north carolina
nothing makes me happier and more relaxed than the beach
even a freezing winter evening at riverias in san clemente was magical...

Monday, February 14, 2011

{ love day }

valentines day is my third favorite holiday
right behind Thanksgiving and Christmas 
not for heart shaped chocolates and flowers and valentines lovers 
but for love , i love love
there is so much love in my life and i love to celebrate it. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

{ oh martha...}

Is food the new fashion? 
Like the classic little black dress, good food and entertaining keep evolving, but never go out of style.
Martha Stewart 

I couldn't agree more Martha...

LOVED this article.

I like many things but there is nothing more fun and rewarding
than sitting around the dinner table with good friends and good food.  Nothing. 
I grew up in the kitchen and around the dinner table and at small soirees in my parents home
and I'm forever grateful for the skills my parents taught me. 
food in my home meant laughter and fun and friends and work and celebrations
and creativity and service and deliciousness and all around happiness.  

So let good food and entertaining continue...

{ photo courtesy of cupcakes & cashmere }

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

{ homework & train rides }

winter train rides to long island are the perfect time to think...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

{ sundance, barns & mad libs }

the more I head to Utah for weekend trips, the more I fall in love with it...being from Colorado, I always think Colorado is better but Utah is slowly beginning to win my heart...kk and I decided we needed a weekend escape to the sundance film fest and the weekend went a little something like this...

friday: oh hey hot guy on the plane sitting next to us reading GQ, picked up at SLC airport
by the lovely lindsay, yummy thai dinner and two random friend spottings...oh utah...drove straight up to park city to walk the sundance strip...too much of a scene for me, we walked and talked and froze and got hit on by 19 year olds and a 50 year old with the scariest sausage fingers ever that I really hope I can erase from my memory...chai and girl talk and finally home at I don't even remember what time because it was way way too late for even us city girls. saturday: sleep, slept in way too late but we needed it and it was nice to sleep in for once, then up to SLC to see a sundance film, er, try to see a sundance film,  then shopping and walking, SLC can thank me for the $10 I didn't mean to donate to their parking system, Olive Garden bread sticks and bottomless salad because that's what you do when chain restaurants are plentiful, more chai and then off to a party in a barn with hay and bonfires and old friends and new friends that we hope we'll be seeing more of. sunday: church twice because once sometimes isn't enough and then it was time for games and cookies because it was freezing out and it was time we stayed home for once to catch up on our beauty sleep... zzzzzzzzzz. monday: kneaders for brunch because when you're in Provo, it's the thing to do and it's the perfect place to catch up with friends you don't see enough of,  then we drove up to midway because we heard about these fantastic ice castles and needed to go see the magic for ourselves, so we explored and froze and drove and then made a little stop in park city for lunch and then back to SLC to spend some time at temple square, met the cutest sister, started talking and of course we have friends in common from laie so we stayed to chat... after the temple, it was date time...I met the sweetest guy at the barn who offered to cook me dinner (a man that can cook? yes please!), and it was the perfect ending to an amazing weekend that I didn't want to end...yes I had fun on the date (seriously impressed!) until I had to speed off to the airport to take the red eye home but the flight went's always more fun traveling with a friend and we maybe did madlibs almost the whole way stomach hurt from laughing too much and I was beyond exhausted but it was worth every second. UT friends, thank you for showing us a very good time...I will be back soon...and that's a promise!