July 13, 2017
3 low light plants
Anyone else have a ton of dark corners or just low light in general? Well friends,...
Has anyone else been practicing yoga for over two years and STILL cannot do crow? Yeah, yup, that is me. With that being said, I still really enjoy yoga.
Last weekend I grabbed my gal Lauren, and went to yoga on Spectacle Island (20 minutes ferry ride from Boston)! Well, it was more like, Lauren grabbed me but who’s counting anyways. The best part about the island, the quietness. You immediately feel the calmness and serenity that being away from the city has to offer. Which is exactly what I was looking for to start my Saturday morning. We had a few minutes before and after our practice to check out the Boston harbor views, ocean (you can go into the water) and the beautiful florals.
What do you need?
Close to my apartment is a magical road named Brattle Street. This street sits right outside of the Harvard Campus which just adds more charm. The entire street has the most charming stores, coffee shops, vintage jewelry and Anthropologie (don’t lie, we all know this matters).
In addition to Anthropologie there is a darling plant shop that I just adore. Naturally, they go by “Brattle Square Florist”. This family ran florist shop has some of the best looking 10 inch succulents. Well my friends, this is where I got my second string of pearls!
I started talking with the cutie shop owner about how I had already killed my first string of pearls plant and she so graciously gave me tips.
Last week, me and my gal went to check out a local farm, Volante Farms in Needham, Massachusetts. This place was everything you would want and expect from a local farm. You walk in and immediately to the right you have your deli where you can order sandwiches and dine in if you so desire. They, of course, had a section for their homemade baked goods which was followed up by their fresh produce.
Next up, the greenhouse! They had that place filled with bright colored annual and perennials. They didn’t have a large selection of succulents and houseplants, but they had a solid variety of garden plants. Including a few fruit bunches.
My absolute favorite part, the actual farm. You could see the trucks, the farmers and all the plotted land. I wish I could have gotten out there and helped! Sure, I say that now, but I’d be hurtin’ the next day.
Go check this place out!
Last Thursday was National Best Friends Day and I celebrated with one of my best gals, Lauren. We did the usual – a little boppin’, shoppin’, and eatin’.
First stop, shopping in the South End at Flock. Just like us, they were celebrating as well with an Amigas and Margaritas event! They had it all figured out, while you shop, they give you a margarita! The best part of the event – you got a free cactus and Gentle Fawn clutch with your purchase.
Needless to say, I got this cutie little cactus for FREE. Can’t say no to that! He’s so hairy.
Here I am, just continuing to blab about Marco Island. Well, Marco Island was a dream! So there it that. It has been raining in Boston for what seems like all of 2017 (reality, about a month) so Jimmy and I decide to escape the rain and head to Marco Island. As the weather Gods would have it, I took the rain with me. But great news, while we were there it was Naples Restaurant week! Heck yeah!
Every night we tried a different restaurant, and let me tell you I ate WELL. Disclaimer, none of these restaurants were particularly cheap. Naples is more expensive than one would think. Below are the three restaurants we tried in no particular order.
Until next time!
Last weekend, Jimmy and I headed to Marco Island, Florida for a quick little getaway. It was incredible. Originally, my Father and Stepmother were supposed to meet us at The Hilton on Marco Island but my Stepmother got super sick (no worries, she’s healthy now).
First of all, the Hilton on Marco Island was a dream. It had everything you would expect. A bar facing the water, a decent sized pool, and right past that THE BEACH. I would walk right out of my hotel and onto the beach. I did bring my turkish towel that I never go to the beach without, but The Hilton did provide these darling yellow stripped towels for us. Isn’t towel service the best?
I got this cutie Palm Tree dress from Francesca’s Collection a few years back. I believe they still have a similar pattern, but maybe not the dress. Link below!
You guys, these salt and pepper shakers?! To. Die. For.
Jimmy and I host relatively often and every single time we do, I get asked where I got these little piggies. Great news, they came from Crate and Barrel. They make the best house warming or bridal shower gift.
April 2017 marked five full years of me living in New England! Yippie! At this point, one might think that I have all the right gear for the various types of weather that Boston throws at me. Nope, I do not. I waited until this year to get my closet in gear. Step one, raincoat. I first laid eyes on this gem of a jacket in Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard from Basic Clothing Co. They didn’t have my size in the yellow, which was obviously a must. I went home and ordered this baby and have been frolicking around since.
To say that May has been busy is an understatement. It’s Jimmy’s birthday month, which includes “Jimbo de Mayo” and our annual trip to Marth’s Vineyard for the Wine Festival. This year, the birthday party required a small village to pull off. Top things off, Jimmy’s family was overly gracious while we were on the Vineyard. Thank you cards for everyone! Sigh, I love stationary.
I stumbled upon this card in a darling boutique shop in the South End called “Flock“. I’ve had a hard time sending it off, but I guess it’s time. Not to brag or anything, but I may have also picked up Cactus stud earrings as well.
Just packing up for our annual Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival trip! Jimmy and I first went three years ago. Last year we brought Jimmy’s mom. This year we added Jimmy’s dad. It’s absolutely the best event ever. Wine, food, shopping and oysters.
Warning: It’s usually a bit rainy; but rain is romantic, right?!
We all know ClassPass by now right? So, I tried it. I really did enjoy it. I didn’t keep up with it for a couple of reasons. First, the cost. Secondly, because there weren’t a ton of locations near me with times that worked for my schedule. On a positive note, it did make me more reliable to go to the class (you have to sign up) and I wouldn’t have found this charming yoga studio. It makes you try new classes at all different types of places!
Thank you ClassPass for introducing me to this yoga studio. I can’t say no to a place with such a strong plant game.
Welcome to my living room friends! Let me start off by saying – I am the proud renter of this charming Cambridge apartment. It’s perfect in almost every way. Natural light, deck, skylights, and marble. C’MON. We have officially been here for one full year and still have plenty of decorating to do!
Let’s be serious, it’s all about that natural light. I can’t live in an urban jungle without sunlight. Amiright?
Central Square | Cambridge, Massachusetts
You guys! Generous people still exist. I met sweet @luv_succs on instagram and she mailed these succulents to me all the way from California. Aren’t they dreamy?!
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Oh, you know, just some homemade apple chips. NBD. Here’s the thing, if you enjoy breakfast, you should be reading this blog that is ALL about breakfast. She’s the best in the business folks @mymorningbite.
Recipe from My Morning Bite.
1. I used parchment paper to prevent sticking.
2. The apple wont get crispy until cooled.
3. I baked @225 for 2 hours. Because I’m impatient.
Personally, I found them a little tough to keep alive without bright direct light. I repeat, bright and direct. I’m tryin’ again this year just to see if maybe I got a bad batch. Stay tuned! Got these pearls from Ricky’s Flower Market.