[Portsmouth, NH, our weekend destination as of tomorrow morning! Image courtesy of Destination 360]
This week I felt as though I was barreling through my days at a rate of speed that only means one thing… I was gearing up for VACATION. So here I am after many days in a row of hustling and emailing and meeting and scrambling and organizing and generally getting ready to shut down my professional life for nearly ten days. Count them – one, two, three, four… TEN. DAYS. And I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t the best part of the experience, these precious first moments of putting my feet up with a sigh and looking ahead at an entire expanse of openness.
[Tulle and spice and everything nice is surely speaking to me lately as I browse Jenny Packham's luxury fashion. It might make little sense considering we are in the midst of the season of sweaters and scarves, but I've felt girly this week. And these gowns are divine. There is a strong chance I would do my best to tone one down enough to wear to work. What? This old thing?...]
[And speaking of getting dressed up... I recently attended Glory Chen's Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 RTW Preview event hosted by Vogue with a good friend. Sometimes it is the best feeling to get all dolled up with the girls and step out for a few hours of glitz. No boys allowed. But then again, sometimes the best part of the night is going home and telling the tale of it to my boy.]
[I have been inhaling books lately - more so than usual - and one of my favorite habits is to jot down incredible phrases, word plays or turns of dialogue to read over later and remember how lovely they make me feel. This is one of them:
"Do you think I'm wonderful? she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple. No, he said. Why? Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it's only noon. You couldn't be something that hundreds of others are."
-- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated]
Well, lovelies, those are my favorites this week. It has been a full and fulfilling week – an important combination. And now I bid you adieu for a couple of days as I skip off into the sunset to frolic with my love and my family. If I am a bit quiet for a few days, I hope you will forgive me. But I promise to come back full to bursting with stories about people like this who just make me smile:
[Image courtesy of Abbey]
I am so blessed by my family and lucky to be an aunt to these two best friend cousins. Don’t you just want to squeeze them? I dare you not to try. Xoxo