Beautiful Life and Style

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Do you instagram?

How addicting is instagram? I’ve only been using it for a week or so, but I’m absolutely loving creating my own little masterpieces. For those of you who don’t know, Instagram is a smartphone app that applies different filters to your images that you can upload and share with friends. It has a very polaroid picture look to it- quick and instant while also charming and oldschool. Here are a few of my most recent images:


April showers bring May flowers!

Tea and homemade macarons? #yesplease

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“Part of Your World”

I think every girl of my generation LOVED the Little Mermaid with a passion (seriously the songs… the characters… ERIC!). As a girl of 4 years old, so much like Ariel wanted to be a human, I SO desperately wanted to be a Mermaid! It was something I DEFINITELY would have traded my voice for- and I tried everything to make it happen: singing in the bathtub, swimming at the pool, staying in the ocean until near hypothermia (and my parents basically forcing me out of the water). Alas, no evil octopus/witch ever offered me the opportunity so yes, I am still human. BUT, since then, I have learned to scuba dive- which I’ve accepted is probably as close to being a Mermaid as I’m ever going to get.

Nick and I just got back from a trip to Cozumel for a wedding/ scuba diving extravaganza. Sorry to abandon my posts! But the weather was perfect, the bride looked amazing, and I LOVED every minute of diving. The fish and corals there were so colorful and fabulous! I’ve been quite a few places around the Caribbean and this was my favorite so far. So, as a first day back to blogging I’ve decided to share some of my pictures. Let me know what you think! More photos to come as we put them through photoshop!


Boston at Twilight

I am so happy Spring has decided to come a few weeks early this year. Yesterday was the first day I was able to indulge in one of my greatest luxuries…The ability to walk home from work. It was 530 and the sun was already setting, but I made it to Longfellow Bridge just in time for this:


Boston Skyline

It was still a little chilly and windy crossing the bridge and I usually only save this walk for April – October, but I got to see the nearly full moon rising:


iphone= not the best camera

And its reflection in the Hancock Tower:


It was a completely spontaneous decision, and to think I almost missed it!


Looking Back toward Cambridge

Completely worth the extra 15 minutes it took to get home.

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Secret of the Sea

My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have only been diving for two years but I can’t imagine life without it. To go beneath the waves of the ocean and experience this beautiful secret world is a meditative yet mind blowing experience. The beautiful coral, the colorful fish, the sounds of the bubbles and the way that the sun reflects and scatters through the water to light your way- it is something magical that words can’t describe. So since a picture’s worth a thousand words, here are a few images from our most recent trip to Grand Cayman.

Have a fun weekend!

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New England Fall

This past weekend was BEAUTIFUL here in Boston, and my boyfriend and I went on a little “date” in the city walking along the Charles River taking pictures. We have been especially lucky this year with the weather and even though it is November the trees are still in a fantastic display of color and the weather is mild (mid 50s). I cannot imagine living in a part of the world without seasons and not being able to enjoy this yearly treat of crispness and colors. I have to admit that Nick is a much better photographer than I am, and he took most of these. But I like to think that I “inspired” them. Here are a few of my favorites.

It was really peaceful time together. Sometimes living in a city is a headache and it is a lifesaver that ours is full of so many beautiful parks for us to relax and unwind in. I think it was Fredrick Law Olmstead who considered parks as the “lungs of the city” we need them to breathe and stay healthy. They bring fresh air to the urban environment AND to our souls. But more on him later 😉

there’s a pair of chairs with our names on them