Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving

This little Thanksgiving vacation was just the relaxing break from school I needed (though ideally I would not have had mountains of schoolwork to do... yikes). 

Leah and I arrived at my house on Tuesday night in time for a home-cooked dinner, followed by a viewing of Brave with my brother (scarier than I expected for a Pixar movie! or maybe I'm just a wuss). The next morning we all went to breakfast at the sweetest cafe just in town--gotta love the charm of the Berkshires. 






 Leah carried out our Thanksgiving pumpkin pie that we got from the bakery. However, it did not last until Thanksgiving. We all ate about 2/3 the night before... oops.

 But the long weekend was the perfect time to snuggle up with this crazy cat, Percy.
 Leah was the perfect sous chef for Thanksgiving dinner.

 Our Thanksgiving bounty. Complete with Martinelli's sparkling cider. Our little family tradition.
My dad cut our 'field roast.' As a family of vegetarians, our main course is a little less exciting than a gigantic turkey, but it works!

But I am so thankful for all of the love I have in my life, the amazing opportunities, and the extraordinary food! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

wishlist...


(1) Everlane Ryan tee (2) H&M faux fur vest (3) Everlane weekender (4) Zara faux leather leggings (5) NARS lipstick in Terre de Fue (6) Moleskine planner

Also dreaming of the perfect pair of jodhpur boots, a leopard print scarf, and a new fleecy sweater that I will hopefully be making myself next week in between all of the Thanksgiving festivities.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

København!

A few weeks ago, after a crazy stressful period of decisions and applications, I got accepted to a Public Health program in Copenhagen, Denmark! I leave on January 11th (though I still have to book my ticket!) for 4 months of new experiences. I am so looking forward to traveling (especially to Vienna, Austria to see my lovely Leah who will be studying there while I am in Denmark) meeting new people, and exploring the (cold and dark!) city on a bicycle, as apparently all Danes do.


Funny enough, one of the things that tipped me over the edge to deciding on Copenhagen was this silly blog post from a girl my age from the U.S. who studied abroad in the same program I am doing.

I originally was quite hesitant about traveling to a cold, dark city in the absolute middle of winter. I thought Barcelona or Rome would be more my speed. But I just couldn't pass up the absolute PERFECT program in Copenhagen. But after seeing the blog post from Copenhannah--How to look like a Dane--my mind was changed. What other city had a style that was described as EXACTLY the same as mine?!
       Dark clothes
       Giant scarves
       Messy top knots
       Wedge booties
       Converse

It was perfect. So... though I am incredibly nervous about being away from Leah for four whole months (we haven't been apart for more than a couple of weeks since we met 2 plus years ago in the extraordinary city of London (which I am dying to go back to)) I am so excited for this crazy crazy adventure.