dear dana,

i miss you already!

thanks for being you.

thank you for coming all the way and for spending those wonderful days with us in nc. it is hard to believe you have already come, spent a week with us, and are gone again.

i am so glad venice brought you into kelsey and my life last year. it was a magical place and i know that we were supposed to have met you all along. you were always meant to be a part of my life and it just so happens that a small city on water brought us together.

you are one beautiful, thoughtful, talented and creative individual!

finish your last semester well and go and be in india! india will embrace you with open arms.

i only wish i could crawl inside your backpack and go with you.

je t’aime,


{all photos of dana in asheville this past saturday}

the start of a new week

it is going to be a great week, i can feel it. i am so ready for a break, for thanksgiving, and most of all for time with the ones i love most.

here’s to a good week. mine has started off well already. . .

starting with today – ecstatic dance at the flowjo with etta today in carborro, weaver street salad for lunch, and of course some open eye and journal writing time.

then tomorrow – dana comes to nc!!! i couldn’t be more excited. she’s such a happy part of my life!

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“the complexity of our present trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. it’s proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, politically, socially, and culturally responsible. this cannot be done by gathering or “accessing” what we now call “information” – which is to say facts without context and therefore without priority. a proper education enables young people to put their lives in order, which means knowing what things are more important than other things; it means putting first things first.”

– wendell berry

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happy sunday!

here’s a song for this brand new week.

{photo from the top of some mountain in beautiful queenstown, nz}


national gallery – modern art

when i grow up. . .

i want to live here.

+ je veux te voir



{p.s. first day of classes officially done. all went well, minus the earthquake!!! earthquakes on the east coast? what? seriously felt like i was back in nz for a minute there. i’m not going to lie though, i liked it. . .}

sprinkles cupcake, d.c.

dana dreaming about her cake

sprinkles cupcakes

dana and kelsey - impossible not to love these two

classic black and white cupcake

cupcakes for everyone

europe reunion!

all the lovely cupcakes

pretty friends!

when i went to d.c. a few weeks back to visit kelsey and dana, we went to sprinkles cupcake {we chose this option instead of the equally popular georgetown cupcake} and met up with friends kate and drew.

the cupcakes were fab and j’adore most everything about d.c.

. . . i should be preparing for my first day of classes tomorrow. . . but. . . i wanted to share these before i let it slip away. . .