Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Finals Week

The end of the tunnel is coming... we're half way through finals week!
I've got two down and two more to go until I'm home in my bed watching marathons of
Gilmore Girls and baking Christmas cookies.

Until then...
Good luck on finals!

And if just in case you needed a little study break:


Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Castle

To many people, it's a little known fact that BU has a small Tudor-style castle right on campus. Once the President's house and now a venue for events and a pub in the basement, the building's regal facade sticks out in stark contrast to the modern architecture of our urban campus. 

Rumor has is it that the castle was built by a wealthy Bostonian, William Lindsey, as a wedding present for his daughter. Unfortunately, Lindsey's daughter and her husband died on their honeymoon     and the house was eventually donated to BU. The BU Castle or simply the "Castle" as we call it on campus, truly adds to the unique style of our non-traditional campus. It's also one of the few castles in all of Massachusetts and was used in the film, 21. 

Jacket: Thrifted | Sweater: Gap | Skirt: J.Crew | Mittens: Forever 21 | Boots: Hunter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dashing Through the Snow

During Thanksgiving break, my friend David and I ventured out into the suburbs of Massachusetts and decided to visit the beautiful Crane's Estate. Spanning over 2,100 acres in Ispwich, the estate was a summer home for Chicago industrialist, Richard Crane, and completed by legendary architect, David Adler, in 1928. Unfortunately, the inside is not open to the public during this season, but their is more than enough to explore on the outside grounds. The estate sits on a hill that overlooks Crane Beach and has trail that leads into a small woods. Lucky me, New England had snow just the day before so I could throughly enjoy dashing around the grounds on such a beautiful afternoon.

Monday, December 8, 2014


During Thanksgiving break, my friend David and I explored the small town of Ipswich, about an hour and a half from Boston. The quintessential New England small town, we enjoyed meeting all of the friendly locals in the downtown area and then venturing out into the more suburban areas. We found some true gems including this perfect nautical door pictured above, a random coach in the middle of the woods, and even a horseback riding center. While I love the big city, it was a nice break to be out into the "sticks" (quite literally) for awhile...

*To get to Ipswich by MBTA, take the Rockport/Newbury Port commuter rail from North Station. 
(I believe it was only around $15 round trip)