Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mt. Washington

A few weeks ago, I was supposed to travel back to NYC to help with another NYFW show, but snowpocalypse got in the way and busted froze those plans (update: Boston is only 5.6 inches off to beating its record snowfall). While disappointed, my friend and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Mt. Washington before the blizzard hit New England. Not typically a spontaneous person, I never imagined I'd plan a trip eight hours in advance, but Mt. Washington has been on my bucket list for a long time. 

As if planning such a getaway wasn't enough of a thrill, the mountains were even more breathtaking in person than I had imagined. We spent the day at Omni Mt. Washington Resort wandering the charming grounds, eating quite a luxurious brunch, and nordic skiing. Skiing is something I have wanted to do for years. I can't wait to try alpine skiing someday, but it was so beautiful skiing around their summer golf course and in some of the wooden areas as if I were visiting the set of a movie. Even though it was -10 degrees, I could have stayed out all afternoon...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Cotton Candy Sunset

Boston has officially had the most snowfall in history during these past few weeks. While I love the snow, playing in the snow, throwing snowballs in the storm, and staying in my pajamas all day during snow days, I'm over it

While clearing out my pictures the other (snowy) night, I came across these photos from home a few weeks ago and wanted to wallow in tears thinking about the sandy sunset walks on the beach in 80 degree weather.  

On one of my last nights at home, I got to see a beautiful sunset on the beach at the Naples Pier. The sky seemed to be exploding with fluffy, pastel colored clouds that resembled cotton candy and even a heart-shaped opening at one point. 

Here's hoping the weather will get warmer soon!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Striped in Snowpocalypse

I took these photos two weeks ago, but hadn't gotten around to posting them yet. It's incredible surreal how much higher the snow has piled up since then. This Buzz Feed article of our snowpocalypse is actually quite accurate (#2 is me standing next to the snow pile outside my brownstone). I too have seen people skiing out on the Esplanade and had my own share of friends jumping out of windows into snow piles
Maybe this outfit accurately portrays me as a prisoner of this insane snow?;)

Vest: Bloomingdales | Shirt: J.Crew | Pants: Zara | Boots: Nordstrom Rack | Sunnies: Gap | Gloves: Thrifted | Bracelets: Kate Spade | Hat: Bebe

Hope everyone is staying safe and warm!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NYFW F/W 2015

Last week, I had my first taste of NYFW. A dream for so many years, it was an amazing and eye-opening experience getting to help behind the scenes for Katie Gallagher's show at Pier 59. While I took the bus in and out on the same day (and didn't get to return to help a different show because of the blizzard), it was a surreal, whirlwind adventure seeing how a fashion show comes together. From painting the runway an hour before the show started, to running water to the fatigued models, and watching countless makeup artists, stylists, publicists, lighting, and backstage crew come together to backstage chaos into such effortless beauty. 

The collection was based on simple but edgy silhouettes featuring a lot of black with pops of bold red. The line was truly bewitching with oversized hoods and long flowing capes that seemed to captivate everyone in the room.