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Instagram Lately: An Intro To Maine

August 2013

The first time I left the country, I was fanatical about visiting every museum and cultural locale. I filled my days with long walks and overloaded my senses with more art than one brain can store. I was like a small sponge in the face of a hurricane, trying to soak up every single ounce of moisture. Then something happened along my many routes.

I mellowed.

Plans fell through, and suddenly all the excessive planning and overwhelming attempts to take in every, single detail seemed futile. Simultaneously, I began to value long, slow conversations and the people who marked my timeline.


When Acadia showed me her beautiful engagement ring and said the words “seaside” and “barn,” I said “I do!” I wanted to help in any capacity. Fortunately for me, I had the opportunity to style Stu and Acadia’s special moment in Maine.

From the moment I arrived in Portland, friends and twitter chirps were pointing me to all sorts of sites and restaurants, but this intro to Maine was all about a genuine couple and the gracious, sincere people surrounding them.

This intro to Maine was about a beautiful red cottage and the hosts I now consider close friends.

This intro to Maine affirmed why I love scurrying behind the scenes of a special day, filling every nook and cranny with more personal details.

This intro to Maine reminded me of the many connections we form along the way and how at the end of a journey, it’s those connections that count more than the ticket stubs and museum passes we collect.

This intro to Maine foreshadowed returns because I am still a little sponge in the face of a hurricane, and there is far more beauty to behold!

What do your Instagrams reveal lately?

Instagram Lately: Growing Like A Weed


Where did the round baby belly go?

That’s what I keep asking myself as I look at my weed of a little one. Julep’s legs are shooting up higher and higher by the minute. Already, we have been together for one month! A time when I wasn’t hurdling baby gates and dodging puppy teeth is inconceivable. Though my eyes may look perpetually tired, and my coffee spendings have definitely spiked, the time between her wakeup wimpers and her sleepy sighs has me moving and observing and loving like never before!

Puppy Aquas

I’ve been watching the early morning light cast gleams and shadows through my windows.

I’ve stumbled upon the remnants of a romantic gesture (were the heart and rose petals a suitor’s success or were they tossed to the cobbles in lamentation?).

I’ve stared into a ‘stached fella’s face, and he stared right back at me.

I walked into a lightning-induced, neighborhood commotion, and I was reminded how precarious and tenuous every single moment is. That’s why I’m trying to savor every little puppy phase [and potentially over-documenting every puppy phase in a crazy dog lady sort of way- bear with me].

What do your Instagrams reveal lately?

Instagram Lately: Friends & Fleurs

May 2013

Sometimes life chips away at us, saddens us and tosses everything into the air like kids playing with a parachute in elementary school gym class. I had one of those moments recently, but I also had friends come to my side with listening ears, supporting shoulders, creative endeavors and very importantly in these situations- minty mojitos! Right now, my focus is on these friends, beautiful arrangements and very soon, a little lady with four paws!!!!!

Friends and Fleurs

Sometimes life chips away at us and saddens us to shift our focus to the genuine people, things of beauty and our full potential. Friends & Fleurs!

What do your Instagrams reveal lately?

Instagram Lately: Revelations & Reflections

May 2013

Inspired by other bloggers who share their Instagram highlights, I decided to pick some of my own favorites. The sunnier skies inspired new paths, and my eyes fixated on the architectural elements of my meanders. After discovering I did not want to be an architect, while in architecture school, I ran far and wide from that world, only to realize I am still a designer at heart. I want to transform spaces and affect experiences. In both times of focus and distraction, I am consumed with these ideas, and slowly but surely, I am returning to the world of design. Except now I know which aspects of design are for me and which are not.

Houses and Voids

What do your Instagrams reveal?