A new city (and continent) to me, one where two of my closest friends grew up: discovering Rio de Janeiro was the perfect kick off to a new year with a fuzzy heart. I tried really hard with my basic Portuguese (aka random phrases), but most of the time it came out like Spanish with a German accent. I’ll need to work on that for next time.
The thought that in the minds of those from the Southern Hemisphere, December, January and February are the warmest of months will always intrigue me. I’m sure it’s the same the other way around when Northern hemisphere folk associate June, July and August with summer heat. Funny.
We should probably all just stop taking everything so seriously.
I have a thing or two to learn about packing for a tropical vacation. I even forgot to paint my toe nails.
Coconut water is one if the greatest beverages on the planet.
A good book and the beach is a recipe for getting a sunburn. I just finished Big Magic and boy did I like it.
It’s been far too long since I’ve done my Sunday reads and link shares. Here we go, one way late. In honor of Paris Beer Week this past week, a little nostalgic photo of a random 6-pack from a local liquor store in Colorado with a couple of my favorites.
I’ve been stepping up my homebrew game. Follow more with #megbrew on Instagram.
In case you haven’t already seen it: Anne collaborated to create this epic map of Small Shops in Paris.
Can we just talk about cherry blossoms for a minute? via Ambitieuse.
Had the pleasure of viewing the Parson’s Paris senior collections. Incredibly talented students. Check out what was up on Twitter.
Crazy roads across the globe. via Mashable.
Food for thought. The eternal nature of storytelling. via Fast Company.
So jealous of my buddy Rachel’s most recent off roading trip in Moab.
While dreaming of American landscapes, I finally got around to putting up my little post about 7 Hours in Dallas with my favorite Texan.
Inspiring ways to take mozzarella sticks to the next level. via Buzzfeed.
Haleigh’s Marseille post has got me wanting to head down South. via Making Magique.
Funny, as I sit and compile this post, I realize that this time last year I was in the exact same spot.
2014 was a good year. Like all years, a year of transitions, but this one involved a particularly big one. This year I officially shook of my student status and got a big girl job. I started to brew my own beer. We adopted a kitten, darling Jefferson. My brother had a baby. We travelled to Turkey. We spent time with family and frequented our favorite places. We moved into a new apartment just outside the city limits and are loving our new nest. I got to spend the final days of the year in the Rocky Mountains.
This year went by so quickly, and filled with so much happiness, even though I did lose a couple of close friends to new cities. Notably these major changes and those listed above have modified my daily routine, habits and focus. I must say, I think most of my goals for 2014 did actually happen, which is pretty exciting. Now I’ve got to think about my goals for the coming year. The year is already rolling out with plans, and I must say I am pretty anxious. I hope your 2014 finished smoothly, and I wish you a very very happy 2015.
As charming as Paris is in the winter time, there is the level of winter wonderland magic that just can’t compare to Colorado. As my trip to the state where I grew up approaches, I can’t stop thinking about the snow-capped mountains and falling snowflakes… sadly snow just doesn’t seem to stick in Paris. A good snow I find to be one of the most beautiful and serene of all things.
The countdown begins. I feel like perhaps growing up I didn’t take in the beauty of winter landscapes.
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