Wednesday, November 25, 2009

give some (as in, thanks).

my sister rattled off her thanks this AM for raleigh's skirt! blog. she also shared a few things she'll miss this year, being away from home (as in where the heart is) and family, for the first time.

at george pr, we too shared our top 5 things we're thankful for. so it's only fitting that i wanted to write down some thoughts here - it is, after all, my favorite holiday. i could do a list - yes i could, but i am gracing you instead with a fantastically cheezy poem. :) be thankful.


i’m sitting down, on the day before, looking back at the year
and thinking of how fast time has gone by, and the season is finally here.

remembering thanksgivings from the past, shared with friends + family
i’m picturing faces and places and times that are all so important to me.

dishes + decorations at the house, smells of food and glasses of wine
hugs + kisses, laughter + smiles, and loving chatter warming this heart of mine.

i’m thankful for family, friends and food, but so much more than that.
i’m thankful for the world around me, my home (as in apt.), my hood, my cat.

i’m thankful for this holiday and each memory from the past
for the rest of the year, after this one meal, these thoughts, this love, will last.

it keeps me close no matter how far, i am from said family + friends
i’m mostly thankful that i have all these things to be thankful for as this day ends.

happy thanksgiving!

Monday, November 9, 2009

diving right in

just when i'm excited about turkey, cranberry sauce and picking out a christmas tree on black friday, i see this:

and this:
and this:

immediately i want spring break, summer days on the beach and trips to the caribbean. e and i met the creator of this charleston-based line, marysia swim, on our honeymoon. she and her hubby were there celebrating 5 years, and joined us on snorkel and off-roading expeditions in the BVIs. i was wowed by the swimsuits that she had for each occasion - simple, classic and sexy. now this new line is even better - it's her 2010 resort summer collection and it proves to be equal parts sexy and sweet.

so maybe november is the perfect time - with the holidays around the corner and all - to have these three suits on my wish list. the sexy string, the super cute high-waisted bottoms (that i'd mix with the ruffled string top in a pinch) and a sleek, classic one-piece. without thinking twice, i'd toss all the old-faithfuls i'd been keeping around for lack of better options.

we talked of meeting in 5 years on another island in the caribbean, and if we do, i want to be wearing one of these beauties.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

i remember driving

every time i hear "fast car" by tracy chapman, i turn it up and sing it...LOUD. even if i've reached my destination, i'll sit in the car until the end. that song just does something to me. i can't explain it. but i like it.

"and i had the feeling that i belonged, i had the feeling i could be someone, be someone."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

my november must-have

please get me these...stat.

jbrand 901 legging in olympia.