Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Afternoon tea in Boston - The Taj Hotel

Now that the weather is cooling down, I think I can talk again about tea. ;) Today's post is about afternoon tea at  Taj Hotel Boston.

I have now been to the Taj 4 or 5 times and I can say it's my favorite place for tea in Boston so far. It feels very classic and traditional (the waiter pour your tea for you!), a bit like a Downton Abbey scene. The room, called The French Room, is beautiful, the staff is friendly and there's a musician playing live, which adds so much to the atmosphere of the place. The food is pretty (yes, pretty) and so delicious!

I'm already planning on going back soon!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday inspiration

Stop worrying

Friday, September 26, 2014

Have a great weekend!

Leaves #286/365 [Explored]

Temperatures in the Boston area are supposed to reach the 80s on Sunday and our intentions are to enjoy it as much as we can- this  might be the last of Summer in these parts. I hope you have a great weekend, no matter the weather where you are!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Have a great weekend!

autumn fall leaves forest
image (original page doesn't exist anymore) 

It's the weekend again! Time is flying by and it's already mid-September. Being the control freak I am, it kind of terrifies me to see the weekend get here and have no plans for it. I like to fill it to the brim taking advantage of every available second we have. But I am trying to just let it be and see how things go. I hope you have a great weekend, having made plans or not! ;)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Recent additions to my closet

I'm trying *really* hard to work with what I already have in my closet this coming season and do not buy a lot of new things. I finally got two items I wanted to buy last Fall but ended up not getting - black skinny jeans and black ankle boots. I know right, how did I survive so long without these? The other two recent additions to my closet were tops. I was surprised at how good the powder pink blouse looked on me. H&M is not exactly my go to brand, as things rarely fit me well. And the paid one, was love at 1st sight when I walked into Madewell the other day. Since I'm really drawn to neutrals, this adds a little bit of color to my wardrobe.

I'm pretty happy with these recent purchases, as they go well with what I already have. I'm planning on adding a few more pieces to my closet and, most importantly, resist impulse purchases. My friend Alex introduced me to Un-Fancy and from there I ended up at Into Mind, and since then I've been devouring information on how to have a closet that makes sense for me. I can tell you this much: it's not easy. But I'll do my best!

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the clouds

This weekend felt very much like Fall, with lower temperatures and blue skies. It was asking for an adventure! So my friend Chelsea and I decided to spend the day in the clouds and it was amazing! We had lunch with the most beautiful view we could ask for and then toured a mansion built in 1914.

photo by Chelsea

 I can't wait to go back to Lake Winnipesaukee when the leaves are yellow, orange and red! 

All images by SCAVENGENIUS unless otherwise stated.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall - Series: Vintage I own

It's been a while since I last posted something on this series. The reason is simple: in this tiny apartment, most of my stuff is still in boxes. There's no space to put all my collections and pretty things on display. But, since we decided to stay in this apartment for one more year, we've been working on organizing what we have and getting rid of superfluous things. So last weekend, I went through 3 of our boxes full of home decor items and I ended up finding something I didn't even remember I owned!

Vintage Italian mirror

I bought this little Italian mirror at an estate sale back in Atlanta. It reminded me of a mirror my grandma (my dad's mom) had in her house. Her mirror hang in the second floor, in the hallway. I would admire it every time I passed by and I remember being young and wanting to get tall enough to see myself in it. Then, one day, it happened, and it became my favorite place to brush my hair when at her house.

Now, the plan for my own little mirror, is to have it on this wall, where I will be able to see and admire it every day. And maybe even brush my hair looking at it. ;)

More vintage I own here!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday inspiration

After some very very hot days here in Boston (maybe summer's last hurrah?), the temperatures dropped a few degrees yesterday and I *might* have started to think about Fall. To me, Fall means coziness and warmness. It's my favorite season of the year! Have you started to transition to Fall mode yet?