Monday, July 21, 2014

Block Island, Rhode Island

On Saturday, although the weather didn't contribute a lot, we made the most of it and had a great time in Block Island. We rented mopeds and drove around, ate lobster, had ice cream, walked on the sand and watched the waves. The island is so picturesque! We are definitely going back sometime soon for a proper "beach day".


Monday, July 14, 2014


We had a great time in NYC this past weekend: we did some sightseeing, some shopping, a lot of walking and way too much eating. On Saturday, we stopped by the Chelsea Market and I took the photo above. It sums up perfectly how I feel every time I visit the city. Oh, New York!...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The long weekend and the World Cup

The long weekend was pretty good over here. The 4th of July celebrations in Boston started earlier as a thunderstorm was in its way, so the fireworks happened on the 3rd. On the 4th, we had pancakes for breakfast under the most adorable red, white and blue star garland. But it didn't stay up long: as a good Brazilian, of course I'm glued to the tv following the FIFA World CupBrazil won from Colombia (and plays later today the semifinals), so as soon as the game was over, I switched the American colors for the Brazilian green, yellow and blue, a gift from my dear friend Janee. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and wandering around town. Just perfect!

P.S.: Lucky you, Janee just reopened her shop and you can get as many pretty garlands as you'd like! ;)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pretty pretty finds: THINX underwear

I was introduced to THINX by the lovely Emily from Shell Chic'd and I immediately loved it!

First, because of their mission, which is admirable [each pair of THINX you buy funds 7 reusable pads to an African girl/woman through Afripads]. Second, because they are environmentally friendly, which is something I worry about more and more lately. Third, because, how beautiful are these underwear? So stylish and sexy! They come in different styles and offer different levels of protection. And finally, because of the quality of the material they use. I was amazed when I got my hands on them and wanted to read and understand the technology behind it.

As if all of those things weren't enough for you to want to try THINX, they are super comfortable and I am in love with mine!

P.S.: Still in the hygienic pads subject, I watched this documentary the other day and I highly recommend it!

Full disclosure: I was provided a pair of THINX underwear for review;
however all opinions are my own.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Our home in Rio - Airbnb

As I mentioned in the last post, we stayed in Rio for a few days. We rented an apartment through Airbnb and our first experience couldn't be better! The owners were great people and the apartment was just adorable! I had to share a few pictures of it.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm back! And pictures of Rio

I didn't plan on not writing a single post while in Brazil, it just happened. But now I'm back! Here are some pictures of the days we spent in Rio:

Pão de Açúcar Rio de Janeiro Brazil Sugar Loaf Flamengo


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hopping on a plane

One of the reasons things have been a little hectic over here is that we leave today for a few days back home. Despite the fact that it's Fall down there, we are hoping for some days of beach weather. We can't wait to spend time our families and friends! 


Friday, May 16, 2014


Things are a little crazy over here, but it's the weekend and I am ignoring the weather forecast (rain and rain and some more rain), so everything is good. If you don't already, follow me on Instagram to see what I am up to lately.

From the photo above, you can see I have been trying to save my succulent collection. Winter was hard on them and they look so sad! I am hoping the warmer weather will bring them back. I moved some of them closer to the windows and I am paying close attention to how they will react to this change.

What have you been up to? I hope you have a great weekend!