Sunday, July 31, 2011
image of Marissa Miller from MIKOH's blog
It's official, I need a paddle board. And I need it now.
I am convinced my life, abs and thighs will be much better once I get myself up on that board.
If you know of a good place to purchase (that will send to NYC or Shelter Island, NY) please let me know!
I'd like to wake up tomorrow with Luca snuggled in bed with me. The ocean outside my window, as it is right this moment, fresh air, animals and endless music playing as we start our day. a day of relaxing and playing from start to finish.
what about you?
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I've had such a great few days. And although I miss my Luca Bear more than I could possibly admit, I am impossibly content.
A quick, hilarious story. Tara and I flew from Sao Paolo to Rio today. The descent was something out of a Will Ferrell movie, where two girls (me and tara) are the only ones reacting to the more or less 360 degree spirals of our large aircraft. This wasn't turbulence, it was pure adrenaline rocking, will-signing, prayer saying drama. As we finally touched ground, the whole plane was still silent and content, I turned to tara and said, "we'll we're here!" only to have the airplane shift into high gear and take off for the clouds again. WE WERE ON THE GROUND AND WE TOOK OFF AGAIN. As if we were the only non-comatosed humans on board, we were crying laughing while all others within the cabin sat peacefully. It took 20 minutes for any announcement to be made. Where finally a sleeping pilot explained we wouldn't be landing in the airport originally planned. Instead we'd be flying 30 minutes to another airport. Apparently the winds were so severe that we couldn't land (even though we had). Did anyone make a peep? No. Did anyone seem annoyed or concerned or even as if they knew what planet they were on? No. All was well...only in Brazil. Only. In. Brazil.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Now, as I am off to Brazil, my life will forever be changed. My dream in life (career-wise) is happening. And when I'm back from Brazil I will be able to tell you all about it. But until then, I want to say: go for it. Take my advice and jump. LEAP. Cause it always works out.
Don't be afraid of the unknown. Create it.
Cannot wait to share all the amazing news upon my return next week. xo
a man kissed a woman in the rain.
On the corner of Independencia y Cinco de Mayo.
A man kissed a woman.
Because it is Friday.
Because no one has to to go work tomorrow.
Because, in direct opposition to Church and State,
a man kissed a woman
oblivious to the consequence of sorrow.
A man kisses a woman unashamed,
within a universe of two I'm certain.
Beside the sea of taxicabs on Cinco de Mayo.
In front of an open-air statue.
On an intersection busy with tourists and children.
Every day little miracles like this occur.
A man kisses a woman in the rain
and I am envious of that simple affirmation.
I who timidly took and gave—
you who never admitted a public grace.
We of the half-dark who were unbrave.
Poem sent to me from the best: aubreyroad.blogspot.com
I love you Luca. I love you and I'm sorry I had to take a plane to a far away place, but I'll be back soon and until then, have fun.
Thank you for making me so happy that to leave actually pains me. In some way, that makes me feel good. To know I've found such love, love I cannot bear to be without. It's the love that I almost burst from when I look into your beautiful sea blue eyes. The eyes that tell me a billion stories while always looking at me with admiration and devotion. I love you and I'll miss every little piece of you. LOVE.
first two images from the sartorialist, pic three from dancing to the beat of rain.
Thank you summer for reminding me how to live. Thank you for keeping me warm and sandy. But mostly I thank you for allowing me to see a million different shades of blue day and night.
As summer days pass by, I hold the moments that are rare in my mind. I see myself driving in an old car I knew as a child. But now I'm older. My skin is tanned and salty with faint lines just beginning to show to the world what I've lived. I will remember myself in that car, in that moment for a lifetime to come. When the air was warm and there wasnt a single familiar person in town. But the most familiar of all sat close to me. The one who knows me more than I know myself. The one that holds all my emotions with utter love and respect. The one I've grown up with, the one who has taught me to laugh and cry and live until I collapse from happiness.
And the days turn into nights. My skin becomes mocha. My hair lightens and my boy grows bigger, speaking three languages at once while holding six toy cars in his widespread hands. And all is right in the world.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
To my darling E,
imagine yourself far from where you actually are. take yourself away. cause it'll be ok before you know it. Whenever you think you can no longer breathe, take yourself to a better place. Even if it's just within your mind. Visualize it. Love you.
Monday, July 25, 2011
I have a very simple routine that doesn't involve any product or the use of an iron. I personally think it's my cut that gives my hair such texture and wave though. If you are in the NYC area, go to Jamie at the Whittemore House in the West Village. She's life-altering.
But I do know from years of being on photo shoots how to get that natural looking wave. First step is an amazing salt or sea spray. I happen to LOVE the one from Bumble & Bumble, it smells amazing adds a texture without weighing down. Spritz it on wet hair and use your fingers to twirl tiny sections of your hair around. Once it (air) dries, you can use a large curling iron with 1-2 or 2-3 inch sections to add more wave.
I also happen to feel that a long drive with the windows down or a dip in the sea is the best route, but if that's not an option, try the above.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wishing you all the happiest of weekends.
It's currently 110 degrees in NYC. Yes, 110. I am jetting out to the beach in a matter of moments and cannot wait to lay horizontal with my Luca Bear in the pool from sunrise to sunset and beyond.
What do you have planned? Enjoy whatever it is you do. xo