Friday, April 6, 2012


Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap. A little too Happy Gilmore for you? I don't care. Because it's one of my favorite weekends of the year. It's also Easter which makes it even better. Oh I'm just kidding--you know I'm serious for Jesus when I can resist the desperate plea of tradition and forgo my pimento cheese sandwich. I can't even pop open a DDP in honor of my Papa. I reeeally wasn't thinking when I decided to give up bread and soda for Lent.

Moonpies don't break any rules that I am aware of so perhaps I will start my own tradition. Anyone else have Masters-related traditions? And who do you think will walk away with the green jacket this year?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Long Time, No Sea

So it's been quite a while since I've posted but I have recently gotten a sort of second blogging wind and decided to dabble once more. For a while there I struggled with whether or not I wanted to share my thoughts in this kind of forum. I was that girl who kept a diary and then threw it away after a few weeks. Whatever skeletons I may have had as a youngster I preferred in a recycle bin rather than a closet. I mean if Ben Reeves ever found out he was my #1 Crush in the World my whole third grade year could have been potentially shrouded in embarrassment. No thank you. But then I realized my compulsive need to share things and make connections far outweighs whatever reservations I may have had. It's like that sense of accomplishment you feel when you set someone up on a successful blind date. You just KNEW IT. Or when I'm rummaging at an antique store and come across something I feel another member of the blogosphere would just die over. It feels good to get it out there. So I'm back!

I'm a sucker for anything nautical so I'm loving that everywhere I turn there seems to be ropes, boats and anchors. Some recent favorites:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Very. Scary. Sperry.

I ran into Nordies recently to pick up some new Sperry's for my sister when I witnessed a most atrocious offense. Clear sequins. On Sperry's. Don't get me wrong I was elated when TOMs went all sparkly on me but this just does not make sense to me.


Pretty awful.

Not only are the sequins bad enough, on top of it they picked the strangest colors to display them on. I mean, pearlescent baby blue and black checkered tablecloth? If someone can convince me of a way these could possibly be cute I'm all ears but as of right now I'm left scratching my head in confusion.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lunch and Lilly

After meeting up with the best friend at Companions I headed across the way to the Lilly store. I was disappointed to see most of their "new" stock were things that were actually on sale at the New York location almost a month ago but I was happy to see they carried the mini agenda in what may be one of my favorite Lilly prints of all time!

Naturally I had to get the matching market bag. It's the perfect tote for my summer sailing gear and I can't wait to fill it up with snacks and such for Sunday!

Cute and (hopefully!) lucky croakies for this weekend's pursuit race.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Survived the Move!

Georgetown fun with KAF

I'm back home and settled in for the most part after leaving DC just before the earthquake, thank goodness. Luckily I managed to escape with some goodies from Georgetown before I left!

Anyone who is a fan of Kenneth Jay Lane will just die upon entering Fornash. Or at least will find themselves broke upon leaving. As you can see I went a bit nuts.

Some Fleur de Lis earrings for my Kappa little!

Shopping left me in dire need of a sugar rush and Georgetown Cupcake hit the spot!

Mine was the red velvet, of course.

Cupcake cheers with KAF

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dress Yourself in Bleeding Madras

If you are not already listening to Vampire Weekend you best get to work on iTunes! These Columbia University grads are so adorable and super talented. So far I have seen them twice live and they have been amaaazing each time. Plus they sing about super relevant things such as Cape Cod, madras and the likes. If you're not already convinced I'm positive you will be after checking out the following two music videos.

However, if you do attend a show be weary of the fans. It seems on tour most of the people are nice well-groomed folk, however, the music festival attendees are another story completely. Vampire Weekend played at Pitchfork a few years back and I was practically jumped while trying to get a better view from the crowd. I wore a Cape Madras skirt and polo (completely against hipster music festival protocol apparently) and found myself in a ring of hippity-hipster boys while scouting a better vantage point. After shoving (shoving!) me they informed me that "this section is for true fans only" and that I should "go back to the OC". I was not aware Malibu Barbie had a secret stash of Cape Madras in the trunk of her pink convertible. And true fans? I wouldn't be surprised if they thought Hyannis Port was a nickname for those delightful on the spot johns scattered about the park.

I stuck out like a brightly colored sore thumb compared to all of these normal people...

If you're to see them live I suggest avoiding the festivals and the creatures therein. See them on tour... or just spend hours staring at their lovely faces via YouTube.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Whale Wars!

Tonight is the season finale of Whale Wars! I absolutely love this show and I think the Sea Shepherds are incredibly brave. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit which focuses on marine conservation and constantly battles shark poaching, seal hunting and, most famously, whaling. They are currently running a marathon on Animal Planet leading up to the finale so if you need to catch up start tivo-ing now! This is the second time I've seen the episode in which the Shepherds are called on to search for the Norwegian sailboat Berserk and if you're anything like me and you've seen it you were balling your eyes out for quite a while. Sailing accidents scare me more than plane crashes and my heart always goes out to those involved. Especially because even the most experienced, seasoned sailors in existence can be defeated by mother nature. It still gives me chills that Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail alone around the world, could make such a journey only to disappear with his trusty Spray on a routine trip 11 years later.

Berserk's life raft being recovered after spotted by Sea Shepherd pilot Chris Aultman

I think this is definitely a cause worthy of donation so my inner shopaholic was especially delighted to find this Sea Shepherd tank by Chaser LA on a recent shopping trip. Not only can I show my support in wearing it but a portion of the proceeds are donated to the organization.

If the store had carried this sweater I probably would have purchased it as well but I was able to find both items available for purchase at the Black Label Boutique. For more information, to donate, or to volunteer check out the Sea Shepherd website here.