Friday, February 28, 2014

in a new york weekend.

One weekend in January, a quick dash up to the city: downtown shopping, uptown room service, spa visits, treats with friends, and a visit to a favorite museum among other lovely New York things.

image 1: celebrating our eighth monthiversary in a tiny italian restaurant
image 2: the st. regis does room service right
image 3: prettiness everywhere on the streets of new york, and late night treats with some of my bests
images 4+: a trip to my guggenheim, the site of one of my favorite college internships

not pictured: a celebratory couples' massage, an afternoon spent shopping in soho, plus all the pizza and doughnuts and pizza and doughnuts and pizza and doughnuts we ate...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

a pretty tune for you.

Artist :: Pentatonix
Title :: Run to You

P.S. If you're reading this in Feedly or another reader and can't see the video, click here.

P.P.S. Will be back to regular blogging soon, I hope! 
School + work + marriage + travel + thug life = a busy bee Milan.

Friday, February 7, 2014

iPhone pretties.

In the name of documenting the daily pretties in life, a few photos pulled out of the ol' iPhone.

1. A lovely snow flurry I got caught in after class one night.
2. Wandering the halls of empty museums before open hours, just one of the many perks of working at the Smithsonian...
3. Getting in the Valentine's swing of things with a little Sprinkles treat. I typically celebrate my favorite holiday for the entire month, I hope Jordan knows this...
4. Working on my goal of daily correspondence ("working on" being the operative phrase).
5. Today's pretty flowers in the morning light, happily succeeding in my goal of fresh flowers in our home at all times.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Listen, if you ask me in person, I'll deny this to the grave, but on our recent visit to Utah I actually caught myself thinking, "Huh. I could maybe possibly live here." (I'm strictly city girl, so in Salt Lake and *only* in Salt Lake, mind you, but still, a big step.) We had such a lovely time being with family and visiting friends, and I was legitimately disappointed when we had to leave. Our visit was a surprise birthday present for Jordan's mom, who turned 60 on New Year's Eve. She may kill me for revealing her age, but really it's just to brag (I mean look at her, she's gorge--my haggard and plump future 60 year old self resents her already).

^ The face of a birthday girl who just received a special memory book AND a cruise to Hawaii.

^ Not sure how I had the honor of presenting her with her birthday cake, but leave it to me to insert myself into a photo opp.

^La familia Cox, minus Dr. Tony.

While in Utah, I made sure to see some old DC faves, Grant and Julia, who have (inexplicably) migrated back to the mother ship. Come baaaaack!

We also took a drive up to Alta, a ski resort, to have a cup of hot chocolate and watch the skiers. 

^ Visiting the This is the Place monument, which marks the site of a powerful moment in my religion's history. I'm pretty hard on the state, but it's always good to be reminded that Utah's history is my history too. I once informed a boyfriend that I would literally need a lobotomy to live in his home town of Orem (ha, maybe that's why we didn't work out? I stand by my statement.), but I admit that UT grows on me every time.

P.S. Some more shots from my iPhone:

^Apparently, I am now related by marriage to the Smith in Smith and Edwards (basically an alternate universe where crossbows and beef jerky and camo jackets are sold, among other terrifying things).

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