In a few days, we’ll take in the last of 2016 and enter 2017 with a fresh, inspired outlook complete with ambitious resolutions and goals. But until then, we can get away with eating way too many desserts (like these macarons), shopping (mostly for warm blankets and delicious-smelling candles), and relaxing during this holiday season. Happy holidays!
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit a friend in Miami for a day — one that we filled with Cuban food, ice cream, catching up, and walking through the Wynwood District (a.k.a. the hipster/artsy part of Miami). While we were looking for an affordable lunch spot, we passed a plant shop called “La La Land” where this picture was taken; while I could never keep up with gardening for more than a few weeks, I really appreciated this store’s aesthetic of white walls and vines 🌿
Walking through Crescent River Park in New Orleans, I was surprised at the stark contrast between the serene riverside and the music-filled, lively streets of the French Quarter. After spending some time absorbing the happenings of Royal and Bourbon Street, the calm area beyond this bridge was much appreciated.
Hurricane Matthew caused damage to so many families, homes, and cities. I was fortunate to have a home to go back to—away from the storm—and took advantage of the time off from work to bury myself in some books while keeping an eye on several storm trackers.
C U R R E N T R E A D S:
- Missing, Presumed
- Confessions of a Surgeon
- The Goldfinch
- The Innocents
- milk and honey
Please stay safe & have a good weekend!