Monday, December 31, 2012

Snow Bunnies

I am writing this post from a very cosy room in Lake Placid, N.Y. watching delicate snow flakes float past the window and settle on handsome trees. This past week has been somewhat of a dream. On Christmas day not only did Oli and I celebrate 6 years of love, but he also took me to my very favourite spot in Central Park and asked for my hand in marriage. You can see the John Lennon doing a jig at the very same spot in this video. I now have his Grandmother's beautiful diamond and pearl ring adorning my finger and can't help but sneak glances at it all day long.

Tomorrow we hop a plane to Miami and begin the next leg of our road trip, I'll be sure to post plenty of pictures along the way, both here on my blog and also on my instagram. Heres to love and the New Year! I hope everyone had a truly wonderful Christmas, I'd love to hear tales of how you celebrated your day.

Monday, December 17, 2012

On the road again

The Grand Canyon, AZ

Oli's driving tan at Clearwater Beach, FL

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Big Sur, CA

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yellowstone National Park, WY

 The Grand Canyon, AZ

Bison, WY

Snow boy, WY

State line, UT

Photographs by myself and Oli

After four months of eating dollar pizza and slaving away in the big smoke, Oli and I have decided its high time to hit the road again. This city has stolen a little piece of my heart, but nothing quite beats living on the road. Waking up in the middle of dense forest or to the sound of waves lapping up against the shore is the life for me. Our sweet ride this time around may not be as handsome as Woody but is equally as hilarious.

We'll be saying our goodbyes to the Big Apple at the end of the year and spending New Years Eve in Miami, which will hopefully be every bit as tacky as I imagine. We will then make our way up to the Deep South and across to Los Angeles via Joshua Tree, San Francisco and Big Sur which has to be my very favourite spot in the USA. We might even stop over in Roswell if I'm not too spooked, I blame the X-Files for this heightened Extraterrestrial fear. 

If anyone has any must see spots in the Deep South and California or anywhere inbetween, please don't be stranger!

Monday, December 10, 2012

The sweetheart and the cat

For anyone that happens to follow me on instagram, you just may remember this photograph from last week. It was taken at Jalama Beach in California, the beachside campground that we were staying at had a resident kitty who took quite a shining to Oli.

I was delighted when this illustrated version by Avalon Prand popped up on my Tumblr dashboard. I've been the subject of a handful of Avalon Prand illustrations, but to have a portrait of my sweetheart makes my heart sing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Between wake and sleep

A few weeks back this wondrous 1920s teddy arrived on my door step. She is made from the softest cotton bastiste and feels like wearing some form of sheer, lace trimmed cloud. I've spoken about my vintage unmentionable's in the past but this baby really takes the cake.

I've been working seven days a week lately, trying my darndest to raise enough clams for our next big adventure at the end of the month. By the time I get home in the evening, after sewing all day long I'm usually pretty beat. All I really want to do is lounge around, swill cinnamon tea and watch Lost for a few hours before hitting the hay. As luck would have it our apartment is so toasty and warm that I don't have to worry about piling on multiple woolly layers, I can simply crawl into my favourite number and call it a day.