Quite often, the bathroom is the most overlooked room when it comes to decorating a home. Especially in cases of apartment living (hello!), where limited space leaves you with limited options. A few months back, we ordered and framed a few of these fun prints, which have added some great personality to our main bathroom without compromising space. In the meantime, I've bookmarked these photos with vintage inspired pieces for my future Victorian home. Never stop dreaming right? ;)
"Please, don't worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day.. make a wish, and think of me. Make your life spectacular."
“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” - Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934 xo N
Adam Garelick showcases the bold contrasts, deep textures and brilliant lights of New York's cityscapes. Each negative of his film is developed by hand with minimal post-processing. The photographer rarely includes humans in his framework, presenting the notoriously, energetic city as quiet and calm. I have a deep affection for both the city and tranquil artwork in general, which makes me love this series so much.
I love traditions. Especially ones that involve good friends, delicious food and tax free shopping! Below are a few photos (via Instagram), of our long weekend spent in Portland.
^^Naturally our very first stop was Powell's, aka, my happy place.
^^On our first night, we ate dinner at The Ox. We ate there last year for the first time, and it was so incredible we knew we'd be back. The restaurant doesn't take reservations, but they have a spacious patio where you can wait comfortably over cocktails and appys. I highly recommend it!
^^Ceiling shot inside the Ox. One day, I will be organized enough to bring my DSLR with me, but for now trust that the scattered bulb lights, peeping blue sky and greens made for a beautiful sight.
^^As we were walking around the city Sunday afternoon, we stumbled across Nob Hill (the loveliest of neighborhoods) and stopped for beers on the patio of The Huckleberry Pub, (which appears to be a reclaimed Victorian home). It was such a beautiful area and I hope to spend more time in that part of the city the next time we visit.
^^On our second night, we ate dinner at Le Pigeon. I'm not sure any words will do the experience we had there justice. We opted for the tasting menu and wine pairing and the entire meal exceeded our wildest expectations. If I had to choose a favorite entree, it would be the Pork Chop. As for dessert, The Foie Gras Profiteroles is easily the most delicious anything, I've tasted in my life.
^^Oh and this? This is the result of too many beers.