Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 5) The Excuse / The Party.

Hey everyone! If you didn't already notice, this post is extremely late. I, once again, failed to get Wi-Fi on the island. Anyway, this post is gonna be shorter than usual, for lack of photos and such.

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This morning it stormed massively. I sat there watching the lightning and the crazy rain for quite some time this morning. Although this sounds weird, it was quite fun.
Right after storm.

20 minutes later--clearing up.

Then we began to set up for a party for one of our close friends here on the island. It was kind of a surprise but it was cancelled from happening at a local pool because of the weather. We set up a little gathering complete with candles and cupcakes!


Little ducks in the yard!!!! CUTE!

See you all later with a real post tomorrow! Promise!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 4) The Ferry.

Okay I’m going to warn you all ahead of time: EXCUSES ALERT, EXCUSES ALERT! All right, now that that’s out of the way, this post is up pretty late because this morning and last night, I was having serious trouble finding Wi-Fi to work with. But now, it’s all good!

So this morning I woke up nice and early (wow, for once!) and ate blueberry pancakes with my younger cousin before she went to school for the day. They were delicious!! Then, I rushed to shower, get all ready, and pack for the weekend! Yes, you heard that right, packing…again. I am going to be spending the weekend on Martha’s Vineyard with some other family, which is exciting!

Oh, and as always, click those pictures to make them bigger!!

I had to convert this massive suitcase...

...into this little baby for the weekend.

Blurry shot of the busy bus station.

Pics I took on the bus:

The ride was about two hours and perfectly comfortable. I called some family and friends that I hadn’t talked to much, or at all, since I left for this trip, just to catch up!

When I arrived at the ferry station, I grabbed a quick lunch at Pie in the Sky, a little place around the corner. They were super nice, and even let me charge my cell phone! Here are some pics that I took at Wood’s Hole:

This cute little mini-bag of potato chips!

My yummy sandwich!

Then, I boarded the ferry and had quite a good time snapping photos of the gorgeous water, scenery, and the beautiful day!

Bye bye Wood's Hole!!

This seagull was flying awfully close...

Hello Martha's Vineyard~

I arrived and met the family, settled into the house I’ll be staying in, and hit the beach for a bit! I unfortunately forgot my camera at the house, but I took way too many photos on the ferry, so it evens out!

I went for a walk down Main Street in Vineyard Haven, where I’m staying, and was intrigued by a cute little shop called Rainy Day. I picked up quite a few things for a surprise birthday party, that’s happening tomorrow, for a friend! It’s going to be a lot of fun, I’ll keep you guys up to date on that.

Talk to you all later!! xoxo

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 3) The Shopping.

This morning I got up at a fairly reasonable hour, which is a big improvement since yesterday—my time zone senses are adjusting already!! The weather was looking sunny and I was excited to get up for the day.

I actually rode on down the street to Harvard square, to shop for a couple of hours while my relatives were out running errands. I was super excited to shop once we drove on into the square; the stores all looked super-cute!! I first stopped in The Tannery. Now, there are two “Tanneries” in the square, and one of which is more focused on older things and shoes. That is the one I immediately scoped out--and guess what I found. Forty-nine dollar jeans! Not just any jeans, well-made designer jeans!! I am not one who’s totally brand conscious, but I know that these jeans are super comfy, cute, and normally crazy expensive!! I tried on a few and settled for a pair of light wash Seven Jeans.

My proud first purchase!

Next I headed over to a little shop called Black Ink. This shop basically carries a ton of fun little trinkets and such, all for a ridiculously expensive cost. I was hanging out in the store for quite a while lusting over all of these cute little things that I’d probably never use but I settled on buying two cute greeting cards—for a total of $7, wow. Anyway, this is a local thing so I was glad, nonetheless, to have bought them.

Then I picked up a postcard for my friend and walked over to Starbucks for a little drink. Caramel Frappuchino with no whip, please!

After, I headed over to the Urban Outfitters (the one in Harvard Square is quite nice) and after I spent quite a bit of time in LUSH Cosmetics (which are all handmade—love!) and made a few yummy smelling purchases! Although these two stores are chains, I had actually never been to an Urban Outfitters before and my local LUSH is very inconvenient to get to, making these shops must-visits in my book.

Overall, shopping was a lot of fun. Harvard Square is great for that type of thing! Be careful you don’t get lost, though! The streets are a bit confusing for a “foreigner” like myself!

After that, I went to the Galleries in SoWa (South of Washington Ave.) with one of my relatives. We spend some time looking at the beautiful galleries, here are just a couple.

Here is a shop/gallery called Bead+Fiber. This place has such nice people that work here, and they offer classes for anyone!

This place, GALVIN-ized Headwear, has amazing hats! They are each handmade in the store!!

For a late lunch/snack, I stopped at this fun little café, which serves a delicious artichoke and orzo salad. I was going to take a photo, but I had eaten it all by the time I remembered!

Then it started to rain. Boo!! Luckily, though, it cleared up quickly after.

Miscellaneous photos:
My skirt print today! Very summery, I think!! I paired it with a cuffed sleeved light-gray blazer, and a pale green tee with a pink cami underneath.

On the way to the gallery. Beautiful buildings!

Harvard campus!

Little Decota on my lap :)

That’s day 3, hope you all stick around for the rest of ‘em! And tomorrow, something is going to change ;)


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 2) The Settling In.

Today got off to a pretty slow start, to say the least. For anyone who has ever experienced jet lag, you know what I’m talking about. I forced myself out of bed at about 11:00, Boston time, and started to go through the motions of getting ready for the day.

As per usual, click the photos to make them larger.

What I looked like in the morning.

The view from my window. The weather today is so sunny and nice!

My choice of shoes for the day! Summery wedges!! (they are surprisingly comfy)

But not everything here is perfect at the moment. I actually left the majority of my makeup in a little bag on the plane. UGH! How awful, I know. Today is a makeup free day for yours truly, sadly, so I am not truly in the spirit without my matchy makeup. :)

So thus it begins: the journey back to the airport!

The parking garage was extremely hard to navigate. I was looking for Terminal C for about 10 minutes.

Aha! Terminal C!

Inside of the door into the terminal, it looks very strange. The windows are green tinted and there are blaring bird-calls coming out of little speakers like the ones below. So annoying! :P

Finally, I got into the elevator but I could not escape the bird-calls! They even had a speaker set up in the elevator!

I went to the lost and found and luckily, my cosmetics bag had been recovered! Yay!!

This is my relatives’ little, curly dog, Decota, and when we got home from the airport, we took him for a walk around the neighborhood! It was not hot today, actually warmer in the house at times! I kept my sweater on comfortably all day long.

Here are some other random snaps that I took while out on the town.

The pattern of my dress today.

View from the car while crossing the bridge. You can see the Charles River a bit!

Around the square.

A beautiful, green park!!

So that’s all for day two!! I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment below and tell me what you all are planning to do today! Xoxo