Monday, September 17, 2012

Boston (Again) - Time for important life decisions . . .

Just got back from a wonderful weekend in Boston, looking at grad schools and reuniting with friends from England! I'm getting a good feeling about Boston!

The Autumn Spirit!

It's almost that time of year! And now that classes are all settled and I'm back in the swing of things it's time to start blogging!

Original Idea: Cupcake Onesie Link

Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

As one could imagine any memoir about working at the famous Tiffany's is more than charming, it's simply classic. With all of the depth and detail necessary for a good memoir, Hart artfully details her summer in New York City in 1945, describing more than jewelry in this stunning memoir set at the end of WWII.

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

     I brought The Night Circus with me to visit a friend this weekend, knowing I had some very long train rides and would need a good book. Little did I know that The Night Circus would be one of my favorite books that I've read this year. Following the story of a circus of dreams and two battling "magicians" the book was impossible to put down and the world Morgenstern creates never leaves your mind. Full of dark twists and startlingly beautiful language The Night Circus is a gem. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Internship Update: Open Letter

My first review for Open Letter has just recently been published on their website: Open Letter Books with many more to come. I've currently been working on mainly Latin American texts but I have some upcoming Polish Poetry translations to review. Along with these, I'm also translating and thoroughly enjoying this new challenge.

Graduate School Visits

This past month I've been busily visiting graduate schools, specifically for Publishing and English masters. I've narrowed it down to two cities: New York City and Boston and had a great time in each. While exploring New York City with my mom we visited the Met, saw her favorite fashion and fabric stores and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! In Boston, Brendan and I got to spend some quality time with family, visit the Boston Aquarium and walk along the harbor (not to mention lots of Lobster and Guinness!) Overall, I'm still quite torn about the schools I visited but I'll just keep it in the back of my head for these next couple months and we'll see which school and which city just won't leave!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Finger Tattoos

I've been intrigued by finger tattoos recently. I've always wanted a Jane Austen tattoo but didn't want a large one. My last idea would only have looked nice in a larger size because of its detail but I'm starting to like the idea of Jane Austen's signature on the inside of one of my fingers more and more . . .  These are some other finger tattoos that are also really cool!

Room Design 2012-2013

My room mate and I are finally getting our own apartment, instead of simply college dorms and we're over the moon about decorating it and getting it all ready for a wonderful year! Here's my current inspiration! I love the black and white posters with just that pop of Tiffany blue with very simple, chic additions.

Summer Fashion Inspiration!

Mint was such a huge color in England and I've kind of adopted it back here at home and tried to make it my own. From mint pants, combinations of lace and then hard and soft prints and accessories to bring the mint from day to night.

Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

I just finished Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey which was recommended to me by a friend at the Jane Austen Centre. I started watching Downton Abbey while I was abroad and loved the rich cultural and historical nature of the show and the book built upon this perfectly. In the book the current Countess of Carnarvon lovingly delves into the historical details of a previous Countess, Lady Almina who bravely faced World War I by turning her husband's ancestral home into a hospital and after the war aiding her husband in his discovery of King Tut's tomb with Howard Carter. The writing, although relying on vast amounts of historical detail, is fresh and simple and I personally enjoyed the breadth of the subjects focused on, from British society, maintaining old English estates, WWI and Egyptology.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Back in the New York Groove!

It's wonderful to be back after my brief hiatus. I'm looking forward to a busy summer full of graduate school visits and a cake decorating class or two. And most importantly I'm interning at Open Letter, a publishing company in Rochester that publishes translated literature. It should be a rewarding challenge! Here's the website:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh, The Places You'll Go

All of my sincerest thanks to all of my family and friends for all of their continued love and support!

This Past Semester:

  • England: Bath, London, Salisbury, Lacock, Stonehenge, Hampshire, Winchester, Oxford, Stratford 
  • Scotland: Edinburgh and the Scottish West Highlands
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome
  • The Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • France: Paris, Epernay and Champagne 
  • Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Bari 
  • Greece: Athens, Patras, Epidaurus, Aegina and Crete 

Sunday, May 20, 2012


"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort" ~Jane Austen

Thank you Jane. You always have the precise words I was looking for. It's wonderful being home again.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Last Day in Bath.

It's bittersweet but it's finally here, my last day in Bath.

Sunday, May 13, 2012