i’ve been to prison.

During my break from writing, I ended up in prison… a beautifully renovated prison in Boston otherwise known as The Liberty Hotel. :) In 1973, the prison was closed down after prisoner’s revolted that the poor living conditions were considered unfit. After developers transformed the site, the jail’s granite exterior and expansive, light filled interiors are almost the same as the original prison’s core. The atrium was beautifully preserved while highlighted by industrial and masculine light fixtures. Love! 

 

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what i want now.

I often find myself looking at houses online and fell in love with this beautiful colonial. I don’t think we’d buy a house in the near future, but sometimes it’s fun to pretend. I just had to drive by, just for fun, to see what the neighborhood was like. I thought for a price that cheap that it’d be in a bad neighborhood but, to my surprise, it’s so sweetly located on a street with a canopy of trees. 

 

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It’d too bad it’s under contract. hrmphhh. 

 

inhale. exhale.

I’ve recently come across a lifestyle blog, Think Simple Now, that puts the obvious into perspective. Sometimes you get too wrapped up in the everyday tasks that you forget to take a deep breathe and appreciate life. This is advice I, myself, am trying to live by.

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[design sponge]

“I’ve discovered that even if you’re not exactly where you’d like to be, that doesn’t mean that life right now can’t be beautiful or enjoyable. And the best part is, you don’t have to do anything to make it beautiful. It already is beautiful. All you have to do is open your eyes.” –Think Simple Now

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I first learned of Roman and Williams when they renovated The Royalton in the city. I went there for drinks after work with some friends and instantly fell in love with the identifiable aesthetic. Their interiors are vintage and industrial and leave me with butterflies and wanting more…

 

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oh! ber jean!

 

Today I made eggplant parmesan for the first time. I’m still collecting family recipes and trying new things out in the kitchen. This collection of photos are inspired by my favorite color, and new favorite dinner. :) They leave me with the same happy feeling of pasta, merlot… and Ryan doing the dishes. 

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