At the beginning of April we escaped for a week - just the three of us - it was perfect. What was intended to be a baby moon to NYC, turned into a family trip to Newport Beach. Blame my pregnancy hormones, coupled with the need for sunny skies and fish tacos, but our last minute trip change proved a success.Read More
While flipping through photos of my trip to D.C. (here), I found this beauty taken at the National Museum of Natural History.
My obsession with all things turquoise led me to take this picture. I love the color variation and the veining. I want to wear it around my neck, prop it on a bookshelf and use it as a serving tray all at once.
Since my moment of inspiration, I've been determined to find a way for this to translate into a home. Then I discovered this photo...done.
(chapman interiors via ara design studio)
While it's best known as a spot for lovers, Virginia wears many hats. Rich in history, full of charm and exceptional at wine making, it's an unbeatable getaway for a girl's trip.
Each year, my best friend Kate and I, along with our moms, choose a location to host our girl’s trip (as if we are the Olympics and cities are vying for our attention). This year, being only a shy two hours from Kate’s condo in D.C. we happily agreed on Orange, Virginia. Sifting through a number of Bed and Breakfasts in and around the area, we decided on the Inn at Westwood Farm. When you decide to make a trip, and you absolutely should, you MUST stay at the Inn. Aside from having the most hospitable, interesting and gracious hosts, the Inn sets a standard of excellence with their fine linens, hand-milled organic soaps and fresh-cut flowers. It’s lovely.
Although the lack of sleep is prevalent in my eyes, I’m all smiles. After three wonderful days of occupancy, we can honestly say that it was worth the wait!!
Our month in photos...
The moment we arrived back to Texas, we hit the ground running and began moving the same day. Neither an eye infection nor dead car battery could stop us, we could see the end in sight.
Boxed up and ready to move; now it’s time for a mini vacay! To keep with our fall tradition of visiting the Northeast, we decided a trip to D.C. was appropriate.
When we return, life will look something like this (minus the stylish outfit).
Cheers to putting off the inevitable hard work of moving for a few more days!