And we’re back! After having nearly 48 full hours now to breath, put life in order, de-stress, and make some serious headway through the huge backlog of photographs plaguing me (everything from months-old outfit posts to new local favs to an Indian color festival in the woods) I’m feeling much better about life in general. With the days rushing past quicker and quicker, it can be so difficult to break out of the flow and make time for those less-demanding things — having fun, indulging in hobbies, catching up with cool people — you know, enjoying life. Fortunately I’ve gotten to the point where I now have a Pavlovian response whenever M’s parents come into town. I break out of my normal routine and being looking around the home and garden in a new light; I hold off on having too much coffee the morning they arrive, knowing that our first ritual will be to share a cup of Ritual thanks to the baristas tucked away inside Flora Grubb’s Gardens. We’ll sip on our cappuccinos, while wandering her incredible, larger-than-life nursery (a dreamy oasis of horticulture and design delights; hidden on an unassuming street behind a KFC and large fences). After that it’s off to Building Resources to dig through one folk’s junk in search of treasures (this time my treasure was a 3 by 5 foot slab of marble to use as a backdrop for shooting. Now if only I had a North-facing window to set it up under…)
Here’s what I wore, where I went, and what I ate, on an altogether too rare day off.
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