Dear Auckland (bunch 3)

Auckland Zoo | lovely letters

Dear Auckland,

I love a zoo.

You have a GREAT zoo.

As such, things went really well when the sun finally came out and we got to go on a zoo field trip. For the majority of the day, Continue reading


Dear Auckland (bunch 1)

{roughly two weeks ago this is what life looked like after a 13 hour flight}

Dear Auckland,

Thank you for the incredible vacation and the even lovelier memories. This was my first adult vacation and despite how unfortunate I look in that photo, I wish it had never ended.

Before the trip could begin there was of course some Continue reading

Welcome Back Kate!

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Dear Friend,

Hello polka dot heaven.

Some background: for a few months the Kate Spade store in the Westfield mall on Market Street has been closed. There were signs letting everyone know that they were just getting a facelift and would be back soon, but soon never seems soon enough.

The invitation: Continue reading

Long Flight Lounging

long flight lounging

Dear Auckland,

I am so ready to see you again!! Unfortunately, an awfully long flight must happen first. In mental preparation for the flight I am visualizing. Visualizing my comfortable clothes. Visualizing a well packed carry-on. Visualizing 13 straight hours of sleep. Here’s hoping!

My absolute “musts” for any long flight include: Continue reading

Dear August

Dear August,

I realize you are well on your way, and I am just doing my best to keep up at this point. No one knows how I missed welcoming you in on time, but that happened and we’ve moved on.

The amount of down time I had available in July is directly proportional to the amount of scheduled activities I have this month. It hopefully goes without saying that I’d rather be busy than bored (this is my go to cliché line when someone comments on being busy), but recently it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day!

First there was the Alameda flea market, where I, for some unknown reason, decided to pass on purchasing the cutest little letterpress ever.

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