Garden Grow

Hey hey. These photos were taken before I went to dance class yesterday. By the time I got out of class a huge storm had begun. About halfway through my bus-ride it was pouring so hard that I couldn’t see clearly out the windows and water started to leak from the emergency hatch in the roof. I ran to the grocery store and then came home, completely soaked. I took a long hot shower and then was going to start cooking when all the power went out. I ended up spending the evening listening to podcasts … it was the only thing I could think to do without any internet or light! It reminded me of evenings with my grandma when she would stretch on a beach towel in the living room and listen to the radio. On my way to the gym this morning I noticed a few capsized trees and then I saw on the news that five people died in Rio yesterday due to extreme flooding in some parts of the city.  So much of Rio isn’t built to withstand common tropical storms and it’s so sad when people pay the price. I am getting out of town for the weekend tomorrow. I’m staying at an Airbnb in a little beach town close to Rio. I thought it would be nice to have some time to myself away from the city to reflect on this trip and just enjoy the last bits of Brazil, until next time. 

Ei ei. Essas fotos foram tiradas antes de eu ir para a aula de dança ontem. Quando saí da aula, uma tempestade enorme começou. Mais ou menos na metade do meu trajeto de ônibus estava derramando tanto que não consegui enxergar com clareza as janelas e a água começou a vazar da escotilha de emergência do teto. Corri até a mercearia e depois voltei para casa completamente encharcado. Tomei um longo banho quente e depois comecei a cozinhar quando a energia acabou. Acabei passando a noite ouvindo podcasts ... era a única coisa que eu conseguia pensar sem internet ou luz! Isso me lembrou de noites com minha avó quando ela iria esticar em uma toalha de praia na sala de estar e ouvir o rádio. No meu caminho para a academia esta manhã eu notei algumas árvores emborcadas e então vi no noticiário que cinco pessoas morreram no Rio ontem devido a inundações extremas em algumas partes da cidade. Muito do Rio não é construído para resistir a tempestades tropicais comuns e é muito triste quando as pessoas pagam o preço. Estou saindo da cidade para o fim de semana de amanhã. Estou hospedado em um Airbnb em uma pequena cidade de praia perto do Rio. Eu achei que seria legal ter um tempo longe da cidade para refletir sobre essa viagem e aproveitar os últimos momentos do Brasil, até a próxima.




Hey hey! I just got back from getting my nails fixed. I went over to my friend Linda's house after work and her dog jumped up on me and broke a nail haha. I came home to grab a jacket before I bike to dance class in 30 min. Even though I get to be active at work I have been feeling so antsy. I need to be exercising more! My long walks on the beach are lovely, but they're not satisfying my need to sweat! A new gym is opening up around the corner though so that may be a good option. I wish there were more dance studios in DTLB! 




Boa tarde my sweets! Today is my second day off and it has been a very productive 'weekend' on the home decor front. I had three big tasks to take care of: 1. repot SIX plants (some were new and some had outgrown their pots) 2. assemble my NEW COUCH (loveseat), and 3. repaint the frames of the four paintings I got at the flea market last month. I can check them all off my list! I'm just waiting for the frames to dry in the backyard right now. It was quite windy today and getting the newspaper to not blow away was a feat, as well as getting the spray to not just blow into the wind. I accidentally painted a little of my adidas slides because the wind was blowing my direction at one point. But if they're going to be any color, I'm happy they're a little gold! My plans for the rest of the evening are to go see a movie kind of late. I may be a bit sleepy for work tomorrow. 

contemplating a nap 



Velvet Top - Target | Jeans - Anine Bing | Booties - Circus by Sam Edelman | Necklace -

Hello! Happy Friday! I just got back home from the chiropractor. Anyone who knows me knows how much I crave my back cracked so the chiropractor is more of a treat than a chore. I sprained my neck a few days ago and it was still not feeling healed so I had an expert take a look. My whole neck has felt warm since I left the appointment ... maybe it got the blood flowing again! Anyways, tomorrow is the annual Women's March in DTLA and I am going with my friends Meg and Joeye. I didn't go last year and was a bit embarrassed about it so I requested the day off this year and made a plan to get myself there! With all the sexual harassment and assault cases that have been brought to light this past year, I feel that it's super important to show face and support other women! I'm bringing my old camera with me and am hoping for some great, inspiring photos to share here. Stay tuned.