Monday, November 26, 2012

Europe's Afterglow

I just downloaded a new camera app called afterglow and been having a bit of fun with it!  Here are my first attempts with afterglow using a few more snap shots of my travels (and one of Annie too, of course).  - S

Friday, November 23, 2012

Victoria & Albert

Hi folks!  Just returned from a short trip to Europe.  I was there for work, but squeezed in as much sight-seeing as possible when I could.  It was my very first time to the UK!  Why did it take so long?  Anyway, I thought I'd start by sharing photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum.  For those who aren't familiar with this spectacular museum, it's known for its historical costume collection.  There was a Hollywood exhibit going on, but sadly I didn't have time to tour that part as well (plus it was an extra 15 pounds!).  Oh, and I also had some hot chocolate & scones in their cafe.  It was lovely!

This was probably my favorite - so very Elizabeth & Darcy
V&A has such a beautiful collection!  I highly recommend everyone to stop by when you're in London and see for yourself (oh, and did I mention general admission is FREE??).  More Europe photos to come.  - S

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Autumn in New England

Hi there!  Just thought I'd share some recent pics from my life.  It's been a beautiful autumn here in Boston and I only wish it could last forever.  Unfortunately, I know winter is coming and I better brace for it!  There is some good news:  I moved into a cute studio apt this year which means no shoveling for me!!  I love my new place and need to take some decent pictures.  Hope to share those soon.  In the meantime, these will have to do...  (side note, listening to a rather cheesy yet entertaining dramatization of "Hound of the Baskervilles" while posting this).

Declaration Hall - Philadelphia
Incline - Pittsburgh

Annie relaxing in my new chair
Autumn leaves (just before Sandy came)
typical breakfast - toast with nutella & bananas (yum!)
Poison Ivy or wood nymph?
I am proud to share this last picture (as embarrassing as it is).  I ran my first 5K AND it just so happened to be a super hero theme.  I went as poison ivy, but somehow ended up looking more like a wood nymph... oh well.  I used this pattern to make the dress.  I've been planning on making this dress for a long time and still look forward to making one out of, well, less shiny fabric.  
Cheers - S