Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend in my favorite concrete jungle

Did I ever mention I was going to NYC?

Well, I went.

The purpose was to work out some "life decisions" and see friends and family.

Let's just say, it was a stressful weekend.

But it was lovely being in the city in the summer, as opposed to the cold winter months when I usually visit. 

New York never disappoints me.

Rice to Riches. If you haven't been, GO.

The High Line

The set of Wicked. Amazeballs.

That would be Andrew Garfield's back. He's rather attractive.

I <3 NY

View from the Top of the Rock

Central Park in the summer is simple magical.

CRAB pizza. Yes.

Hummingbird cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake

Monday, May 21, 2012

Want to see some awkward pics of me as a teen?

A recent trip home led me to some old photo albums containing horribly embarrassing pictures of me in really cool places. 

My mom and I traveled a lot when I was a kid, which I am eternally thankful for.

Because I was too technologically challenged to figure out how to work the scanner, I went the ghetto route and took pictures of the pictures.

So behold, 14 [or maybe 15] year old Alex in Peru. Don't mind the bad hair and weird posing.

I need to go back ASAP because:
1) It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen
2) I want to hike up to Machu Picchu this time
3) I need to redeem myself by taking better photos

Straddling an ancient rock...because how else would I pose with it? Standing is too simple.
I even wore cool hats!

Ok, this might actually be in Bolivia. But check out that awesome hair.

Oh don't mind me; I'm just in the rain forest clasping my hands together. You'll see this pose reoccur.
Hand clasp

1. What the hell is that shirt? 2) Why do I have my jeans rolled up like that?! I think maybe it got hot houtside. 3) TALL SOCKS 4) Hair clips on both sides...no 5) Why am standing so awkwardly far away from my mom? 6) Oh but Machu Picchu is pretty cool back there

It's cut off...but hand clasp

Aaand an intense hand/wrist clasp for good measure

What you may learn from this post:

1) Peru is beautiful
2) Teenagers have a strange idea of what looks good
3) The hand clasp pose should be avoided at all costs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

So I did something really uncharacteristically spontaneous

Remember when I said I had severe wanderlust?

I wasn't kidding.

So I may have purchased a plane ticket.

On a whim.

[I never do things on a whim.]

To join Caroline on a work trip.

It might be a place that has these things:


I'm going down unda!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I have a real bad travel itch right now.

I'll be doing a fair bit of US traveling in the upcoming months, but I'm just aching to go abroad.

Europe is always first on my mind.

Can I also go back in time and be young and skinny again?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Florence + The Machine

She was lovely.


Mind blowing.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Tour de Margarita

It seems my friends and I have started a new yearly tradition called Tour de Margarita. 

Mexican mumus + mustaches + margaritas...what is more spectacular than that?

Not everyone got as into character as Caroline and I did, but I think we pulled it off well.

Our second to last stop provided us with great dancing opportunities.

There was the wobble, Whitney, and...Selena!! 

Her music went along nicely with our theme.

It was the perfect way to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo weekend.

We expect the second annual tour next year to be just as excellent!


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