Chota

Chota

Monday, 27 February 2012

{Edinburgh}

I am finally home in Vermont. A week ago today I was in the UK. This week I travelled to LA, & back again. I'm not sure what time zone I'm in. Plenty, plenty of photos...so I'll have to begin with Edinburgh.
Beautiful buildings. I stayed in the old town--such neat little closes & wynds (little alleys as they call them in Edinburgh). I also loved the 'new' town..."new" in quotations, because it's actually Georgian--gorgeous buildings.
So here are a few pics from Edinburgh.
{lovely Royal Mile}

{a close}


{whisky anyone?}

{The Royal Mile}



{Edinburgh Castle}







{breathtaking views--& I was lucky to have so much sun!}


{kiltmakers}

{gorgeous little map shoppe}

{gorgeous interior of a pub}

{bagpipes near the National Gallery}

{funky little shoppe}

{exploring a lovely little 19th-c garden}
stay tuned for more to come from the UK....
xo
L

Thursday, 23 February 2012

{quotable thursdays}

busy busy busy times. In the midst of the craziness, here's a quote to keep me going & to remind myself that as stressful as it gets, it's important to keep being cheerful:
{The Macs}
xo, 
from LA, 
L

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

{back from UK now on to LA}

busy times around here. I feel like I've spent more time in the air than on the ground in the past week.
Photos & stories to follow...but for now, I'm up & away in the skies again...
Photo: Storm cloud over downtown Los Angeles
{national geographic}
Los Angeles
{pinterest}
although I'm travelling for work, I'm looking forward to getting in some sun:
{above & below images via ZsaZsa Bellagio}
 

ok, must run...
packing
{morning light in my room}
xo, 
L



Tuesday, 14 February 2012

{off to the UK}

tumblr_kzy0vlOGw91qzd35mo1_500_large.jpg
{Edinburgh via imgfave}

I'll be away in Edinburgh this week...
I can't wait to explore the city. Been reading up on it with my Lonely Planet guidebook & d*s travel guide.
au revoir
{via coco+kelley}
I'll have plenty of photos & stories to tell...& I'm going to stop in on my lovely cousins choo & liz too, just outside London.
{via brunch at saks}
Looking forward to strolling the streets of Edinburgh:
Edinburgh
{all things tumblr via pinterest}

Looking forward to walks in the English countryside:
{walks in Essex summer 2011}


It'll be a very short trip, & alas, I must go catch that plane:

{via shine}

plane
{via pinterest}
Until I return,
L

Thursday, 9 February 2012

{quotable thursdays}



"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
                                                                                                                             -Mark Twain

As I grew up on a boat, this quote is particularly personal & I agree with it 100%. There is nothing like catching the trades...literally & metaphorically.
{sailing on my parent's boat, Passat}



{my Mum & sis furling the sails after a great sail on Passat, Buccaneer Bay}
{my grandfather & his brother Mike, in Bristol ( I believe, or somewhere in the UK)}

Travel
{via the thinking tank}

{via misspaq}
Lonny Magazine Win Style + Be Styled Contest
{westelm}
boat
{romantic outing from ruche}

{via black eiffel}
 so go... EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER...
{via browneyedbelle}




Thursday, 2 February 2012

{quotable thursdays}



{via poppytalk}

Recently I've been feeling a little stressed about life. As a planner, sometimes I just yearn for constant assurance/knowledge of what's to come around the next bend. This quote by Edward Carpenter (English socialist poet, 1844-1929) is particularly good for those of us who tend to stress continuously about the next step (the kind of stress that keeps you up at night):


Let your mind be quiet, realising the beauty of the world, and
the immense, the boundless treasures that it holds in store.

All that you have within you, all that your heart desires, all
that your Nature so specially fits you for - that or the counterpart
of it waits embedded in the great Whole, for you. It will surely
come to you.

Yet equally surely not one moment before its appointed time
will it come. All your crying and fever and reaching out of hands
will make no difference.

Therefore do not begin that game at all.

I do need to be more patient. Good things do come if you really work hard and just keep persevering. plus you need to just enjoy the beauty of the world around you. 
pink stars bokeh
{everyday beauty via design boards}
{sparkling beauty of the city via ZsaZsa Bellagio}

{spot of colour on a bike via design boards}
once upon a time...
{live everyday as if in a fairy tale via pinterest }

 
{dance in the streets from love of fair}
xo,
L