belt: Club Monaco
bag & necklace: Vintage
Everyday feels like a Sunday at the Fairfax Farmer's Market next to the Grove. My fambam and I hopped on over here this past Tuesday, and tried out Short Cake/Single Origin for dessert. As we rested in their upstairs seating area, we munched on subtly sweet chocolate chip cookies, sipping away at our mid-day java, and enjoyed the sunny, cool air breezing through the shady trees overlooking the asphalt parking lot. Needless to say, it was a relaxing afternoon, and you can never go wrong with cold brew & cookies.
Man-o-man, can you believe it's already July? 2012 is just flyyyying by. But this July feels a whole lot different from last July, let me tell ya. It's a good feeling when you know you're in a better place than before. Here's just a few rather new developments I wanted to share (inspired by ofstrangersensibilities monthly wrap-up):
1) Discovering the wonders of mom's closet. It's like my very own vintage store, and she's got slammin' good taste.
2) Getting back into a study routine, with the help of Drip cafe. (But they're remodeling for the summer, so I'll be without my favorite study-spot, NoOooOoo, *crying a river*)
3) Downloaded a bunch of classical music and realized that it's great to study to. Chopin and Debussy have stolen my heart.
4) Renting classic films and appreciating the beauty of black & white. I just watched The Apartment (Jack Lemmon, I love you), and All About Eve (thank you, The Holiday). Next on the list, Rebel without a cause and Some Like it Hot.
5) Other great films I recently watched: The Iron Lady, 127 Hours, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & The Help.
6) Attempting to read more. I am by no means a reader, and if it weren't for assigned readings at school, I would be a flaming imbecile. Now that I am no longer in school and reading has become purely voluntary, I've resorted to forcing myself to actually read the books that I've used as shelf-decor, as well as the books on my sister's bookcase. I recently finished Water for Elephants (Gina, I can give it back to you now!) The Alchemist & Letters to my daughter, and now I'm onto The Other Boleyn Girl. This is considered progress for a vapid-dingbat like myself.
7) Learning to enjoy doing things by myself. I've always been quite the loner, and before I used to stew in my lonerdom and pine over the fact that I had no friends. I was quite the sad teenager, mostly self-inflicted of course. But as I realize that I need to learn to grow strong and become my own person, it's time to make things happen rather than holding it off. I went to the farmer's market by myself today and spent an hour shopping for farm-fresh goodies, and as I drove back home, I felt this burst of energy and pure elation. It was so much fun! I am so doing this again next weekend. I came back with a bunch of summer veggies for our 4th of July bbq, some basil and parsley to plant in my mom's garden and sweet'n'juicy nectarines.
Til' next time...