June 26, 2012

Beginning Bits of London

Part of Covent Garden


Telephone Booth Art in Covent Square

Lego Machu Picchu

The Royal Opera

Monica Mason Princess Costumes; Snow White, Cinderella, Anastasia (Right to left).

Beautiful display in Banana Republic in Covent Garden

So far, very beautiful! Even though the weather is mostly a hit or miss, what I have seen thus far of London has not been disappointing. I tackled Spitalfield Market the other day, and today was Covent Garden and the public transportation systems (hello tube!). I also established the exact locations of where the FSU Study Centre is, as well as the off campus location we will be living at in Camden. I also was taught how to get from one to the other via the tube, all thanks to my mother's best-friend who resides here in Blackheath! I can not wait for Megan to get here tomorrow, and for us to tackle this city together. The only thing missing is Vic and my little babies (Dexter and Rita! meow). Stay tuned!

XOXO



June 22, 2012

Today's the Day!


Images via Google.com

The day has finally come! Tonight, I fly out to London, however, it is slightly bitter sweet. I am SO excited to finally be traveling out of the country, and with a very close friend, but I am sad to leave Vic and my kitties behind. I can not wait to start to document my trip for everyone! Please stay posted these next 5 weeks, because it is going to be a crazy adventure...

XOXO

June 20, 2012

Wednesday Wants

1. JCREW Boat Neck Top; 2. Start becoming a hard core Yoga going maniac! (image via The Daybook); 3. Turquoise Stone Necklace; 4. Two-tone Maxi; 5. Colorful Jumper; 6. Alice + Olivia Peplum Dress; 7. Finally learn how to use my sewing machine!!!; 8. Teal Deux Lux Satchel; 9. Bauble Bar Necklace (JCREW knockoff and MUCH cheaper!); 10. Become a pro packer! I've traveled plenty in my time, but still can not master the task of NOT overpacking...

XOXO

June 16, 2012

Swag







Blouse: Zara (recent); Pants: Gap Boyfriend Jeans; Flats: Steve Madden; Bag: Francesca's Collection; Watch: Michael Kors; Sunnies: Ray Ban; Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Pencil in Sweetheart.

My gallant/studly driver

Perfect vert weather!

My main man and I went out for sushi and a movie last night. This is our traditional date night scenario, especially since we are both sushi fiends. I opted for something looser and on the comfier side since I always seem to stuff my face at dinner, or I can blame all the rice expanding in my stomach. I missed all of this quality time with Vic, but I am so excited to be in London in less than a week!!! 

P.s. I asked Victor what to name this post. His response...swag. Thanks Vic!

XOXO

June 12, 2012

Maxed Out





Dress: Boutique in NYC; Earrings: Forever 21 (Old); Bangles: Aldo (old); Watch: Michael Kors; Wedges: Steve Madden; Rings: Tiffany & Co., Grandfather's Wedding Band, Lucky Brand. 

I didn't realize how dark my hair was getting until I was uploading these photos! Can not wait to get my hair done tomorrow. Still keeping the ombre, just lighting it up around the face and what not. I am glad to be back with the outfit post, and to have my handy dandy photographer back! This is just an easy, fun dress I wore to my friend's 21st birthday dinner last night. Everyone looked perfect, and I should have brought my camera to feature all of the beautiful fashionistas who attended dinner last night. 

XOXO

June 8, 2012

Shoutout


As some of you may know/might have picked up, I've been doing CrossFit during my stay in NYC, which was 6 weeks long. I researched CrossFit gyms in the NYC area and found one just two blocks away from where I was living. I have never done CrossFit before. I had lifted weights, done cardio, and even attempted Insanity, but never this particular work out regime. I had seen results from handfuls of individuals online, and decided I wanted to do it. CrossFit Hell's Kitchen was literally the closest gym to where I was living, with a whopping 6 minute walk, so it was obviously fate that I had to sign up.

I am writing this to give a shout out to this amazing gym. I have never been pushed so hard in my life. And what makes the workouts, which are sometimes totally endless, seem worth it are the other individuals there to encourage you and push you to go on, while they are doing the same crazy workout as you are! The owner and head coach, Anthony Preischel, really knows his stuff. Not only does he do every CrossFit movement with ease like he was training since he was in the womb, but he does not make you feel lesser for asking questions or asking how to do a particular maneuver. I was intimidated at first just because I was unsure of what I was getting myself into, but this is something I am sad to see go. 

I have researched gyms to join in London for my five week stay there, and I look forward to joining CrossFit Tally in Tallahassee this fall. However,  I will never forget my experience at Hell's Kitchen, and can NOT wait to return when I am completing my senior internship in NYC in the Spring next year!

If you would like to visit CrossFit Hell's Kitchen you can find them HERE. If you live in the New York City area I HIGHLY recommend you join this gym, or maybe even just drop in. To say it's members are friendly is an understatement. I will miss all of my fellow CrossFitters who did the 6 AM workouts with me, and those I saw on some of the weekend workouts. 

As for New York, I will most definitely see you later. This has been an interesting six weeks, and I have learned a lot about myself. I will never forget my experience here, and I can not wait to return, this time with some friends in tow! 


XOXO

June 5, 2012

Winding Down

The Intrepid

Military Submarine-not sure if it is the U.S. though!







Where I spent an hour or so lounging in Central Park

My journey in NYC is finally coming to a close. It seems unreal to say I have lived here for the past six weeks, but I can not wait to get home in three days. 

I spent one Sunday walking down 12th Avenue between 49th-and 54th Street to catch a glimpse of all the Fleet Week ships. It was ridiculously expensive to get on the ships and see them, and the lines were even more absurd. It cost $25 dollars just to see the Intrepid in all it's glory. If I had the energy, and a friend, to tackle waiting in the line I might have done it, but I saw enough from outside the gates of the Piers. I also caught a glimpse of the U.S.S Roosevelt, though not pictured.

The next day I tackled Central Park. I was dripping sweat on my walk to the park, so I didn't really last too long once I had picked a spot to catch some sun. I thought being from South Florida I would have an advantage and be able to tough it out. I was wrong. It was SO hot, and no breeze. Bad combo. I read a few chapters of whichever 50 Shades of Grey I was on-- I read them so fast I can't remember!--and then I headed to a restaurant right near the park to cool off. It was a nice relaxing weekend, but definitely the most unbearable weather wise. I forgot to mention, where I am currently living has no AC....I have never been more proud of the invention of central air conditioning in my whole life....All in all Central Park was beautiful. It is EXTREMELY large, so I only tackled a small portion of it. 

XOXO

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