Welcome to Sunset Beach, New Jersey. It’s overlooking the Delaware Bay. Such a gorgeous place to welcome the falling night. I’m definitely a beach girl. I love the brushing sound of waves caressing the shore. I can get lost in the vast, open space that opens up before me. I dream of Europe, faraway on the other side. I send love to dear ones over there.
It’s super important to have those times when we can just let our spirits free. No need to carry a professional role or to figure anything out. On the beach, I can just be me. I will break into a dance, sit quietly or journal if I wish.
The memory of this time, my internal beach, will now travel with me wherever I go. I will retreat back to it when things get hectic. I will remind myself, thru these pictures as my visual aid, of that peaceful and hopeful state of internal sentiment that I was in. When I have this piece of golden sun in my memory bank, I feel yet stronger.
Arden hair rose
Quebec City shades
My style ideology is based on chic and shock. I wear cute outfits but with an unexpected twist. That tickles my fashion buds. In this outfit, I combined my beloved Miami’s souvenir tee with otherwise traditional looking office wear. I find things to be more interesting that way. Uniqueness comes out from choices like these. I encourage you to develop your style voice. Know what your fashion is about – and then keep going to that direction.
Being back in real life after a three-week beach and city visit vacation feels quite reassuring, and well a bit same old same old’ish, too. I am making my best effort in looking at my everyday life from an appreciative angle. Routine is good, too. It gives you comfort and safety. We were made to live most of our lives in daily situations. So making them sweet by little boosts – and beginning with a positive and smiling attitude – is a gift we can give ourselves everyday. It’s not vacation time that really matters, but what you do when real life happens. I choose to get up and get out and like every small and big thing likable around me. There’s lot to heart around me and in my life.
Alvin’s Island t-shirt
Summer is for leisurely strolls with your sweetheart in your Central Park. That’s exactly what my Sweetheart and I did. We took off in the evening glow and let time flow by.
At this moment I’m in a dulcet place in my life. My work schedule is pretty full, yet relaxed – leaving me with cherished Starbucks dreaming time. That place symbolizes so much more than just consuming mass production java. It is a place where I often go alone to write. I take time to slow down and meditate on life’s small sweetness. I blog and plan new projects. I write out why I should be happy right now. These kinds of times leave me encouraged. I see my day from a refreshed angle.
La Senza top
La Senza bra
Sirens platform sandals
Montreal can be the funniest cities ever. There I was having a leisurely stroll – and then I met a parade of mascots. That was so cool! They were all up for pictures, too, no needing to persuade.
How sweet is that – letting life throw things at you, just like that. My candy colored outfit mingled in with the summery city like a dream. This is life – here and now. No need to think ahead or behind. Simply living and catching the ball once it’s headed your way.
Forever 21 top
Montreal Chinatown earrings
French Riviera bag
We al have our key words. The ones that we bounce around the most often in our talks with friends and such. You know, the word cloud that you can see in the side bar of this blog. The key words of our lives define us, and they also change throughout time. When you get a grip on your key words, you can gain precious information about being the unique you.
So what are my key words? I’ll try and list up some sweet things that make my heart throb… New York, pink (duh!), Starbucks, dark chocolate, red wine, champagne, latino music, coffee shops, deep discussions and Jesus. These all coexist in unorganized harmony.
I need New York in my life because it symbolizes a place for dreaming. I need pink because it boosts me and lets my soul free – to be who I really am inside. I affectionate Starbucks since I love the concept of it. When I used to browse Paris, on those solitary walks I’d pop in a Starbucks and get a cup of American sweetness. When at the beginning I had tough times here in Quebec City, I’d rejoice over the proximity of a Starbucks. I’d dress pretty and make a trip over there, journaling in my magazine and gathering my strength to make it one day farther.
My little heart definitely says yes to spring. I ditched my winter jacket, and it felt like I had shed ten pounds. Here is an outfit for going out. The red accents give me the chic touch I’m always looking for. We saw two rock bands in concert, Sabaton and Nightwish. What a magical night. As we strolled a bit post show in the nightly downtown, I bathed in contentment.
Look at the cutie that spent some time with us as his parents were under the Caribbean sun. Salto would follow me wherever I went. When clients came, he’d sit next to them, and learn English, too.
Now my heart is jumping of joy since a dear friend from NYC is coming over for a few weeks. I get to have my “soul sister” over for a while and we’ll have time to indulge in Starbucks, red wine, girl talk and plans that make dreams come reality.
In some cases friends become closer than your siblings. Your heart chooses. Affinities are formed. Life is shared.
I believe in letting your journey go as it must. I trust in not forcing relationships. People find time for you if you truly count. That is a sweet and clarifying thought.
I know that today my sister is about to fly over – and I heart that!