Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Malaga Bound!

Hello!! We did not have internet yesterday for some reason in my apartment, it was terrible. But I have exciting exciting news, I didn't think I was planning anymore trips but Becca and I found a flight to Malaga, Spain for this weekend for $100.00 round trip!!! My head exploded. I am so excited, here is a little peak at where I will be....
Me and my muffin top are going to be brown as a berry when I get back, temperature today in Malaga 80 degrees. Yummy.

Has anyone been here before or even to Spain, I don't speak spanish will this be a problem??

Tell me all you know!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hello!! I know that it has been about a week since I last posted and that is unfair to you, my lovley followers!! I hope that you can understand I have been really trying to fully immerse myself in the town and get to know as many of the people here. I have met really crazy people, really nice people, and people that make me loose faith in humanity (alittle dramatic).
Also I have been really benefitting from Skype! One of my best friends from high school has been in Iraq for four years, we have kept in touch through emails and things but I have not seen him since his high school graduation! Seeing him on skype was crazy. So when I am not reading all your blogs I am on skype!

All excuses aside, I will be back in action on Monday in full force!!

Also one more little shout out, today Tom and I have been dating for one year! It sinks that he is not here but he is traveling up to Nantucket this weekend to try and get a job so that he can spend the whole summer on the island with me!! Wish him luck!!

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

London Update!

It has been a crazy week already here: I have walked my legs off, gone 3 days without any hot water in my apartment (me and cold showers do not get along), my best friend loosing her credit card, and spending lots of cash on trips. All in all I am having an amazing time, I might not leave (just kidding Tom). Since the last time I posted, I have no booked 98% of my big trips, and two shows!! Yay, for me. Boo, for my wallet!!

Here is what's going on in April:

1. Off to Isle of Wight, it is a small island of the southern coast of England. Becca and I are staying at a local B&B that has a friendly bulldog and we have an ocean view from our room!! get ready for pictures!!

2. At the end of April, I am going with friends to see Ricky Gervais's comedy show!!! AHHH, I don't know if I told you but I am o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d with him!!!

3. Literally the last day of the month I am going to see the Royal Ballet preform Cinderella, this is a trip through school and I could not be more excited. My 15 years of dance has made me such a sap for ballet!!

Here is how May is looking:

4. The first weekend I am going to Germany to meet my mom's best friend from college, she is graciously letting me bring two friends! She lives outside of Frankfurt and I am so excited!!

5. The second weekend I am going to Wales, this is my adventure weekend. Becca and I are going to be squeezed (picture threading a needle with a sausage) into a wet suit, and we get a helmet and a pair of water shoes. Then we are taking part in "Coasteering" which is getting from point A to point B on a coastline. This means throwing myself off cliffs/rocks, swimming in underwater caves, and scaling rocks, Oh and most important trying not to drown/die. I am actually secretly excited for this, I told Becca I would be very Catwomen on the loose in my wet suit. The second activity that i am doing is learning to surf, I am excited but also very nervous I am terrified of sharks and am convinced that I will get attacked! Does that happen near England??

Picture this!

6. The third weekend I am going to Paris, I have been there but can you really get enough of that city? I am planning on stuffing my face with amazing food, going to Versailles with my cousin Mackenzie (Design Darling Blog, check it out now!!!) and eat alot of cheese, bread and fruit. I love Paris and I cannot wait to get back!!

The month of May is shaping up to be a crazy busy time, and after our semester is over Becca and her family are taking me to Scotland with them to celebrate their Scottish heritage!!

Please tell me where you have traveled and where I should go, if I can afford it!!! Hope your week is going well!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sense of Urgency

Good Morning Everyone!! I realize that it is only 6am for you but I am four hours ahead which gives me a jump start on my blogging. Today is a very important day for Becca and I we are going to the Student Travel Agency here in London to book all of our weekend trips! I am so so excited, but also nervous that we have waited to long and the prices are going to be ridiculous. But either way the trips we want to go on are:

1. We have to choose one of these four:
Athens, Greece

Barcelona, Spain

Rome, Italy

Venice, Italy

Which should we choose, right now we can only see one because of our finances but have you been to any place that you would suggest??

2. Germany:My mom's college friend is letting us come visit and I could not be more excited!! Germany here we come!
3. Paris France/Versailles/Maybe Cannes??: Becca and I really want to go back to the eiffel tower and gardens of Versaille and then if we have any money left we can go to Cannes in the south of france!

Paris, France

Cannes, France

4. Adventure trip to Wales with school: This trip Becca and I signed up for and it is crazy, we are going to Wales with most of our school and we partake in hiking, cliff jumping (me in a watersuit with a helmet), ocean kayaking, surfing, and biking!! It is going to be so much fun!!

5. Scotland: This is a trip that I was generously invited on with Becca and her family after our semester is over!! I cannot wait

Scotland, UK

Tell me about your travels, any places I should be sure to go??? Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

London meets France

Yesterday was the best day that I have had here so far!! My cousin Mackenzie of Design Darling and her brother and boyfriend came to London to visit! They had just come back from switzerland and had been awake since 4:30am but they rallied and we went out to dinner. It was so nice to see family!! Come back soon!! Mackenzie and I are planning a day trip to Versailles to picnic in the gardens, stay tuned for that post!


Counting down the days, to beautiful Versailles!!

So far in London, I have walked probably the circumference of the globe. Everyone here walks so so so fast, I am usually doing an awkward run walk to keep up with tour guides/professors...not cute. I had my first day of classes and I love every class! I am taking Cross Cultural Relations which is fascinating and then Psychology of Advertising and the Mass Media both are taught by the same professor and she is amazing and sassy. She wore a Chanel suit the first day, diva.

But today was my second day of classes and by far the most tiring, not mentally but physically. The class is the History of London and it is literally a history of london from the streets of london. So my very agile teacher, Professor Redfern guided our 15+ students around for two and a half hours at a full sprint. People here walk alot faster, Becca (best friend and partner in crime) and I are born strollers we like to move slow and take it all in. Redfern on the other hand takes no prisoners and walks at the speed of Seabiscuit, and does not blink if you almost get hit by a double decker bus ( close call today) or loose sight of him (also happened today) or just miss the train you had to be on (almost happened). He is crazy, but very intelligent and I think I will learn alot...if I can keep up!

This is what I want:

Company Uniform...Check

Big Smile...Check

Flag so I can see you at all times...Check

Little white gloves to show that you mean business, but you are also polite...Check

Take notes Redfern, see you Thursday and I'm bringing my sports bra!

I will hopefully post back on here tomorrow, Becca and I are attempting to get into a bar to see Laura Marling in concert, she is Becca's favorite singer and she is amazing and only preforms here in Europe. We do not have tickets but we are gonna give it our best shot!

Wish us luck!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I have finally had a chance to post!!! I am for the most part settled into my Camden apartment. It has been crazy busy these last few days and I have so much to fill you in on! But I just wanted to come on and let you know I am still ALIVE and I will be posting more frequently now that I know my computer will no commit suicide when plugged in, which was a legitimate fear for the past few days!

Tomorrow I head off to Hampstead Heath which is suppose to have awesome views of the city, and then we are going shopping in the Camden Markets!! I will post pictures and share more stories tomorrow!! Thanks for hanging in there!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Springing forward!

I did not need to lose an hour!!!!
It has been the craziest/best/most stressful week ever, I know I know I haven't been on in forever but I faced packing for three months abroad in ONE bag, my computer hard drive crashing which ment loosing all of my music and photos, and bringing my brother home from New Hampshire for his spring break. I know it is no excuse to leave you all hanging but its going to be a bumpy ride until I am situated in London. Hang in there!!! I need all the support I can get!!



Today I head off to Philadelphia, to say goodbye to the boy ( big tear) and leave with my best friend Becca ( You will be hearing alot about our adventures soon!) for London on wednesday!

I will try try try to post again before I depart, I hope you all had a great weekend!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Under the Weather!

Unfortunately and amazing weekend with my sister ended up with her giving me her cold! yay! I am feeling alittle under the weather, hopefully I will be back tomorrow or wednesday to show you the new hair color!
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!!
Feeling alittle like this guy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tortoise and the Hair!

I think apologies are in order: I have been so busy these last few days getting ready for London and I have neglected my lovely readers. I would like to thank you for your patients and your comments they mean alot to me! I love reading them, and I love seeing that I have new followers!!! So thank you, thank you, thank you!! Well on to more cheerful things!! I am dying my hair on saturday morning!! I am so nervous, I have never dyed my hair before but my hair needs it. I have become Emily and the technicolor dream hair, I am sure you are wondering how I have multi-tonal hair when I have never dyed it well I'll let you in on something, my hair gets very light in the summer with alittle, okay alot of help from sun-in hair spray! So now that I have about 2.5 inches of dark hair and then lighter and then at the end blonde. When I have my hair in a pony tail, I am a brunette from the front and a blonde from the back...awkward. So I am dying it lighter to brighten up before Europe!! I realize that I will get roots but I figure the summer sun will help out and I can dye it again if I want next winter. Good plan? Am I delusional? Well either way, I am really controlling and I plan things out like crazy so I have put some pictures together so my hair dresser has an idea of what I want.

These are the desired colors:

I like K.Ripa's hair because you can tell she colors it but it has alot of highlights so her roots aren't BLAM in yo' face. I hope for this.

I picked this because it is the closest to my summer hair color, I like that it is an all over blonde but again she has sweet highlights in there too!

I like this color of the bottom of her hair, her bangs are alittle to "count the # of hightlights and you win 200 gum balls" sort of game.

My hairdresser is going to have an awesome time with all requests but this is why.


Orange yellow hair...no words, just tears.

Over processed and fried. God I hope this isn't the official London look.

Do you color your hair, have you had any terrible mishaps that would make me want to cancel my appointment!???

Tell me everything and anything you know about dying hair, be nice because I am already having heart palpitations over this!

Thanks again for being such great readers, I will be back Monday to show you the new locks!!!

Happy Weekend!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Super Duper busy day

Hello loyal readers, today is a super duper busy day for me, I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting last minute things for London. So I am going to leave you with a quote of the day and a picture of my future travels. I'll be back to post about my errands tomorrow!!!

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great, and enthusiastic day!!

12 days to Philly, 13 to London!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wardrobe Inspiration Monday!!!

Wardrobe Inspiration Monday is back and better than ever, today I am featuring my favorite housewife Bethenny Frankel! Since the Real Housewives of New York City is starting back up on thursday I thought who is better to inspire us this week than Bethenny! Enjoy!
I love that all of her dresses have structure to them, I really like the shoulders of this dress. It makes me want to buy more things with angles.

I want this dress! I am obsessed with navy blue, and I love that this dress is made of ribbon and is finished off with a bow! I also really like that she finds garments that show their worth in the details, this dress does not smack you in the face but you will defiantly get attention when you walk in a room.
I love this outfit not only because she is holding cupcakes but because this is a dress that does everything for you! It is tight around your ribs and then hangs gracefully on your hips, to hide all the batter you ate. Another great point is that you don't have to wear a ton of jewelry because the dress has it built in!

This is something that I would love to wear! The texture in the skirt is so fun, and lightens the mood of a plain black and white dress. Also that ring is amazing!!

There you have it, the wardrobe of a housewife full of inspiration! See you back here tomorrow!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Korea before London!

Yesterday, I finally found a copy of Rosetta Stone Korean!!! I'm sure you are wondering why I need this. Well, I was informed by my asian beau that we are having dinner with his parents before I leave for London. There is only one problem, Tom's parents do not speak english very well, Tom is a great translator but in the heat of conversation he usually forgets that I don't speak Korean, and I am left in the dust. So in the hopes that they will see that I am trying as hard as they do, I will try and lock down the necessary phrases to get by. I have started and its a rocky road but I have 3 weeks and I am determined to speak korean to them at dinner! No matter how scared I will be!
All of this talk about Korea and their devastatingly hard language, makes me think about asian inspired rooms. Here are a few that I like:

I realize that these are not rooms, but they are asian inspired day beds! I love little nooks to snuggle up in, and with the wicker material it lets in just enough light to read or nap! I just want to grab my asian and read a book in there with him.

I think this is a great example of an asian inspired bedroom. It has a focus on natural colors and materials, which I love it is so calm and inviting. I also really like that the asian inspiration is no so literal they have a small bonsai and the parchment lights and the simple lines of the furniture!

I liked this dining room because of the asian accessories. I love the wallpaper because it is not in your face but it is simple and it flatters the room. The asian writing on the wall is alittle much but overall it has a subtle asian flavor.

This look might not work for everyone, but I really like the idea of floor pillows. Grated, I would like to have traditional seating in addition to the pillows but I like the way this looks! Do you?

This is how to rock a floor pillow, or atleast how I would. The furniture is low which makes the pillows not that out there and provides another expectable seating alternative. I also love the branches, that are a cool substitute for flowers.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this asian gallery, and wish me luck on learning Korean. Have a great weekend everyone, and I will meet you back here on Monday!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Today is the day! I have my rain boots on and I am skipping down to the Red Box. It is the perfect movie day, for the September Issue!!! I have waited so long to see this and I am soooo excited!! I have a huge girl crush on Grace Coddington and I hear that she shines in this documentary!
I love you!

Well, I am off to the red box but I will be back here tomorrow to tell you how much more I love Grace Coddington!!

Have you see it? What did you think???

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

London Calling!

I cannot wait to get to London, I have been looking at all of my friends pictures and it makes me so excited!!!! Just over 3 weeks left till I am abroad!! Yay!!
I would love some must see recommendations if you have been to Europe before!!
Let me know!

Until Tomorrow!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Interruption, for randomness.

This morning I woke up and realized that I am probably not going to change out of my pajamas, and I have some really random things I would like to share instead of Wardrobe Inspiration Mondays, don't worry it will be back next week. To start this foolishness off is the my Asian boyfriend is a wealth of the strangest knowledge in the world to prove it here, is the Blob Fish that he shared with me a few days ago:
Isn't this little bugger repulsive! This is actually a "fish" he is made up of gelatinous material and has no bones or muscles, and he floats in the water. He even drools when he is nervous, this is terrifying. Thank you Tom.
This is just a $1500.00 trunk that I like, nbd. WAYYY out of my price range, but a girl can dream...picture it getting off the plane of the tarmac with your sweet yellow trunk...sigh!
Moving on.

Don't laugh these are real, and Oprah likes them which means they are Hot, with a capital H! They are called Shuella (shoe.ella), they are "the lovechild of an umbrella and a shoe" This is offensive, if I had a pair of shoes worth protecting, I wouldn't wear them out in the rain...these are beyond awkward. What do you say when you see your friend in these, oh nice plastic bags on your feet. I don't get it, do you?

This is really random, and it might offend some of you, and I am sorry. But I was endless entertained when my friend sent this to me!!

Welp, I will see you back here tomorrow!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Curse you Lent!

So lent it here and I have decided to give up soda...I have not shared this with all of you but if I could have an iv drip of Coca-Cola I would. I can drink an endless amount of soda. But I think it is a great give up not only for Jesus but for my waist line.

Big drool.

Do any of you drink anything low in sugar that is delicious that I could substitute for my daily fix of soda??? HELP ME!!

Well I hope that all of you have great weekends here is a snapshot to get you off to a great start!

When I visit paris I will reenact this for all of you!

Happy Weekend! See you back here for Wardrobe Inspiration Mondays!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Good Morning!

Talk about waking up on the right side of the bed, I received the most beautiful flower arrangement today from Tom. It was such a great unexpected surprise, and it makes being apart alittle easier. So since I am having such a great morning I am gonna share some smile worthy and cheerful pictures to brighten your day!!
I stumbled upon this picture and it is just too cute!

This is only on here, because I cannot wait until it comes out next week!
In exactly 1 month I will be in London!!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed some of my warm and fuzzies, thank you for all your input on the jewelry I posted yesterday everyone's comments were so helpful!!!

See you back here tomorrow!