As we reach the end of the year, I have thought a lot about my favorite things– clothes I like, blogs I read, people I love, food I love to eat. I thought I’d share and hopefully you can add them to your favorites list:
Favorite Blog: A CUP OF JO – Joanna Goddard never fails to make me smile. Whether she’s documenting her pregnancy or sharing amazing photography, her blog embodies many of the things that make people happy.
My Sisters: Sasha and Abby, you guys make everything better. Watching movies, hovering in the kitchen while Abby bakes (who simultaneously threatens to kill us if we touch anything), wrestling, and pouring our hearts out… It will never get old.
Places I’ve gone: In the past year, I have traveled to Los Angeles, New Jersey, Cape Cod, New York, Westport (CT), Boston, DC, Cleveland (MS), Stuttgart (AR), New Orleans. And for next year: Memphis (TN), New York, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, and hopefully many more!
Old Photographs: While browsing through the cook book collection at my grandpa’s apartment, I stumbled upon an old photo of my grandparents in the 60’s taken by my cousin Ada. It was a little tattered and torn, but I took it to Penn Camera to be digitally restored. Now it’s hanging above my desk in my apartment. The photo is completely perfect. My grandparents are relaxed, in love, comforted by one another.
Viennese Cooking: Most of these recipes are just simply the most delicious things you have ever eaten. It’s not shi-shi or fancy, just simple stews, light salads, and punchy/creamy desserts that remind me of my family’s cooking. In DC, Kafe Leopold creates some of my favorite dishes including the classic schnitzel.
Reunions with Friends: After college and even during college, there is no possible way to see everyone you love on a regular basis. Thanks to skype, face-time, trains, Boltbus, and facebook messages, I don’t feel so distanced even if we catch up virtually.
This Face: Enough said.
My New Hood: It really is beautiful.
I’m off to LA tomorrow for New Years. Happy Holidays everyone!