I always feel like the beginning of the year just flies by. Before you know it', we’ll be talking about welcoming fall…
February was, as always, short, but super rewarding in working towards my goal to experience more in 2019: I celebrated an authentic Chinese New Year for the first time, attempted to bake bread from scratch, enjoyed meals at a few restaurants that I’ve been meaning to try in the city and Mike and I started a Valentine’s Day tradition of picking a recipe in a cookbook and spending the night making something new together, champagne in hand, of course.
Outside of my personal goals/life going well, the height of winter is always the time when I am least creative and therefore, least motivated to create; write, draw, style, photograph. But March is when we’re finally over the hump, and my creative juices are slowly seeping back. I’m always excited and motivated this time of year, and ready to take on more adventures and challenges.
Music | The entire Born Yesterday album by my new favorite band, Spirit Animal. I haven’t been able to stop listening since we saw them live in December. Rock on to ‘Regular Guy’ or ‘House on Fire’ for something uplifting to get you through your morning commute or day to day chores.
Food | There’s two meals that stand out this month: a buttery, super rich risotto with prosciutto from the Polpo cookbook that Michael and I made on Valentine’s Day, and the black pepper tagliatelle with lobster from Bistro du Midi. (Honestly, that whole meal was to-die-for, if you’re looking for a date night spot in Boston.)
Book | An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena. An easy read about a group of people trapped in a lodge from a snow storm… with a killer in their mist. (Dun, dun, dun!) A little MTV Real World meets Gone Girl.
Fashion | My Elizabeth Suzann Clyde Work Pant in cotton canvas have been my go-to’s during the past few weeks of bitter cold. They’re durable and warm but also look professional and fashion-forward too.