May 2013 archive

Book Review

Book Review

I just finished reading “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Ann Fowler and I absolutely loved it. I was drawn to this book after readingĀ  about Ernest Hemingway’s wife in “A Paris Wife” by Paula Mclain. The book completely immersed me in a different decade, and I love the idea of all the great thinkers and authors hanging out together over drinks – it’s very intriguing.

Zelda and Scott’s romance is both passionate and tragic, which the author did a good job of also making relatable despite its intensity. The book not only delves into the relationship of Scott and Zelda but also the decade that they were in: a time when women were beginning to dabble with becoming more independent and writing was becoming an accepted profession.

Whether or not you are a fan of Fitzgerald’s work, this book is just as likeable. I found frequently myself bookmarking beautifully written passages and falling in love with Zelda and Scott.

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Insipiration Board

Insipiration Board

So while Pinterest is great, I don’t always have my laptop open while I’m trying to get ready in the morning. Combining my love of arts and crafts and fashion I created an actual “pinterest board”and hung it right next to my full length mirror in my room. It really helps me on days I can’t seem to put an outfit together.

To make it:
You can use any size of cork board and customize it how you want (or keep it plain). I bought a small square piece from a craft store and painted it white and black.
Whenever I’m finished reading through a magazine, I flip through it and cut out outfits, jewelry and shoes I like, and hang it on my board. I usually do this in one rainy day (its therapeutic for me) but you can do it as you go. I also like to keep up with the seasons, this one has a spring/summer theme but previously I had a fall/winter theme.

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I graduated!

I graduated!

Sorry I haven’t been posting a lot, I have been very busy with graduation- but now that it’s summer I will definitely be keeping this up to date!

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My Go To Quick Meal

Between school, work, and friends it’s hard to find time to cook and that too often means sacrificing eating healthy. However I’ve recently found (and became obsessed with) the vegetable dumplings and Untitledvegetable spring rolls from Whole Foods. I know these aren’t the healthiest option out there but they are better than grabbing a bagel or slice of pizza which I usually opt for when I”m in a hurry. The dumplings are 4.99 and although it says to heat them up I always eat them cold and they are just as good! They also have chicken and pork dumplings for non-vegetarians :).

If I’m feeling really hungry I also grab vegetable spring rolls which are also 4.99 and they come with a delicious and light dipping sauce! Next time you’re in Whole Foods and looking for a quick snack or meal, consider trying these out! The dumplings can be found near the sushi and the spring rolls are where the other quick to-go food is by the drinks.

 

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