Sunday, January 31, 2010


Josh Goot

Loving Josh Goot's 2010 Collection. The bright, vibrant colors make me want to hop on a yacht and sail my way to a summer tan. Those travel plans will have to wait till summer and will probably end up being less luxurious but just as satisfying.
Today is my last day in Florida until March. In an effort to expedite the packing process I looked up suggestions online. I only found out that February is one of the coldest months and the most likely for blizzards. Great news for a beach bum from Florida... I seriously wish I could box up my entire bedroom and relocate it for the month. I'm in desperate need of a Mary Poppins bag.
On coffee cup numero dos. Let the packing commence!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Top 5 Submerged Hotels

Poseidon Undersea Resort Yes, I said “submerged” hotels-as in hotels with rooms that are actually beneath the surface of water! So without further ado, let’s dive right into the top 5 underwater hotels:

1. Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida
Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden
3. Hydropolis,
4. Poseidon Undersea Resort,
5. Underwater Hotel,

I discovered this Top Five on It might've been the fact that it's snowing where I'm headed for the next month, but I think that an under water hotel would be an amazing and super-relaxing vacation. My only question is do divers swim by your room during the day? Eh, I'm 100% down to try out this living situation for a weekend.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

But we all walk blindy when we stagger and we strut and we're all dealt the hands with the cards of our luck

Definition of T H E G O O D:
I always floated through my school courses leaving things off till the last minute. Typical case of You Don't Know What You've Got Till it's Gone. I miss the intellectual ideas and conversations that were produced in that limiting environment. So, in an effort to halt my mind from going to mush I grabbed book called A World of Ideas from Goodwill a few days ago. It's a 1980s collection of different philosophers and writers in history. Into the first couple pages it's already got my mind spinning again.
I miss that.
In Aristotle's The Aim of Man, he proposes that all things aim at the good. Whether it be developing products, ideas, or actions, the nature is to make the end worth the means.
That seems easy enough. But, what is the GOOD? It's got to be different for every human being and situation.
In career choice, it's natural to want to help others. I'm a little jealous of the people who have chosen professions in that field and could easily see it becoming an addiction. But if everyone abandoned their job to become a social worker or overseas philanthropist how would life continue? Who would make clothes, or deliver mail, invent remedies, or grow our food? I think goodwill endeavors should be intertwined into our every day lives, our work, and vacation time while we follow our passions.
Each person is hardwired from birth with certain traits and interests that allow them the ability to achieve tasks with natural ease and proficiency. This is what we enjoy doing. It is our passion; we should never feel guilty chasing that.
In relationships I am biased. I'm a total romantic and believe in fate most strongly here amongst the other aspects of my life. Though I still stay skeptical of love, marriage, and monogamy. I'd like to think that everyone enters a relationship (as you get older) with good intentions. Those intentions are arguable with each individual. It could be to get laid, to have companionship, to find a soul mate. What ever it is, you willingly volunteer your time, energy, and eventually your heart. When that ends, it's considered a failure. You failed to stay loyal, to stay in love (or lust), to effectively communicate, or to make things work despite the circumstances. If believe if anyone in a relationship has the repeated temptation to stray I don't think they should think of it as a failure, but a sign of being honest with your other half that it's time to move on. Is it the right thing to do to stay with your other half because you're in a committed relationship but think of somebody else while you're laying next to them? Because the truth hurts, but in the long run it hurts more to be humiliated and disrespected.

NYC Bound for February. It's about time. I'm so glad I've settled on a destination for next month because lately I feel claustrophobic in Jacksonville. Even if it's a bust I'll be there for Fashion Week and will be able to say I tried. By the way, my hot chocolate obsession has launched into a chocolate milk romance with the warmer weather. Is it weird I still feel the urge to sprinkle mini marshmellows across the top of it...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

lately all of my brain activity seems to be leading to thoughts about who I am or who I want to be.

As much as I love the crazy haze of the night, filled with smoke and sounds, I've come to learn I am a real loner at times. I can smoothly spend a whole weekend by myself, a pile of books and floods of coffee, then dancing around the room with a glass of wine or getting lost in the idea of sewing a new dress.
This is all new to me and coming from the girl who used to line up numerous social plans in the same night so I could float around.
There is something amazing about backing out of the social scene a little.
Especially when traveling or strolling around the city sometimes I even pretend not seeing people. This might not be the most social behavior but I found out that these moments are pure serenity and a source of recreation to me;
it almost holds some sort of ruminant character-
just walking and seeing where it takes me- never are my senses as open and perceptive, never does my mind run freer, which is all I need to be refreshed sometimes.
Call it wrong but I can deal with a few repetitive recluse days as long as I have one every so often that's on fire...



This quote makes my wild mind these days seem acceptable, and even necessary.
The long weekend in ft. lauderdale went really well.
aside from the minor setback of my tire blowing on the highway it was smooth sailing. ft. lauderdale is a tropical storybook full of palm tree lined streets, inlets overflowing with yachts, and enough sunlight to make anyone understand why there are all the joggers and bikers along the roadside.
it really is beautiful and i will be visiting again soon. courtney and i had a blast like always. she informed me later that she received a citation for our late night yacht photo shoot. apparently the retired neighbors were awake watching the entire thing. whoops.
throughout the day i was in total dreamland until the nightlife threw me for a cruve ball. the clubs and bars proved i was a fish out of water in this tropical oasis. i like a more laid back atmosphere and although its fun to go all out i don't think i could put on the show every night out. and so, once again i've clawed my way back to jacksonville and pace around like a caged animal losing my mind and wondering what to do with myself.

p.s i sold my first dress online yesterday and ship it out today!!!!!!
p.p.s i am going to order a new usb cord for my camera today so i can start sharing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Judging by the picture I'm sure you can make a few judgement calls on where I've decided to house hunt this weekend. I'm making an irrational decision and headed to sofla. I'd have to say that almost all of my decisions are met this way, so it's really not out of the ordinary that I'd pick up and move somewhere I've only visited for a total of two days. The principle of this move is that I get: more fashion, the beach, independence, and change. The downside is that I leave behind a few really good friends and family, whom aren't totally supportive of this relocation. Wish me luck!
Off to clear my criminal record from New Year's expired tag parking citation. Glad the officer was able to ring in the New Year while writing me a big, fat ticket on my windshield. Didn't they have other things to worry about like drunk drivers and overall human debauchery? I wonder if it was the same skeezy officer that asked my friend and I to meet him at Denny's when his shift was over? If so, I'm willing to reconsider.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Let's go get lost somewhere in the USA

I'm craving a change. Not so sure if a vacation will do the trick, maybe a cross country road trip: tax return, pup, and the open road. But more than that, it's going to take a lifestyle shift. I'm staying on the grind with developing my clothes and website. I've had enough of the restaurant industry to last me the rest of my life. So I need to find a substitute, ideally... with health insurance... and near a beach or city. Is that too much to ask? This entire idea of a new life has consumed me. My morning ritual has become coffee and craigslist to deter going outside in the cold weather. Aside from that, the pup has been running the show lately. I can't wait till she is big enough to go on long jogs in the morning and then allow a few hours for me to focus on me. For now, she's the baby. And has also become houdini, able to escape from any enclosure we threaten her with.