Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Glamping: Banyan Tree Madivaru

This weekend B and I are planning on going camping. I am looking forward to it but at the same time the city girl in me is cringing at the thought of "roughing it." Thankfully, there are resorts that cater to the city girls and those seeking a luxurious camping experience.

The Banyan Tree Madivaru resort in Maldives is one of the few resorts in this world that take "camping" to a whole new level.

One day! Until then... I will suck it up, pack up my water shoes, bug repellent, and lots of baby wipes and spend some time in the "wilderness" right off I-40 in Asheville.

Resort pictures via Banyan Tree website.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pictures in Bed

(photo via pictures in bed)

I have been in the process of editing my photography in hopes of creating a portfolio. One of the many themes are pictures taken in bed, of people in bed, people sleeping, etc. Thanks to Jacob Pritchard, I don't feel so weird. One of his projects is taking aerial shots of people in bed. Check them out all the photos over at his tumbler page.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cole Haan Air Talia OTK Boots

This has been one hot and muggy summer and fall cannot come fast enough! While Mother Nature takes it's sweet time cooling off I've been taking steps in updating my wardrobe for the colder months.

My first stop was the Nordstrom semi-annual pre-season sale where I found the most amazing shoe: the Cole Haan Air Talia OTK boot.

(photo via Cole Haan)

Aren't they gorgeous? They're made out of soft suede and have Nike Air technology in them so they're uber comfortable. They're also very versatile and can go from office (scrunched)to night with one simple tug over the knee.

Have a lovely weekend (and think "cold" weather thoughts)!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tasty Thai & Sushi

I was lucky to have stumble upon Tasty Thai & Sushi on my trip to Charleston because the restaurant really did live up to its name.

(photo via Tasty Thai & Sushi)

I ordered two rolls:

Thai Maguro

Sliced tuna wrapped around spicy tuna, crab, mango. Topped with jalapeno, cilantro, black tobiko.

Fire my Roll

Sliced Albacore tuna, jalapeno,and siratcha masago on top of spicy tuna, cucumber, and tempura.


All photos taken by me.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fourth of July

I realize that it's been a month since the holiday, but...

I didn't exactly have a fairy tale month after my 26th. It felt like I lost complete control of my life, nothing was going "right," people I thought were my friends hurt me, etc. Fourth of July weekend was the "climax." It was also the weekend when I realized that it's all about attitude, I don't need negativity in my life, and that it's not as bad as I thought it was.

It all happened when I saw the children playing and felt the lake wind blow through my hair, making all the self pity wash away.

(All photos taken by me)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Found: Himalayan Salt Block in Charleston

A few weeks ago I was in Charleston for work and decided to stick around one more day to explore the downtown area.

Charleston is by far one of my favorite cities for many reasons: food (post on that later), history (start with Wiki and see where it takes you), and of course shopping!

It was hot and humid but I did not care. I took routes I have not taken before and stumbled upon a little gem of a store called The Spice & Tea Exchange located on 170 Church Street.

This is where I was introduced to this beauty:

...a Himalayan salt block! It's so versatile and pretty that I could not help myself. The possibilities are endless! Sushi, curring meats and fish, etc!

Here are a few more images from the store:

All photos taken by me.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Charlotte Blogger Meetup

(photo taken by me)

Last Thursday I attended the first ever Charlotte Blogger Meetup and met some amazing people and learned a lot of new tricks that I will definitely apply to my blog.

When it came time to introduce myself I babbled, ha! It happens when I'm absolutely exhausted...

Prior to the meetup I met up with the organizers of the American Cancer Society's Tin Cup Golf Tournament to drop off donations already collected and to talk about what still needs to be done.

The last two weeks have been exhausting but rewarding. Cheers to an even better August!