inspiration

places I love: New Jersey

places I love: New Jersey

Typically when I say "I love New Jersey" people assume I'm talking about the shore. While I have nothing against the Jersey Shore, I'm referring to the other side of the state. Just this past week I was able to spend some time around Frenchtown, where Chris's family resides, where things are green, beautiful, and […]

music that soothes: Bebel Gilberto

I discovered Bebel Gilberto through Chris after his trip to Brazil two years ago. Her voice is sultry and rich and anything in Portugese sounds beautiful. I thought this song appropriate for these beautiful August nights that we're experiencing here in Virginia. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4jszxmSKAs&w=420&h=315] (Ignore the video image and listen to just the song)

Sunday Inspiration: umbrellas

Sunday Inspiration: umbrellas

I saw these images a few days ago and they stuck with me so I wanted to share them with you. What I love about them is that although ¬†umbrellas are typically used during dark and stormy weather, this installation in Portugal is a playful contrast. Apparently they were part of an exhibit for an […]