A Touch of Pink, Please

Color is taking over the city!  There are just a few weeks left in the semester, and it’s getting harder and harder to stay inside.  Can you blame me?

Does it get much better?

Does it get much better?

Texas Ties

You can take the girl out of Texas…

…but she’ll always find a pair of boots to walk back home in.

…even here in Boston I always seem to find links to my true home…

Color Pop

bright tulips in the Boston gardens

sprinkles and an afternoon treat

leopard print in Harvard Square

one of Boston’s many architectural gems…

My weekend was all about spring!  Especially because my sister was in town visiting, the past couple of days were the perfect time to explore the city and enjoy the gorgeous weather.

Spring Back Home

Blankets of wildflowers covering the hills and roadsides…

Picnics to take advantage of the warm sunshine…

Austin is always bursting with color and warmth.

Sunday morning in Beacon Hill…
After a huge breakfast at The Paramount, we just need to take a little walk.

Sunday morning in Beacon Hill…

After a huge breakfast at The Paramount, we just need to take a little walk.

Back in Boston

Just sharing a bit of my time in Boston so far…

When I’m not in class, I’ve tried to enjoy the cool, bright winter days strolling up and down Newbury, snapping photos, and pouring over Degas paintings at the MFA.

The hats remind me so much of London!  

The Degas exhibition at the MFA was incredibly inspirational.  Art’s ability to mentally transport people to another frame of mind continues to amaze me.  

Degas is a such a master of color, light, and the portrayal of a sense of intimacy.  His pastels have bewitched viewers for more than a hundred years, and I too forgot my surroundings and was instead enveloped by the ones he so vibrantly portrayed.  The exhibition was the perfect welcome-back to Boston.

And finally, here is the view from my window.  I am so fortunate to call this piece of paradise my home for four years.  I can’t think of a more beautiful place to learn and study.

One of my favorite London museums—the Tate Modern…
I bought a map just for the bright color

One of my favorite London museums—the Tate Modern…

I bought a map just for the bright color

(Source: knee-on, via plumprettysugar)

A Few Favorites

My short break in Austin is over, so I thought I would share a few iconic sights….

Street art

Fresh cupcakes in a trailer park

Home Slice Pizza

Our beautiful downtown…

I’m so proud to call Austin my hometown.  It’s unlike any other place I’ve visited, and I’m always glad to return to my quirky home.  

But now it’s back to the books and a new semester in Boston.

Ode to BBQ

There aren’t many people who will tell you about waking up at 6 am to go eat bbq in a town an hour away…fortunately, I’m one of those people.

Snow’s BBQ is just open on Saturdays, and it is well worth the wait.  People wait in line for some of the coveted brisket, just hoping it won’t be sold out by the time they get to the front of the line.  So my dad and I piled in the truck and headed out to the small town of Lexington, Texas for some of the best bbq in the state.

So good, that I didn’t take any pictures.  Just trust me though, it’s amazing.  Snow’s is a tiny place with friendly people, and just about the best bbq around.