To quote one of my favorite movies, Beautiful Girls:
A beautiful girl can make you dizzy, like you’ve been drinking Jack and Coke all morning. She can make you feel high full of the single greatest commodity known to man – promise. Promise of a better day. Promise of a greater hope. Promise of a new tomorrow. This particular aura can be found in the gait of a beautiful girl. In her smile, in her soul, the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like it’s going to be okay. The supermodels, Willy? That’s all they are. Bottled promise. Scenes from a brand new day. Hope dancing in stiletto heels.
“Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends, but there’s nothing like seeing your history in the faces of your friends.” ~ Ani DiFranco
It’s always bittersweet to visit home. Knowing you only have several days to spend with the ones you love, the ones that you hold closest to your heart, you try to make the most out of your time but it always ends up whizzing by.
Reunions with high school friends; gatherings with new friends; gambling in Atlantic City and not losing money; talking to R. Kardashian on our eastcoast bound flight; trips to NYC, Maryland and Pennsylvania; paddle boating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor; bashing Sex and The City 2 while Chris Noth is sitting beside us (noticed this afterwards); getting my Dunkin’ Donuts fix (there are none in LA); visiting my dear 99-year old grams who asked me to put hair spray on her ‘do (love it); brainstorming screenplay ideas and getting renewed inspiration from being home; and just spending quality time with the people who know me best.
Had the opportunity to meet up with some amazing and talented bloggers who are just as sweet in person as they are online. Mel & I brunched with James (The Mod Revival), Shaun (Port Authority, LA), Christine (N’East Style) and Gabe (The History of My World), and afterwards headed to the Brooklyn Flea Market — a recommended spot if you’re in the area on the weekends.
Mel and I also met up with Jillian from Nova Style who I adore and have been following since my early blogging days. Through these blogger meet-ups, though we may not all know each other in the tangible sense, I felt as if we did have a history upon meeting, albeit a short one, that I hope continues to grow.
Luckily I also caught this while I was away. I was excited to learn I had been chosen as Weardrobe Spotlight Blogger of the Day on Saturday. Thanks so much, Weardrobe!