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Monday, March 26, 2012

MUST SEE HUNGER GAMES

Wow, I've heard so many good things about the Hunger Games movie, I seriously need to get to the movie theater ASAP. Currently trying to think of a way to con N into seeing the movie with me, but after he watched Twilight, I owe him about 15 million man movies. Twilight = not worth a man movie trade.





Oh well, I'll have to figure out a way, even if it means I go by myself - it has to happen!

Hope everyone has a good Monday!

-Ash

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scout Bags

Currently loving these scout bags:








These are great for weekend getaways, desktop storage options, even a smaller gym bag - or you could just stick to using these awesome bags for groceries and picking up things while you're out.

Just need to figure out how to narrow it down to just one bag...or two.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Off to London

Tomorrow I'm heading to the UK for a little bit. It's for work, but hoping to sneak in sometime to see a few touristy spots like:

Tower of London:


Buckingham Palace:


Of course Harrods, which apparently is really close to my Hotel:

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

-Ash

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sugarloaf

This past weekend I went up to Maine with some friends for a little snowboarding at Sugarloaf! The conditions were fantastic and there was plenty of snow that allowed over 100 different trails to be open.

We rented this bad boy from enterprise - isn't it cute? Totally a cute hamster car from that commercial:


A view from the mountain:


Our lodging:

For lunch we headed into the Widowmaker for some delicious burgers and a few cold beers!




Then we headed back out for a few more runs before the last lift, however, I wish I stopped after lunch...more on that later.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

-Ash

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Toms Ballet Flats

NICE!! Toms came out with cute flats! These are definitely my style!

Image found on this cute blog

These Toms are very reasonably priced, come in cute fun prints AND knowing that every pair bought, another goes to a child in need.

-Ash

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Color Block

Even though it's still bitter cold in Boston (although this week its 50 degrees - um, I'll take it!), I can't help but get a little excited that spring will be here before we know it. Especially because everywhere I turn, there seem to be fun, vibrant pieces that will brighten anyones day!

Forever21 $22.80:

Forever21 $17.80:
Jcrew $268:

Gap $44.90:


-Ash

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope everyone has a wonder Valentines day! I recently just saw a news clip on 'what women expect for valentines day' - and the answer?! Ipads...um are you kidding me? That's ridiculous if you ask me. I think this holiday is a bit silly, but all I ask is a little something to celebrate the holiday.

Personally, I think anything that is bought needs to be under $50 for sure. Like a little bracelet, some flowers, something small.

Some ideas:


Or this Nashelle Mini Heart Charm thats only $28.

Even flowers can get insane - a dozen roses for the oh-so-affordable price of $100 (or more), uhh...still too much if you ask me. A small boutique of flowers (not necessarily roses) would make me happy as a clam.

Then either go to a restaurant or what N and I did last year - make dinner. I think its more personal, and a lot more fun to pick out a good recipe, make it together while enjoying a good glass of wine.

-Ash

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Funday

Just hanging out watching the Grammys, drinking a glass of champs with the roommates! Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Girls Day on a Regular Tuesday

This week I had the pleasure of meeting up with my roommate Nia for an afternoon of good food, drinks, a little shopping and much needed catching up.

We first headed to get lunch at a Parish Cafe, a place that can guarantee amazing sandwiches that are all a little out of the ordinary - you certainly wont find your run of the mill turkey and cheese sandwich here.


Whenever I go out to eat, I usually like to try something new, something that I would never make myself. Hence the The Schlesinger:


The Schlesinger is Monterey jack cheese on warm banana nut bread topped with smoked ham and sided with a mango chutney. Served with picked ginger cabbage.

Strange? Of course - but it was surprisingly the best sandwich/dish I've had in a long time. It was the perfect combination of sweet and salty offering different textures and colors. I am definitely getting this again when I go back!

Nia went with a great version of chicken salad called The Bond Herb Roasted Chicken Salad:



The Bond Herb Roasted Chicken Salad is a roasted chicken breast mixed with sweet garlic aioli, roasted red onions, scallions, thyme and tarragon served on an italian sub roll with sliced tomatoes, romaine lettuce and crisp fried onions. Served with homemade potato salad.

This was an amazing sandwich as well. Normally I don't care for mayo sandwiches - tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad - you get the point, something with the texture, the taste of mayo, it just grosses me out. However, this sandwich, because they use a garlic aioli, it hides the mayo taste making it a great sandwich to order as well.

Anyone in the boston area looking for a great lunch spot or date spot, I would definitely recommend this joint.

-Ash

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Glasses

I desperately need a new pair of glasses. My current pair is from the 7th grade, and it's safe to say they've been through A LOT. Not to mention the prescription is horribly outdated (I can barely see the tv for crying out loud), but over the years, Carson (the dog) has stepped on them/carried them around in her mouth, I've fallen asleep wearing them, AND I've been known to just throw them into by bag without a case - I know, so its no wonder they are just about on their last leg.


Cute huh?

So the mission for fun, cute glasses that I could wear outside the house begins. I'd like something stylish without looking 'too hipster'. I'm first going to try this sweet site called Warby Parker that my roommate told me about. Its a site where their prescription glasses are around $100 and you can pick out 5 pairs for them to send you, try them all on and send back whichever pairs you didn't like - coolest site ever? I think so! Its like zappos for glasses.

Stay tuned!

-Ash

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jewelry Storage


Recently been thinking about how to upgrade the way I organize my jewelry. I have a pretty good system for my necklaces and rings, however, my bracelets are EVERYWHERE.



The Mess:





A pretty box from crate and barrel:

Absolutely love this one from anthropologie:



This one is a bit more in my budget though (also from anthro):




I dont really know - how do you organize your bracelets? Any suggestions would be awesome!

-Ash

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Hunger Games

Before heading to Florida a few weeks ago, N got me hooked on reading the Hunger Games series. These books are so intense, I literally had to say 'no mere, sorry I cant walk down the beach right now, I have to finish this damn book!'

Seriously - pick it up, it is really good!









-Ash

Monday, February 6, 2012

Good Fortune

Last week N and I went to get dinner, we were going to try a new restaurant in Boston called the Salty Pig, but after meeting a friend for a drink at PFChangs, we both got a craving for chinese food.

It's always nice to get a good fortune when things feel a bit out of sync, weird how the meaningful ones come at the right time.

Mine:
('In dreams and in life, nothing is impossible.')

N's:
('He who grabs the last lettuce wrap is the least hungry.')

-Ash

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bar Crawl in Baltimore

This past weekend I had a great time in Baltimore with my best high school friends going on my first bar crawl! They all wanted to dress up wearing ninja turtle themed outfits, so we got the hats, koozies, sunglasses and all to dress the part!

Each bar had a different special - shots and beers that all were less than $5 each - amazing. Seriously, I wish Boston had these kind of specials - well actually, I don't think that would be good, I would get nothing done....




-Ash

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January Beach Trip

Last week my sister and I headed down to Fort Meyers Beach, Florida for a long weekend. It was a last minute decision that turned out to be the best decision! It was hot (80 degrees) and sunny everyday, which gave us plenty of time to hit the beach, catch a tan and take advantage of all the happy hours!






It was amazing, this has to turn into a yearly trip!

-Ash

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Denim + Denim Anyone?

Recently, I've been pairing denim and denim together - obviously, not going with the same shade, but pairing a lighter denim button down with a dark pair of blue jeans or multicolored pair, looks great in my mind!


Jcrew: $78.00

Madewell: $79.50

Banana Republic: $59.50

Thoughts on denim?

-Ash

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Loafers: Yay or Nay?

What are your thoughts on ladies loafers?


I definitely like the cheetah:


Juicy does a great impression of a pair of Stubbs and Wootons - although, I cant say they aren't really my style....:
I love this bright color:
Love or hate?

-Ash

Monday, January 30, 2012

Loving Metallics

I love adding a bit of glitter to any outfit:

A bright shirt:


A fun bracelet:

Or ring:

And finally - these...are they awesome?!


Are there any fun pieces you would recommend?

-Ash

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Home to Baltimore

Heading home to Baltimore for the weekend. A has us signed up for a fun bar crawl all day on Saturday followed by some much needed family time until next week!

A view from Fed Hill:



Cheers!

-Ash
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