2 Things Tuesday

today is a day i really love: September 1st.

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for me, September represents all good things. for starters, it’s my favorite word — i just love how it sounds. September. it just seems built for magic.

it’s also my favorite birthstone (sapphire), and one of the loveliest months weather-wise in New York: Indian summer and golden and bright and sometimes crisp. i love the colors and the advent of the Autumn season, when the world is suspended between two seasons i love and takes on characteristics of both. i love apple picking and pumpkin everything and the colors and the way the air smells. i love being on the lake in a hoodie and going for long runs in the breathable, clean air.

i also love firsts, so the first of every month is fun in and of itself, and then combined with September, well — it’s a good day.

so, on that note, let’s transition…Untitled
ONE: California. that’s where i was since last Wednesday — Santa Barbara, to be exact. i’m not sure i can adequately capture the essence & beauty of this magical little city on the Pacific in words, but at some point this week, i’m certainly going to do my best to try. i’m to sleepy to attempt to do it any sort of justice right now, but i will say that i absolutely loved it and had an amazing time with some special friends. i ran on the beach, drank some great wine, met a ton of cool people, had heart conversations with dear friends i wish i saw more, and did other magical things i’ll wait to tell you about later. oh, and i stayed in a little blue bungalow with a darling string-lit patio that was perfect for cocktails & conversation. i just {heart} this place so much.

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TWO: eat & drink. i had my 2nd-ever acai bowl post-hike this past weekend, and i’m pretty sure these foods are made for me. fruit + granola + a cold fruity base = my dream concoction.

bowlwe went to Backyard Bowls in Santa Barbara and i had the Berry Bowl (pictured above), but substituted coconut milk for the apple juice:

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it was all sorts of amazingness and i neeeeed to start making these at home.

and on the drink front: i was reading the airline magazine on a flight yesterday and found this delicious libation recipe that i do believe i should attempt to make: a Flower Power.

drinkyes, please.

What’s the best thing you’ve had to eat or drink lately?
Been to any fun cities recently?
Any other September lovers?!

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13 thoughts on “2 Things Tuesday

  1. Cute picture!! You look fabulous and glad you’re having a fabulous time in California! πŸ™‚ I LOVE September and my fave summer eating is tomato/mozzarella/basil/pesto paninis. I’ve been making them all the time! So yummy! XOXO

  2. I’m a total fan of September for the same reasons. Sunny and warm in the day, but just enough chill at night to throw on my favorite sweater (or hoodie – let’s be real πŸ™‚ ) And I’m so glad you’re loving the acai bowls! They truly are my everything.

  3. Sapphire is my birthstone and I came really close to asking Rock for one for our engagement ring but went with traditional instead. I love September but I do hate thinking that it marks the end of summer. I love summer and had Midwest winters. I love that maxi dress of yours. And I have GOT to have an an Acai bowl. It sounds like perfection.

    • you DO need an acai bowl! i actually went to the organic market near my apt last night and found some pre-made (organic and unsweetened!) acai bases in the frozen section, which is prob the lazy way to do it but it will suffice for now! my mom’s engagement ring (which i now have, b/c she has since gotten other diamonds and i LOVE this ring) was a row of sapphires with lil diamonds around them, so i def understand wanting that stone! i think i’d prob want a light sapphire for mine, if that ever becomes something i need to consider. πŸ™‚

  4. LOVE YOU IN THAT DRESS. So the California version of you–and it suits you perfectly. I like Hendricks, I could do that cocktail, but not so much with the lavender–it just doesn’t work for me. Best drink I’ve had recently was a standard favorite, the Internal affair (a take on a marg) and a resposado and lime cocktail that was amazeballs. I like tequila.

  5. First of all, LOVE the dress! You look beautiful, girly πŸ˜‰
    Second, I used to love September…but then last year September felt like summer death so I changed my mind. This year seems to be hot too so I’m sticking with my love for October – peak leaf-changing month πŸ˜€ There’s nothing like Central Park with the reds/oranges/yellows, am I right?!

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