Wednesday, January 30, 2013

well said

"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a great unique hairstyle/cut is one of the best things a cash-strapped young lady or gentlemen can invest in.

You get to wear it everyday, you can wear it in several different ways, and you can accessorize in a million different ways." -the sartorialist

i couldn't have said it better myself.  

changing your hair can do so much for your look.  for one - it can give you a look.  in an interview for glamour magazine (haha i've had some time at work to read), zooey deschanel said that she went through several different looks before she developed her signature heavy bangs and dark hair.  and i must say, it's very "her".  i've been loving these looks as of late: 


thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

prague (and on the way there)

hey guys!

here's the final stretch of my europe documentation: a two-for-one post (if you're still reading the blurb part). we ended up in prague where we split ways with our dear traveling companions so we could do the last leg just the two of us.  on the way there, we stayed the night in bamburg, germany at mike's friends place (his name happened to also be wes!). he and his wife were very hospitable and showed us around the little tiny town. on our way to prague we visited the original disney castle (it's called neuschwanstein castle).  some of the all time best views i've seen in my life. here are some pics.





this is their doggie curbis (sp?) - he was a little firecracker.  sure knew how to pose.

and of course, prague.  i highly recommend it as a europe must.  did not expect it to be so romantic.  once you get away from some of the touristy places (which isn't hard) - you'll find sweet little pockets of alleys/streets with ivy covered pubs and restaurants and just civilian living. good wine and alcohol in general there is so cheap too compared to what we're used to paying. anyway, our routine in prague was exploring during the day, then going "home" to change and go somewhere fancy to eat.

this is the old town square which houses the midevil astronomical clock.  the most intricate clock that will tell you the time, weather, your personality based on your name, etc.  it's nuts.

our last coffee before temporarily saying good-bye.



lunch after a long walking tour.


this is the charles bridge which connects the two different parts of prague (castle and old town)

one of the vendors on the bridge. we hung out near him to wait for the crowd to die down enough to take pictures, and ended up subtly observing him while he works.  he was so focused it was very endearing.





european playgrounds are a pretty good time. definitely not your typical slide, swings and monkey bars.



gigantic cathedral inside the castle property

the way folks begged pictured below was a common sighting. they'd kneel like this for hours on end, some well into the night it was so sad.



we got a surprise hike getting to one of the city central parks which warmed us up. he didn't last long in his tshirt though.

charles bridge on a sunday

there were these groups of locals that would break out in music and song. it was much fun to watch them sing in szech and have beers i had this weird inexplicable feeling of being left out and nostalgia at the same time. wes had to pry me away from them, lol.

john lennon wall

well, that concludes it folks. that was europe. we then flew home.  we both got pretty sick at the tail end of the trip but made the most out of it.  i'm sure i left tons out but this is the gist.  flying home i wrote down every detail of every day that i could remember (including which outfit i wore on which days) just to hold on to as much of it as i can. probably because i had tons of hours to kill, but anywhos.

experience of a lifetime. can't wait to do it again ;)

here's more of the castle and bamberg, and here's prague.

thanks for reading! ta ta

Saturday, January 5, 2013

happy new year!!

happy 2013 y'all.

we're living in the future - isn't that nuts! we were talking about it at work, 2013 sounds so futuristic.

my resolution is to post every single day. ;)

anyway, i'm going to get the ball rolling here again.  starting off with the completion of our europe trip. it was so much fun for me to go through those pictures in preparation for the blog, kind of like reliving it all. although quite a bit has happened between those posts and now which of course i'll update out of order once we get the pics on the computer, (which will be a little weird, but hey...#yolo (haha)

we left off on vienna - here are the pics.  what i remember about it...pretty vast city....clean...lots of parliament-like buildings, tons of history (the library building is where hitler said one of his disgusting famous speeches - there's no signs there commemorating that of course, but mike new about it from research or something), had more luck there with wifi than in most other places.  and that's my little summary.

the view from the tower of a massive cathedral

original cobblestone from the midevil times




this is that library






thanks for checking in!  here's the rest of vienners