Monthly Archives: January 2014

Filling my days with…

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Reading…  The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer – a pretty…interesting novel so far.  😉

The Interestings

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About halfway in, and has managed to keep my attention over the past few nights.  Written from the third person perspective and jumps around chronologically which usually I find distracts from the story and characters, but so far has made me put the thing down.  Will keep you updated.  Also (work) reading the Annals of Emergency Medicine – and when my new issue arrived I was super excited to see my former co-residents and colleagues at Boston Medical Center with a major publication!!  Congrats to Scott Dresden, Megan Leo, Alison Sullivan, and Kristin Carmody (among others) for this awesome achievement!

Online yoga…  Scheduling time to go to a yoga studio can be tricky; practicing yoga in the comfort of your own home can be a convenient alternative.  It’s also an additional challenge to do yoga as your dog is trying to lick your sweat and curiously sniffs at every new pose that you do (arrrrgghhhhh – but he’s so cute doing it!)  Not to mention the price point of the online videos vs joining a studio!  (Although I’m dying to try this place).  So until I’ve saved my pennies for that studio, I’m in a trial period of the yogaglo community (free for 15 days FYI) and I’ve done a couple classes.  I’m still trying to find the more athletic, power based videos – the practices that make you sweat (and not just because you’re doing hot yoga ;).  I did one video by Stephanie Snyder and liked the athleticism of it.  Anyone tried this website?  Any specific instructor or class suggestions?

Googling…  An attempt to locate more details on the amazing old camera my sister got me for my birthday.  She found it in an antique store in Florida and the clerk wasn’t familiar with its origins.  I’m wondering if I could get it to work.  If only I could figure out how to open the damn thing… The internet seems to think I have this camera – The Kodak Brownie Flash Six-20 – circa 1946.

Kodak Brownie six-20

Kodak Brownie six-20 – now I just need film!

1 month.

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Well, it’s been one month.  One month since the Best. Day. Ever.  I’ve mentioned how amazing our whole weekend was to just about anyone who asks.  How loved we felt.  How honored we were to have so many people travel to celebrate with us.  I have so many favorite moments – from Jake leaning in and kissing me after I read my vows and everyone laughing (too early! not yet! ;), to my niece wandering in zig-zag lines down the (really long) aisle, to the wonderful words my new brother in law told me, to the sweetly protective words my (old) brother in law told to Jake, to seeing my dad speak so thoughtfully, the morning at the spa with my loves – there are so many more.

Sharing our photos was something I’ve been wanting to do.  While some feel very personal, and it felt strange to share, they read like a story.  I can feel the emotion in them.  And I wanted everyone to be able to see and feel the story.  Now, it would be impossible for me to post all of the photos I love.  Because there are HUNDREDS.  I’ve spent hours looking through them – and some that I LOVE were too big of a file size to post here.  I love photography, and I love our photographers.  So without further rambling, here is a sampling, our wedding story – in brief – captured by Becka and Nate Robinson.  Please enjoy.

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The Details!!!:

Location:  South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Florida

Wedding Planners:  Jane Perry – my insanely creative mother and Jacquie Miller – my super talented sister – they rock!!!  They hand made almost every detail you see – from the lettered signs, to the light up Mr & Mrs marquee light, to the card box – along with the help of my crazy talented father Jim who did the heavy lifting and carpentry.  

Dress/Suit:  JCrew – Boston, MA and Washington, DC

Hair/Makeup:  Jamie Lyn Cintron – Ft. Myers, Florida

Officiant:  Dr. Michelle Rougeux – close family friend who became a notary to be able to marry us!

Flowers:  Babys breath, garden roses, succulents – Beth at Floral Artistry – Sannibel, Florida

Food:  Chef Seth Kondor – Captiva Island, Florida

Cupcakes:  Chocolate raspberry, coconut, carrot cake – Mason’s Bakery – Ft. Myers, Florida

DJ:  DJ Jim Gable of Stereophonic DJs – Ft. Myers, Florida

Beer:  Jai Alai IPA and Brown Ale – by Cigar City Brewing Co. – Tampa, Florida

Photographers:  By The Robinsons – Orlando, Florida

Favors:  Homebrew by Jake.  🙂

St Barthelemy.

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Honeymoon was everything it should have been.  Private, hot, sunny, delicious, relaxing, and filled with love.

If you’ve never been to St. Barths – plan your honeymoon there.  It is incredible.  Albiet, a bit pricey – thereby necessitating a big reason to go.  But when you find that reason; you. should. go.  Pristine beaches, luxurious small hotels, great food on a small, quiet, private island.  The only thing that was missing was good beer.  So we filled our bellies with lots and lots of champagne.  🙂

If you need recs, please email me.  I would completely recommend our boutique hotel (Hotel Christopher) – as well as its spa (Sisley).  I would also recommend that you not be afraid of flying in small planes, and landing on airstrips that require a steep descent – wow.  It’s labelled as one of the most dangerous runways in the world.  And I’m a TERRIBLE flyer.  Every bump or shake and I think we are going down (ask Jake – I make him explain to me why planes aren’t going to crash from a big gust of wind every time we fly together).  Every once in a while at SBH, the planes don’t make the stop at the end of the runway in time, and go right onto the beach where thin beautiful French people are sunbathing topless.  Really, google it, it’s true.  But our flight was fine.  And the trip was incredible.  And so, here are some of my favs.  Enjoy.

champagne  hotel christopherreflection

coco loco

corona  north shore  saline beach

champagne cruise  smile   view at the hotel

exploring  saline beach   soaking up rayshappy

rope  shell beach  doggiecatamaran  feetsunset  i heart st barth  DSC_0180  cafe

plant  beautiful cemetery  nikki beach

greenery  my model  caffeine with a view

the view