Friday, August 29, 2014

Lamenting Paris

This totally brings me back to gorgeous Paris and those incredible mornings looking over rooftops as the sun rose. 

Go here to see more and have a spectacular weekend. 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

On Berkeley

A few weeks ago I went to Berkeley to see some of my most hilarious friends. It was great and fun and lovely, but also quite scary because on some level I know that they are trying to kill me. How do I know this, you wonder? My friend Brian took me to the roof of his co op, and let me tell you, this is no level, unthreatening roof. This is one of those roofs that has multiple peaks and steep declines. Then, when we get onto this roof, he offers me a chair, what looks like an outdoor lounge chair from 1982 whose legs are straddling either side of the pointy roof peak. I sit because as dangerous as it is it's probably safer than standing up. 

After I'm sitting, he hands me wine. Wine. As in, an alcoholic beverage. Are you kidding me?

However, joke's on them because I'm still here and there was an incredibly beautiful sunset. 

Sorry about the photos, but even if I had brought my camera I would not have risked it on that roof. 

I have another story about Berkeley, too. It's embarrassing, but also something that must be documented. So here goes. 

Last week (two weeks ago?) I met my ex boyfriend in Berkeley for breakfast because he was in town and I am so breezy. We were eating great vegan food, having a lovely conversation, catching up, and frankly, I was feeling the way you want to feel when meeting up with an ex: good. I was drinking this Chai Latté that was one of those chais that tastes more like tea than sugar, which, for the record, is no chai drinker's desire. I was taking a sip- no, a gulp- being my cool self, probably making some joke about something really riveting and intellectual when you guessed it the chai got caught in my throat. So caught, in fact, that I spit it all over the table, all over my breakfast, all over my ex. 

And that my friends, pretty much summarizes the fun I had in Berkeley this summer :) If I'm being serious though, both experiences were pretty hysterical and make for some great stories. 


P.S. Hopefully there will be some photos of my room coming soon!! 

The last of Summer

These last few weeks have been as spectacular as ever. 

I went to the Wizard of Oz Singalong in the Castro :)

And ate vegan ice cream

And hung out with one of my favorite people and greatest friends

And then had delicious gluten free and vegan granola (with a green smoothie on the side) from Jane on Fillmore 

Soup and Salad from The Plant

And now onto the I'm freakishly obsessed with my Dog Maya photos:

She chews up all of her toys, the cutie pie!

And she lays all over my clean laundry 

And under my bed

She adores going on walks

But if I'm not up to it, she'll just head to get some coffee by herself 

I got to Spokane on Sunday after a hilarious road trip with my mom :) and have been settling into my room and training for my job since then. I'm so excited to share more about my house here (so cute) and my classes, job, life, all of it! 

Love you all! xoxo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Little Bit of Summer

This summer has been positively great. Despite the fact that I haven't made any money and that I haven't made progress on my future at all, I've had a grand ol' time and I've been really happy. There have been moments, bien sûr, when I've felt completely overwhelmed and insane, but that's all part of the process, or so I'm told. 

Have a great, great week. 


Kara Mary 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Seattle Part 2

Here is another stream of Seattle photos because I'm not sure if you yet understand my desperate love for this city. I'm leaving for Spokane soon and when I do I plan on taking tons of photos with my awesome camera that's been so very neglected this summer. 

I took a photo of my Starbucks on top of the space needle- how very stereotypically Seattle of me

We went to the Chihuly museum and it was incredible. I seriously encourage you to go if you are in Seattle. It was gorgeous. I'll share the rest of the photos one of these days. 

And I met up with my sweet friend Mollie- what a cutie. 

I, of course, couldn't resist posting a photo of my sweet little Maya. 

Have an exciting week! I plan to. 


Friday, August 15, 2014


Two weekends ago we went to Seattle and it was, as always, buckets of fun. Here are a few photos...

Here's a cute little outfit I wore (if I do say so myself)...

And here are my absolutely ridiculous cousins in their bucket hats 

A photo of the sky with the Blue Angels in it. 

Doing the tourist thing

We had so much fun in Seattle- what an incredibly great city. Have spectacular weekends :)


Monday, August 11, 2014

In Other News

I got a dog! Correction... we got a dog. As I type this she's laying down next to me on my bed fast asleep acting more adorable than should be legal. Here are a few photos.

She looooves it when you scratch her tummy

Her name is Maya Mae Flageollet. She is a husky mix with the sweetest personality. She rips all of her toys apart- we got her a cute little squeaky hedgehog and also a bright pink little pig and both of them are now just empty cotton animal carcasses. I don't care though, because SHE IS SO SWEET AND SHE'S MY BEST FRIEND. Really, my best friend.