Last week while having dinner with the two men in my life, conversation arrived at a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. My obsession with RHW will cause me to regularly bring up NeNe or reference Lisa’s dog, Giggy…it’s embarassing.
“These women represent a gold standard for a generation of people who believed marriage and financial excess lead to happiness.”
While it’s fun to mock Real Housewives and feign outrage at the antics of these grown women, I often find myself learning from the crazy; learning how not to act and how not to conduct myself in public. We really need better programing for women – but that is a whole other blog post. Full disclosure – I did just read “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, so my perspective and thoughts on women’s rights is reinvigorated.
Back to dinner, I was defending my guilty pleasure to Man One, who considers the entire series an extremely stressful and anxiety ridden viewing experience while my position is that it’s actually an important cultural lesson. One we will look back on as a very strange glimpse into the realities of the “ideal” life of the time.
The easiest garden is the terrarium. It’s also chic as hell! These mini-worlds are simple to make and require minimal maintenance – like once a week or two watering. They are perfect for a gardening novice, like myself.
I made the above out of antique glass boxes using succulents and air plants. I want to do flowering cacti next with sand. xx
I love lazy days. Here I go wearing my favorite lounge-wear of the moment – We Are Handsome leggings. So comfy, so pretty. xx
We Are Handsome leggings. BLANK men’s sweater. Nike Blazers.
Homestead is one of my favorite a day trip destinations. Good food and a dozens of nurseries and wholesale plant emporiums make the 40 minute drive out of Miami worth it. Homestead is next level gardening for sure.
I have a balcony in the new digs, so I really couldn’t wait to head out to Homestead and get my garden going. I’ll share pics of the progress soon – first steps are Cacti and Bougainvillea! xx
Homestead Day Trip Itinerary
Richard Lyons Nursery: 20200 SW 134th Ave, Miami, FL 33177
Orchid Nursery: 28100 SW 182 Ave. Homestead FL 33030
Mexican Cuisine: La Cruzada Taqueria, 331 Park Pl, Homestead, FL 33030
Earrings make me happy. Here are a few of my current faves below.
While making this collage I stumbled across jewelry designer Ryan Storer and am blown away by the current collection. Definitely one to watch this year! xx
24k gold plated brass right ear cuff from Brute. Crystal Cross Earrings by Luv AJ. Bejeweled earring cuff. Antler ear cuff with pearls by Leona Song Lee. Love Rocks Loop The Loop Ear Cuff. ASOS Slinky Snake Ear Cuff. Ryan Storer Rose gold-plated crystal ear cuff.
Hey 2013 – it was real. I’m not spending a lot of time looking back this year and reflecting because I’m all about starting 2014 completely focused.
SlasherGirl.com launches MARCH 1, 2014.
I do hope all of you had a wonderful year – now go do awesome stuff. xx
Mesh Top, coming soon to /girl.