Friday, September 29, 2006

Beautiful and Tasty

My SO and I love to go to this local sushi restaurant called RuSan's. It's actually a chain - I think they have at least 6 different locations, mainly (if not all) in the southeast.

We stopped by a couple weeks ago, but I didn't post about it because I was still working on the template, but I had to take pictures of the entrees when they came out...they were so beautiful! I had yoga earlier that night, and I'm not sure what it is, but it just seems appropriate that sushi makes a great dinner after a nice workout...maybe because it's so light?

My choice - Olympic 5 Ring

Pearl Harbor

Falling Leaves

I got a new version of Photoshop, so I decided to try to draw something to see if I could make anything remotely pretty. Since fall is here, I decided to do an autumn-esque scene:

Falling Leaves

I can't wait for the leaves to start turning! I live in the southeast and I love to visit the Blue Ridge during fall - the trees make the mountains look alive with color. The weather is nice - not too hot, not too cold - and there usually aren't very many bugs out!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I love my friends' pets!

I'm such a dog person! I love visiting my friends who have doggies...I live in an apartment, so I can't get my own, and my family's german shephard died almost 2 years ago :( I miss my Teddy...

Recently, I visited my friend in SC...she has an adorable, playful puppy

Isn't she cute?

I said her name just before taking this shot...she cocked her head like she was trying to understand adorable!

You Had Me at Pink

I went with my boyfriend to one of his co-worker's weddings recently and fell in love with their simple, yet elegant, table settings. No flowers - just candles, ribbons, and lots of pink.

You had me at pink...

Great Greek Sweets!

I love Greek food...especially Greek desserts, so whenever the Greek festival happens in our town, you know I'm there filling up on as many sweets as I can possibly eat. Here's the collection my boyfriend and I gathered at the festival a couple weeks ago:


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Intro to living the Bourgeois-Chic life

I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it…I really think I must have been born a perfectionist. Even since I was a child, everything had to be done perfectly. I swear this is my best and worst trait.

Best - because nothing is ever done half ass with me…I just can’t bring myself to settle. Worst – because nothing is ever good enough. It’s like a constant feeling of wanting what you can’t have - just when things seem perfect, suddenly they’re not.

Yet, while things are so imperfect, I can’t help but think of situations of other people…heck, other countries where things are so much worse. It’s about this time I feel guilty for being as blessed as I am. This is the cycle – highs and lows – feelings of perfection, then feelings of imperfection, then feelings of guilt for ever taking for granted the things I have today. Stupid perfectionism!

I’d like this blog to serve as a reminder to myself that I do live a pretty chic life. I hope for this to be a way to look at the brighter side of things and to help me appreciate even the little everyday happenings that are so often overlooked. Instead of looking at the things that are “imperfect,” I’d really like to use this blog to show the things that are perfect in my life. And not the “perfect” that is defined in the dictionary, but the “perfect” that is defined by me. Sorta like the quote, “You’re not looking for the perfect person, you’re looking for the person who is perfect for you” (same premise).

I’d also like to dedicate this blog to anyone who’s ever touched my life, because without you, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you.