I’ve debated about doing this post for a while now, but I’ve decided to share it now. I’ve always loved decorating, which I probably get from my mom who does this for a living. But, I just love decorating with pieces that are memorable and pretty, so as a result my style can sometimes look cluttered, pretty clutter that is.
When I decorated my room at home, I spent a lot of time going to antique stores near my house to find things to decorate my shelves with. I also found a ton of books as well (mostly about Paris, Audrey Hepburn, and Jane Austen novels). So, my shelves at home are primarily books (that I have read), photos, and antique bowls/ perfume bottles. And, I wanted to translate that vibe to my room here in LA. I took many pieces from my room at home and I picked up a few new ones along the way. I made sure to bring some of my favorite books and pictures to make it feel somewhat like home.
So here are a few pictures from my dorm room here at USC… Enjoy!
This past weekend I was lucky enough to travel back to the East Coast and go to Boston. I got to spend the most beautiful weekend with Brandon and fit many adventures into such a short time.
I got to see a beautiful fall beginning in Boston, which is one of the many things that I miss being out here (which I celebrated by throwing leaves everywhere… totally normal). Boston is honestly such an incredible city. The buildings and the old streets, and the food. We had the most amazing time together and I’m so happy I was able to go.
I do wish I could’ve spent more time in Boston, but it just means more time and more adventures for later on. I really miss the East Coast, though, but I’ll be back home in less than a month and I’m beyond thrilled to be traveling back there very soon.
My first time visiting LACMA was brief, but wonderful. I hope to visit more as the year goes on… it’s definitely a must. They have a vast collection of pieces and a myriad of different styles of artwork from a variety of periods as well. It’s definitely a place to devote a large portion of the day to… it’s also extremely photogenic (!!!!!).
We spent a short amount of time here (we all had class around 3:30) before stopping for a quick lunch at Mendocino Farms– they have multiple locations here in LA, but we chose the location closest to where we were (the Grove) and it was wonderful.
As always, here are a few pictures from my first visit:
I made it everyone… I’m finally an adult. I’ve basically have always been the youngest one out of all of my friends, which has been good and bad. Last to get my permit, take my road test, but 17 year olds can still get into LACMA for free, which is pretty cool.
My birthday just happened to fall on the same weekend as family weekend, which was convenient for my parents, who came out from NY to celebrate. I was so happy to spend time with them, get dinners, attend my presents ceremony, and go to a football game all together for the weekend of my 18th birthday. It was really special for this all to happen at the same time, especially because it was my first year here .
I was also reunited with Brandon, who I hadn’t seen for almost two (very long) months. While it did feel the time flew since the last time I had seen him, at the same time it felt like the longest time. Being able to see him was just incredible and it was a day I had constantly thought about, but didn’t know if it would happen as soon as it did. And then I saw him again and I was the happiest person ever. And I’m so grateful that he was able to spend my birthday with me and see USC. So… thank you Brandon… very, very, very much.
Overall, it was just a really wonderful and happy time and I’m just so thankful to everyone, including my AMAZING roommates who selflessly gave me the most thoughtful gifts and made the entire weekend unforgettable and just perfect.
Now I’m excited for a relaxing week and time to regroup after midterms and look for new opportunities to chase after for next semester and after. I’m also beyond excited to be traveling to Boston next weekend (EAST COAST!!!!!) to visit B and for some more pictures to come. In the meantime, here are my favorite pictures from this past weekend.