Exploring Mazatlan

Adventures

Mazatlan Beach TorresI just got back to California after an incredible vacation with some of my all-time favorite people. We explored the city, tanned on the beach, drank margaritas, sang karaoke, and did a whole lot of absolutely nothing. (Just what I needed!) We stayed at the Torres Resort in Mazatlan, Mexico which was absolutely gorgeous and has some of the nicest staff ever. Plus the whole trip cost way less than I would have expected so I’m not even going to have to starve myself trying to pay for it. Go pesos! Some highlights were touring the old town neighborhoods and shopping in the public market.

Now I am back in Claremont refreshed and ready to get back to work. (So much to do!) But I wanted to take a minute to share some photos and document this incredible adventure.

Mazatlan Old Town

Mazatlan Beach

Mazatlan Cathedral Mazatlan Beach

Mazatlan

Lizard in Mazatlan

Mazatlan Margarita

Cheers!

 

I Need Some Green

Life

Leaf ArrangementI am so ready for spring! I can’t wait for all of the flowers to be in bloom, for picnics on the lawn, weekend trips to the beach, and longer sunnier days. It’s time. Hurry up, spring.

Full disclosure, I already live in Southern California so any winter I have had to endure is basically a joke. But I’m still itching for the new season. There is a rose garden right outside my window and right now they are all little brown stumps in the ground. I keep glancing outside each morning, half expecting the roses to just pop up overnight. But apparently that’s not how it works. Patience has never really been my thing.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to keep my room extra bright and cheerful to make up for the gloom outside and lately that has involved collecting anything green that I can get my hands on. Anything is better than having all of these empty vases scattered around, reminding me that the roses aren’t ready yet. (I probably own six vases. Too many for one dorm room for sure.)

I kind of like the look of these leaves in my oversized vase and have been having fun getting creative. I also hung some sprigs of lavender up to dry on my walls and even assembled a tiny arrangement of wildflowers in a blue shot glass.

Green Plant in vase

I guess I’ll just have to wait for the roses like everyone else. But that doesn’t mean my vases have to sit empty. I think this is a happy compromise.

(PS: I just downloaded the VSCO app for editing photos on my phone and it’s a total game changer. Upping my Instagram game, for sure. Follow me at @hairflipmeghan)

Making Plans

Life

Job Search

I feel like I’m not allowed to call myself an adult until I can stop taking notes like a third grader. These are the notes from a recent session with my college’s CP&R office. I am trying to figure out what I need to do between now and graduation in order to NOT be broke and jobless. Take that, Art History Major! Anyway, I’ve been revamping my resume and stalking people on Linkedin, trying to make a plan for myself. But I’ve also been relaxing and enjoying my break like a normal person, I promise.

I bought this gorgeous printed blue tapestry at a thrift store yesterday and I am absolutely obsessed with it. Christmas is coming up quickly! (I should probably stop shopping for myself and start shopping for everyone else on my list…)