Gee, thanks!


Gratitude. It's a good attitude to embrace. I, for one, am thankful for today, one of my favorite days of the year: the day after Halloween. I'm all for a cause for celebration, but Halloween has never ranked high on my list of holidays.

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This forced smile plastered across my face makes it evident this has held true for as long as I can remember. Dorothy was in no mood to go door to door in search of Twizzlers, Bottle Caps and the occasional pack of Skittles.

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But, now the holiday season is here! And like I said, I'm all for celebrating. With the next holiday on the horizon being Thanksgiving, I want to make this entire month leading up to November 27th a time for appreciation. Too soon after the turkey and dressing feast, we turn our attention to our Christmas trees and wreaths.

In Europe, my friends and I got in the habit of taking note of things we were thankful for. I hate that I've broken this habit since coming home, so I'll make the Thanksgiving season my excuse to bring it back.

Lately, I'm thankful for

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Being able to leave a mark on my brown sugar cappuccino cup at Sa-Ten Coffee nestled in the Canopy creative community. That and my Sriracha Mayo Smoked Salmon toast gave me just the right amount of fuel to charge through some thesis work and my last post.

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Sharing a wall with this tasteful gallery wall my roommate Olivia curated last weekend. I like to say she hung the stars with the subtle star theme built in.

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Spending time with my sisters who teach me things like how to be resourceful with baby clothes, what a pagoda is and what not to wear on a brisk fall day in Boston.

Which brings me to my next point. I'm thankful that my roommates get me inside and out: Nicole posted this to my Facebook wall; safe to say it hit home with my cold-blooded self.

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Seeing my mom's style throughout their couples trip in San Fran and Napa with her sister via social media. Her prints were on point with plaid one day and camo the next.

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Tasting a traditional breakfast reconstructed. Caroline, my amiga in Spain, and I locked eyes with Apothecary's breakfast stack last Sunday and it was love at first bite!

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Mrs. Lilien's comment above re La Croix, the sparkling water she's currently coveting it like most girls I know. Gents may too, but like someone recently pointed out, girls love to sip & snack. They just do. Add a French twist to a canned beverage and the female population is sold. Literally.

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Speakin' of, I give thanks to bubbles for brunch! In Boston no less.

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But we really came for that lobster roll. Thankful to have sisters willing to endure a line for a chop lickin' lunch.

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An artistic inspiration for a friend like Mimi slash Meems (not to be confused with my mom!) who designed Gibroni's -- a Texicalitan food truck. She got to be at the soft opening last week, and I'll make sure to swing by just for the Speziato Sawse.

Friends streamin' on Netflix come the new year. Seinfeld, you best be next.

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Three's company at Myer's & Chang for a Sway-esque Sunday supper with my sisters.

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The glow beneath the dressing room curtain at SUNROOM, conveniently next door to headdress on SoLa--hey, if SoCo can pull it off so can South Lamar!

 photo photo3_zps715ae8aa.jpg That Social Distillery's new home won't be too far from our Hot Mama's lunch hub 'cause I heart the lemon pepper hummus.

A viewing of Groundhog Day per the recommendation of Charles Murray in the final pages of The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead. He says you can glean essentially the same important ideas from this film as you would from reading Aristotle. All in favor of the film option, say I! I.

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#williamshand trending on my @BOD Insta feed like on today's post from our late lunch at fork + taco.
foodie fyi: beets beet the asian pear chicken.

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and finally, the sight of a Quinnie Minnie! All smiles unlike her Aunt Molly :)

I hope you--whether you consider yourself a Halloween hater or lover or somewhere in between--enjoyed your weekend from start to finish and find lots to be thankful for in the coming week.


Abby said...

So happy you're back to blogging! Kinda loving your recent posts! And that buzzfeed piece about cold people... So spot on.

Unknown said...

it's official i need to move to austin. the food and creative concepts you are surrounded with on the daily make me itch at what i could be experiencing!