Relocated & Refreshed


Some of you may recall BOD's hack attack a few years back. I'm happy to report BOD will now live in dot com world with its new domain, Feel free to bookmark that site, but you can still be directed via the dot blogspot page.

outdoor seating area at Enoteca Vespaio, favorited Italian spot on South Congress
I am stealing the words (or word, rather) out of Camille's mouth when I say I am giddy about the current weather conditions. Knowing it's here to stay puts me in the best spirits and eager as ever to share the latest and greatest with you!

Over spring break, I set aside work to focus on school. The only thing sitting between me and graduation on Memorial Day weekend is my 60-page thesis. I spent the first half listening to experts speak on company culture, Millennial mindsets and visual communication at SXSW Interactive Fest.

Meanwhile, I broke in my new shoes and the new JW Marriott on 2nd and Congress with thousands of others also attending the festival. I am dying to try Burger Bar, but not wanting to brave the lines, I found a better option...

strayed from the Tiger Cry for the first time and ordered the Nashi Pear Chicken--delish! and tried the chicken coconut broth soup, sweet enough for a spectacular dessert
Sway take-away with my family! My sister and her fam are settled in south Austin, so I spent time with them and Amy, my Houstonian sis, who brought her kids in for spring break. The long weekend started with Sam's Lego lovin' 7th birthday party...

and concluded with a full day at the Natural Bridge Caverns. With these peak weather conditions, may need to make a trip myself.

My time spent in 15-hours worth of SXsessions was the perfect launching pad into a week at home devoted to the project. Chalked full of inspiration to crank away, I headed into the weekend with far more accomplished than I thought possible (including a busted March Madness bracket thanks to 'Nova).

{adjacent to W + M sits Slow Dough, the resident bake shop.}
Friday, Kirby and I caught up at the new Weights + Measures in midtown. She and Andy welcome their first son, Max, into the world in August! But have a babymoon in Bermuda planned before his arrival.

image via Ligne Magazine
William and I went on a triple date with them and my parents at BCN that night. It brings Houston the taste and tradition of Barcelona all while tucked in a 1920s Montrose home. Highly recommend.

As I explore various necks of the Houston woods, I grow more and more proud to call it home. William and I took our first step onto the Rice campus on a rainy Saturday and both commented on its distinctively "college" feel.

Spring edition of Kinfolk magazine
As soon as Sunday morning arrived, sunshine was pouring into my window. With that, I celebrated the day the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow so poignantly described as, "the golden clasp that binds the volume of the week together."