{feed the mackenzies} earl grey cupcakes + lavender lemonade;

earl grey chocolate cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting. okay, wipe the drool off of your sundress. get yourself together, woman. these cupcakes were both a literal and metaphorical mouthful when i told the guests at my 21st birthday that they would be the lucky recipients of these bad boys. plus lavender lemonade. plus this recipe […]

{berets and bongos} 62;

“you give me flowers resembling chinese lanterns. you give me hale, for yellow. you give me vex. you give me lemons softened in brine and you give me cuttlefish ink. you give me all 463 stairs of brunelleschi’s dome. you give me seduction and you let me give it back to you. you give me you. you give me […]

{berets and bongos} 60;

and now for something a little different. one extremely lovely, extremely breathtaking, extremely badass spoken word poem by sarah kay.  “okay, there’s a few heartbreaks that chocolate can’t fix.  but that’s what the rain boots are for.  because rain will wash away everything, if you let it.  i want her to look at the world […]

libraries i’ve lurked;

so i was originally going to write this up as a joke, thinking i really hadn’t gone to that many libraries (usually as my main point of traveling to places), but then things got real, really fast . feast your eyes on these literary wonders of the world (ahem, america.) is it sad that these […]

i’m bringing messy back;

i have mixed emotions about outfit posts. in some way, i think they are good for accountability purposes. they make sure i don’t  wear the same pair of tights (that mysteriously lack a crotch. don’t ask questions.) and they remind me to tell myself “homegirl,  i don’t care how cute they are, those knee socks […]