about the blog


I started journaling about my life and travels in 2008 through a weekly newsletter but didn’t create my first personal blog until November 2010. I had a nasty habit of building a loyal following and then deleting my work and starting over. On this microblog you’ll see a lot of my lifestyle snapshots including but not limited to what I’m packing for my next adventure, the most gorgeous sunrise shining over the city, or the architectural details of my neighborhood.

current location: Boston
next stop:
Tampa






about the girl


Welcome to my microblog. My name is Rebecca and I’m a city slicker on vineyard time. This is a unique and colorful view inside my life. I like to travel, eat good food, buy nice things, and surround myself with interesting people. I'm fortunate enough to be living in one of the most exquisite cities in the world and find beauty in things great and small from the large skyscrapers towering over me to the perfect red apple I happened to pick up that morning. You can always catch up with me here and I hope you will join me on my journey! Sincerely, Rebecca

my nightstand


People are innately fearful. Most of us want to express an opinion, but too often we hold back because we're afraid. We don't want to be rejected or scorned. We don't step up and say what's on our minds. The mark of good leadership is to work hard to bring out the unsaid. - It's Not About the Coffee, Howard Behar



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Anonymous: Did you go from Starbucks to Starbucks because you didn't want to be /that/ person that spends forever in there?

No I don’t mind being that person because sometimes I talk with the baristas or meet other regulars! Which is nice when you don’t have any friends around. For example in the second coffee shop I ended up having a long and engaging conversation with this architect about dialect. Just needed a change of scenery, you know? Even as I’m reading I always listen to the space around me.

"The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it."
— James Baldwin

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Just wanted to share a few of my favorite cottages and gardens on the vineyard from this year! Out of these my favorite garden has always been the yellow home you see. It’s magnificent and much larger in person.

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Anonymous: Hi!!! What are some good gift ideas to give to a boyfriend for his birthday??We're just about at the 6 month mark so it's still fairly new. He's not into sports or stuff like that. Guys are SOOO hard to shop for!!! Thanks and love your blog so much!!

Hmm…boxers, sweatpants, cologne, shaving set? That’s usually what I’ve given to boys I was with for around that time! The boxers are always a winner because they can never have too much underwear and it’s also a bit sexy - something only you can gift appropriately as the girlfriend. Stick with the basics. I’ve even made this little collection for you to get some more ideas! Good luck!

Sushi & Vogue for lunch 

Sushi & Vogue for lunch 

Stumbled upon this hidden cottage in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard Island

Stumbled upon this hidden cottage in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard Island

Did anyone else think for years that Vineyard Vines was only on The Vineyard?? I just found out they’re located all over the country.

Did anyone else think for years that Vineyard Vines was only on The Vineyard?? I just found out they’re located all over the country.

Mani Monday - OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid Nordic Collection FW14

Mani Monday - OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid Nordic Collection FW14

pre fall playlist, xo

pre fall playlist, xo

making your wednesday night better with some flowers you are welcome

making your wednesday night better with some flowers you are welcome

My two selfies for the summer, goood morning (:

Themed by a drowsy tigress for Tumblr.