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:

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

Café Vanille in its final days

Café Vanille in its final days

Firework bokeh

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Anonymous: Hi, I'm assuming you're getting a bunch of these questions regarding the private blog but I'll ask anyway!! What's the status, are you still gonna do it and invite people or are you second guessing the whole thing? Hopefully it's under construction because I love your current blog and think a lot of people can relate to the things your going through!!! <3

Hello Curious Georgina,

First, thank you for your excitement! It really helps when I receive messages about what people would like to see from me. I still have it and I’m writing away but just to myself at the moment! It’s a place for me to thoroughly ramble on and I’m afraid of being judged not for what I write about but just my writing? Many times I find myself typing for a long time and then I’ll go back and realize I’m not very good at expressing myself with words. It’s personal embarrassment holding me back.

Pre fall haze

Pre fall haze

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"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 &amp; Vogue for lunch 

Sushi & Vogue for lunch 

Stumbled upon this hidden cottage in Oak Bluffs, Martha&#8217;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&#8217;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

Themed by a drowsy tigress for Tumblr.