strike your fancy

City slicker on island time - this is a collection of all my random photographs and daily thoughts including travel, food, sunsets, shopping, and whatever else I feel. My name is Rebecca and I'm currently based in Boston. I live out of a suitcase and drink lots of coffee.

"She is quick and curious and playful and strong. She is a voracious reader and a fantastic dancer. She saves old snapshots, but always loses her umbrella. Her emails pile up, but she never forgets to call her grandmother. She has $7 in change at the bottom of her handbag"

calendar + itinerary

3.15 New York, New York
3.20 Port Canaveral, Florida
3.21 Freeport, The Bahamas
3.22 Nassau, The Bahamas
3.25 Boston, Massachusetts (Home)
3.29 My Birthday
4.11 Los Angeles, California
4.15 Boston, Massachusetts (Home)
4.25 Memphis, Tennessee
5.03 New Orleans, Louisiana

Materialistic Wish List

[ ] Acne Studios Raya Long Cardigan
[ ] Rag + Bone White Croc Bag
[ ] CHANEL Sunglasses
[ ] Michael Kors Essex Shoulder Bag
[ ] Givenchy Swiss Metallic Sandals


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I’ve been ridiculously tired today! I was feeling okay this morning and then I just crashed. I have so much work to get done this week, I have to do lots of laundry, my brows need waxing, and I need a blowout. I also have to pack my bags and get on my next flight early Friday morning. I’m flying into Memphis and I’m actually really nervous as I’m going to see my father for the first time in almost two years. It’s going to be bittersweet filled with lots of awkward conversation and him trying to convince me not to leave the country (I’d only be gone for a few years anyway, you wouldn’t even notice!) I will try to keep myself busy in the culture surrounding Memphis and New Orleans. I’m deciding if I want to try to do a food, music, and/or art tour. I should be in New Orleans for Jazz Fest!

Rebecca’s General Nail Care & Habits

  1. Biotin and vitamin B12  - I take one of each a day and they have helped loads in growing out and keeping my nails strong. I think it has been 5/6 months now. It also also helped with my hair!
  2. Having a healthy diet in general - Protein and all those other vitamins definitely contribute! Sometimes I go through phases where I have little/no appetite so I don’t eat balanced meals and as a result my nails become frail so having a healthy and consistent diet definitely help out.
  3. Shaping & filing regularly - I have no science behind this but I believe it helps. Some of my nails grow much faster than the others. The ones in my last photograph are primarily the nails that grow quickly! I have trouble growing all my nails that long and consistently. 
  4. Moisturizing hands/nails
  5. Habit of pushing my cuticles back
  6. I don’t pick polish
  7. No gel manicures (My mother and sister both use gel systems and it has totally affected the length!)
  8. I’m not a nail biter! 
  9. I don’t use my nails to rip things open, pick, or pull things apart

I may add to this list but this is off the top of my head!

Good Luck

Just wanted to say good luck to all those running in the Boston Marathon tomorrow! I have not ran the marathon but know many people who have and by the conversations they have about it, it sounds like the equivalent of giving birth. Painful, exciting, rewarding, emotional, loads of swearing, happy when it’s over, etc.

The weather is suppose to be lovely and I’ll probably be around somewhere. It will be my first time actually in/around all the excitement. Good luck again and let me know how it is - especially if it will be your first time! 


All Nighter

Gah I’m so sleepy. Yesterday afternoon was spent reading the paper and catching up on the real world. I went out for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Beverly Hills, The Farm and had a lovely salmon dinner, got my bags, and then straight to the airport. Our flight was delayed and I spent the entire night/morning talking to a new friend who I was sitting next to on the ride home. You learn a lot about a person when you’re forced to sit with them for six hours! He was actually on the same flight as me when I was going to LAX on Friday. It’s really strange that we got seated next to each other because we had a lot in common. We both have connections to The Hamptons and Vineyard, we’re both focused on communications, major travelers (this man knows more about plane routes than anyone I’ve ever met), even our parents are in the same industry as well so we had loads to talk about. We didn’t fall asleep until what was about 4am and then I got home around 7 this morning. I’m so disoriented and it’s going to take time to adjust to the change. Coffee has been the best helper. I realized I misplaced my favorite Michael Kors watch and it was nowhere to be found. I had a mini heart attack. I’ve become so attached to it and I went to look at the time and it wasn’t there, I felt like I had a mini heart attack. Ended up calling the hotel and luckily it was turned in and they sent it out today and should be back on my wrist later this week. Mother also surprised me this morning with a little gift and got me these adorable tanzanite studs that I’m in love with.

In other news, the Boston Remembers service was on all day today so that’s what I watched. It’s so crazy that a year has already passed since the attacks, it feels like a couple months ago. And I’ll be here next Monday to experience the marathon and the energy that will be around. I’m really excited and happy I’ll be able to experience that…especially this year. Boston strong!

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