Making a little treat for a friend.
Even digitally, I always get the whole sentimental-feel-good bit of mixtapes pretty okay. Makes me happy to share little sonic/visual secrets in plain sight.
One of those teenage habits that never really fell away.
One of the best exhibitions I’ve ever been to, but I’m biased. 
And the fine minds over at one of Shoreditch’s finest, Callooh Callay have done it again. How clever are these oyster inspired cocktail menus? Wish I was in town to snag one of these holders for myself.
(As you should, if you’re anywhere near!) 
If you’re ever in London, make a distinct point of checking out the Dead Dolls House this year. So dreamy. Makes the world feel full of endless possibility and good times, which is never a bad thing really. 
Great cocktails, too. 
On home:

I think we all have one we’re given, and one we choose. 

And even though I know this - and that I’ll be back soon - it breaks my heart to leave London a little more every time. You’d think I’d be used to the transatlantic dance by now. The hellos, goodbyes, and the fact that I can never stand on stable ground with a ticking time bomb in my pocket. Just when a routine’s formed - it’s broken. Same goes for relationships, diets, and local cafés. It’s a bit melodramatic, but I’m just quite looking forward to staying in one place for a while. 

It’s on the horizon, all in good time - I’m only 22. But I can’t say I don’t dread airports and the wave of horribly dressed Americans waiting for me at Logan Airport. This being said, I’m grateful. Beyond those gates are my family, friends, and pets. It’s not all bad. I just love (adore, even) my life here. What I’ve built for and by myself, standing on my own two feet. Oh! And quick kettles. 

As I’m packing away the last of my things, notably a pair of forgotten champagne flutes, I’m realizing how much has changed in the last two years or so. And it’s all happened here. This summer’s been thrillingly pivotal, and I can’t wait to see what adventures this city has in store for me next. It’s the end of an era. 

Welcome to the modern age.