kitchen door

stefany alves, london, girl in a photograph, london photographer, looking out the window, sunlight streaming in, floral curtain, faith was his name, the public diary, we are not machines, humanity, losing control

i stumbled upon a blog called ‘the public diary‘ after stumbling upon a photograph being used as the cover of a song by wolf larsen on youtube……and the photographer/writer’s name is stefany alves and her photographs make me feel like … Continue reading

the year of the monkey – 新年快樂

chinese new year, chinatown, london chinatown, london chinese new year, chinese celebrations, london festival, an american in london, nian gao, the year of the monkey, dragons, the lion dance, steamed buns, boa bun, happy new year, valentines day, adventures in europe, beautiful london, the lion dance, new year lion dance, children watching the lion dance

chinatown in london is already an exciting place to visit. if i am in the mood to meander, it takes little to no persuasion to set my course for leicester square station. climbing the steps to street level, i put … Continue reading

what it all could be

ben and viv travels, london, park in london, borrowed from another blog, ben and viv, regents park, london parks, beautiful city

“i’ve hung my happiness on what it all could be. and what it all could be. what it all, what it all could be.”   i want to be a self-taught botanist. i want to acquire a bicycle and ride … Continue reading

lorde

lorde

pop stars do not often lay claim to the tiny bits of my beating heart. ella yelich-o’connor is no ordinary pop star. “lorde” has captured my attention. she’s weird, truly bizarre, but i don’t think she means to be. she … Continue reading

savoir adore – “dreamers”

dreamers, ethereal makeup, savoir adore, dreamers music video, sparkly eyeshadow, beautiful girl, angelic features

sometimes, a song says it all.. won’t you come here?  you know the way, it’s the one you made. built it in the sky, all that’s in your eye now not the same.  watch it tumble down, falling all around. … Continue reading

the kings of summer

peg and awl, beautiful desk in cozy cabin, natural setting, writing desk, legs in stockings, natural light hitting paper, simplistic living, a writers dream

i just finished watching jordan vogt-roberts’ the kings of summer, an endearing sundance film [2013] centered around the lives of three teenage boys and their escape into the wilderness. instead of dealing with their bizarre / overbearing families, they build … Continue reading

the busking challenge – preface

pretty picture of big ben, sunset behind big ben, big ben in london, a walk around london, for the first time, stream of lights and a bridge, westminster bridge, elizabeth tower, a sunset and the thames

i have this crazy idea. one of many, i assure you.. upon my eventual return to london, i have decided to “busk” for at least thirty minutes in an underground tube station, during rush hour. if you are unsure as … Continue reading

a glimpse of a year

succulents, propagation, plants, nature, beautiful

i won’t be having the perfect new year’s. i’ll be coming straight from work to a local greek restaurant where my family and a band will be waiting, to bid the old year goodbye. most likely, i’ll slip on my … Continue reading

busy seeing the world…

and i prosper.

on recommendation from a lovely new friend in london, i am here, in turin or torino. i have yet to discover why italian cities have italian versions of their city names. i can’t think of another country that does this.
on the first of october, i set out on an eighteen day adventure {my biggest adventure yet} around southern europe.

there is so much to say about my experiences thus far. so much, in fact, that i don’t feel as though i can even begin to write about them.
there is not much time to blog when you’re busy seeing the world.

as for now, i should probably finish my (seventeenth) cappuccino of the day, and give myself back to the beautiful streets of turin.

[by the time i leave italy, i will no longer have blood, but cappuccino, running through my veins.]

i promise, i promise, i promise, hang in there for me. i have so much to write about, just very little opportunity to do so at the moment.

for now, i’ll leave you with pictures.

{barcelona, spain}

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{bergamo, italy}

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{turin, italy}

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i no longer trust anyone who says “growing up is not all it’s cracked up to be” and “wait until you get to the real world.”
growing up is the most fun i have ever had and the real world is more beautiful than anything i could have imagined.

with love,
{rosaliemelin}

the sound of a thousand cicadas

50 days – 6 hours – 23 minutes until i land on sweet, american soil. august left me in the dust, september is behaving similarly. at this point, i’m not even sure if i want the minutes to speed up … Continue reading