Diner En Blanc II

Monday, September 29, 2014

Diner En Blanc - where locals gather,  dressed entirely in white clothes, decorate and set up a picnic in front of historic landmarks one night a year.

This is my favorite annual event in Indy. It's hosted by Yelp and takes place at the end of the summer. What began as a top secret white pop up picnic in Paris has spread to countless cities around the world.

This year we gathered around Monument Circle. More than one thousand locals came together to enjoy an evening of live music, local foods, and fabulous company. I wish I could gather all my loves for this magical evening.

waterfalls and wine country

Thursday, September 11, 2014

the moments i will adore the most from our little Niagara getaway are of us standing within the pure mist of the falls. eating baguettes and sipping lattes. cruising around wine country on scooters. Pam -  our lovely english Finlay House hostess and her decadent poached pears+cream. breakfast with a New York author who shared that her childhood dreams were centered around James Whitcomb Riley and Lockerbie Street. aimlessly walking all over that picturesque lake town-hand in hand-with no reservations to be anywhere. chocolates and wine. produce markets on every corner. a free meal at Ravine - even though we were going to thank them for taking their time. trying on loads of hats at the cutest little hat shop. the chill of the Ontario lake breeze. being just the two of us for four perfect days. 

we bought a scotty!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oh happy day! Our long time dream of owning a vintage camper came true last weekend! What we thought would be a laid-back weekend, turned into a seven hour road trip to purchase a '68 Serro Scotty!

We are over the moon for this new adventure. The sights, tastes, and memories that await us make me giddy!

This little gem needs loved on a bit before we take her out on the open road and I intend to share each step along the way with you. #scottywego

Hello APRIL!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April has returned and so have I!

For those of you who don't know, I recently partnered with a friend and opened a salon + spa, Kindred. It's been quite a whirlwind but oh so fun. A dream come true.  I promise to post pictures soon!

Naturally, the house and blog have been placed on the back burner. But, now that I have a week of ownership under my belt, I'm feeling much more relaxed and ready to work towards a happy balance.

Starting this weekend - the mister and I are doing some spring clean up and improving outside! Ever since we found this house, I've dreamt of many alfresco meals in our petite city yard and we're so close to that becoming a reality. (Sigh) I can already smell the hamburgers cooking on the grill and hear the birds joining in on our dinner conversation.

Cheers to all the loveliness that comes with SPRING!!

[download Oana Befort's lovely April desktop calendar]


Thursday, January 30, 2014

I feel most alive when I'm writing + creating with my hands.

When perfectionism isn't the goal.

But when embracing the moment and doing what feels natural is.

And then d o u b t creeps in and enslaves me.

Convincing me that my efforts aren't good enough.

And I willingly shift to the passenger seat, releasing the wheel to that oppressive five letter word.

Deterring me from writing, creating, and living wild + free.

Stripping away my happiness and paralyzing my dreams.

It's kin to my insecurities and reluctant silence.

Therefore, I intend to unfriend it.

Take back the wheel.

And in turn, become

b r a v e .

Because I fear that one day I'll look back on my life and see that I always played it safe.

Because I ought to speak when I have something to say + create when I'm inspired.

Because I desire to embrace the soul He so gracefully formed in me.

Because I have this one precious life. And I want to soar.

[cue Sara Bareilles]

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