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Upstate Bokeh + A Small Retreat

April 5, 2013

I’ve been cruising along the river to my ma & pa’s house in the Hudson Valley pretty often lately (I know that’s not “upstate”, but seriously, can you think of anything more boring to argue about?) for some quality family time and good old fashioned escapism.

Life’s been delving out an emotional ass-kicking at the tail end of winter and there’s something to be said for running home to my parents for encouragement and Netflix. ♥


Leggings are not pants. So I guess I wore no pants that day! #whateverforever





I’m thrilled with this new combo of green tea and chai tea, courtesy of Stash. And I love that I got to enjoy a cup over this adorable Easter table cloth my mom had out. It’s like she knew I was going to blog things in the kitchen. ;}





Aah, the room I grew up in. From the stuffed animals of my childhood to Misshapes photos from 2006… it’s such a bizarre and wonderful layering of nostalgia. Also, pink walls never get old.



Wildlife other than pigeons! ♥ ♥ ♥



The city and all of its vices need a rest sometimes. I am grateful to have this retreat when I need it. I’ll get back to daily blogging soon!

Also, if you’re here for the first time you can rest assured I do not use these excessive bokeh photo filters. This was kind of a superfluous mood-lifter for me. You know you’re a blogger when photoshopping light effects onto pictures brightens your day.

P.S. Great article. In the ever-popular grey area of women’s “self-care” (ie: pedicures, cupcakes and vacant attempts at being empowered), it’s worth differentiating care from comfort.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2013 12:27 PM

    Hi Mishka.

    I just wanted to let you know that I have selected your blog for the Liebster Award. The award was passed along to me by another blogger: Mallory at Our First Nest.

    You can choose to play along or not. If you do, simply follow the 5 simple guidelines. You can find all the details on my blog here:


    • April 12, 2013 9:30 PM

      Thank you Julie! I’ve been nominated before but I appreciate it.


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