acne musubi bag

after selling a few of my bags on consignment, i wanted to replace them with something simple, lightweight, and a bit unique (i.e. i don’t see multiple women wearing it every day on the subway).  before my shopping ban took effect, i decided on this acne musubi bag in this beautiful tan/caramel.  the single shoulder strap is so comfortable, and there is a detachable small pouch inside to keep small items.

i’ve used this bag for about a month, and i still love it.  my own reservation is the black interior, which makes it a bit difficult to find some things that are not in the small pouch.  however, i think a simple bag organizer could solve this.

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christian louboutin slingbacks

lately, i’ve been thinking a lot about this article.  as a big fan of ann patchett’s books, and her store parnassus books in nashville, i loved how eloquently she described the lessons learned from a self-imposed shopping ban.  i have had shopping ban flings in the past, but decided after we got back from greece that i was going to do one in earnest for 2 months.  this means no buying anything not from a grocery store except to replace something empty or beyond repair.

since a lot of the content on this blog has been cataloging my new purchases, i will do my best to fill the next few months with other things.

first off, this gorgeous pair of slingbacks i added to my collection this spring.  the heel height is perfect (3.5″) and they manage to be both sexy and work appropriate.




after the busy streets of santorini, we jumped on a ferry to the sleepy yet gorgeous island of folegandros.  the main town, chora, was so picturesque that i felt we were in a movie.  almost everyone we interacted with was european, and there was no cruise ship in sight.


santorini food

as i mentioned in my last post, the food in santorini was incredible.  i don’t eat meat, but i heard the meat and the fish were very fresh and flavorful.

i personally found it pretty easy to eat as a vegetarian.  in fact, everything pictured here except the last dish was vegetarian.  my favorite was the feta wrapped in phyllo drizzled in honey.

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santorini snapshots

we are in the tail end of an amazing trip in the greek isles, and  we started our way through in santorini.  the views, the food, the people, and the architecture were simply stunning.  i can see why santorini is such a popular honeymoon location, and i feel very lucky that we were able to spend 3 days there.