I love meeting women who are as bright as they are style savvy. Nancy Marcus would definitely fall into this category. I inadvertently scheduled her post today right around the same time she was due to finish submitting her dissertation for her PhD. In biochemistry. Any gal that can research and write about gene mutations by day and put together awesome posts on the variations in Roman shades by night is basically my hero. If you aren’t following Nancy’s blog, Marcus Design, it’s a must! Fantastically done posts featuring all kinds of design pretty. You’ll fall in love! Get to know her a little better right here:
3) Bora Bora
4) The French Riviera
I’m super grateful to have crossed off my former number one place, Egypt (the birthplace of my parents) when I visited in 2010.
Finish re-reading The Happiness Project, I highly recommend this book! It’s full of fantastic advice and ideas.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? I love Kelly Kapour on The Office, and I LOVE funny girls, laughter is the best medicine!
Bossypants, did I mention I love funny girls?
Summer at Tiffany, I got this as a recent gift, it’s the true story of two girls working at Tiffany back in 1945.
Images: Travel image via Kate Spade, Dog, Working Girl via Matchbook Magazine
Travel, family (including two soon-to-arrive puppies!), and lots of time to work hard & express my creativity.
1) Working on my little Etsy art shop. I’ve recently finished school, so I’m excited to give it more time this Spring and Summer, and I’ve got a notepad filled with ideas for paintings.
2) Reaching my goal weight, and just generally getting healthy. I want to have energy for all that life has to throw at me! Me & my hubby are joining the neighbourhood gym in order to kick this plan into high gear.
Images: Nancy Marcus
Following my heart and really giving a career in Interior Decorating a solid try. It’s scary to put yourself out there and follow your dreams, and I so admire those that are doing what they truly love to do.
My maiden name is Marcus, and I registered the business name Marcus Design (in hopes of following my career dreams described above!). I wanted to keep everything consistent with a business name, my blog, and soon to come website.
Oh, I have so many different streams of inspiration! But by far, the young up and coming women working at their life goals and seamlessly managing family, friends, and everything else! This includes some of my fellow bloggers I’ve come to have personal relationships with, and women I’ve never met! Design-wise I admire the work of Kelly Wearstler, Colleen McGill, Christina Murphy, and Brian Gluckstein to name a few. Fashion-wise, I have to admit that I drool over everything Olivia Palermo steps out in.
I’d probably have to say my most recent accomplishment, I defended my PhD in Biochemistry two weeks ago! It was a long road of studies, but I know that as it moves further and further behind me I will continue to realize how much the hard work was worth it.
HOME. My happiest place is comfy on the sofa with my husband, watching a movie or simply hanging out and eating junk food.
I started blogging in February 2010, as a way to keep track of all my favorite things and of my personal home reno projects. Wow, how little I knew at that time. I found a world of passion and inspiration, of friendship and inspiration. I’ve learned so much and met people that I can now call some of my closest friends. Now I couldn’t picture my life without blogging!
Thank you so much for including me in your amazing series Victoria! I am honestly really honored to take part, and I had so much fun putting it together.