Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, August 1, 2011
I know you're angry and you have every right to be. I broke a big blogosphere rule. I realize my disappearance not only makes you question your loyalty towards sophiesmonde.com, it also makes me seem unreliable, which is exactly what I have been lately. You see, the last five weeks of my life I have had no deadlines, no tests, no assignments to turn in --- I have literally been living a care-free - dare I say - unreliable life, which is actually a lot of responsibility for someone with no experience with that sort of lifestyle. I'm not saying I have sweat and toiled my way through my seventeen years, my life thus far has been quite fortunate but before this summer, I have yet to realize how to fully appreciate it. How to fully appreciate good people, good food, and good --- life.
Dear reader, I genuinely hope you share my definition of appreciation and can take it to justify the reason of my disappearance. During my disappearance, I discovered a whole new monde, which made sophiesmonde seem even smaller. Whether it's finding a new place or a new you, it's thanks to these summer discoveries that allow us to re-evaluate who we've been and what we've been doing during the snow-plowing and flower-planting seasons. Summer is the only season which allows us to make these discoveries, for it's also the season with the biggest deadline. Somewhere between the blistering heat waves and ocean breezes, you realize that the season you've been waiting for and counting on ever since snow plowing your pavement from december's first snow fall, is winding down right in front of you. Besides life, summer is the biggest deadline. Whether your traveling abroad, moving somewhere new or even just staying exactly where you are, you know that once the heat waves fade and ocean breezes pass, the deadline will be right around the corner. My time in Bali had a deadline and with that deadline in mind, I made the most of my time. I had some of the best times of my life but like all good things, they reach their deadline - which was clearly written on my non-refundable boarding pass back home - and come to an end.
P.S. I CANNOT BELIEVE SOPHIESMONDE HAS REACHED
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
sophiesmonde is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
I'm sorry. I really, really am.
Yes, I will admit, I have been avoiding you. When you're in a place as beautiful as Bali, being on a computer feels like a crime. I do not think an apology will suffice my prolonged absence from the blogosphere. I owe you an explanation. Hopefully the many posts I'm working on at the moment will clarify the reason blogging hasn't exactly been my top priority. Don't get me wrong, I feel awful when I just disappear like this, but as you probably know, sometimes it's nice just to.....well, just to live and not have to think about catchy titles or punny captions.
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Friday, July 1, 2011
I know I have been completely M.I.A. but I have much to say.
My time here in Bali has been BUSY. You wouldn't believe the things I'm doing, people I'm meeting and places I'm going. But I'm not boasting. Over the past week I have seen some of the poorest people --- perhaps, the poorest people I have ever seen in my entire life. After spending time volunteering to the best of my abilities (not nearly good enough) and merely witnessing the ways of life of a whole new level of poverty, it's difficult to face my computer and pretend that my life revolves around shopping and what I'm wearing. Perhaps the guilt of years of taking everyday things for granted is catching up to me or perhaps I'm just guilty. I cannot ignore what I have seen over the past couple of days but I know I am in no position to explain to you the difficulties in balancing a life of giving and getting. It is a challenge we neglect to face everyday. As you can tell, my mixed emotions are leading to me to questions that are simply un-answerable. I'll be back in a bit, but for now I'm letting myself get lost in this monde (world).
Monday, June 27, 2011
J.CREW button down shirt
J.CREW yellow shorts
DVF sequin sandals (i'm obsessed)
MARC BY MARC JACOBS cross body bag
Below are a couple photographs from the conference. I felt pretty professional because I was given a nametag (and a goodie bag!) The seminar was comprised of a series of presentations by an International group of doctors, researchers and policy makers. Each presentation exhibited a different perspective on how policy and research are the foundations to finding a cure and how cooperation and linkage is important now more than ever. I’m not going to talk much about the conference but at least you can tell by my sudden usage of big words, I learned a little something – something! Enjoy the photographs and notice the different definition of what a conference is here in Bali. I’m realizing that more and more things are different here, and I’m loving it even more.
#NoBigDeal Just a conference on the beach
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Topshop dip-dye skirt
Sam Edelman sandals
Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch