Goodbye 2011! You were my favorite year ever ever!

2011 was filled with about a million wonderful moments. here are a few i love to remember!
Ryan and I endured our LAST Boston winter.

I created my first functioning cozy mini studio in our TINY one bed apartment (shared with jimmy)

I made my second video lookbook for with lavender and lace and spent a ton of time on branding the little shop.
film by kelsie mcnair, music by grouper

I had a great time being apart of Happiest Lion now called Caleb Groh for my last little bit of time in Boston

My little shop was featured in a local free magazine in Boston called the Weekly Dig, so proud!!

I turned 22 years old this year!

Went to and sang at SXSW in Austin Tx with Caleb Groh. AMAZING MEMORIES. post. post. post. post.

I participated in my first ever gallery show with some fab friends called The Language of Fruit and Flowers. SPECIAL MEMORY! read about it here. and here.

this year i accidentally shot my first ever roll of film twice. This has never happened to me before but it was amazing to see the images for the first time!

I opened up my very own handmade shop (currently asleep) filled with my special artist books and handmade journals made from recycled and found materials. looking forward to a great selection of these in the online shop coming soon! post. post. post.

This year, I 'suffered' my last final finishing never again REVIEW BOARD! thank goodness this part of my life is over.


Then we packed up. hugged our friends. threw a party. then moved away.

Then we started fresh fresh fresh in a new city. weirdest time of my life, the first few months here were so wonky.

then a few friends and I made an adventure to OHIO where I shot my first film wedding in YEARS. it was a wonderful trip. I love a good adventure. here are details. the first look. the bride. wedding party. the ceremony.

Then, all of the sudden.. I opened my little vintage and handmade boutique! DREAM COME TRUE! step 1.step 2. step 3. GRAND OPENING.

PHEW WHAT A WONDERFUL YEAR. This past month... a handful of other wonderful things happened too! You'll see/hear them soon enough. Thank you all for following this blog and sharing your memories and comments with me. 2011, you were so special. photo by ari zadai


  1. What a fantastic year! You couldn't be more of an inspiration! I wish I knew what you know at your age! Haha ;) {I think only old people say that! lol Oh Well:} Very happy for you and I have enjoyed following along with all the posts, and look forward to keeping up with all the changes!

  2. damn. you go, girl. it's all so freaking beautiful.

  3. You really did have such an amazing year, and you capture the memories with the most beautiful photography! Congrats again on your new store, it must feel like such an achievement :)