I love maxi dresses. Period. They are fabulous and such a great way to transition from summer to fall because they are still breezy and fun but don’t look quite so June when the September weather turns mild in the evenings. I wore this little number out for a fun evening with friends recently and it was the perfect thing for dinner al fresco overlooking the river and enjoying this beautiful time of year!
Favorite highlights of the week?
My big brother came to visit me from Charlotte for a bit the other day! He organized the amazing trip we took to Belize last month, so it was great to hear how he has settled back in after our adventure. Warning, this next bit is slightly cheesy: I basically have the best family ever. I’m blessed to have parents who love and support each other as well as encourage and stand behind me and my siblings. I’m number three of the four kids in my family and we’re all about 2.5 years apart, so it is like I have four built-in friends who love me unconditionally and laugh at my jokes. Who could ask for more? I’m not trying to make anyone jealous, but… jealous?
I checked out the new Raleigh Forum downtown – a very cool coworking space my new friends Cristina and Sara Rose Roman recently opened! It is right downtown and is a unique combination of the old architecture preserved in downtown that gives the area such personality (exposed beams and brick, big windows overlooking the area) and modern furniture and decor within the space. Favorite part? Probably the huge whiteboard area where people can gather to brainstorm, collaborate and get to know each other and each other’s business. If you are in the area, definitely swing by and see what they have going on.
Yoga + Cardio Hip Hop… Those classes are my jam. I love them. I know I need to do some “real” exercise too, so I’ll keep you posted on that, but seriously, how can I convince myself that the hour and a half I spend at the gym should be spent on a treadmill thinking “whoever invented treadmills is the WORST” instead of doing the amazing choreography in BOA’s “Eat You Up” or dancing to Beyonce’s “Who Run The World”? See, now don’t you feel silly for even thinking that? I know. Now, let’s go dance.