Thursday, October 17, 2013


I love instagram as much as the next twenty-something girl. (Acceptance is the first step right?)
I used to roll my eyes during throwback thursday when my feed becomes clogged with pictures of pictures of days gone by, often filled with people that I don't recognize, people from my friends' lives before I was in them.

However upon reflection, I realized that in this fast paced world we are always looking forward to next weekend... next month... next year. Not only do we look that far in ahead, but we also put things off until next weekend... next month... oh well maybe next year. Being a twenty-something gives you a feeling of invincibility, it almost never crosses my mind that there might not be a next weekend, next month, or next year.

It's not my intention to be all doom-and-gloom over here, rather a simple reminder to reflect while you can. The search for the perfect #tbt never fails to make me smile and laugh (and I don't think I'm the only one), so take a break, reminisce about the good old days, reach out to a friend with the words "remember that one time?" 
How do you like them apples?
A lot actually, thanks for asking ;-)

Think of it as the rearview mirror, you are still traveling forward but a glance back helps orient you and plan a better path. I dare you to #tbt.

If you so desire to see anymore of my horribly embarassing #tbt's you can follow me on instagram @macefaceanne


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The 5 Finger Update

Thursday, February 9th was the last time I updated my blog. I'd been in London for a few days, and was about to spend the next five months there.

I apologize for my absence. Turns out some things have changed since then.

1. I survived study abroad.

I made it to London, Paris, Venice, in addition to a variety of places in England and Scotland. It was life-changing in more ways than one.

2. I spent a summer doing "the horse thing."

Competing this horse was truly and once in a lifetime opportunity and I treasure all of the memories; gritty, grubby, and exhausting though they may be. 

3. I started running. And kept running. 13.1 Miles worth.

Honest to goodness don't know how I look this composed at the finish line....

4. I graduated college.

Rain on your graduation is lucky, isn't that how that saying goes?

and drum roll please.....

5. I moved to NYC to get my Master's degree.

Profession: Student Hobby: Brunching

So, if there is still anyone out there, I'm going to try to have another go at this. I hope the past months have treated you as well as they have treated me!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

You Win Some or You Windsor!

Windsor according to the iPhone/instagram. Of course my camera battery was dead!

Windsor Castle Crown Lights

Very Snowy Windsor Garden!

Mom and Dad: Take Note! I ate it and it was DELICIOUS!
Future Home?

Candy Cake in Windsor

Cath Kidston: New Obsession.

New Cath Kidston ID Holder for my Oyster (tube) card!

Anyone who has ridden the tube will get a kick out of this...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5 Things

I love London. Much more to come soon, but here are 5 things I have already learned (intermixed with some photos :)).

5. Black tea sounds like black coffee when you have a foreign accent. #fail.

4. Don't go against the flow of traffic in the tube station. Nasty glares will ensue.

3. When crossing the street, ensure you are on the side farthest away from oncoming traffic, just to be on the safe side!

2. You should eat everything with a fork and knife to be polite, but no need to switch your fork. Have to say that I will eat everything with a fork and knife, but I'm not risking getting into the habit of switching forks (if I do my mother will send me to the garage to eat with the dogs when I come back!).

1. You have to flag down the waitress to get your bill. I think I need to get better at flagging or just start making my estimates for lunch 15 minutes longer!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Orientation, physical and mental!

Hello All! Just got back from our first orientation meetings, somehow I have earned the duty of group navigator. Its a good thing that I have a good sense of direction to go along with my bossy attitude.

Yesterday, we walked around Oxford Street and went window shopping. Then I took myself out for a lovely afternoon tea. I wrote my Mom and Dad a letter, but before you get too impressed lets see how long it takes me to get it in the mail. I also am completely up to date on my journal, which is a bit of a feat for me! Then it was just a quiet dinner at the pub in the dorm before ATTEMPTING to sleep. I say attempting due to the dance party in the room next door, the fact that I'm sleeping on a box spring, and that some guy burst into our "locked" room... strange.

Here are a couple pictures of my tea before I head off to my internship orientation (eek).

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fighting Fatigue

No better way to stay awake then walk around in freezing and snowing temperatures!

Regent's Park!

My Snowman :)

Lots of caffeine today!


I am here! In beautiful snowy London! We had to circle Heathrow for a while before we landed but it was absolutely picturesque when we could see the sunrise over the clouds!

When I got in, the cab driver had the wrong address. He very much wanted me to get out of the cab on this little residential street. Luckily I was brave enough to stick to my guns and so he charged me an arm and a leg and hates me but luckily the odds are against me ever running into him again!

I am currently at the british version of Panera, and eating dark chocolate spread on organic wheat bread because I honestly didn't know what anything else on the menu was... It's a good thing I came to London, turns out I don't know English as well as I thought!