Maroon Tune

Hello sweet things! Today is rainy but, in true tropical form, I still have my desk fan running. I woke up early hoping to go for that walk around the Lagoa, but it was quite wet outside so I opted out. I made myself a big bowl of oatmeal and finished watching Outlander - a new show I’ve been loving. I should probably be finding some cool Brazilian shows to dive into. I am headed out soon for a little walk while the rain has subsided. I have been wanting to go to Gávea, the neighborhood I lived in the last time I was in Rio, but today might not be the best day for that. I caught sight of the little plaza the other day on my way somewhere else and I teared up a bit. I’d like to see what has changed and what hasn’t. One of the things I’d also like to visit is PUC, the university I attended. I want to go watch the monkeys that live on the property, but they’re probably hiding out with all this rain. I wish I had some proper rain shoes but my sneakers will have to do.

Olá coisas doces! Hoje é chuvoso, mas, na forma tropical, ainda tenho meu ventilador de mesa funcionando. Eu acordei cedo esperando ir para aquela caminhada ao redor da Lagoa, mas estava bastante molhado fora assim eu optei fora. Eu fiz uma grande tigela de aveia e terminei de assistir a Outlander - um novo show que eu tenho amado. Eu provavelmente deveria estar encontrando alguns shows brasileiros legais para mergulhar. Eu estou indo em breve para uma pequena caminhada enquanto a chuva diminuiu. Eu tenho vontade de ir para a Gávea, o bairro onde morei na última vez que estive no Rio, mas hoje pode não ser o melhor dia para isso. Eu avistei a pequena praça no outro dia a caminho de outro lugar e eu rasguei um pouco. Eu gostaria de ver o que mudou e o que não mudou. Uma das coisas que eu também gostaria de visitar é a PUC, a universidade que frequentei. Eu quero ir ver os macacos que vivem na propriedade, mas eles provavelmente estão se escondendo com toda essa chuva. Eu gostaria de ter alguns sapatos de chuva adequados, mas meus tênis terão que fazer.

xoxo

Mariamma

Corona Del Mar

Yet another late post! This was an awesome day ... Olivia's first day in LA after we drove up from Tijuana/San Diego. We headed straight to a hike with my friend Lauren who was one of my college roommates right before I went to Brazil and met Olivia! It was a super hot day so we ended it in the water at a beach none of us had ever been to. Olivia and I purchased the matching shorts we are wearing at a famous street market in Rio called Uruguaiana. We bought them our last week together in Rio which meant we didn't get a chance to show off our twinsie outfit so I was sooo excited when she pulled them out of her suitcase. I miss her! 

may you all have a twinsie as amazing as mine 

thx for the photos Lauren! 

Mariamma