Birthday Girl

Good afternoon! I am currently in Fort Myers, Florida and the humidity is real! I tried to take a photo of my hotel view and had to be quick because the lens was fogging up so fast! There is supposedly a mini waterpark at the hotel so my friend Colleen and I are about to go find it! The sunny weather is such a nice surprise because yesterday the weather said it was going to storm. These photos were taken on my birthday just last week in the absolutely wonderful city of Oporto! What a dream … 

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Boa tarde! Eu estou atualmente em Fort Myers, Flórida e a umidade é real! Eu tentei tirar uma foto da minha visão do hotel e tive que ser rápido porque a lente estava embaçando tão rápido! Há supostamente um mini parque aquático no hotel, então meu amigo Colleen e eu estamos prestes a ir encontrá-lo! O tempo ensolarado é uma surpresa tão agradável porque ontem o tempo disse que ia invadir. Estas fotos foram tiradas no meu aniversário na semana passada na cidade absolutamente maravilhosa do Porto! Que sonho …

xx

Mariamma

Washington D.C.

Hi! I am about to board my plane back to Jersey. I have had so much fun … and visited three states this week! I went to the Lincoln Memorial with Najah and Victoria on Sunday after a fun night out in the city. We ended the day at a bim bim bop restaurant haha. Twice in the last two weeks! The girls headed home to Atlanta the following day and I headed to Maryland to stay with my aunt and uncle. My aunt brought me to three workout classes in the last two days, but thank god! I haven’t been able to work out as much I normally do because I have literally been all over the place. It felt good!

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Oi! Estou prestes a embarcar no meu avião de volta para Jersey. Eu me diverti muito ... e visitei três estados esta semana! Eu fui ao Lincoln Memorial com Najah e Victoria no domingo depois de uma noite divertida na cidade. Nós terminamos o dia em um restaurante de bim bim bop haha. Duas vezes nas últimas duas semanas! As meninas voltaram para Atlanta no dia seguinte e eu fui para Maryland para ficar com minha tia e meu tio. Minha tia me levou a três aulas de ginástica nos últimos dois dias, mas graças a Deus! Eu não tenho conseguido me exercitar normalmente, porque literalmente estive em todo o lugar. Estava bem!

cheers!

Mariamma

I'm Back!

Hi babes! I am so so soooo excited to say that I am back from outer space and can get back to blogging! I have missed dressing up, taking photos - the whole creative process - more than I can say! Going off the grid for the past month and a half was worth it though because the adventures to come are going to be EPIC. Thank you for your patience and here we gooo! 

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Oi gatinhas! Estou muito muito muitooo excitada para dizer que estou de volta do espaço e posso voltar a blogar! Senti falta de me vestir, tirar fotos - todo o processo criativo - mais do que posso dizer! Sair da grelha no último mês e meio vale a pena, porque as aventuras que virão serão maravilhosa. Obrigado pela sua paciência. Vamos!

Out & About

Hello lovelies. These photos are from the past couple weeks, from allover the city. There was that delicious dinner at Bar Mineiro with the girls, and the cute airport lounge where I ate breakfast while I waited for the Federal Police to extend my visa. This city is full of cute corners. Last night I tried desperately to get an Itaú bike (one of the city bikes) and after accidentally grabbing one with a flat tire and then waiting for 20 minutes for someone to drop one off, which they never did, I decided to just walk home. It turned out to be a lovely walk; it was cool as the sun was setting and I got a beautiful sunset show above the mountains. A huge cloud loomed above Cristo, glowing from the inside out in a peachy hue. I was quite perturbed that I didn’t have a camera on me but I managed to take a few photos with my little samsung phone that were only worth sharing on a quick instastory. Now I’m off to meet Paula at a vegetarian restaurant she wants to show me! Hopefully I can find a bike ;)

Olá amores. Essas fotos são das últimas duas semanas, de toda a cidade. Houve aquele jantar delicioso no Bar Mineiro com as garotas e o fofo salão do aeroporto onde tomei o café da manhã enquanto esperava a Polícia Federal estender meu visto. Esta cidade está cheia de cantos fofos. Ontem à noite eu tentei desesperadamente pegar uma bicicleta do Itaú (uma das bicicletas da cidade) e depois de acidentalmente pegar um com um pneu furado e esperar 20 minutos para alguém deixar cair um, o que eles nunca fizeram, eu decidi voltar para casa em pê . Acabou sendo uma caminhada adorável; estava fresco como o sol estava se pondo e eu adquiri um espetáculo de pôr-do-sol bonito sobre as montanhas. Uma nuvem enorme pairava sobre Cristo, brilhando de dentro para fora num tom de pêssego. Fiquei bastante perturbado por não ter uma câmera comigo, mas consegui tirar algumas fotos com o meu pequeno celular da Samsung que só valeu a pena compartilhar no meu Instastory. Agora eu vou conhecer Paula em um restaurante vegetariano que ela quer me mostrar! Espero poder encontrar uma bicicleta ;)

beijos

Mariamma

Spring Mood Board

The new Instagram feature where you can save photos has quickly turned into a mood board. Scrolling through, I started to realize how cohesive my photos and interests are and thought they would make a nice collage to share. I hope these images inspire you as they've inspired me! There is a lot about social media that doesn't sit right with me but the ability to share and have access to inspirational art is undeniable. 

Enjoy 

Mariamma

Vancouver, WA

Shorts - Vintage | Top - F21 | Choker - Hot Topic

These were taken in my friend Sperry's backyard in Vancouver. I drove down with her and her fiancé and spent a few days with them and with family in neighboring Portland before flying back to Southern California. I got to see my baby cousins, two of which had just been born the month before and I got to go vintage shopping with a friend. Portland has some very cool little spots for that sort of thing. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to see family and friends. Visiting people really is one of my favorite hobbies.

Happy Monday 

Mariamma

Glow Baby

This shirt was one of my steals from Carlos One Night Stand, one of my favorite vintage stores ever located in the Hip Strip in Missoula. I got the pants recently as well from TJ Maxx. A special thanks to the pond, the setting sun, and little Hazel for making these photos possible ;). 

sloppy smooch

Mariamma

Spokane

If you've been following along on this month's adventures on my Instagram you know that I am currently in Montana and Spokane was a nice little pit-stop along the way! I flew stand-by with Southwest Airlines and the closest I could get to Montana was Spokane. It just so happens to be where Braxton and Alex live, two guys I met in Vegas a few weeks back. Braxton was kind enough to show me around Spokane on Saturday and introduce me to a few of his friends. The Spokane River was a definite highlight with a drawstring bridge that swayed as you walked across it.

I'm currently in Charlo, Montana staying at my cousin April's house which is right up against the majestic Mission Mountains. This range has snow on the tops year-round and makes for an insanely beautiful backdrop to ... life! I feel immensely grateful to be here. I daydream about coming home to Montana all year long and I haven't been back for two years. Hanging out with my family, watching the deer make their way across the fields, and picking strawberries from the garden - it's been a dream! Photos to come!

xoxo

Mariamma 

Thursday Night Market

There are quite a few things that make Chico summer so wonderful, and Thursday Night Market is surely one. Every Thursday evening a few streets downtown are blocked off to make way for the throngs of people who come to shop at the booths and stands along the sides. There is anything from produce to clothes, to homemade soaps and food trucks. The city plaza is at the end of the street and there you can find a fountain that keeps kids cool and entertained while different community performances take place on an adjacent stage. This week there were hula dancers! I went with my mom this past week and we strolled around, watched the dancers and my friend Jesse who was singing and playing guitar in-between a couple booths. It was a lovely little evening that ended in getting a little saucy with my mom at a jazz bar afterwards. My mom is the cutest. 

<3 

Mariamma

Chiquito

Summer is magical and I am gulping it down.

I feel really lucky to be in Chico, my hometown #2, at this pivotal moment when the creeks are warming and the college students have left. Us locals get to take over what is rightfully ours ;). The sun is warm on some days, perfect for walks in the park under the epic oaks. And other days it's hot, perfect for whole afternoons spent at swimming holes.

Summer is medicine and I am gulping it down. 

xo 

Mariamma

Silver Dollar Fair

It's become tradition in my friend group to go in a big posse to the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, and despite moving to LA last year, I've managed to make it every year for the festivities. There's something magical about the junk food, the janky rides, and warm summery nights. 

cheers to good friends and sloppy times

Las Vegas

The last time I was in Vegas I was 16 years old and I was there for a family reunion. It was fun - we ate well, went to a Cirque du Soleil show ... and I pined for the nightlife I could not participate in the whole time! I had been wanting to return now that I'm well-passed 21 and I finally got the opportunity a couple weeks ago! Here are some photos from the adventure. I hope you enjoy!

smooooooch 

Mariamma

Mardi Gras

I'm sitting at my desk sniffling with a cold that I contracted from having too much fun. I got an invite to go to Mardi Gras from some friends a month or so back and it seemed like a trip I didn't want to miss. I had never been to Louisiana and I haven't taken a lot of trips to new places in the past couple years ... moving to LA was my big trip, but I didn't have much in the way of a break from work. I was overdue for an adventure! I had so much fun! The four days were a jumble of drinks, parades, dancing, live music, dodging & catching beads, good people ... and more drinks. I'm definitely curious about the city when it's not a giant party too, so it's on my list to visit again. 

hugs not drugs ;)

Mariamma