spirit of spring.

If I had to pick a favorite season, it would definitely be spring. Besides the return of pastels and Peeps, this season is marked by gorgeous flowers, breezy weather (sometimes interrupted by unexpected showers), and outdoor festivities. All the while, I can’t help but get inspired by the vibrant colors that define this time of year.

Here are a few of my favorite pics. Enjoy!

Cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan from April 2009 (photo credit: my dad).

Essie Secret Stash, Not Just a Pretty Face, Lapis of Luxury, One of a Kind, Watermelon, and Mint Candy Apple

Color-blocked Bakers heels in the perfect shade of coral.

A visit from Hiro the Easter Bunny!

perspective.

U.S. Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC — Aug. 2010

I’m currently on a family trip out of state, so I’ll keep this post short and simple. Spending time with the fam (both nuclear and extended) is a wonderful reminder that life is crazy, sometimes unexpected, and always beautiful.  Here’s a few of my favorite pics from recent travels that reaffirm this fact.

Funky paneled structure outside Denver Botanic Gardens — Jan. 2011

Zen garden inside the Denver Botanic Gardens — Jan. 2011

Top of Loveland Ski Resort in Loveland, Colorado — Jan. 2011

there's nothing else like it.

April has been a ridiculously busy month, but that didn’t stop me from visiting one of my favorite attractions in Tucson: Spring Fling!  It’s an event that has been wonderfully near and dear to my heart since undergrad.  And it’s always refreshing to walk around outside and take in the sense of community, bright colors, and big smiles — not to mention gorge on the fatty fair food (I did exert willpower on the fried candy bars!).

Here are a few pics for a much needed injection of cheer.  Enjoy!