…saying good bye to summer

Just wanted to say a quick “hello.”  I’ve been MIA for a few months, I haven’t been feeling inspired lately.  Therefore, to circumvent my inevitable evanescence, I will bid summer farewell and welcome autumn with a revitalized and refreshed outlook…so stay with me as I revamp this virtual space.

Top and bottom Express; Blazer via TJ Maxx (old)

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” -Agnes Repplier

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…a pop of yellow

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything…and I truly apologize.  My family and I have been on holiday, a much needed holiday.

I thought, however, I’d give you guys a glimpse of what I’ve been doing.  Work has been really busy with “business trips” and changes in the office.  I am also currently writing a journal article andawaiting for its impending finalization.  My husband and I are also planning, not only our next European exploration – I guess, you can say vacation…but we are also in the midst, more like the first stage of our “humanitarian project.”  But more importantly, I am happy to announce that I just recently attended my doctoral graduation and have been officially hooded.  So to say the least, I have been really busy.  In any event, I thought, I’d present you guys with what I’ve been wearing as of late…everything blue with a pop of yellow.  Enjoy!

Top and bottom by Express; Belt by Zara; Shoes via TJ Maxx (old); Purse by V&D

““I hope your dreams take you… to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”

-Author unknown

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…wishing for spring flowers

We were teased with warm weather…I guess, you cannot call it Spring without the showers ;-)

Oh sun, how I miss your warmth.  I hope to see you soon…

but nothing compares to my little sunshine…I love you, my darling daughter!

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…”It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” -Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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…just wanted to say “hello”

It has been awhile since my last post and I sincerely apologize.  I have been extremely busy with…life in general.  My Women’s History Month “moving wall,” however, is about to be revealed and I can’t hardly contain myself.  I am excited to share this project with all of you…so stay tuned!

“…who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” -George Savile

 

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…münchen, germany

München (Munich), is the capital of Bavaria, Germany and the third largest city in the country.  It is situated on the Isar River, north of the Bavarian Alps.  It is a bustling city of modernity and diversity, at the same time preserving antiquity and history.

München hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics.

The beautiful Marienplatz, located in the center of town, is a large open square where they have the open farmer’s market, where you can find anything from fresh produce to chotskies…München is one of my most favorite cities in Germany.

München is also the beer capital of the world, hosting the annual Oktoberfest.  With that said, Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer house, need no introduction.  It is a “must see” place in Germany.

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Miriam Beard

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…innsbruck, austria

Innsbruck, Austria is situated between the beautiful mountainous range in the Alps, it is also home to the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.  The medieval city of Innsbruck is absolutely stunning with its historic buildings, architecture dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol region and is one the most traveled places in Austria.  Innsbruck offers a wide array of winter-summer sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, and more.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hillaire Belloc

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…bolzano, italy

Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral is Bolzano’s famous and magnificent landmark.  The cathedral’s architecture is symbolic of the northern-Gothic and southern-Romanesque influences in Bolzano.  The gargoyles that surround the cathedral is reminiscent of Notre Dame in Paris, clearly an indicative of the Gothic influence from the north.

Walther Square was built in 1808 and roughly eighty years later a statue of Walther von der Vogelweide was erected in 1889.

Due to its geographic locality, bordering Germany in the north, Bolzano’s main languages spoken are Italian and German.

″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”  -Moslih Eddin Saadi

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…a little something about me

I am a feminist scholar who believes in the harmonious relationship between fashion and feminism; art and social justice; nature and culture.

In the midst of my hectic life and my efforts to reconcile both my passion for the arts and my stance on feminism, I find that this virtual space is the place where I can express all of that…

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München (Munich), GERMANY

…in honor of women around the world

In honor of Women’s History Month, a group of women residing within the Tri-border community (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium) are building a commemorative moving wall to honor, celebrate and recognize women globally. The “moving wall” will be displayed for public viewing in various facilities on Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, during the week of 26 March 2012.

If you would like to recognize a woman (or women) who has been inspirational and influential in your life, visit us on http://www.facebook.com/WomensHistoryMonth  or email us at womenshistorymonth@yahoo.com

(A) An inspirational quote (optional)
(B) Name(s), age(s), nationality of the woman or women you would like to recognize
(C) Your name, age, nationality (optional)

By submitting the above information, you are giving consent for its publishing

**The organizers and facilitators of this project are not members of any private or non-profit organization. They (to include their ideas and opinions) in no way represent the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, or any other NATO Component.**