Spring To-Do List

{Pretty flower blossoms + afternoon light.}
The official new year may begin in the dead of winter, but the start of spring has always felt like the true, new beginning {which makes sense as culturally our new year is typically in the middle of April}. I‘ve also always been biased that spring is one of my favorite times of year {alongside autumn}, not just because it’s my birth season, but also the fact that everything just feels a bit fresher & happier. Yesterday was the first day of spring {and National Proposal Day, apparently}, which has made me excited for doing things like dining al fresco again, enjoying the late afternoon light during sunset-chasing walks, and going to bustling farmer’s markets for fresh produce on Sunday mornings {followed by a brunch at home made with said produce}. Since I love a good to-do list, I figured I’d share ten things I’d like to accomplish before summer begins to help make the season of love feel a bit more special and a whole lot prettier. I hope my spring to-do list inspires you to celebrate the warmer weather over the next three months. 
I’d love to know, what’s on your spring to-do list this year?
Spring To-Do List
1. Host an at-home wine tasting {non-alcoholic wines and champagne count}, paired with a fruit and cheese plate.
2. Have a picnic-style lunch – whether it’s in the yard, a sunny window, the beach, or a pretty park.
3. Go outside, daily, for either an early morning run or late afternoon walk.
4. Spring clean and de-clutter, constantly.
5. Wear a bright lipstick, often.
6. Grill seasonal veggies and eat them al fresco style in the backyard or balcony.
7. Have an at-home spa day complete with a facial, manicure, and bubble bath.
8. Light candles through the day + buy fresh flowers, constantly, to help elevate the day.
9. Create a signature spring cocktail to sip on – something light, fizzy, & fruity.
10. Travel to nearby cities to explore new places for a day or a weekend.

x Paris

Winter To-Do List

IMG_6219{Wintery weather + afternoon light.}

Next week is the start of winter, a season which requires you to wrap yourself up in your coziest sweater, drink plenty of hot chocolate to stay warm, and spend some quality time in front of your fireplace. This time of year is one of my favorite because the holidays are in full swing and the possibilities for change are so full with the new year just a few days away. However, this year I want to learn to focus on more than just how to celebrate winter for the first couple of weeks, but rather find special ways to celebrate the season through the middle of March. After all, who doesn’t want to savor the magic that is the end of fall and start of winter? Here are some of the things I want to do before the ice melts away and my birthday season begins.

Winter To-Do List
1. Make winter fruit crepes such as cranberry, pomegranate, and apple crepes with a matching fruit syrups and butters for lazy weekend brunches.
2. Spend a night or a weekend in the mountains, complete with a cozy fireplace and homemade hot chocolate.
3. Take our annual drive to see the Christmas lights/ decorations in local neighborhoods.
4. Make + decorate homemade sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies.
5. Continue learning to crochet.
6. Light our fireplace and cozy up with a warm throw, hot drink, and a good book or movie.
7. Take more virtual cooking classes {mostly because I love the convenience of not leaving home}.
8. Light fragrant candles, especially on cold, rainy nights.
9. Try making homemade pasta.
10. Try {or try again} a snow sport such as cross country skiing, downhill skiing, or snowboarding.
I’d love to know, what are your plans this winter?

x Paris