weekend recap: florida lounging

So I'm on my first official real-life vacation--and I'm taking advantage of my week off work by spending it at my parents' house in Florida. There are a few reasons why I love vacationing here. Some of them are...
  • I get to indulge my old-lady tendancies by catching up on all of my mom's magazines: More, Real Simple, etc..
  • I don't feel the need to wear much make-up or straighten my hair. It's like a beauty detox!
  • I also don't feel guilty about eating whatever the hell I want. So I guess it's the opposite of a detox, there...
  • I can wear a tank top and leggings and somehow still look presentable..
Well, I thought it'd be nice to do my usual weekend recap [though I've slacked a bit], but Florida-style. Here's what you, too, can enjoy if you ever make it down here!

Saturday: Melbourne Art Festival

Whenever there's a craft show or art show while I'm home, my mom and I head over to stroll around the booths [again, indulging my old lady tendencies]. I always take business cards for people I think are really cool, to file away in my "when I become a millionaire" cabinet. My favorites were:

Derek Gores -- I actually found this artist last year. He makes awesome collages, but I bought a print of his abstract art for the boy's Christmas gift the year before last.

Jim Goshorn -- I have a thing for people-scuplture. His tall, thin people ranged from a foot high to 4-feet-high! They reminded me of this clay woman I got in the Dominican Republic, except much more haunting and intricate.

Brandy Renee -- I love her huge heart paintings. I've been looking for something like it ever since Samantha "gave her heart" to Richard on S&TC and I saw an awesome splatter heart-painting on a street in Soho. This might need to be my next investment!

The art show took several hours to walk through. We also stopped in 905 Cafe for lunch and at Yapa, an awesome Anthropologie-esque clothing store with home goods and accessories. I was really excited to see that Yapa had a lot of up-cycling! The clothes are one-of-a-kind, made from vintage and deadstock fabric. Love that.

Sunday was a lazy day, nearer to home. I became the millionth person to purchase the Cynthia Vincent for Target wedges [so cute and comfy!] and thought seriously about getting one of the Eugenia Kim hats... but I'm not sure I can pull it off.

I also went to Macy's..and somehow when the day was done, realized I'd ended up purchasing 4 dresses! Whoops. This is what happens when I'm with mom!

Today's another mother/daughter day. About to head out for lunch, possibly a mani/pedi, and checking out more retailers that don't exist in NYC! [I know, who would think that's possible?]

Hope you're all having a lovely week!

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