Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday

Just some happy vibes to get you going on this Monday- have a great week!



Sunday, June 21, 2015

A few from London


Sadly enough, I haven't been on any overseas trips since starting this blog. Ironically, that was my whole intention with this thing- to share travels, life abroad, and, in particular, my favorite Greek isle ;-) Therefore, it's with great pleasure that I photo-bomb this space with some truly rad places, starting off in London:




















Mind you, people travel to, live in and blog about London all the time, so this is by no means the best source for information on the best sites, food or spots to hit in the city. It's just one perspective. So rather than go into detail about each and every venue we checked out, I'll just breeze over things. Hope you enjoy!

Sites (in no particular order:)
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Saint Paul's Cathedral
- Tower Bridge (probably what you picture when you hear London Bridge)
- Buckingham Palace
- Notting Hill (cutest neighborhood in London)

Eat:
- Borough Market
- Falafel King in Portobello Market
- National Portrait Gallery (great views for tea!)
- Vertigo 42 (more great views for tea!)
- Pizza Express
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Putney favorites (mostly food and drink spots:)
- The Ship- great for drinks on the river
- Bill's for brunch
- The Spotted Horse if you're craving traditional pub food
-The Swift  cute pub with a great selection of craft beers
- Putney Half-Moon (never actually been, but it's a venue that's hosted some amazing local bands, including Zeppelin and my now-husband's old group, Dufff- obviously had to brag a bit about that one!)

(By the way, if you do want an in-depth source or two of what London has to offer, I'd definitely check out The Londoner, Cider with Rosie, NishaAntisu, and Aspiring Kennedy. These are the blogs I scan for tips on what to do on each trip.)





























Not from London, obvs, but so happy to almost be en route!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Married Monday

Sorry for the radio silence over here, but since last week we've been scrambling to pull this wedding off, with more than a few last minute catastrophes rearing their ugly heads! Somehow, we managed to pull it off though, and I'm happy to say I am officially a Mrs to the most wonderful man :)







We're happy, exhausted, and currently enjoying our honeymoon far removed from the rest of the world. I probably won't do a proper post again until we return to the U.S. but until then, here's the playlist we have on repeat over here in Santorini ;-) Enjoy!





Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday (On Crete!)

Hope you guys are doing well. Peter and I are busy eating, acclimating and preparing for the big day over here, but I'll try to post fairly regularly, at least until the Big Day rolls around. In the meantime, enjoy your kalokairi- ours has just begun :)


Sunday, May 24, 2015

And Just Like That, I'm a Doctor

G.C. M.D. It's wild. Surreal. Kind of thrilling, kind of terrifying. It took me 8 years, loads of love, support and cheer-leading from a village of friends and family, quite a few tears, and one silly Hogwarts-like costume that shouts "ONE HUNDRED POINTS FOR GRYFFINDOR," But somehow, I made it. I'm going to be a doctor I am a doctor. I'm going to be a pediatrician!

To Mom and Dad, Peter, my siblings and the countless friends and family who showed me support, patience, love and grace throughout this journey, thank you. I will try my best to make you proud of the physician I become. 

Sincerely,

G.C., Medical Doctor.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Music Monday

In the whirl of packing, wedding prep, and tying loose ends before I leave the country, this post somehow got lost in the shuffle. To be honest, I'm not too mad about it because (a) we finally got around to celebrating Peter's birthday, which is WAY more important than blogging, and (b) I just made the wedding playlists to end all playlists. Guys, they are good. And will (hopefully) get people dancing and having a good time. I'll share them on 8tracks eventually, but for now here's a quick tease!


The interesting thing about the whole process is, you can't necessarily make your perfect wedding playlist. If you really want your guests to have a good time, you have to try and get a balance of what they'll like- your cousins, your friends, and the older crowds all want to hear different things. So I skipped a few of my personal favorites (sorry, Passion Pit) in favor of impossibly catchy pop songs and some classic oldies and of course a few rock hits where I thought I could get away with it ;-). Hopefully the formula works- we'll find out soon enough!

What are your favorite wedding songs? Slow dance songs? What's the last song you want to hear at a wedding these days because you're so sick of it?

Oh yea- we're leaving the U.S. TONIGHT! First stop: London. Feel free to follow along on instagram if you'd like! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

One Week, One Month






























It's incredible to me how much can change in a few short weeks. A week from today, I'll be a physician. A week from today, I'll be on a dreamliner, preparing to depart the U.S. for London, then Crete. A month from today, I'll be someone's wife.

Life isn't always a series of small and large changes and transitions, but for me it has been for at least 2 years now, maybe more. In college I moved far, far away, casting off the comforting but restricting confines of the tiny world I grew up in. I forged some beautiful friendships, lost others, and became even more desperate for something more. I moved even farther away- to another country, another island, another culture. Got lost, stumbled, got up, fell in love, moved home, went to medical school, fell harder, studied. studied. And then I studied some more.

Life doesn't stop for medical school- why should it? Still, you don't realize this until the final stretch. For me, this spring was the first time I came up for air in what felt like months- or even years. I found everything had shifted- my views of others, others' views of me, my place and position in what once was a familiar and safe place. For a personality as rigid as mine (big flaw, I know- I'm working on it,) this was hard- painful, even. And again, this week and the weeks to come will change things. It feels strange- like excitement and fear, all wrapped into one.

Not sure where I was going with this. Perhaps trying to get myself psyched for all the changes ahead. Which, don't get me wrong, is all really exciting. Leaping into the great unknown is something I've always greeted with relish. Then again, after months without a true home- a few weeks in with my parents Florida, a handful of days back at school, another handful of days driving up the coast to New York- I think what I'm looking forward the most to is staying in one place for awhile. I don't think there's anything more thrilling to me right now than forging a new, beautiful, scary-tiny-358-square-foot home with my almost-there-so-close-now husband. With him on my team, I'm sure we can't lose.

What about you? Are you feeling restless, needing change? Or are you eager to stay in one place for awhile?