Live In The Nautical

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Month: March 2016

Meaning in a Green Dot

I looked at my pics again and again oohing and aaahing over them with my friend. We had gotten up at an hour that should have been made illegal. Shooting photo after photo as the sun rose bathing us in dizzying light as we had an impromptu photoshoot. I had not noticed the green dots on over half of my ….


Quiescent Mornings at Sunrise

One of the things I love the most about the city, is the quiet mornings. In the city that never sleeps (allegedly) The dawning hours of the sun, are the most serene. The hustle and bustle and the craziness of the streets fall silent. It is a time I savor the most. Where I will wake up and go for ….

Fancy Fridays

I once had someone tell me you couldn’t get dressed up “around here.” By here being in New Hampshire and Maine. It was a tad insulting, as she stared at my Tory Burch shoes, White House Black Market jeans, and coordinated shirt jacket and scarf, all from Anthro. She left off the fact I didn’t belong in my hometown, but ….

Ancedotes in my Old Age

You might think that love will conquer all, but it doesn’t. Hard work does. Kim K and Beyonce did not make the derriere cool, we can thank Da Vinci and Michangelo for that. Acquaintances are fleeting, friendship leaves a lasting imprint on your heart. So does love, whether good, or really really shitty. Siblings are the first friends you will ever ….

SeaMilligan Designs

It started with a like and it was love at first Instagram pic. Sometimes fate has an interesting way of matching people up. In this instance a sea glass junkie consumer with a sea glass jewelry designer. A perfect fit! I love jewelry. It is the one accessory, whether it be bracelets, necklaces earrings, rings, – anything that falls into ….


To say my hair hates me and I am a hairdresser’s dream is a duality of understatements. I have done everything from perms to straightening treatments to dying my hair every color of the rainbow. Thankfully my hair is strong and knock on the whole Redwood Forest has never fallen out. How? I have no idea. I have even dyed ….

The Ties of Friendship.

Friendship is something I have always held close to my heart, next to family and if I wanted to be very profound God (maybe I should add cleanliness too?). Good friendship is hard to find and when you find it, you have to cultivate it through the ups and downs like any good relationship. When I moved to New York, ….

Mermaid Heaven

My love affair began three years ago, when a new friend, now my best friend, gushed about what sounded like a mystical place on the Maine shore. We had just been to Portland Headlight in what use to be Fort Williams and I was running on a Lighthouse high. If you have ever been to the Maine Coast you can ….

Gaining Perspective

  I am blessed to have been raised in a place, where the exquisite mountains and quaint small town setting could have come from a painting. Growing up, I was constantly hiking. Scaling mountains and channeling my inner Leo by being king of the world. But I truly was king, or queen of the world. You can’t stand on top ….

Preparing for Travel

Traveling in the city is no cake walk. You are preparing for war, a UFC fight and a beauty pageant all at the same time. You want to look cute because there is a high probability a celebrity will be at the airport or maybe just your future hubby. Yet, by the time you get there, you have probably sweated ….