October 14, 2013

let's get coffee, shall we?


How about we slow down, grab a cup of coffee, and get to know each other? A virtual coffee chat of sorts. A way for you all to get to know me and vice versa. So feel free to answer any or all of the following questions in the comment section below.

01. Where do you live?
02. Do you have any pets?
03. Did you play sports growing up?
04. What do you love most about autumn?
05. Who is your favourite artist at this time?
+ My home is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. We have a 360° view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's breathtaking. 
+ We have two cats, Henry & Scout. We got Henry in June of 2012 and Scout in April of 2013. Our family wouldn't be the same without them!
+ Sports have always been a big part of my life. I have played on an all boys t-ball team, softball with my best friend in 4th and 5th grade, basketball since the 4th grade, volleyball since the 7th grade, and track and field since the 8th grade. Oh, and I danced ballet for 12 years and jazz for 2 years. 
+ I love layering...chunky scarves, boots, flannel, oversized sweaters....the whole nine yards for me. But I also really enjoy all the coloured leaves, pumpkin pie, and crisp air in the mornings.
+ I am pretty sure everyone is crushing on Lorde. Her song 'Ribs' is on repeat right now. 
I look forward to getting to know each one of you, because you are AWESOME!

  1. That are bunch of lovely answers c:
    And I'm pretty jealous about your home
    and the 360° view of that mountain!

  2. + Blacksburg, VA, nestled in the mountains
    + we got our cat Jude in June of this year and I have a golden retriever Joey who lives with my parents (I got him in September 2004)
    + I swam from age 3-9, dabbled in ballet + tap from age 5-7, did soccer + tennis camps in the summer, and ice-skated from age 9-17, when I had to stop playing sports due to injuries (sad day)
    + I love layering too! And candles, pumpkin-everything, cool brisk mountain air, and the anticipation of the holidays around the corner!
    + I've been crushing on Lorde too! But somehow Ellie Goulding is just always on repeat in our house, love her.

    1. I get so excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas during this time. Love the holidays! Oh, and Ellie Goulding is always on repeat. She's perfect!

  3. What a great idea! Loved getting to know you a bit better in this mini "coffee chat" :)

    01. Currently Brooklyn, but my home is Hawaii
    02. I had 2 bunnies, one recently passed - so I now have 1, Domingo - the sweetest companion in the world!
    03. I played soccer, ran cross-country, and did (still do) yoga.
    04. The changing and falling leaves and cool weather - we don't have this in Hawaii, so it's seriously a treat for all the senses! I also love everything pumpkin, and watching Hocus Pocus :)
    05. Hmmm I've been asked this a lot lately - I love music so I've got a lot, but currently listening to the latest Cold War Kids and Beach House albums on repeat!

    1. Ah, Hawaii. I'd love to go there someday! I love Cold War Kids but haven't really listened to Beach House. Will do so tonight!

  4. What a wonderful idea for a post!
    1. I live in the Chicago area, but I'm a Texan! And I miss my Texas space dearly haha!
    2. I don't have any pets, but I sure wish I did. One day, I would love, LOVE to have a cockapoodle. They are too cute.
    3. I'm not much of a sports person, but swimming was definitely a favor activity growing up!
    4. I love the changing color of the leaves- so much vibrancy in the air! It's like everybody's moods turn up a notch due to the upcoming holiday season. And of course comfy warm pajamas. pumpkin spice lattes, and scarves galore.
    5. I'm really enjoying Passion Pit, Lorde as well, and Katy Perry's Roar of recent!

    This is a really great idea! I loved sharing with ya! :)

    1. I love Chicago! Would love to live there someday!

  5. Ohh, how fun this is, Danielle?! I've been to Virginia a few times, and it truly is beautiful there!

    01. I live down south :)
    02. Yes, a little white puppy!
    03. I played basketball and volleyball, but I LOVE sports - now I just watch ;)
    04. I love the crisp, cool weather, and of course layering!!
    05. Oh, I've had my Tenth Avenue North CD on rotation for awhile now ;)

    1. I LOVE sports too! I don't play much anymore but sure do take every chance to watch :) Maybe next time you come to Virginia we can hang out! :)

  6. 01: I live in the NY tri-state area
    02: Two cats Ollie and Onyx
    03: No, no sports at all.
    04: My favorite season: the cool crisp air, the brisk in-between sweater weather and the changing leaves and coming of the holiday season. As a kid I hated summer so it also meant summer was over.

    05: Do not hava a favorite artist. But loving the new Esquire channel.

  7. Henry and Scout and such cute names and I too love chunky scarves and oversized sweaters- one of the best parts about fall!

    1. I live in NYC.
    2. I have a kitty named Milton.
    3. I played soccer a little in middle school/high school, but I am definitely the least athletic of my siblings.
    4. I love waking up warm and cozy in my bed and making a cup of tea (although to be fair, I kind of do this year round), I love the changing of the leaves, I love chunky knits and pulling out my favorite sweaters, and I love starting a new knitting project.
    5. I'm also currently listening to the Lorde album on repeat- so good!

    1. Milton is such a cute name! I drink tea year round too, but something about autumn makes it much better :)

  8. Hi! I'm loving your blog and this is such a cute idea. Here we go...

    + I live in Portland, Oregon
    + No pets (but trying to convince the husband to get a goldendoodle)
    + I did dance team, tennis and gymnastics
    + I love going to sleep to the sound of rain and drinking hot coffee in various cafes
    + I'm currently going old school and listening to a lot of Nina Simone

    1. I love falling asleep to the rain as well! Definitely keep bugging the husband...pets are the best :)

  9. 01. I live in Columbus Ohio!
    02. Yes - my dog Desh :)
    03. No I was never into sports. Although I played basketball in 5th grade.
    04. Sweaters and fires in the fireplace.
    05. Bob Dylan. Can't stop listening to his best hits album

  10. I love all your photos of Desh! He is the cutest :)

  11. 01. I currently live on a tiny island of the Dutch coast. Moving to a city near Amsterdam next week. I'm living here because my boyfriend and I just got back from traveling around the world and needed a place to stay for a few weeks. He grew up here and his dad still lives here. It's called Texel and it's incredibly beautiful and intensely boring.
    02. I have a rescue dog called Zena. She is a maniac.
    03. I did gymnastics and even won a gold medal once.
    04. Hedgehogs. Cutest animal ever.
    05. I really love listening to the Gaslight Anthem when working.

    1. I have always wanted to visit Amsterdam! And a gold medal....wow! That's awesome!!