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a taste of spring

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

During summer, New Yorkers flee the city in hopes of escaping balmy afternoons. We claim to cherish Brooklyn rooftops parties and vintage Levi cutoffs, but when the time comes, we're the first to flock to less humid destinations.

And during winter, when grey skies take over and sludge begins to occupy our stomping grounds, we again flee to something different. Something oceanside with freshly bloomed flowers and a surplus of Instagram opportunities (guilty). We're always looking for the next best thing. 

Inspired by my recent trip to California, and the swoon-worthy tulips page at Proflowers (Valentine's Day is right around the corner!) I decided to get ready for spring earlier than usual (many months earlier, actually). If there's one way to regain life during a lifeless season, it's with fresh flowers. Tulips, my favorite, accompany me on cold days, resting delicately on my desk while I write late into the night. 

It's hard to battle the winter doldrums (without escaping on a tropical vacation), but with some just-about-to-bloom buds, a cup of coffee and some new glossies, it feels like the new season isn't as far off as it seems. 

[Photographed in Los Angeles, California wearing Insight floral jeans and a Blue Life top (now on sale!)]

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