1. Juice.
  2. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  3. New Routines.
  4. Full Steam Ahead
  5. Before the sky goes dark.
  6. A day at a castle.
  7. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  8. All things enamel.
  9. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  10. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  11. All That Glitters
  12. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  13. Craving Indian Food.
  14. Just run.
  15. 2018 Travel Plans.
  16. The best damn apple pie.
  17. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  18. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  19. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  20. Inspired by candles.
  21. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  22. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  23. The perfect scarf for winter.
  24. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.
  25. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  26. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  27. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  28. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  29. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  30. Perfectly lovely.
  31. The design Gods are on my side.
  32. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  33. A few things I’m coveting.
  34. It was charming.
  35. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  36. The return of Heisenberg.
  37. Happy Me Day
  38. Birthday Wish List
  39. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  40. Friday’s Four
  41. The Fifth One.
  42. A new plant.
  43. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  44. Just 1 Hour.
  45. Friday’s Four
  46. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  47. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  48. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  49. CURRENTLY COVETING
  50. ON DRINKING WINE
  51. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  52. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  53. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  54. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  55. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  56. For Rinah.
  57. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase

In exactly one week I’ll celebrate my 30th birthday. The big 3-0. Yikes.

Actually, truth be told – in my early 20s and as a teenager 30 sounded so old – but when I hit the 24/25 mark I decided to (unlike most people?) stop dreading my 30th birthday and to instead look forward to it (I had planned to take a big return trip to Egypt but since I’m in India I’ll be doing something different)….and I really am looking forward to it. I think it’ll be an awesome year and even more awesome decade.

Inspired by Danielle’s birthday wish list post I thought it would be fun to create my own wish list. Of course, I don’t necessarily NEED any of these things and I’m not expecting them (but if the people over at The Oberoi somehow got wind of this post and wanted to extend a weekend stay at their hotel I’d gladly accept!) but boy oh boy do I WANT them…


1. I love sequins, I love gold, I love clutches. So this oversized sequined Miu Miu clutch is just perfect…and would work equally well with a casual outfit or a dressy one.

2. I’ve wanted a large oversized gold watch for a while now and now that they are all the rage I feel like I’m jumping on the band wagon – but oh well! This one by Michael Kors fits the bill.

3. At home I had the 3G but here in India I’m using an old Nokia that has to be at least circa 2001 – maybe earlier. No camera. No music. No internet access. No games (well just that game with the snake). Nada. I’m therefore, understandably, lusting after the new iPhone 5.

4. What better way to welcome a new decade than with a weekend stay at the super luxurious Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur (Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked it the 3rd Best Hotel in Asia and the 8th Best Hotel in the World). After 5 months of going at it volunteer style a little R+R would be pure bliss. Pure. Bliss.

5. The OG bag from Lo & Sons is the perfect overnight/gym bag…it even has a laptop compartment making it work just as well for the office.

6. Grace of the blog/site Design*Sponge has been doing sneak peeks of her new book Design Sponge at Home on her blog now for a few weeks and every sneak peek is just fabulous. Court’s book, Nomad: Bringing Your Travels Home, sounds like it was made for me and will be filled with tons of inspiring photographs and ideas. Both are due out later this Fall.

7. I’ve read nothing but good reviews about the Clairsonic Brush and since I’m trying to find and stick with a skin routine I think it would be the perfect addition to my lineup.

8. I’ve gotten more serious with my photography and my next move will be up to a full frame d-slr. Though I’m torn (between the Nikon d700 and the Canon 5D Mark II) I’m a Nikon shooter and have used the d700 to shoot two weddings and it feels good in my hands. Both brands are set to release newer versions any day now so chances are the prices will drop quite a bit on these models (a good thing for me!).

So those are some of the things I’m lusting after.

Are any of you Virgo’s or turning the big 3-0 this year? Looking forward to it or dreading it? And more importantly, what’s on your birthday wish list?

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joji November 12, 2018 at 09:42

Hey! I am actually a Leo and I just turned 42. Still feel 30. It was awesome. I loved my 30s. You will too. Funny, I used to have these things in my journals since I was a teenager: Greed Lists and I would have everything in there!

Designwali November 12, 2018 at 21:24

Man…30 was a few years ago for me…but i’m liking your list!

Try Anything Once Terri November 12, 2018 at 22:32

Virgo POWER!! No wonder I like you and your blog so much. Sadly, 30 passed me by a while ago. LOL!

marissa at the boot November 15, 2018 at 05:10

i love this list! 30 deserves some sweet gifts i think!
yes, we’re doing christmas in july because me and my boyfriend are never here for it and it just seems like a fun way to get the family together!
p.s. i am in LOVE with your blog!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures November 15, 2018 at 07:09

OMG guess what!?! I own #1 AND #2!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m turning 3-0 next year and it’s freaking me out. You’ll need to give me advice on how not to have a panic attack, although if I were celebrating in India I think I’d be fine. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS!

aroline November 15, 2018 at 22:50

Your list looks like it came straight out of my mind! I have a clarisonic and will never go back. It has literally improved the texture of my skin 100% I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and I can’t wait to read about what adventure you take to celebrate!

liveletlive November 16, 2018 at 04:56

Nice list. I am neither a Virgo or turning 30 but I did turn 19 yesterday. Leos!!! woot woot!

patience November 17, 2018 at 11:30

gosh, i’ve never been to your blog before. i just LOVE the design – the fonts, the colour scheme and the subtle background images. it’s so crisp and perfect!!!

Oneika November 18, 2018 at 01:24

WHAT!?! Girl, I didn’t realize that you’re a Virgo, too! My birthday’s on August 30 and I’ll be turning 29… I guess that’s why you and I get along so well!! LOL! Happy early birthday, that’s a pretty nice looking list you got there. 🙂
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Kylie November 18, 2018 at 20:18

i have canon 5D mk II and LOVE IT.

Natasha November 19, 2018 at 11:04

This is a great list. I love every single object on it. A night at the Oberoi would be amazing. And that gold watch is awesome!

gemma [line x shape x colour] November 19, 2018 at 17:25

gemma [line x shape x colour]
awesome list there! i think our birth dates are the same? might be out by a day? (mines the 25) have the best time celebrating!! x

danielle {breakfast at toast} November 20, 2018 at 01:07

Love that my list inspired you! So…I have the clarisonic mia (in blue) and love it! And of course I’d go with the MarkII. It’s the best camera out there if you ask me.

Virgo turning TWENTY NINE. I’m close!!

Happy almost birthday!!!

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