Our Place in Space

Our Solar System is really large from our perspective on our small blue planet. In the grand scheme of the Universe and other galaxies however, we are a speck of dust, if not smaller. I always find that reading Astronomy gives me such a broader perspective of my existence, and no matter how incomprehensibly large the Universe may seem, it gives me a sense of wonder and adventure.

The great science communicator, Carl Sagan in his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space wrote some of the most poetic and beautiful pieces about our place in space. Here is one of my favorites:

“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

You can see from the image below, Earth pales in comparison to the other planets. Can we just talk about how ginormous Jupiter is?!
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Today, we know more than any civilization has ever known. And, we’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to know about our Universe. Never lose your sense of wonder. It’s what has kept our civilizations and humanity going for so long.

-Olivia

Heavy heart

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“You said we should live in the moment
Then I’d miss you all the time”
– Conor Oberst

My heart is heavy dealing with the loss of a close family member. Accepting the reality of the fact my life from here on out will be totally changed is something I am having a hard time coming to terms with.

Hug your loved ones and let them know how much you care for them. Time is limited.

Kelly A. Louise

On Love and Marriage

I recently got back from attending one of my best friend’s wedding in Florida. The whole trip had me thinking about friendship, love, and marriage. I remember many years ago talking to my friend, even before she was engaged, about what her wedding would be like and to see it come to life is a memory I’ll always treasure.

Lately, it feels like life is going by faster and faster and it feels even more critical to spend time on quality relationships and really invest on what you see staying in your life long-term. When you think about it, relationships really are an investment. They are an investment of time, emotions, and energy. If you play your cards right, and surround yourself with amazing people, you’ll see a large return on your investment.

The older I get, the more I cherish my friends and who they are. The bonds become stronger and more honest. More than anything, I love seeing my friends lives unfold whether through marriage, careers, or other choices. My wish for them, (and for you!) is to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

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xo,

Olivia

// all photography by Olivia //

STYLE WEEK NORTHEAST Spring/Summer 2014

Every year Style Week Northeast is hosted at the Providence Biltmore’s 18th floor and I am always excited to see Providence from that birds-eye view. We had the pleasure of attending Style Week Northeast recently courtesy of Martha from Restored by Design. A huge thanks to her for having us! It was Martha’s big show that evening and we got to see her new beautiful designs. I love that her line is eco-friendly and she incorporates jewelry into the clothing. I also got a chance to spend some time with my lady friend, Jay from M I N T! (Hi Jay!)

Jay is super involved in Providence’s fashion + style scene and an incredible resource in our city.

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I love that our little-big-city supports local artists and designers!

Feel free to check out our post about attending Style Week Northeast last season, here.

xo,

Olivia