I’ve always been a morning slash breakfast hyphen brunch type of person.  From elementary to freshman year of college, I woke up at 6 am every day.  Beginning my sophomore year of college, my daily start began even earlier, and soon, 5 am became 4 am.  For a while, after graduating, I trained myself to not rise at the crack of dawn.  Now, I start my day at 5 am or 6 am.  Apparently, the creative types are most productive at odd hours–mine just happens to be before sunrise.  The Huffington Post article spoke my heart, as I tend to enter my “flow state” and block out my surroundings when my painting or writing absorbs me.

What I love the most about the AM (am, A.M., a.m…) is being able to enjoy a warm brew of coffee and hearty breakfast with my mom after morning prayer.  Over easy egg, sliced avocado, cracked pepper, and proscuitto–all on toasted whole wheat bread or English muffin.  We bond over our hobbies and life.  She reads the newspaper, while I dig through an avalanche of news from Wall Street and Washington Post.  I undergo my daily ritual of morose and nostalgia when staring at my dying friend, who goes by the name of Print Journalism.  Coffee does the bare minimum to temporarily assuage such grief.  Three months from now, my mornings will consist of a different routine.  Breakfast won’t be the same when I move into my new place.

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{Proscuitto, over-easy egg, avocado, pepper cracked open face sandwich}

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{Gifts from Paris, sent by a good friend}

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I’m loving this spring/summer’s color swatch–pastels and brights–and hoping I can incorporate them somehow into my wall decor.  For those who normally stick to dark solids, be bold and play around with this season’s varying patterns and tones.  From floral to tribal to houndstooth,  and from seafoam to sand to coral, I don’t think I’ve seen a more exciting spring/summer since 2008 or 2009.

TGIF, everyone!

LOVE,
pristine christine

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