The Adored: Weekly Roundup 2

The Adored: Weekly Roundup 2 Image

I’ve been back in the US for a month now, and time has just flown by! My first couple of weeks were filled with reconnecting with friends and unpacking. Now I’m keeping busy with my job search, designing a resume website, editing my resume and preparing a list of companies I’d love to work for. I’ve also been exploring the area and getting to know it better – especially since I am not all that familiar with Philadelphia.

Getting back to blogging (I’ve missed you!), I decided to restart the Weekly Roundup where I share what has been inspiring me and what I’m looking forward to in the weeks to come. Hope you enjoy!

Photo of the Week

IMG_31Antonio Canova, Cupid and Psyche84k

I love Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, the most romantic marble statue from the Louvre’s elaborate collection. It was commissioned of Antonio Canova in 1787. You can check out more of my photography on Flickr.



I’m in love with this Wind Portal on view in a large doorway at the V&A London created by the elegant Najla El Zein for the London Design Festival 2013.

Personal Growth

Pick the Brain, one of my favorite websites, recently posted One Easily Overlooked Habit of Happy People which really resonated with me as I rebuild life back in the states. I could easily get discouraged with how long it seems to build up relationships, find a great job, get an apartment, etc. Or I could choose to be happy by simply counting my blessings (family, friends, good health, sound mind… pumpkin season).


It’s so easy to start comparing myself to others, especially when sending out resumes and preparing to call recruiters. I found these tips to avoid falling into the comparison trap incredibly beneficial. We are all beautifully different, each with our own unique talents and paths. Let’s celebrate!

From my Library

Recently a friend, knowing how much I would miss France with all the history I have there, gifted me Eugène Atget’s photography book, Paris. Atget captures Old Paris, the Paris of one hundred years ago and yet somehow brings me right back home.

ArtfullyAdored Update

  • For the last three months, I’ve been contributing to She Owns It sharing my tips and ideas to create your own luck in life and career. It’s an awesome site, you should check it out!
  • Most excited to announce that I’ve started to reach out to the creative community of Philadelphia and the East Coast – I am specifically looking for quality artisans and artists to feature on ArtfullyAdored. If you know someone you think I wouldn’t want to miss, send me a link!
  • I’ve decided to train for a Half Marathon (eeek! first time I’m saying this out loud!). It’s something healthy I can accomplish and fully in my control. This feels great since looking for work can sometimes feel quite the opposite. The nearest Half when I’m wrapping up training (December) is in Brooklyn so I may not actually race, but I’ll at the very least go the distance.
  • I’m planning a trip to the West Coast in October to connect with family I haven’t seen in years! So far destinations include Phoenix, Portland and Seattle. Have any recommendations of sites and restaurants I wouldn’t want to miss?
4 comments… add one
  1. Eileen Blake September 22, 2013, 11:36 pm

    In Scottsdale, check out Soleri Studios ( Paolo ) and his work on Southbridge. There’s a story about the shadows during the summer solstice. After Paris well, what can I say Paris kinds of ruins it for everywhere else 🙂

    I’ll be in Paris oct 8th til ???? Coming from Scottsdale, I’ll be living in the 6th, anything I should not miss?
    Good luck to you and your travels, love your blog

    1. Stephanie October 2, 2013, 3:18 pm

      Paris does ruin everything! haha! But I’m looking forward to being a tourist in the US. Thanks for suggesting Soleri Studios! Looking forward to checking it out.

  2. The Wanderfull Traveler September 23, 2013, 3:44 pm

    I frequent Seattle as often as I can in all seasons but October you might be able to catch the Zombie walk for Halloween but I personally love Von’s bar. It’s home to the best martini I have ever had (also one of the worst: picture cotton candy covering the entire glass and melts into the already sweet alcohol creating a cavity in a glass) but be sure to try the balsamic strawberry martini and maybe even get a small skillet of their delicious cornbread.
    Purple is also a great option for a restaurant – google it, the architecture inside is very cool (actually you’ve inspired me to write about it for my Sunday Pranzo Series check in then).

    Happy Hour at Shuckers Oyster Bar is not only affordable but so delicious. Get $6 9oz of wine, a few Kusshi oysters (one of my fav western oysters) and enjoy the very cozy interior of this small bistro-like bar.

    1. Stephanie October 2, 2013, 3:18 pm

      These are awesome suggestions! I’ll have to check out the restaurants. I’m buying tickets this week and can start lining up reservations! Thanks for your input.


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