I spent the holiday weekend in Sarasota, Florida with my Nana. It's a quiet beach town that I quite enjoy. It's always great for a getaway.
Nana is my only living grandparent. I grew up within 20 minutes of all four grandparents in Miami, which I never took for granted. When I visit Nana's house (I go several times a year), I look at every photo closely, flip through my Dad's Bar Mitzvah album, and watch home videos. It's really something being a house that doesn't belong to you but is so much about you. I really feel at home there.
Normally when I'm in Sarasota, I get to see a chunk of my dad's side of the family, but only my cousin Alex was able to make it this trip. We had a great time catching up.
I celebrated our nation's birthday with a delicious brunch, dinner, and watching fireworks from the lanai. I wore a red and blue Marc by Marc Jacobs top, a white Vineyard Vines skirt, and a vintage gold star necklace.
It's always good to leave and it's always good to come. I feel very lucky to be at a point in my life where I can say that wholeheartedly. I'm blessed to have such a wonderful grandmother. As I get older, I see so much of her in me. Every time I see her, I just wish that she'll live to see me get married. (And that's a clever little prayer, don't you think?)