Saturday, June 2, 2012

{weekend note}


So remember the big news I said I would tell you from Tuesday's post? Well, here it is... I'm not moving to London. Nope, it's not a joke. I'm not. Instead I'll be moving to Scotland! This fall I will be joining the ranks of graduate students at the prestigious University of St. Andrews where I will be completing a masters in Middle East and Central Asian Security Studies!

I know we were all excited about London. The city is one thing I will definitely miss, but I've got to be honest with you for a second. For such a long time I have worked so incredibly hard in school and work, and I just thought I deserved to go to an outstanding university for at least my post-grad career. My former university decision, Royal Holloway is a great school, but it really didn't satisfy me. I was accepted Tuesday morning to St. Andrews and I knew I had to take the offer. The school ranked second in postgraduate politics and international relations programs [which actually outranks Oxford]! This was my dream, to attend the school of my dreams and study the field of my dreams and I'm finally doing it.

I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner. I just needed to make sure I could get out of my prior commitment to Royal Holloway without any major penalization. Everything was rectified and I guess I'll be moving to St. Andrews, Scotland end of August. The timeframe is a bit different. I will be starting classes in early September [as opposed to end of September] and my studies will last exactly 12 months [instead of 9]. This is one of the more rigorous programs in my field, so I'm going to have to do a lot of blog planning before heading out to Scotland! [Any help would be greatly appreciated.]

I do look forward to one thing.
Maybe I'll end up finding my Prince Charming there too just like Kate found Will?... 

A new favorite baking blog.

Completely in love with this look and this shirt dress.

Wonderful summer dessert idea!

More inspiration here and here.

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A few things I'm currently loving.

Living on the wild side.

Food photography with Simon Bajada.

Tips on cooking with wine

Dinner and a movie : Midnight in Paris.

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And I might need to hold onto this.

Summa summa soups.

Renaissance revisited.


  1. congratulations on your decision! Glad you are happy with your choice! Either way you will love your year away...guaranteed. Let the adventure begin!

  2. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, it sounds like you're really following your dreams.  You go girl!

  3. What a great change of plans!! I have a friend who went to St. Andrews for her masters and loved it. Can't wait to hear your tales from Scotland :)

  4. Well, Scotland is definately not London, but I am sure it will be lovely! And you can't say no to St Andrews! :) I should probably head and reserve a post on your FB fan page haha Hope you are having a great weekend! xoxo

  5. Congrats! I can't wait to read about your adventures in Scotland and see some photos!

  6. happy for you.  You have to follow your dreams no matter what and sometimes there are little bumps in the process.  You got through it and now are on your way to this amazing new chapter of your life.  Enjoy the journey!!

  7. YAY, your dream is coming true! I am so excited for you, this is going to be amazing :)  Congrats, Supal! 

  8. London shmundon. Congrats Supy!

  9. Congratulations Supal! This is so exciting. I so admire that you are going after your dreams! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures in Scotland.

  10. Congratulations lady!! You definitely deserve to go to the school of your choice! So proud of you. :) Now I need to plan my trip to Scotland!

  11. I'm so behind on commenting but CONGRATS! St. Andrews is an incredible school and you're super lucky. I'll ask my Scottish coworker if there are any particular things you should check out while you're there. :)

  12. AHH I literally squealed when I read this! I'm so excited for you! Going to Grad school and in Scotland too!? What
    an amazing experience you will have! Lauren and I look forward to you sharing your adventures with us on this blog!



  13. Laura @ BeautyandbeardJune 4, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    CONGRATS!! AH!! so exciting!


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