Hi, I'm Angi
Welcome to my corner of the internet! My passions include travel, photography, books, music, Japanese language and culture, Italian language and culture, and art.

Here at Abbott Lane you'll find my thoughts on these topics and much more. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Sunday Six

1. Still playing The Minimalist Game. I wish I'd taken before and after photos, especially of my storage closet and my clothing closet. I'm amazed at how much I've been able to let go, and I think I'll actually be able to finish the whole month.

2. Last full week of work before sta…

Loving: Yureru by Evisbeats

If you've been following the blog for awhile, you'll know that earlier this year I began the adventure of learning Japanese. I've been interested in Japanese culture since Jr High/High School, and my trip there in 2014 was one of the highlights of my life. I decided that it was time to…

Best Books: September

September was, once again, fairly slow. The book slump is real y'all (and seemingly endless)! I managed only four books this month, with one being a clear favorite. Let's get to it...

I decided to get started early on my spooky reading for the month of October, and in my search for new rea…

Sunday Six

1. Another successful Sunday Salon, the last of the year. I always make the October event the last one because the holiday season is an insane time to try to do it, but it always feels a bit bittersweet, since I miss seeing everyone.

2. A chill week ahead. It feels good to move a little slower as …

Sunday Six

1. Long weekend. Much needed!

2. Too many library loans available at the same time...ugh.

3. College friend in town. Great lunch and conversation.

4. Washi tape washi tape washi tape...

5. Trying to not be a ball of despair about the state of our world.

6. So many things to fix. Where do I begin?

The Mullet of Architecture Tours: Taliesen + House on the Rock

Last weekend, a friend and I took a quick road trip up to Madison. It had been far too long since I'd been there - a place that I had such fond memories of - so it was nice to get back and see how things had changed.

Madison isn't huge, but it has tons to do and lots to love. The people ar…