About Me

I'm Alison, and this is my blog -- thank you for visiting!

  {name: alison}

I read blogs like it's my job, focusing on all of the things I'm interested in: food, fashion, design, healthy living, travel, New York City, and now, running. I love getting to know people through their passions, their ideas, their beautiful images.

{sidekick: audrey the dog}

I'm not an expert on any of these subjects, so when I decided to enter the blogosphere, I knew I should write about the only thing I am completely knowledgeable about: me. This blog is a bit of my own personal diary, a place where I can channel all of the ideas I have floating around in my head.

{dream job: spreading pixie dust}

The timing of launching this blog is important. I feel like I've been stuck in neutral for the past few years and I am ready to make some big changes in my life. I think I'm going to go on some pretty big adventures, and I want a virtual scrapbook to remember it all! For better or worse, I want to capture all of the stories, the highs and the lows of the journey for myself...and if others want to come along, I am utterly tickled and so pleased!

{lives: new york city}

What makes this blog different from all of the {fill in the blank} blogs out there? Well, maybe not so much. There are lots of wonderful blogs, many of them covering the same topics.

{eats: rainbows}

But I do feel I have something to contribute. I have huge dreams, a big heart, and a bit of experience under my belt. I think this could make for some interesting reading, and I am excited about sharing my story and joining this warm and wonderful online community.

{wears: kate spade shoes}

For now, I am going to keep the blog anonymous. I am a bit of a wallflower by nature, so I think I need to ease into this. I do truly appreciate all of the wonderful bloggers who just put themselves out there -- you are so brave, and you make it look like fun! I suspect I'll be ready to get out on the dance floor soon enough.

{runs: brooklyn bridge park}

So, thanks again for visiting -- feel free to look around, stay awhile, and make yourself at home! If you're so inclined, do check out my Lovely Life List. And let me know if you have one of your own! Make sure you check out my Blog Roll, I read the BEST blogs. If you're feeling inspired, don't hesitate to leave a comment. Or drop me a note at thepeacockdiaries@yahoo.com!

{loves: lists, whales, macarons, postcards, ruffles, beach houses, hollywood, prosecco, flea markets, sunday papers, monogrammed everything, daydreaming, diners, museums, naps, ranunculus...}

Oh, and why The Peacock Diaries? Kinda arbitrary. I do love peacocks -- they're beautiful and strange, and they are quite fast runners. And yes, I know the females are peahens, and I am a girl...but would you read The Peahen Diaries?

{the fine print}
Unless otherwise noted, all content and photos on this site are owned by Alison the Peacock and should be credited if borrowed. Let's all be nice to each other :)

About Me photo credits: Invisible Element, The Peacock Diaries, MemrieMare, Glitter Guide, Colour Lovers, Kate Spade, The Peacock Diaries, Oscar PR Girl


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It seems like we have a few things in common (Disney, travel, and postcards!). Maybe we'll run into each other at a Disney park sometime! :)

  2. Thanks, Emily! I have some catching up to do with your blog, but yes, definitely a lot in common :)

    I'm hoping to run some Disney races in 2012, so perhaps we will see each other out on the course!