Friday, April 30, 2010

Good night

Bear and I want to wish everyone a good evening. Enjoy the start to
the weekend!xo

heartbeat project




This photo is an out take from my newest post on my heartbeat project today. As I've said before, it's always hard for me to pick the photo to use because there are so many beautiful ones. In this case, the images I took of her were so totally different, to pick one over the other was near to impossible. Thanks so Alan for making the decision for me...this model, Jennifer, is just a dream to work with. Naturally stunning and a heart of gold. Go to her post to see the photo I decided to go with and her beautiful quote (kindly translated to English by Max) regarding her heart.

cannot get this song out of my head...

More U2 music on iLike

goodness


it's people like Samantha and her constant kindness that keep my heart happy and believing that the world is truly still full of goodness. In a sea of selfishness, Sam is a life saver. A really, really well dressed life saver.

the moon

image from here.
I've always had a fascination with the moon. When I was little I would pray to it, ask it to guide me and show me the way through a situation. Now, I'm even more intrigued albeit a wee less spiritual regarding it. It makes me instantly happy to spot it in the sky and more often than not will stop me in my tracks and leave me wide eyed for a precious moment. To see it linger in the New York City sky or come over the horizon at the beach by my parents house, well those two things are like giving a child a lollipop. I salivate for it.
Last night, when I once again spotted it in an incredibly low position in the city sky, I decided what my next photo project will be after I finish my 365 heartbeat project. And I'm fully looking forward to it.
I love when passions turn into projects that bring joy to the world.

mom, don't you think we should make this?

I have a major crush on this necklace. I think it would be perfection with all things summer - bikinis, dresses, sheer tops and my new favorite sunglasses. Don't think I should be spending a fortune on jewelry, especially since Bear loves to yank my hair and accessories as he feeds. So instead I'm considering making this beauty. mom, care to join my do-it-yourself insanity?

Photos: Assad Mounser from the blog that's been making me endlessly happy, because I'm addicted

wannabe


image from fffound
today i wish i was this beautiful hippie girl, lounging in the sunshine, running free in a field of flowers. what and where would you like to be today?
"I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them."

Sylvia Plath

Thursday, April 29, 2010

How I love thee...

Shooting today, again.
Dennis is saving the day, again. Love this man.
"If something bothers you about someone, you are recognizing an attitude that is actually within you. When you feel it does not affect you and you can respond calmly, it means that this weakness is no longer in you."

Innerspace

doesn't this mantle make you happy?

photo from elle decor
so beautiful. might need to decorate my nonexistent home just like it.

if i were an outfit today...


this is what i'd look like. wishing I was wearing exactly this right now.
it's a crisp day here in NYC, feels like fall. Kinda loving it.

Wannabe

I saw this man doing some sort of tai chi in an empty playground on my
walk to work.
A little part of me wept. I want to be him. How lucky to start your
day so elegantly, right?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The little things

I am sitting in the quiet darkness feeding Luca as he dozes in and out
of sleep. By the faint light of the city outside my window I keep
catching him letting go of me for a brief moment and giving giant
smiles. Peaceful, innocent, meaningful, honest smiles.
It's moments like this where I feel my life is perfect. No matter
whatever else is going on. This makes it all right.
Thank you. Whomever, whatever, I thank you.

other people's desks


doesnt this room instantly give you a desire to put on jazz music and write letters to the birds outside your window? no? oh...weird, cause that's what it does to me...
image via the blank page
"All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired."

Chuck Palahniuk

"I’m sorry for a lot of things, but most of all that I never got the chance to tell you that, no matter what happens next, I’ll never be anything but grateful for every moment I spent with you. And even though I keep fumbling for the right words, all I really wanted to say was thank you."

The land of women

sun filled day

photo from hanneli
the sun is finally shining over NYC. hope wherever you are it's warming you up and bringing you a wonderfully happy day.

Moonlight

Did you happen to see the magic of the moon last night?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

yayayayayaya!!


Zimmerman swimwear collection 2009
I saw this on lovers in vain and drooled all over myself. summer, please come quickly.

other people's desks

image from emma
I can only imagine that the most poetic of pictures are made here. don't you think?

from lost.net.au

what makes your heart glow?

behind the scenes


Dying over this photo of me taking a picture of Peter the policeman from New Orleans, taking a photo of me.
This man is almost too good to be a real person. Someone needs to do a reality show on him. Or a cartoon character based on him.
There aren't many characters left in this world. He's a character...

italian vogue 2004 from lovers in vain

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.
- unknown

smile


images from the selby
it's tuesday, the sun isn't shining, the air is cold, we all need a reason to smile. so here - photos that will make you do just that.
image from that's not what good girls do
"All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here."

Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care

"There’s someone in her past that she hasn’t gotten over yet. Each day is like the last and she misses what she can’t forget. It’s just an empty space where something used to be. Now she guards the gate, but she’s lost the key. No one enters, but no one leaves." - That's not what good girls do

The one thing I'm really learning from my Heartbeat Project is everyone has a story about love. Everyone has a heart that loves, that's been hurt, that's trying for more, wishing for less, thinking about the past, eager for the future. The stories I hear each day lift me up and knock me down. I recently talked to a man that cried on my shoulder about losing the love of his life. They were married at a very young age, had a child and then she up and left him. She liked girls she suddenly decided. That was nearly 30 years ago. She passed away a few weeks ago and as he cried, in public, to me, a stranger, he explained that he never gave up hope that they'd be together again one day. That she would regret leaving him and she'd be back. But she never returned. She's gone now and he's left with a broken heart forever.
His story shattered me that day. Especially since he told me not to print the story with his photo and name. Instead he told me something else. Something less powerful. Which is why I'm telling the original story here.
My heart feels for him. More than I could ever let even myself know. But at the end of our conversation I asked him "if you could take it all back, never to have met and married her, never to have known that type of love, would you take that option now?" and without a second thought he answered, "never. cause who would I be today had I not loved and then lost? I can never be friends with people that don't understand the power of both of those things. Without them we are naive and boring."
Amen, sir.

Monday, April 26, 2010

don't you need this?


T turned me on to this fabulous website called Steele Canvas Basket Co. I'm in lust. Especially with this bag. I'm obsessed with beach bags and have about a zillion, maybe more, from all my travels around the world. Woven palm leaves from Cuba, batik prints from Kenya, leather from Argentina...but I'm thinking this one might be my new summer bag for both city and sand. Love it.
Check out their website, some amazing ideas for your home there too.
there's a heart hidden in this pic
"Sometimes the heart doesn’t know what it wants until it finds what it wants."

The Office

"I don’t want my thoughts to die with me. I want to have done something."

Temple Grandin

lazy day

Feeling this unquenchable desire to be barefoot, at home reading and looking at pictures all day. Is there a job that allows this? Can I have it?
Where would you love to be today?

image from Lost blog
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I'm doing the revlon walk and would love any donation you could possibly give. A dollar helps...details below. thanks!

It's happening on May 1st in New York City and I'm walking for all the women that have battled, won, lost and continue to fight against cancer. If you, too, would like to join the race, register at www.revlonrunwalk.com/ny - or please click on my donation page and help me succeed at raising money for this cause. Donations will help fund important research into the cause and cure of women's cancers, prevention, education and support service programs. Every dollar will help bring us one step closer to a cure.

ahhhh...


image by jason nocito
So crazy busy today, wishing I had another day of the weekend so I could rest and take some really deep breaths. But no such luck apparently.
I'm going over film from my photo shoot and it's magic. I'm really so happy about it, which makes this hectic monday a bit easier on me.
How was your weekend?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Is it just me....

Or is that the most beautiful man bulldog ever? Taloo, he's ready for
a date any day now.

If....

I die over this street style photo.
If it was sunny outside, my legs were prebaby size (& 3 inches
longer), I'd be wearing this exact look at this exact moment. But
alas, none such things are happening.

On the subject of rain

This photo by Cristina Coco has left me swooning. Her work is beyond
words and her child (photographed here) is delicious.
Love that it wasn't raining but the boy wanted to enjoy his umbrella
anyway.
The innocence of it is bliss.

It's raining


Kinda nice to have a rainy Sunday in NYC. Gives me a reason to stay
home and cuddle with the baby bear.
We did decide to go for a mid-morning stroll though - after some
technical difficulties, as strapping him into the baby carrier is a
production in itself.
But we had a blast skipping around singing under the umbrella in the
drizzly rain.
What are you doing today? How do you spend a rainy Sunday?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Us

Tara took this beautiful photo of bear and I at lunch today.
It makes me happy. Really happy.
I love this angel child so much. I have very few photos of him and I.
Probably because I'm always the one taking pictures, never on the
other side of it. Kinda sad since he's so big already and I really
don't have many pics of us from his bitty days. Must take more of us,
starting tomorrow.
Send me pics of you and your parents or you and your kids. Please!

Spreading the love

I never go on facebook but tonight I hit the app on my phone and
literally found myself face to face with this photo.
Apparently a sweet little man named jack likes to eat waffles a wee
wonky, this time creating a heart.
His mom, the gorgeous Cristina, photographed it after spotting hearts
all over this blog.
I live for moments like this. When people share the little things they
spot. Things they might not have noticed or cared about before.
Thanks C.Coco for sharing. By the way your photography is heavenly.
Find her work here:
www.cristinacocophoto.com

Happy happy, joy joy

My entire shoot we messed around with this genius iPhone app called
old photobooth. The happiness and laughter is endless. Enjoy.

Food!!!

Someone had their first meal today!!!!!
It was very very successful. We laughed the whole time and by the end
he was using the spoon to scoop up the food and put it directly in his
mouth.
A genius child for sure.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I didn't know it was humanly possible to be happier than me for just
merely being in new York. But bear wins, he's high fiving and giving
giant smiles to strangers while singing "New York, New York" at the
top of his lungs. True story.

thoughts

"Our words, our actions must constantly set the stage for the life we wish to lead."

thanks to the reader that left this. Love it.

happy friday!


wishing everyone a glorious weekend. the weather in NYC is perfection, making me happier than I've been in a long time.
Excited to throw on a little summer dress and cruise the city with Bear, taking in the sun and air.
Whatever it is you have planned, enjoy.xo

other people's desks




dying of jealousy over Alexander Wang's office, found on the Selby. I want to work in this glorious space. No wonder he's so inspired and talented.

Happy heart

Sent from my iPhone

I love New York

I've just touched down in NYC and I am so beyond happy to be here.
Hopefully everyones enjoying the end of the work week and looking
forward to a great weekend.
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