Thursday, March 31, 2011

Silent below

I was on the 10th floor of a building on lower Hudson Street today and saw this gorgeous sight. One lone man walking on an otherwise empty street. I can't help but wonder if he felt as serene as he looked from where I was? My mind went wild imagining all the other people peering out their windows and seeing the same sight. What did they think of this unknown man?


New colors for my charity bracelets for this spring/summer. Which color do you like best?

things that make me happy...

wide-leg, bellbottoms and 70s style clothing. ahh, time to shine.

dress me

The always perfectly dressed Olivia Palermo has inspired me today. I have two big/fun meetings and in an attempt to stay away from black again, I headed in this direction - and then layered with a giant navy peacoat.

letting change in

I went to an incredible lecture yesterday, an unexpected jolt for my soul.

Since I was a little girl I've been extremely spiritual, yet within the last 4 years I'm realizing I've lost a good part of that, an important part. I think about it often and I wonder within why I no longer believe and see things as I used to. Yesterday answers came my way. In a soothing way. 

Gabrielle Bernstein is an old acquaintance who spoke with her dear friend/cancer survivor/motivational speaker/nutritional guru, Kris Carr. The two were talking to a room of 300 yet I felt like their words were directed solely at me. 

Without getting too deep into it all, I sat motionless, but deeply moved. And then I left, walked a city block and stopped. I looked up at the sky and felt a shift. An overdue, change within myself. This morning I woke up feeling like today was the start of something really wonderful. The start to a fresh new life. 

The easy part: my diet -- no more coffee but instead more water and green juices. The hard part: cleaning out my cloudy "make it happen now" attitude.  I need to start believing again. And listening to my inner voice because it's smarter than my jaded, bullheaded mind. Being led is better than forcing things to happen. 

It's something I used to know so well and live so perfectly, and to be brutally honest, I was a happier version of myself then. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a miserable being now, but like everyone, I have things in my life that I allow to bring me down. I no longer want to live like that. And last night I realized it's not about making a drastic change (like, say...moving to a different city or leaving your husband), no. It's about quieting yourself down and listening to the world around you. 

This is exactly what my mom teaches and tries to get me to do daily, and somehow in that room I felt her patiently nodding in agreement. It's time to relax and let life happen, time to let a little miracle happen each day.

Check out more info on Gabby and Kris and see how you can make a change in your own life.

where would you like to wake up tomorrow?

image from chic muse

I'd like to wake up and still be in my dreams. They've been that good lately.


Just saw a massive delivery of ranunculus flowers coming into my building. I'm jealous of my neighbor. Most beautiful flower ever.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


To have and to hold:
My new Zara studded red and tan bucket bag. Heaven. And please help me welcome my new springtime bracelets (by Chan Luu)!

is she out there?

I want to be friends with a girl that dresses like this. I'm quite sure sunday brunch would be even more fun with her around...

images: from J. Crew's presentation on Monday night.

Ms Turlington

I shared a flight with the gorgeous Christy Turlington and her breathtaking family over the weekend. She's just as stunning, if not more so, than she was back when she started in the business. Pure inspiration to drink more water and do more yoga.

dress me

Image Natsaha Poly at Oscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 2007/2008 RTW NYC

Today is day two back in NYC, and day two of not wearing black. I'm proud but fearful of how long this can last without the temps rising. Dreaming of bright dresses.

“He who seeks beauty shall find it.” 
- Bill Cunningham

please watch, pure hilarity

"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into you as life, place yourself in the full centre of that flood, then your are with out effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment... Then you are the world, the measure of right, of truth, of beauty."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

reblogging this from two years ago, it's too beautiful to forget

singing all morning...


Standing on line since the early morning for the new iPad. Insanity. The fights and pathetic excuses are so entertaining and so sad at the same time. What am I doing?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I'm so proud to announce I've won an award! I now hold the official title of "best vacation packer"
Don't be jealous. There's always next year.
you were the moon
i was the ocean
Everything hurts more when you’re younger

-ignore heros


soap image from etsy, Rocky Top Soap Shop

I'm taking a class!
A few years back, pre-baby, I decided I was going to take random classes every few months. I did pottery, got kicked out because I wouldn't stop making tall and skinny pieces. Well, not kicked out but asked not to come to the class again. So, err, yeah I guess I was kicked out. I took jewelry making, but only made it to 7 of 12 classes because my work schedule wouldn't allow me to leave in time. My cooking class was the most successful as I finished the whole semester and actually learned something. Oh and there was the ballet class in which I went, saw a group of 7 year olds and never actually made it inside the classroom. I did get my money back but it was after totally lying and saying I broke my ribs and couldn't dance. Anyway, I'm taking a three week soap making class. It's in exchange for a closet makeover I'm doing with the teacher. I met Sophia at the playground a while back and just today we emailed about making it happen. Soap! Isn't that fun? I'm more pumped about the packaging I'll make with it than the actual clean yourself up part of it.


These photos are killing my freezing heart. I arrived to NYC thinking that maybe, possibly the sun would shine down enough to warm the city to at least 60 degrees. No such luck. But I've managed to keep warm with a layer of salt still on my body. Yes, I'm serious, I still haven't washed the sea off. My final swim is still soaking my skin. And I like it. A lot.

singing this song all day....

beauty quiz

I was just put on hold by con ed and found myself taking this beauty quiz to help the moments go by...kinda spot on as look at what my answer came up as:

The Natural Beauty
You would never call yourself a hippie but you're way too laid-back for labels — though, that doesn't mean you don't stock up on the essentials. This look is like you, low-maintenance and natural. Keep hair simple with a straight-down-the-middle part with loose, beachy waves. For makeup, all you need is a brush of powder, a swipe of mascara, and a little lip-gloss. Just make sure you start the day with moisturizer — with SPF! — to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

yes, please

I've got a major crush on all the jewels by Brook&Lyn, find more incredible stuff, like this Surrounded Double Roped Necklace at her online boutique.


image from aubrey road

it's just more simple when the air is warm.


image from fffound

LOVING this clean and inspiring space. isn't it just divine?


after only wearing bright brightness all weekend on the beach, I'm obsessing over NYC weather. Where is the heat? Sun, come, please. Slipping myself into little red, blue or yellow dresses to spend my days in just doesn't feel quite right when it's freezing cold here.


Thanks to everyone that wrote in for the giveaway. Loved every answer. Truly.
There was something about one of the answers that fully made my heart race:

The thought of warm summer nights. Holding hands. Pondering my future and it's wondrous adventures. The unknown. Flowers on a bad day. Sand between my toes. The first guitar strum at a country concert. Good friends and nice wine. The anticipation of spending the rest of my life with my best friend and soul mate <3

So beautiful, right? A Life Full of Laughter ♥ I hope you LOVE your new Heartbeat necklace!xx

Sunday, March 27, 2011


image from habitually chic

This is my idea of perfection. Beauty. Grace.
This is real, raw, simple breathtaking elegance.


images from aubrey road.

if you haven't ever gone on this blog, you should. now. it makes life good. really good.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

dress me

ancient picture, but I still melt over this dress. Would be perfect when I run away to get married (which is not happening any time soon).

you're invited...

image from coco + kelley

I'd love to be there, listening to Adele's Someone Like You on repeat, then once dinner really gets going, the tune changes to a mix of Oh Land, Miike Snow and Aerosmith (don't judge). My companions and I would be sipping cold rosé and consuming mass quantities of lobster. Like all nights of my dreams, the evening would continue as we all kick off our heels and dance barefoot under the stars, before we make a mad dash to the water for swimming, floating and soul cleansing. 

Please join me.

can I please have it?

image from here.

This is what my dreams are made of.

Friday, March 25, 2011

and...I'm off

images from aubrey road

I'm heading out to turks and caicos for my first non-work trip without my son. I plan to sleep and sun myself like never before. I will share photos of the stunning sea as the days go, hopefully to please you and not to annoy.

Happy weekend to all.xx

all i'm seeing is blue... I wrote this little post for my daily. check it out!
click image to enlarge, or click here for the whole story.

5 things...

1. Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY, find it here

2. Falling head over heels for these Marc Jacobs shades. Must have them NOW.

3. this brainless article about Lindsay Lohan dropping her last name. Seriously, I know it's pathetic but sometimes a senseless read can be good for us. Really. And this to somewhat counteract it. I ♥  Jon Stewart.

4. The absolutely amazing sale on The Outnet. It's a damn good one.

5. I just painted my nails in Essie's Jazz. It's heaven. It's my new go-to. Check it out.

music man

I've mentioned before that my 16 month old child is musically inclined. And by inclined, I don't mean he likes row, row, row your boat. No, this child taps one hand to one beat and the other hand to another beat. He makes himself a full drum set with pots and pans. he cries at the stereo until I put it on. He dances and shakes and spins. He sings alone, while we stroll down the street, he knows the words to songs even though he cannot properly say them. A piano is his best friend, a drum his go-to at 7am and a guitar will quiet him down until his fingers hurt.

I am putting it out there to the gods of melody, please let him be the next Bono (he does obsess over U2 already).

dress me

and by me, I mean Chrissy...

These Isabel Marant boots are everything a spring/summer boot need to be...if you look like Chrissy. Doesn't stop me from stalking them out and wishing upon every star I see that I, too, can have them and look smashing in them.
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