30 April 2011

28 April 2011

book list: spring edition


as we all know i am a compulsive book buyer so here is my spring book list:

i enjoyed this a lot and i felt like it gave me an interesting take on being between points in my life
a really fun lighthearted read perfect for the beach
a great introduction/wakeup call when it comes to understanding finances
a great book to inspire me to get in shape for the summer (and a fun book on the place that everyone hates to love!)
i obviously don't know how to cook and need to learn, so maybe this book will help!


so, this is my top 5 books to read this spring in my 5 favorite categories!
1. self-help
2. romance
3. practical girly advice
4. coffee-table
5. cookbook


*if you need any book recommendations please ask and i will send you a list!

27 April 2011

Fun Freebies


Now that I am going to have to seriously budget (I want to save money and still be able to somewhat have a life), I have been spending a lot of time researching some fun options and I have come across some fun things to get/do complimentary (in NYC of course)

These things include:

1. Complimentary personal service at topshop
2. Free hemming at uniqlo (their pants only)
3. Free rides once a week at 1pm at soulcycle (3 locations - TriBeCa - Wednesdays, E 83rd - Thursdays, and W 72nd - Fridays)
4. Free yoga classes at lululemon at 4 NYC locations (look here for schedules in your area)

Fun places to get samples:
3. sabon

Do you know of any other fun ones?

26 April 2011

go smile


now that summer is coming, i plan on making sure my body is in top shape!

first goals:
1. making it to the gym
2. actually use teeth whitener

go smile is my favorite one to use because it gets the results i want super fast!

25 April 2011

Miss Trish for Target!


If you love sandals, you must check out the Miss Trish for Target jaguar sandals! They are adorable and look really nice! I love it when Target does collaborations like this!

I also snagged some great treats from annies that were on sale!

24 April 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!

May your day be filled with joy and plenty of candy and egg hunts!





ps - i hope the Easter bunny treated everyone well!

23 April 2011

Proper Easter Attire


finding the perfect Easter dress and hat are 2 of my favorite things to do!

it is the first sign of spring for me!





(selections are from lilly, as customary)

22 April 2011

Happy Earth Day!


Happy Earth Day Everyone!

My way of helping the planet: taking the train.

martha stewart to the rescue!


if anyone needs any fast and adorable ideas for Easter, check out this article at martha stewart!

she always has the best ideas!

correspondence book


i know that one day i am going to want to remember the good times i had with my friends so i have been debating starting a correspondence book of memories to reread when i am an old dog woman. (dog because i am not a cat person, that is for AMC)

i also might keep the records on the off chance that i become famous, so when people want to make a book about me, they have the true story and hard copies, like the letters between marilyn monroe and her numerous friends.

21 April 2011

tea + honey


as i was wandering around new york city this past weekend with COH and CMR we found ourselves stopping into the tea+honey store and i immediately fell in love!

needless to say, i picked up a small bear of the hamptons honey (the wildflower one).

tip: if you suffer allergies like me and my mom do, consuming local honey helps in the spring because of bees and pollination, just make sure that it is the wild honey. (courtesy of DFM)

20 April 2011

apartment shopping


now that AEB and i found our chic new nest i must find the perfect accessories!

any ideas on where to start?

i found my headboard already (west elm outlet was a lifesaver...i saved more then 50% off!)

19 April 2011

April Showers


I really hope all of these April showers bring some fabulous May flowers!

Mini Muse: Jane Birkin


As we all know, I'm obsessed with her and is a constant source of inspiration for me!







Charles Philip Shanghai


I don't know about you but I'm obsessed with the charles philip shanghai shoe collection! They are beautiful shoes and are (somewhat) reasonably priced! I just need to figure out where I can snag a pair of the colored and striped ones!





17 April 2011

peep show


one of my most favorite celebrations happens to be Easter. now, it is not just because of all the bright colors, family time, and egg hunts but it is because that means it is peep season!




i plan on stuffing myself with them Easter morning so please don't be surprised when i complain about a stomach ache!

16 April 2011

Embrace Messy Hair



Normally I like to make sure my hair is in some form of order to balance out the fact that I don't take proper care of it. However, as of late, I have taken to embracing messy hair on weekends and give it the rest it needs.



Please see above for examples of what it looks like regularly!

15 April 2011

eberjay


i love indulging in comfy and pretty things to sleep in and my go to company is eberjay. everything is adorable and exactly what i want to fall asleep in, especially when it's the weekend! seriously though, these are my favorite nightgowns!





14 April 2011

Cleanse Update


So I successfully made it through my 2nd day (progress!!!) but I am going to have to end it due to the unhappy side effects I was experiencing. I started to get nauseous and ended up having to snack on some food to settle my stomach!

I think this time around it went much better because I knew what I was getting into and would have done the full 3 days, had I not felt that way. It's funny that I started to feel sick because I kept thinking to myself is this even working?? Is it worth starving myself and dealing with constant food cravings? I almost wished I got the side effects listed because I thought at least there would be proof of my body getting better BUT now that it happened I wished that I didn't have the natural side effects...oh well!

Lucky for me DCM was on the train to keep me company!

yankees


while i am notorious for my extreme dislike of sports, it does not take much effort to convince me to attend fun games...like the yankees game tonight!
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