29 June 2012


My apologies for the garish/ugly contrast... 

I don't know why things are coming up highlighted on my blog, but I'm working on fixing it!

Let's Meditate

Recently I've felt myself being bogged down and dragging, both mentally and physically. In an effort to feel lighter, I have taken up meditating before bedtime. I first was introduced to the benefits of medication in my Peace Studies class two years ago and absolutely love it! If you have never practiced meditation before, this is a great article to read for guidance and tips. My favorite for of mediation is when I repeat a positive mantra or affirmation, although I love walking meditations as well!

28 June 2012

Burgers & Bubbly Recap

Last Friday we celebrated my birthday with burgers and bubbly. The theme? Bows on your toes! I don't know about everyone else, but I for sure had fun!


Daddy made a guest appearance


27 June 2012

Power Plants

Ever since DOM told me about his air quality concerns in Shanghai and how he planed on building a forest in his apartment, I've been researching different plants and the best ones to have in the apartment. I stumbled upon this article and am now inspired to bring some plants into my apartment! Every needs a little bit more green in their life! Let's just hope I don't kill off the plants with my not so green thumb... 

26 June 2012

Inspiration Nation

It's been awhile (ok, maybe a week) since I talked about what inspires me. I figured it would be a good time to post some of my favorite inspiration images! 


Black Glove Chic

Puppy Love

Be Outgoing

Pink Lips

Road Trips

Blowing Bubbles


22 June 2012

Week In Review

This past week was a whirlwind of activity getting ready for Burgers & Bubbly! I was able to capture a couple of highlights of my last week as a 23 year old on my Instagram to share:

Gypsy Hoops + Pink Stones

Dinner at Pete's

Sample Sale Mermaid  Style

Early Morning Errands in Union Square

Work Birthday Cake! 


Happy Birthday to ME!

I will be celebrating with bows on my toes and champagne in hand.
(and eating cake for breakfast too...)

21 June 2012

Burgers & Bubbly Planning

I LOVE birthdays (obviously) and have been planning my birthday party with the theme tailored specifically for me (as well as SLL and AMS) - Burgers & Bubbly. While I have all the details nailed down, I still need to make sure it is executed perfectly...which is really all that matters! My biggest stresses at the moment? 

Not having the bubbly in hand
The party mix
Committing to a hairstyle
Decor (or lack thereof)
Which bows I want on my toes!

20 June 2012

Summer Solstice

"And so with the sunshine and with the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in the movies, I had that similar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer"
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happy Summer Solstice!

19 June 2012

Jewelry Heist

I have a laundry list of jewelry that I want, but let's be honest here, I'm not the only one - every girl has a list of coveted jewels! My current wish list goes as follows:

Tiffany Gold Mesh Bracelet 

And what would I carry it all in? The Tiffany Jitney Tote of course!

18 June 2012


Good Morning! 

In case you didn't pick up on it, I'm an early riser - as in "likes to wake up with the sun" early riser. The best part of waking up early is that you get EVERYTHING done before the crowds. Specifically:

Going to the gym
Hitting up the Union Square Market
Grocery store runs

Bonus: You don't have to look your best all the time!

17 June 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to a wonderful Daddy who has taught me SO much! I feel like Dads always give the best advice and below are two pieces of advice my Dad gave me which I totally embraced early on in life:

"When in doubt look about"

"Deny. Deny. Deny. Obfuscate. When that doesn't work - counter accusations!"

16 June 2012

New York, NY

Reasons why I love being a (native) New Yorker:

Madison Ave Shopping
All black all the time is always acceptable
The Yankees
Roasted nuts on every corner
The option to have breakfast at Tiffany's every morning
Summer weekends in the country
The fact I don't have an obvious NY accent 

14 June 2012

Travel Bitten

Someone's caught the travel bug and is currently planning lots of fun trips for the summer! Travel essentials for the trips include: sunscreen, ballet slippers, and chap stick - my 3 travel/carry on essentials. 

Trips I am planning:

Chicago - To visit CJB & Co.
Palm Beach - To polish my tan off and get in some killer shopping sprees
Nantucket - Birthday celebrations/AEB time
Shanghai - Why wouldn't I visit DOM in China?

13 June 2012

Apres Beach

Apres Ski is one of my favorite Winter party themes, so it's only natural that I would love Apres Beach parties for the Summer! After this weekend I'm happy to report I will be flaunting tan lines, sporting sunglasses, and have always polished toes.

12 June 2012

Nautical But Nice

I'm a sailor, and when I say sailor I use that term lightly. Actually, to be honest, I used to sit on the boat and tan and occasionally do something involving lots of lines and making sure we weren't last place in regatta's. BUT this doesn't stop me from loving  the nautical style! In this summer I'm always wearing stripes, topsides,  and I used to wear a rope bracelet - but had to stop due to a slight obsession* in 7th grade.

*When I say obsession I really mean, I wouldn't take mine off for like 5 years because I thought it would be bad luck ,so when my friend's mom made me take it off, I decided to not wear one again due to the amount of anxiety taking the last one off - I didn't think I would recover. Yes, I know I'm crazy and I embrace it.

11 June 2012


Made an instant classic by Jackie Kennedy in the 60s, Jack Rodgers are still a summer essential for all! I think everyone has a favorite Jack's story or memory - even me! 

Mine includes a late night stroll...

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