Out & about in NYC w favorites @cjbarnas @melis_peterson @suzylull (Taken with Instagram)


Thanks for an awesome day @IslandCreek , so excited to be part of the adventure (Taken with Instagram)


“A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.”

- Holly Golightly, (on receiving a breakup note), in Breakfast at Tiffany’s


My Type of Sunday Funday

It was a very calm weekend overall… and that is fine by me!

I am someone who needs a weekend like this.

I love my crazy, fun weekends, but having one that allows me to catch up on life, every now and then, makes the busy weekends so much more manageable.

I went for a couple runs, rented a movie, got that haircut I needed so badly, caught up with most of my magazine pile, and lots more fun organization. It was great.

This afternoon, I let myself take a break from the to-do list crossing off mission I was on, and sat out for an hour, on the greenway in front of the North End and just soaked up the sun (sunscreen on though of course).

I’m letting myself fully embrace summer and the simple joys that accompany it. New England is so beautiful, but our summers go too quickly, and even though I didn’t get every little thing done that I wanted to, I’m so glad that I achieved a nice combination of productivity & relaxation today.


Loving my version of Sunday Funday (Taken with Instagram)


why did it take me so long...

to discover the limitless glory of BaubleBar!!??

Since discovering this little gem a few weeks ago, I have been achingggg to make a purchase. But what to attack first?

Their neon collection?! My adoration of neons has grown exponentially over the past couple weeks (thus, my purchase of a neon pink shirtdress and several neon studded earrings at the local SoWa market this past weekend).

Or since I tend to rely all too heavily on my stud earrings, maybe I should venture into BaubleBar’s boho danglers?!

But no, I must go back and go through the collection that had me from the beginning: their personalized pieces.

I fell in love with the classic Monogram Pendant Necklaces awhile back, and their steady appearance on Atlantic-Pacific makes my heart flutter all too often.

But now that that decision has been made…

gold or silver?? 

Maybe it did take a crisis to get to know yourself. Maybe you needed to get whacked hard by life before you understood what you wanted out of it.


thank you wild & wily brunette for sharing this quote, one that just fits my last few months oh too well

simple & cool joys of summer

Today brought the first official day of summer…and with it, 95 degree weather. It was a hot one.

And while I had an opportunity to attend a business-oriented cocktail party, I decided instead to do something that I knew would make me much happier…

Heading home to my little apartment, cranking the air conditioner, catching up on my current DVR favorites (aka The Conversation), and giving myself a bright new manicure (thank you “Watermelon” by essie).

And while I didn’t sip and mingle with anyone worth knowing, I had an absolutely lovely evening…cool, comfortable, soaking up the words of wisdom from the ladies interviewed on The Conversation. I am climbing into bed, refreshed and ready to take on the rest of this sweaty week. 

The late night treat of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food Frozen Yogurt didn’t hurt either…

Happy Hump Day all :)


i spy with my little eye...



a new handbag i must have by fall. 

it’s fate. 

my name is in its name.

i’m in love. 

ms. spade, you sure do know how to make a girl swoon.



why did this make my heart jump?

Super fresh strawberries are so so good…thinking I need to make shortcake soon :) (Taken with Instagram)

I'm back~can we be friends again!?

I’ve been meaning to post this entry, bringing everyone (or at least bringing my blog) up to speed on all the changes that have occurred over the past couple months, and am finally getting around to it. I’m finally getting around to having time to cook actual meals, to fit in exercise, to tidy up my apartment and tidy up my life, time to actually breathe.

And it is fantastic. This time. Finally having it.

Long story short, I made a professional change and haven’t looked back since.

I left the crazy 24/7 world of events and joined a small PR firm, with a focus on food and wine. A lot of factors played a part in my decision but I am incredibly happy with my choice and excited about this summer and beyond. Positivity has entered my life and it’s contagious.

Not only has my work schedule become more relaxed and enjoyable, but I hope this also allows me to finally focus on my blogging and freelance writing aspirations.

This is an incredibly abbreviated version of the happenings, decisions and emotions over the past few months, but I don’t feel like re-living and transcribing it all. I am in a new place, looking forward, moving forward, and taking care of myself. I have a lot going on, with the new job, looking for a new apartment for the fall and lots of fun professional and personal summer parties, trips and events.

I have ideas for this blog/Tumblr and look forward to jumping back in once again, full throttle, over the next couple weeks. I’m thinking of having a designer help me make my blog look more like “me”-if I’m going to do this with my whole heart in it, might as well do it big! Go big or go home! (Any blog/graphic designer recommendations-send my way!!)

I’m so excited to be back in the fantastically wonderful blogging community-cheers!

this dog. love. 


Sneak peek at our Style at Home feature with Catherine of @thelifestyled http://thelifestyled.com/

Photographed by @sarahyates http://www.ahouseinthehills.com/


The Post-it aisle at Staples gives me way too much happiness (Taken with Instagram)

Binder clips in every color…my joy of organization cont to expand (Taken with Instagram)


Rice & veggie salad, inspired by some recipes from @sproutedkitchen (Taken with Instagram)

Thank you to Cheree Berry Paper for making my day :) (Taken with Instagram)

Health focus in full throttle


Cheers to new beginnings, to fresh starts (Taken with instagram)


vacation perfection

summer goal: host some dinner & wine parties

so what does that say about my obsession with magazines…

i sigh


Mellow Yellow


We’re just going to follow our hearts,
Treat each other well,
Eat well,
and Enjoy the Ocean.

- Jim Banks

Discovered courtesy of Arax-Rae Van Buren

Simple joys

Come over for dinner

Love this song


I love this



Up the stairs to Montmartre. 

Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.

Kyoko Escamilla (via vogueitgirl)


believe it.