Friday, March 19, 2010


Enjoy your weekend. Pick up some fresh flowers...have a pie....just enjoy and be merry ! :-)

image via style me pretty

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring has sprung!!!

I have been traveling for work this week, apologies for my absence. But I returned to NYC last night to the most glorious weather ever! This weekend is actually going to be in the low 70's - HOORAY!!! I am actually excited to do some spring cleaning, run outside and of course enjoying the beautiful weather at some outside restaurant/bar is on the list of things to do. How can you not when it's so nice out!? Enjoy these beautiful images that remind me of spring :-)

Images from Girly Me

Monday, March 15, 2010

A little bit of this...a little bit of that !

Happy Monday! This weekend was a wet one here in NYC - but VERY productive! We got done tons of stuff around the house and even had some fun nights out in the city and Hoboken. Went to a fabulous Mexican dinner in Nolita, Cafe el Portal. Looks like a whole in the wall from the outside but is so charming on the interior and more importantly, the food is to die for! If you're ever in the area...check it out :-) And just as an fyi - the margs are tasty and strong!

Also, we finally got decor for the massive brick "foe" fireplace in our dining room. It was screaming for something but I just didn't want to put anything up. So I had been searching for a sunburst mirror and finally found it! Two's Company came to our rescue. We got it at the cutest little home store in Hoboken, which I am blanking on the name of now...but the manufacturer is Two's company. Anywho - we also picked up our Arte Italica MAGNIFICENT wine bar (pictures to come later but you can kind of see it to the right). It was a bohemuth getting it up the four flights of stairs. I proved useless so Steve asked a guy who was moving down the street.... he's a trooper and made it work! Thanks my love!!!

Hope you all had a nice weekend too!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Friday Chicitas!!

Now I know I already have my dress for the wedding....but if I were cool enough to wear a pink dress on our wedding day....this would be it. What a beauty - so elegant, classy and pretty!!!!

Have a good weekend!

Dress by carolina herrara via coco+kelley

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I couldn't help but smile when I stumbled upon these pictures on Girly Me today. So be happy - it's almost the weekend!

How I wish I was the one reading this book...

yummy...but so pretty at the same time :)

Absolutely adore this room! So feminine... looks like you would find this room in an enchanted cottage in the woods

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring reminds me of...

Barn doors. I love them. Let the top half stay open and feel the cool breezes of the Spring entering the house - feels good!

This image from the fabulously talented Amy Morris

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lovin' India Rose

I stumbled upon this website, India Rose, and I have fallen smitten! Such feminine designs with ruffles, stripes, polka dots - just "ever so"! I love it precious.

How beautiful!! I am trying to think how I could incorporate any of these into the wedding

Bath essentials?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Match made in snail-mail heaven!

Last week I attended the Dempsey & Carroll launch for their new partnership with Shumacher. What a great idea to pair a fabric line with a collection of stationary - brings the fun back into hand written notes (which I always love)! And of course, your personal stationary can match your living room - for those who just loooooove coordinating! :-)

Such colorful and fun designs..check it out

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cocktail Anyone?

What perfect timing. I am headed to Vegas tomorrow for the first of MANY bachelorette parties of the season! I am going with a fantastic group of gals and I am pretty positive we'll find ourselves some trouble and come back with some pretty funny stories.

So enjoy your weekend ladies and gents...I know I sure will! But before you sign off for the weekend, check out Everything LEB - an amazing blog (and also fellow Bostonian). I have been reading her blog now for a few months and I ALWAYS find inspiration when stopping over at LEB - I just LOVE it! If I haven't convinced you already, maybe the fact that she has a fabulous give-away will! Everything LEB is giving away some pretty rockin' bar accessories to make hosting a cocktail party "oh so stylish"! Check it out here!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One room at a time...

While condo renovations are done, we are still slowly but surely going through each room and decorating! I know...I know....this is a slow process (and should be) so that you can find special pieces and truly fall in love with the rooms you create. With that said, I am getting so antsy! I hate walking into the bedroom and living room and it looking so blah... I mean, don't get me wrong - we have done A LOT. But now we have come to a road bump (need to concentrate funds on the wedding) and I am dying to just get it all done! One thing that I really want to do with one wall in our living room is create bookshelves. We want to try and do this ourselves (aka Steve the handyman)....has anyone made bookshelves before across a whole wall?? If so, how did it come out?

images courtesy of trad home

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Because it's only Tuesday...

Here are some fun images to help us all through the week! I have to believe that whomever lives in these homes must leave the house every day with an extra skip in their step - so fun!

Love all the color combinations!!

images courtesy of Trad Home

Monday, March 1, 2010

Beach bum...

Yes, I know we had a blizzard last week....and maybe it's the 40 degree weather, the sun staying out just a little bit longer or the fact that Steve and I ran outside this weekend without freezing our buns off..... but whatever it is - I feel the winds of change slowly but surely creeping into the NE corridor!

These one-piece swimsuits from JCREW remind me of a retro-20's esque style. I can just imagine sitting beachside with a book and a fabulously floppy hat sporting these trunks!

Love these nautical stripes!

I think this one is so sweet with the floral pattern

Have a great week!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Snowed in...


images unknown

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I am sitting at my desk and I can't see the buildings across the way. Snow is blanketing Manhattan right now....

Images courtesy of Traditional Home

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Soon enough...

Soon these rainy, ice-cold days will be over. And I"ll be sitting on a dock down the Cape, shading myself from the glare of the sun....soon to be married....soon...

Image courtesy of coco + kelley

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


An ode to Canada as we are wrapping up the last week of the Winter Olympics :-) Enjoy some photos from Canadian House & Home Best of 2009....

A modern twist with the use of typically traditional darker woods....very nice.

So inviting! Textured ratten matts are stapled to the wall to give a look of grass cloth.

LOVE all the pops of color!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Words so sweet....

I fell in love with a piece that I saw over at Brooke's posting about her child's nursery on Blueprint Bliss. After doing some digging (emailing Brooke and her so kindly responding) I found out who makes this beautiful artwork - Sugarboo Designs. I googled them and of course went to their website and all I can say is WOW. I was captivated by all the beautiful words that Rebecca and her husband, Rick ,have captured and creatively displayed on SO many different types of artwork! I seriously could spend hours just sitting on their site reading all the amazingly heart felt quotes...

Not only are the pieces touching but they would look fabulous in any space! Everything from signs, handmade frames, and much much more. I want to hang them all over my apartment (ok, that might be overboard in my 1,000 sq.foot brownstone...but still) - I just love them! This is one talented duo over at Sugarboo and I will most definitely be purchasing multiple pieces in the future. Be your own judge and check them out here! And thanks again Brooke !

Love it!

How sweet in a nursery?

They have so many small frames that would make for amazing gifts!

Have a good week!