The Holidays Are Here

The presents are wrapped and they're under our tree but I have to admit I'm still not completely in the holiday spirit. I'm not sure if it's because of the 60 degree weather we've been having here or if it's because we're not going to my Mom's this year. Hopefully it hits me soon!

We're off to a fancy lunch with some cocktails at Balthazaar's in Soho. Then we're having my sister-in-law and her family over for the night. Six people in our 700 sq.ft should be interesting... Then it's up to the cabin we go.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and thank you so much for all your sweet comments throughout the year! Your readership means more to me than you can imagine. Happy Holidays!



As the shortest day of the year approaches (tomorrow), I'm finding myself getting sleepier and sleepier. All I want to do is lie in bed and watch old episodes of Bored to Death. These photos gave me serious bedroom envy as our bedroom currently looks like a Crate & Barrel stock room (wedding presents). We're very much looking forward to moving to our next apartment - whenever and wherever that may be.

Images found here.


Madewell Spring 2012

I love how cheerful Madewell's Spring line is. See more looks here.


Burlington, VT

We had to make a slightly spontaneous and quick trip to Burlington, Vermont the past couple of days. The main street looked so cute as it was all decked out for the holidays. But now we're back in NYC and about to have a "NY Christmas" with my in-laws. I can't remember the last time I actually saw the Rockefeller tree. Should be fun!

Hope you all have a great weekend!  


Busy Bee

The next week or so I may be a bit absent from my blog because things are finally coming down to the wire. In 3 weeks, I will be launching my new company which means that I have a ton to finish before then. What is this new company you say? Starting January 2012, I will be launching my new wedding stationery shop and along with that, a new blog. To say I'm excited is a huge understatement and for the next few weeks I am actually excited to work my butt off. 

With that said, I'll leave you with this adorable cabin that reminds me of the cute English home that was in one of my (embarrassingly) favorite holiday movies, The Holiday.

Image found here.


Happy Friday!

This might be the first winter I'm actually excited for. I've always hated the cold but this year I'm going to embrace it and just layer up as much as possible. After many balmy days here in NYC, it's finally starting to get a little cold and it's helping to put me in the Christmas spirit. What are you up to this weekend?

Here's what's on my agenda:
Pizza and Wine with some Friends
Another Weekend-Long Photoshoot (I'm hoping to share some sneak peeks soon.)
Picking Out and Decorating our Christmas Tree
Finish looking through this month's Rue Magazine
and Possibly a Trip to 3rd Ward to check out the craft fair and say "hi" to my dear friend.

Hope yours is lovely!
Images found here and here.

Green Gardens

Ever since my Mom gave me a clip of my Grandparents jade plant, I've turned into a bit of a plant-a-holic. From the clipping, I've made about 5 big jade plants and even used them for my wedding favors (all 100 of them!), as seen above. To be honest, I really don't know all that much about maintaining plants but somehow I've gotten lucky and they're all still alive to this day. I owe most of it to all the sunlight my apartment gets. I really look forward to the day that I can have a huge garden.

Here are a few of my favorite plant accessories.

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Home Envy

In love with this clean, white and black home.


Catskills Barn

This is everything I'd ever want in a home. 

Found here. All images are from the New York Times.

An Outfit For

...or perhaps a good outfit for picking out your Christmas Tree.

1. Sweater // 2. Gloves // 3. Earrings // 4. Bangles // 5. Boots // 6. Tote // 7. Pants


Wild Retreat

How amazing is this retreat in British Columbia? Seems like the perfect getaway to me.


Out On The Weekend

The baby shower was a success! We ended up making these lasagne cupcakes with salad and garlic bread and I used this recipe for the carrot cake. My sister's belly is getting mighty big and I have to say it's pretty cool to see your sister pregnant. We all had a great time and I was sad to say goodbye to everyone. Only one month to go before we meet the new babe! Hope you had a lovely weekend as well.


Boston Bound

Tomorrow I'm headed out to Boston to meet up with my family. We are hosting a baby shower for my sister, Meghan, in Boston. I'm pretty pumped to see her big belly, eat carrot cake and celebrate with a glass (or two) of wine with my mom. Hope you have a lovely weekend!