adventures, featured

a day trip to bath

June 26, 2017


in the past year or so i have been lucky enough to travel to england for work quite a bit. i don’t love being gone from home without the kids for too long, but i have to admit i do enjoy little trips here and there. recently i had to be in england for a week for work and i decided to live up every moment of it. as luck would have it, one of my best girl friends, kristine, is living there for work right now so we made a LOT of plans. aside from going out, catching a show (if you have the opportunity to see angels in america do it, it was outstanding!), we also went on a day trip to bath… it was enchanting.

i’m not going to list all the image details below because it is just worth it to take a day trip there to explore. i will say that my favorite part was laying under the trees while my friend matt read kristine and i’s auras… also that amazing wine bar that SHOULD NOT BE MISSED… also the midnight ride back to england that ended with mcdonalds happy meals… as all midnight rides should. xx

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take me out to the ball game

June 12, 2017


we recently took the kids to their first baseball game ever–the mets versus the pirates! nate and i are mets fans… even though that is only truly because we have never been to a yankees game. not necessarily by choice, but because it always seems to work out that we make it to a mets game versus a yankees game, therefore we have become mets fans. we both grew up in atlanta so we are historically braves fans, but we have since transitioned away from the tomahawk chop.

the kids were so excited about the night’s game. we were too, although a 7:30pm game seemed a bit ambitious with these 3, but we decided to tackle it.  Continue Reading…

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proud big sis

June 4, 2017


a couple weekends ago nate, the kids and i drove down to baltimore to be with my family and celebrate my little sister gaby’s graduation from the maryland institute college of art. Continue Reading…

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happy birthday alexa!

May 22, 2017

i can’t believe this girl is already seven years old. how did that go by so fast? it seems like yesterday we were celebrating her rock n roll two-year-old birthday party on the west side highway! dance parties are a theme, clearly. two years ago we celebrated at this very same spot–downtown dance factory. she loved it so much she asked to go back this year… nate and i were both fully onboard as they make dance parties SO easy for the parents. Continue Reading…

gift guide

this ones for the dads

May 21, 2017

– a state bags backpack (love these bags and love the mission of the company)
– a new york diner map
– a fix it kit
– these are probably too chic for a traditional fireplace, but i love these matchsticks nonetheless
– rag & bone black italian leather sneakers, because a suit looks way cooler paired with these
– a one blade razor starter kit – apparently years of research and innovation went into creating this sleek razor – also, the packagaing is really well done so it makes a beautiful gift
– an old classic, vuarnet x rag & bone distric sunglasses
– the perfect travel on luggage if you don’t want to pay rimowa prices, check out away luggage
– the blunt metro umbrella – its about time that someone took the time to apply some innovation to an umbrella, one that doesn’t reverse itself with an intense wind!
– the new york pizza project book – a photography book about classic new york pizza spots… kind of a no-brainer

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snapshots on film

May 5, 2017

who knew a disposable camera would be so novel? i’ve blogged about this before, but we recently developed a new batch of photos so i thought i would post some of my favorites. i love how a bad photo can often be an amazing photo… i guess its truly in the eye of the beholder.

nate doesn’t think these are so great, but i love them because they are from alexa and hayden’s point of view. most of the pitcures turn out pretty awful, but i think these are pretty great.

pre-teen
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paradise in palm springs

May 2, 2017

CALIFORNIA BABY

last month we took a trip to palm springs, california for our friend’s wedding — it was a much needed adult-only getaway. i had been to palm springs once before for a work trip, but it was definitely a treat to be there for a short vacation and even more so for the wedding where we were surrounded by a group of our closest friends so we were in constant party mode. the kids stayed home in brooklyn with my mom which made the overall trip pretty much perfect.


a road trip to palm springs wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the cabazon dinosaurs… it’s not much more than a photo op, but it is a worthy photo op — definitely a good instagram opportunity to say the least.
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beauty, fashion

for the mamas

April 30, 2017

this may be a record for the number of posts i have done in one week since rowan was born! rowan has been crawling all over me while i have been typing–he was supposed to be napping–so i apologise for the grammatical errors in advance.

i thought i would put together some gift ideas for anyone looking for ideas for mother’s day gifts.

fragrance sampler
collection sampler box of all eight rag & bone fragrances. mix and match–all the scents are amazing, but neroli and bergamot are my favorite!

striped top
zara is so good with hitting trends, but also maintaining an easy-effortless feel at a great price. i just got this top the other day and i love it.

beachwaver curling iron
a friend of mine tipped me off about this dreamy curling iron. it literally does all the work for you. you clip the end of your hair to it, hit a button and off it goes. get ready for the victoria’s secret model hair.

meant – do it all wash
i actually haven’t tried these products yet, but a friend of mine started the line and i imagine they are amazing because she is pretty much a rock star. she is a hard working, multi-tasking, mama of two badass and i can’t wait to try all her products. i am sure they are as great as she is.

hexagon hoops
bing bang is one of my favourite inexpensive jewelry lines. i love their playful nature. their products make really great gifts.

“women on a mission” tote
love the message and love the cause. each bag purchased gives 10 meals to children around the world.

black ginsberg sweater
this sweater is a chic nod to the beatnik generation. ginsberg was an american poet of jewish origin, and one of the leading figures of both the beat generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow.

big little lies
my mom gave me this book and i haven’t started reading it yet, but she claims you cannot put it down. i’m trying to wait to watch the hbo series once i complete the book!

marilyn baseball cap
the truth is, every woman should have a go-to baseball cap. for bad hair days, rainy days or for just an easy weekend accessory. i wear my caps all the time!

chess set
the other day, nate and i were talking about how fun it would be if we learned how to play chess together. maybe if we got a cool new chess set that would inspire us! we need a distraction from binge watching the americans!

baies diptyque candle
of all the candles in the world, this is still my ABSOLUTE favourite.

adria espadrille
i actually just got these as a little gift for my mom. easy and effortless.

happy mother’s day shopping!

little ones

play in plae

April 27, 2017


i’ve been meaning to write about these kids shoes for awhile. we were given some plae shoes as a gift awhile back and i have continually bought their shoes since. they. are. the. best.

our kids are obsessed with them. in a nutshell, they are flexible, breathable, eco-friendly, machine-washable and are specifically designed for the natural development of a child’s feet. so overall, a win for all. bonus for the kids is the huge range of color options. below are a couple of the styles we have and love.  Continue Reading…