we recently visited the museum of moving image in queens with the kids. it has been on my hit list for a long time. i wasn’t sure if the kids would be too young for it, but it was a hit. Continue Reading…
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…
– 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
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.
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.
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.
collection sampler box of all eight rag & bone fragrances. mix and match–all the scents are amazing, but neroli and bergamot are my favorite!
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.
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!
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.
i actually just got these as a little gift for my mom. easy and effortless.
happy mother’s day shopping!
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…
i’m so in love with these photos. i love nate’s photos in general, but i especially love when he shoots on his film cameras. there is a magical quality to those… there is a depth to the image that just doesn’t happen in digital photos. i told him that he isn’t allowed to shoot digital anymore on family outings, only film from here on out! he is not 100% sold on that idea, but the proof is in the pictures! enjoy. xx
i’m really thankful for my subway commute… sounds strange to say, but it is the only reason i read books anymore. it is the only time i have to myself without distraction. i read paperbacks, on my kindle and even on my phone. i am proud and embarrassed to have read all five “game of thrones” novels on my phone!!
i read to the kids every night of the week normally… or they read to me. my mom read to me every night for more ost my adolescent, so reading is an important bonding moment for me and the kids.
below are some books i have been reading to the kids, as well as some that i have been reading on my morning commute.
good night stories for rebel girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. the stories are short and easy to comprehend. i’ve loved introducing this book into alexa and hayden’s life. i love sharing the lives of these amazing women who have changed the face of this world by simple and astounding acts.
i have been doing yoga for the past 15 years… and i am still not very good at it, but i love it and hope that some day i will nail the crow pose and a headstand. this book, downward mule, was written by the sister of one of my best girl friends. downward mule stars sam mule, a barnyard outcast whose secret talent – yoga – ultimately saves the farm. while the book has poses built in, including cow, horse stance, crow and relaxation.
you are a badass
this book is maybe my favourite “self-help” book… ever. the truth is, i am not much of a self-help book kind of gal. i need to be fully entertained to read, which is why i often read books like the hunger games or game of thrones. the truth is that when i was reading this book i could not stop highlighting every page. it is exceptional and the perfect pick me up if you are in a work–or life–rut.
the book of the unnamed midwife
i LOVED this book. the book is about a post-apocalyptic world where women are in danger of extinction. if you like the handmaiden’s tale, or appreciate dystopic fiction in general, you will love this book.
1. topanga scarf top 2. scarf jacquard shorts 3. ruffled-front cotton top 4. front slit denim skirt 5. neroli fragrance 6. mari sandal 7. eden high heel 8. londar dress 9. leather clutch 10. elodie dress 11. ava sandal 12. catbird alphabet earrings 13. elliot mule