hayden turned 6!! i can’t believe it really. he has gotten so big and its still a bit surreal to me that this little prince of mine is going into first grade this september.
i really wish that we had a spot we could escape to on the weekends. nate and i talk about this a lot. we are fortunate enough to have some close friends who invite us to some of their family getaways… this makes a summer in the city a lot more bearable. gotta escape the steamy city heat somehow. Continue Reading…
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
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…
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…
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.