Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Here is what I'm wishing for this Wednesday...

I have wanted a great cowl neck scarf like this for a while, and I found a pattern for
this one online, so I'm going to attempt to make it!
(image and pattern here)
I would live in this French Connection Fantail Frill Ruffle Dress - It's an outfit
that would transition from work to happy hour so perfectly!
(via French Connection)
Gold Druzy ring by Marcia Moran - found here
These monogrammed wine glasses are so cute!
(via Whitewash Sundries Etsy Shop)

What are you wishing for this Wednesday lovelies??

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Post-Irene Post

Good morning! I hope your weekend was lovely. Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, but I was in NJ without power because of Irene. The hurricane was not nearly as bad as we anticipated, but it knocked our power out (my poor parents - it's still out!) and many trees are down blocking the roads, making it difficult to get where you're going. One great thing Irene brought with her was some cooler weather - yesterday felt like fall it was amazing! The trains to the city were up and running this morning, so I'm finally back! I have lots of work to catch up on so I'll leave you with a few things I am looking forward to after spending the long weekend with my family...

I cannot wait to read this book! My dad was telling me all about it and it sounds so amazing!

Every Labor Day weekend a fair comes to town with rides and games and culminates with the parade Labor Day morning and fireworks Labor Day night.
(Some of my family and I playing a carnival game: Photo courtesy of Erin Sheehan)

Martha Stewart's new Halloween magazine!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Finally Friday!

This has been one of the toughest weeks in a while, so I am beyond happy that it's Friday! I'll be escaping the city and spending the weekend with my family. Hopefully I will avoid the madness of the masses trying to flee the city as it will most likely be evacuated Saturday morning for Hurricane Irene! I am looking forward to getting "stormed in" with the family - cooking, playing board games, wine, old movies...I hope all of you on the East Coast stay safe, and those elsewhere have a great weekend.

My mom cheated and bought pumpkin coffee before fall -
but i'm looking forward to having it this weekend!
(image via Pham Fatale)
I got Apples to Apples a few Christmases ago, and it is now a family favorite! I highly suggest it.
(to buy)
My mom makes AMAZING peach pancakes!
(image via Better Homes & Gardens)
And a really good movie....perhaps Waking Ned Devine
Happy weekend lovelies!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer To Do List

I can't believe summer is already over! I'd be lying if I said I were devastated by this realization, as I love fall more than anything, and the humidity in the city this morning is disgusting, but summer does have some great things to offer. Here is my list of 5 things to do in NYC before the summer comes to an end.

1. Go to Flex Mussels and try mussels for the first time. Added bonus, and if we're going to be honest here, perhaps the reason I wanted to go in the first place, their menu of Boozy Donuts! With flavors such as Maker's Mark Caramel, Absinthe Chocolate, and Margarita - who could resist?
(photo via Urban Daddy)
Check out the full menu at Flex Mussels
2. Check out the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club (quite the long name, huh?). This used to be Water Taxi Beach at the South Street Seaport, but has been cleaned up and looks so fun!
(photo via Gothamist)
3. Make Margarita Popsicles! How great do these look??

(via Epicurious)
4. Visit the NY Botanical Garden.

Waterlilies are just one of the beautiful flowers in bloom right now!
(image via NY Botanial Garden)
5. Visit Eataly - August 26 - 31st is Eataly's 1st Birthday!

(image via Food Trotter)
(image via 100 Miles)
What is left on your summer to do list??

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Good morning lovelies! How many of you felt that earthquake yesterday? It was pretty crazy; never expected that in NYC! I have a busy day ahead of me so it was nice to take a minute with my cup of coffee and think about some fun wishes. Here's what I'm wishing for this Wednesday...

One of these Cocoa and Hearts paintings for my room - aren't they so cute? They're my latest obsession!
(via Cocoa and Hearts)
Grey and white pillow for my new room.
(via CB2)
White Cinderella Chandelier - what girl doesn't want a beautiful chandelier in her bedroom (or kitchen, or closet, or dining room, or....)?
(via LNT)
Christian Louboutin Burlina - these would be so perfect for the fall!
(via Christian Louboutin)
Get the look for less → (Aldo)!
What are you wishing for today???

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lost in Lockets

I have always wanted a locket - a pretty, vintage-looking necklace to carry pictures of the ones I love. I have bought a few cheap ones in the past, but they just never quite cut it. I am on the hunt for the perfect one and have found a few contenders!

(via lizlamoreaux's Etsy Shop)
this is one of my favorites, she calls them whispered mantras
(via my Wishlist Pinboard)
("Pinocchio's Lament" via justinejividen's Etsy Shop)
I love the name!
Vintage pocket watch locket and key
(via Sevinoma's Etsy Shop)
(p.s this is a deal at $6.50!)
Vintage brass locket
(via valleygirldesigns' Etsy Shop)
Clamshell Locket
(via BHLDN)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pinterest Therapy

Sundays are my favorite day of the week. There's a comfort to Sundays that is inexplicable, and calming. Sometimes, however, I get a case of "The Sundays". "The Sundays" is that bit of anxiety and gloom you get at the realization that the weekend is coming to a close and you have to head back to work (or school) the next morning.

Last night I got a bad case of the Sundays and my cure was some Pinterest therapy. For those of you not familiar with Pinterest - it is a must. It is described as "a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests." It is incredibly addictive and beautiful. Here are some of the lovely pins that helped me get through The Sundays. (Also check out My Pinboards!)

Expose brick bedroom
(via my Bedrooms Pinboard)
Front porch with fireplace
(via my Favorite Places and Spaces Pinboard)
Walk in closet and chaise lounge
(via my Favorite Places and Spaces Pinboard)
Rose petal walkway
(via my Weddings Pinboard)
Candles and flower petals
(via my Entertaining Pinboard)
Wedding gown with stunning lace back
(via my Weddings Pinboard)
Enjoy Pinterest Therapy for yourself and follow me on Pinterest!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ethereal Haute Couture

Those who know me know my deep love for the fall. I have been waiting, albeit impatiently, for the fall - weather, clothes, food, and drinks. So this morning when I stumbled upon Elie Saab's Fall Winter 2011-2012 Haute Couture line I knew I had to share it with you and thought it might quell my fall craving (even for just a brief while).

The fabrics, silhouettes, and detailing are stunning! I had so much trouble narrowing down which looks to share with you, but you must watch the full show or slide show on their website (here) to see every look, and the way he transitions the colors!

Ice blue tulle gown
(image via NY Magazine)
Quartz tulle gown with butterfly sleeves and long tail
(image via NY Magazine)
(This one might be my favorite!)
Quartz tulle gown with sequins and fur strips
(image via NY Magazine)
Nude tulle gown with sequins and velvet spots
(image via NY Magazine)
Nude tulle gown embroidered with sequins on a chiffon base
(image via NY Magazine)
Midnight blue tulle gown embroidered with sequins and tulle ruffles
(image via NY Magazine)
Final look: Ice blue tulle bridal dress embroidered with sequins
(image via NY Magazine)
Make sure to check out all the looks at Elie Saab or at New York Magazine. Which looks are your favorite?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book Club

I have officially become one of those ladies...I have started a book club. I have been talking about starting one forever and decided that now was the perfect time to actually get one going. We have not chosen our first book yet, but we're having an "organizational meeting" (read: excuse to get together and drink wine) next week to iron out all the details and choose the first book. Here are some of my book club ideas for d├ęcor, hors d'oeuvres, and book selections!

Book quotes on old book pages. (via flickr)
Also found on my Entertaining Pinboard

A really good cheese board with a variety of breads and cheeses.
(via A Cup of Jo)
Also on my Entertaining Pinboard - look here for other cheese board ideas!

This bookmark garland and library card invitations are perfect!
(via My Paper Secret)
Also on my Entertaining Pinboard

 And of course...
A glass of good wine or Champagne!
(via Pretty Stuff)
To read, one of our book ideas was:

Do you have any suggestions for some book selections?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

A clear night on the East River for a picnic this weekend with Nic.

This nautical shirt and necklace for my end of summer wardrobe.
(via Pretty Stuff)

Michael Kors iPhone Wristlet - the perfect solution for a night out.
(via Michael Kors)
Buxom Smokey Eye Stick - I love fun makeup products like this!
(via Sephora)

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

In trying to makeover my room, I realized yesterday, I am in desperate need of a vanity to sit and be able to do my hair and make up. What girl doesn't want an ultra feminine, really beautiful space like that? I don't have much room for such a piece, but here are some that are inspiring me.

(via Design Cocktail)
(also on my Room Remodel Pinboard)
(via According to Lia)
(also on my Room Remodel Pinboard)
(via Massucco Warner Miller)
(also on my Room Remodel Pinboard)

(via Absolutely Audrey)
(also on my Room Remodel Pinboard)