Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Love Wall & Sequins

Sometimes the simple things in life bring the most joy. In a city like New York where black, grey and white concrete rule, a pop of color is a welcome sight. Because I always enjoy sequin and a pop of color, this "Love Wall" backdrop was the perfect location to showcase this outfit. 

When life gets tough, I try to put things in perspective. First, I pray. Second, I take a deep breath. Third, I do something that I enjoy. The details of life that bring me joy always outweigh those things that pull me down. My mom continually challenges me to see that there is something to be grateful for, no matter how hard it might seem. 

So for this brief moment...smile, love and sparkle. 

(Jacket: Rachel Zoe (similar) / Jeans: Loft / T-Shirt: J.Crew / Sunglasses: Kate Spade / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Purse: Lauren Checchi)

Photos c/o Kait @ Madly Mignon

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hannah's Bachelorette

This supermodel is getting married in less than a week! I'm beyond excited for her and her soon to be husband. As more and more of the people in my life get married, there is nothing better than when they end up with someone you love just about as much as them. I could not ask for better friends and I couldn't wait to celebrate Hannah at her Bachelorette Party. 

We packed into a rental car and headed north for the weekend. We stayed at the most incredible Bed & Breakfast, The Caldwell House. Talk about luxury, each guest room has its own fireplace! After dropping our belongings, we ventured to Brotherhood Winery for a fun wine tasting. 

Established in 1839, Brotherhood Winery refers to itself as America's Oldest Winery. The tasting room offers a variety of tasting flights and if you're interested, you can check out the historical cellar tour. 

Before dinner we headed back to the B&B to open some fancy treats and sip on some bubbly...

We quickly beautified ourselves and headed to Beacon for dinner at The Roundhouse. The location of this restaurant is what it is all about. The food and atmosphere were incredible, but it sits at the center of town on the famous Beacon Falls. The floor to ceiling windows face out toward the falls and the rest of town. 

The food was delicious. We shared a number of appetizers to start - Brussels & Bacon, Housemade Chips with Bacon Dip, Local Polenta and Macaroni & Cheese. 

EntrĂ©es included Braised Short Rib of Beef, Herb Roasted 1/2 Chicken, Housemade Gnocchi and North Atlantic Cod. 

And of course we shared a few desserts. This one here is the Chocolate Torte with pistachio and rose sorbet. 


Congratulations Hannah & Bryan! I'm so excited for your marriage and the life that is to come! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Powder Blue, Black & White

Spring is in the air! Well not quite, but I'm confidently declaring it over the city.  In my opinion it was the worst Winter in years. I'm convinced that once temperatures peek above 40, New Yorkers go crazy. Even though it might only be 40 degrees, they are eating outside, not wearing jackets and rocking open toe shoes. People, we're not there yet. But, after months of being cooped up, I can't blame them for wanting to shed some layers and soak up the sunlight.

I'm totally ready to transition to lighter colors and more flowing fabrics, not shorts and tank tops. As much as I love a chunky scarf, it will be really nice to not have to layer up so much before stepping outside. This Spring look is courtesy of Forever21...surprising right? High-waisted trousers and cropped tanks are very in this season. I stuck with a classic black & white print but paired it with a contemporary pastel blue duster jacket. Though I love a heel, these silver loafers from Sole Society perfectly rounded out the look. Be bold and take some risks this season. 

(Sunglasses: Kate Spade / Necklace: J.Crew / Rings: Forever21 / Bracelets: Aldo)

naturally ginger