Weekend To-Do


 Try a few polishes from the new Essie Winter 2013 collection (image via ommorphiabeautybar.com)

the grace list

Look into a fun vacation.  I’m really into The Grace List, a new take on a private members club for a new generation.  The Grace List connects its vetted membership base of “Urban Affluents” through one-of-a-kind trips and destinations, like an annual 65 person, 7-yacht holiday to St. Barths over New Years and trips to F1 Grand Prix and Art Basel and more, in addition to annual houses in Telluride and the Hamptons (with full staff & ‘satellite’ office capabilities so members can work remotely). Done deal. (image via TheGraceList.com)

fall walk

Take a fall stroll and pay attention to the foliage (image via Pinterest.com)


Words to remember this weekend (image via Pinterest.com)


Try the perfect fall snack, a s’mores cookie cup (image via EasyBaked.net)

throw pillows

Buy a few new throw pillows.  They’re a quick and cheap way to change up your space (image via Pinterest.com)

Weekend To-Do


This is an awesome way to use old light bulbs for Halloween decor (image via People.com)

celine celfie

Read this guide on the do’s and don’t of taking a selfie. PLEASE. (image via HiddenVices.Tumblr.com)


Try a HEALTHY Halloween treat (image via LaurenConrad.com)

air repair skin care

Get this kit for your next trip. It will seriously change your life (image via AirRepairSkincare.com)

grazie mille card

Catch up on sending out those thank you notes (image via Etsy)

Emily and merritt PB Teen

Get yourself an inspirational pillow for your couch or bed.  Choose a word that makes you feel excited and happy (image via PBTeen.com)

Jonathan Adler Friends and Family Sale

Jonathan Adler Sale 5.33.58 PM


Jonathan Adler is having a FRIENDS AND FAMILY 20% sale.  Yes, that’s right.  I got so excited when I found out,that I decided to do an impromptu post of all of the things I would buy, all at 20% off, obviously.  Get 20% off your entire purchase from now until Monday, October 14th: use code FF2013 at check out!

1.Utopia Mermaid

2. Victorian LOVE Needlepoint Pillow

3. Gold Carnaby Zebra Stacking Dish

4. Chippendale Side Chair

5. Brass Turtle Box

6. Ceramic Prowling Cat

7. Scalinatella Cocktail Table

8. Ceramic Peacock Lollipop Holder

Grown Up And Cute Office Supplies

cute office supplies


1. Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencils: I rarely use pencils, but when I do, they need to be inspirational. Duh.

2. Hand Pen Holder: I love this hand for holding my Warhol pencils, AND, it’s also magnetic on the back so you can also hold paper clips.

3. OMG Sticky Notes: I’m definitely someone who needs to have little pieces of paper on my desk for those “brilliant” ideas that just pop into my head randomly.

4. Diptyque Roses Candle: Burning a relaxing candle while you work can make doing work just a little bit better.

5. Monogrammed Acrylic Business Card Holder: I haven’t bought this yet but it’s totally on my list.  I really love the idea of my initials being displayed nicely over my business cards.

6. Oh Snap Zig Zag Journal: A good notebook is essential for meetings and this one is super stylish, yet also functional and professional.

7. Cheetah Print Stapler: Do I even need to explain this one?  I mean. Best. Stapler. Ever.

Weekend To-Do

models with super soakers

Who remembers super soakers?!  Try to find a modern water gun and have a water fight this weekend  (image)

pen pals

Re-connect with an old pen pal.  More on this to come but, in the meantime, check out my former pen pal’s awesome blog here.

grilled peach salad

Before summer is officially over, make sure you grill some peaches with arugula and mozzarella, of course (image)

being nice is the new black

Not to get all after school special on you, but the world is filled with so much anger and hate.  Try being nice to everyone for an entire day and see how much better you feel (image)

night stand

Re-style your nightstand for some new bed karma (image)

vintage perfume bottles

Start a vintage perfume bottle collection cause, why not? (image)

A Life Update


After an impromptu happy hour at my friend Sal’s house last week, I realized that I haven’t been doing enough personal posts.  Ok, so maybe it wasn’t exactly ME who came to this realization but instead, it was Sal and Kristen doing a lot of “girl, you gots to write more personal stuff up on that blog!  That’s what people want to read!”  So yeah, I decided that I will dedicate one post per week to something a little more intimate than my beauty, lifestyle, shopping round ups, etc.  Not to say that even those posts don’t exude my snark and self-deprecation, because oooh they do, but I agree with Sal and Kristen that the quarter life crisis is more than just the fun stuff- it’s the real stuff…and it’s who I really am.

Last night I went to my friend Jamie C’s “marriage celebration” and it was just the most beautiful thing.  I’ve been having a weird time lately with the abomination otherwise known as “dating” and just seeing the love between Jamie and her new husband is completely and utterly inspiring; you can actually SEE how much they care about each other and that gives me hope and a mind refresher that I shouldn’t be settling for a guy who calls me a retard or doesn’t return my text messages (yes, at 30, I’m embarrassed to admit that the first part actually did happen recently).


Jamie C (in her gorgeous wedding gown) and me

Another exciting update (or maybe not so exciting, if you don’t get excited by furniture, like I now do): I finally decided to get a desk for my home “office.”  What’s great about this “desk” is that it can (and WILL) also double as a dinner table, something that I haven’t had for the past four years while living in Los Angeles.  Come to think of it, I actually didn’t have a table in ANY of my New York City apartments either, so I guess we could go as far as saying this is my first ever table purchase.  Gemma, of course, made herself right at home.  I’m not officially done styling my desk yet, but we’re off to a good start, no?

My new desk/table (with Gemma, obviously)

My new desk/table (with Gemma, obviously)