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Inspired By: Monika Hibbs on SMP Living

I was so inspired and delighted by the Behind the Blog and office tour of Monika Hibbs on SMP Living recently. Her office is so chic and lovely. With the all of the white and gold accents and pops of pink, it’s a crisp, clean, girly haven. I’m especially enamored … Read more ››

Re-Reads

Two books worth multiple reads: The Catcher in the Rye and Daphne Du Maurier’s classic Rebecca. I once read a quote from Stephen King that said something to the effect of life being too short to re-read. Which I totally get – I like to be moving ahead all the time … Read more ››

On My Wishlist: Society Social Ice Buckets

Black and Gold Stripe Ice Bucket White and Gold Trim Ice Bucket One of the only things that I lament about living in a tiny apartment is the fact that I do not have space for a bar cart…specifically one from Society Social, the go-to for gorgeous golden bar carts. … Read more ››

Buttermilk Cinnamon Puffs

A combination of being busy + lazy has resulted in the fact that I haven’t had the chance to bake anything in weeks. Happily, I chose a fantastic recipe with which to make my triumphant return to the kitchen: Cinnamon Brown Butter Breakfast Puffs from the Smitten Kitchen archives. These … Read more ››

Archipelago Candles

In the past I’d always noticed Archipelago candles due to their distinctive, colorful packaging, but I’d yet to ever try them out. So, I was psyched when the incredibly kind folks over at Archipelago offered me a few samples to try! I chose two of their soy candles: the Luna … Read more ››

Lookalike for Less: Nate Berkus Gold Lamp

For those of you who are fans of my Nate Berkus for HSN lamp (which is sadly no longer available), or just anyone looking for a gorgeous gold lamp of their own, I found a good one (well actually my Mom found a good one…thanks Mom!). Check out this lamp … Read more ››

A Central Park Stroll

I snapped these pictures last weekend while taking a walk through Central Park with Kate, the most talented photographer I know. I feel really lucky to have met her when she shot my first home tour. She was sweet and cool enough to take a walk with me and two … Read more ››

A Lucite Spice Rack

Acrylic Spice Rack | Mignon Kitchen Co. Spice Labels I never in my life would have thought that I could be so excited by a spice rack, but I’m completely enamored with my new one. First of all, it’s lucite, and I love objects rendered in lucite that you normally … Read more ››

Wild Flowers

While picking flowers for the week, I went with tulips for the first time – and now I have no idea why I never got them before! They’re such a beautiful purple color and so quintessentially spring. Plus they’ve entertained me by being completely strange. Here’s how they started off, … Read more ››

A Few (Well, Two) Good Links

I absolutely loved this somewhat frenetic interview  on Vogue.com with Sarah Jessica Parker – for hearing her answers, yes, and for what a good sport she seemed to be about it, but mainly for the glimpse inside her West Village townhouse! I had to watch it once on mute just so … Read more ››