Whew, this week was a doozy (and take that with a grain of salt, as basically having more than one event after work during a week qualifies as a doozy for me. #easilyoverwhelmed) – but a super fun one!
On Wednesday I met my Instagram bud Emily Butler in person for the first time, after following each other online for a while, which was so great. Meeting “Internet friends” in real life is one of the best parts of blogging. We met up at an event held by Rebecca Atwood at her new design studio in Brooklyn, where we learned about DIY marbling on paper (which, by the way, surprisingly easy and fun!), and had a great time chatting design, NYC, and everything in between. It was also lovely to see Rebecca and her wonderful team, tour the studio, and ogle her gorgeous fabrics in person (as well as catch a sneak peek of upcoming collections). More from that on Monday!
After that, I ran off back to Manhattan to see John Mayer at the MSG stop of his The Search for Everything tour – OMG. So good, I could hardly stand it. He’s such a talented vocalist and just overall musician, and he mixed in old favorites with his newer stuff, and I just loved it.
Then last night after work I attended another cute and colorful event – the book launch party for illustrator Dallas Shaw’s new release, The Way She Wears It, at the Ted Baker flagship in Soho. I only had a chance to quickly flip through the book, and on first glance, already I can’t even tell you how lovely and pretty it is. Gorgeous illustrations and collages along with tons of wardrobe tips…I can’t wait to read the whole thing and post a full review soon. By the way, I’d never shopped at Ted Baker before and I was surprisingly loving a ton of their stuff – really high-quality too.
Phew! That wiped me out…looking forward to a restful weekend. Hope you have a great one!
Fell in love with this blouse at Ted Baker last night (it’s actually not see-through!).
This is literally the cutest thing I have ever seen.
A peek into Ladurée’s newest (pretty-in-pink-and-green) outpost in Beverly Hills.
Interesting article – why are we obsessed with knowing the truth behind the fiction?
Ok so now I really want to go to Cuba.
AERIN for Williams-Sonoma Home – an exciting collaboration!
This no-reno, no-paint tiny kitchen makeover proves that little fixes can make a big impact.
Ombre frosting roses – so pretty.
Started listening to this – so good/bizarre (truth is stranger than fiction!), and I love the Old New York backdrop.
iPhone photo by me – shop Rebecca’s fabrics here!
So jealous you saw John Mayer! He’s playing here in Chicago this coming Tuesday and I wish I could go so bad. I bought my first dress from Ted Baker last fall and it’s SO incredibly well made. Have a great weekend!
So great to hear that about Ted Baker – I’m definitely going to be keeping a closer eye on their stuff! It’s not so easy to find things that are well-made but affordable.
SO jealous about John Mayer. I’m ready to pay an exorbitant amount for tickets now – let’s do it!
Why are people so obsessed with fiction writers and knowing every single thing about their lives? I agree that a lot of writers use what they know – but who CARES as long as the story is good ?
Not sure what the obsession is…
You should buy the white shirt for sure!
True, just like the Elana Ferrante thing when that journalist was basically stalking her to figure out who she actually was!
Thank you so much for including my link for Cuba photos. I hope you get the chance to visit. I am sharing how you can travel to Cuba on Monday and it is easier than you think! Have a fabulous weekend!
You’re welcome Rebecca! Love your photography, and looking forward to your Cuba post!