Life Lately + Links


Hey guys…yaaaay, weekend! To be honest, I had kind of a blah week (aside from one fun meeting), but yesterday a big and exciting opportunity dropped into my inbox that really gave me a big burst of excitement – just when I needed it. I’m equal parts excited and terrified and hope to share it if it all works out (sorry to be mysterious again – just not sure how or if it’s going to pan out!). So I’ll be spending some time this weekend preparing for that.

This weekend is supposed to be pretty gloomy which equals good excuse to sleep late, drink coffee, and read in bed! In between that rock solid plan I’ll be getting together with a friend for coffee and preparing some fun blog content for next week, including my September book reviews and a fun interview with a fashion illustrator. Hope you guys have a relaxing and fun weekend!

Links, links, links:

1 // On a serious note, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I wanted to make you guys aware of some great stuff that the Breast Treatment Task Force has going on this month. The BTTF is awesome – they raise money for uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients, helping them to get mammograms and other screenings and breast cancer treatments. Can you imagine how awful it would be to have, or be at risk for getting breast cancer, and be unable to get screenings or even treatment because of your job or insurance situation? I can hardly imagine anything worse, which is why I think the BTTF’s mission is amazing. You can support them by donating to their first ever crowdfunding campaign with the Revlon Million Dollar Challenge here. They also have a lot of promotions going on with various businesses in New York City, where a portion of the proceeds you spend at that business go towards the BTTF. You can see the full list on their Facebook page. One cool thing in particular is at Butterfly Studio Salon, where if you go in for a cut, color, or styling on October 23rd, 100% of the proceeds go to the BTTF! Amazing.

2 // Some tips on how to style your bar cart from Roxy, the unofficial Queen of Bar Carts :).

3 // More great styling tips, this time for bookshelves, from Oh, Joy.

4 // Speaking of books, I loved seeing this interview with the founder of one of my very favorite bookstores in NYC, Sarah McNally. I LOVE McNally Jackson – seriously, if you pop in there on any given weekend you’re likely to run into me browsing :).

5 // I had a facial at Heyday in Flatiron the other weekend and it was really great – the best part being that they didn’t at all try to force products on you at the end (I hate when you get a facial and they do that – totally ruins the zen vibe). They do carry a lot of great, natural products though, and of my own free will I wound up buying the Naturopathica Rosehip Seed Regenerating Facial Oil which I’ve been using nightly in combination with this lotion I just got, recommended by Victoria. Heyday has a great article on their blog about Hydration 101 – much needed with winter coming up!

6 // I loved this tour of author Amor Towles’ Gramercy apartment – it’s so cozy, lived-in, and comfortable feeling, but still sophisticated. Just lovely – and that kitchen!

7 // If you liked my beginner photography tips, here’s a great article on DSLRs for bloggers (and PS, does anyone know of any cute or just not super ugly camera bags that hold multiple lenses? I’m on the hunt!).

Have a great weekend!

photography by Jacqueline Clair

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  1. I hope the secret project works out for you. 🙂

    Can’t wait for your September book reviews.

    Here are two cool camera bags:

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you Maria! The Lo and Sons seems to be a popular option. I really like it but I’m afraid it won’t hold the lenses I need it to hold. Going to check out the Ona one, thanks!

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