Friday, March 6, 2015

packing list:
venice beach

top row: jeweled sandals | mirrored sunglasses | terry coverup
middle row: palm clutch | cashmere sweatshirt | luggage tag
bottom row: one-piece suit | nail polish | structured shorts

just in time for my california trip, i've rounded up some warm-hued must-haves in sorbet shades of pink, lilac, and peach. this cashmere sweatshirt originally inspired the color palette and i think (?) i can justify the price since i sport cashmere sweaters year round...bon voyage!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015


i'm wearing
mirrored sunglasses | lipstick
cashmere sweater | nail polish

this saturday, i finally got to camp out at devocion in williamsburg, brooklyn long enough to snap photos and enjoy an iced latte with a few friends. the photos speak for themselves but the space is incredible. i wrote a bit about it here but to reiterate, the walls are covered in live greenery and crawl up to a beautiful sky light ceiling. complete with leather tufted couches, yellow cups and saucers, and pink orchids on each table, one could easily mistake this for an urban rainforest. 

and those croissants? the barista said they were honey glazed. i've never even heard of such a thing. if i hadn't just had brunch (avocado toast @ bakeri) i would have absolutely tried one. next time...

also pictured: the obligatory pilgrim surf + supply board wall, a cortado from chalait, and an abstract art wall at the brooklyn j.crew.

portraits of me by mark wynsma

Monday, March 2, 2015

apartment feature

photographed by: michael wiltbank
editors: amanda celia thomas & anna kocharian

i'm very excited to share that my little old apartment was photographed and featured on! i am still pinching myself. i moved into this very space 4 years ago—march 6th, 2011 to be exact—so it really is my "home"...not to mention the only place i've ever lived in new york city. to be able to share where i get inspired is especially meaningful to me. i hope you enjoy the feature and interview. i've included some product sources below but please let me know if you have any other questions in the comments.

a huge thanks to the domino team and to all of you for following along...i truly appreciate it!

product sources:
lucite console
silver lamp
desk chair (antique)
beach basket
sheepskin rug/throw
area rug (sold out; similar)
pale blue photographs (my own prints)
frames (various sizes)
oil painting portraits (thank you rosemary!!!)
cacti holders
diptyque candles
lucite tray
throw pillows
vases (vintage; paint splatter one on mantle is cb2)
gold bamboo mirror (antique)
trunks (antique)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

west coast

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i love to dream about jetting off to new destinations but this year i've decided to put those desires into action. in march, i'm traveling to california for a much-needed vacation! i've been to san francisco, wine country, san diego, la jolla, and newport in the past but this time around, my sister and i are doing a little tour of los angeles. we're staying in venice right on the beach in a sweet little studio – does it get any better?

i have a long list of must-sees compiled along with some insta-friends that i plan to meet up with. until then, i'm sourcing inspiration (as you can see above) to hold me until i touch down in sunny LA. it also doesn't hurt to start conjuring up a packing list of warm-weather essentials...i just ordered this oxford cloth crop top!

are there any spots in LA (malibu, santa monica, dtla, venice, west hollywood, etc.) that you recommend? 

Monday, February 23, 2015

beauty edit

a few favorite beauty items that have helped me get through this harsh winter read on!

in the summer, i swear by the perfectly lightweight kiehl's ultra facial moisturizer but come november, i need something much thicker. MAC's studio moisture cream is phenomenal. while it doesn't have SPF (see below), it intensely hydrates with complete absorption and never feels heavy. i use it on my entire face & neck right after rinsing my face with water in the morning.

i've used bb creams in the past but always found them to have either an off-putting scent, a too-thick consistency, or a tendency to make my face oily throughout the day. not the case with dr. jart+ beauty balm. i love this product and don't think i could get through winter without it. it adds some serious coverage and moisture without looking caked on. this, paired with MAC's studio moisture cream, is the perfect base for concealer, foundation, and/or blush. plus it has broad spectrum SPF 30!

i'm guilty of getting weekly manicures all year round. during colder months, my cuticles & hands get crazy dry (like most people) and i can't maintain a nice polish without deborah lippmann's cuticle oil. i was first introduced to this at paintbox nail salon and knew that i needed it in my arsenal of nail remedies. i drop the oil on my hands and toes every night before bed and again when i wake up. while this oil is a bit pricey, it helps me extend my $10 manicures well beyond 7 days making it worth it to me.

the motivation behind keeping my lips un-chapped this winter? lipstick 100%. this is new territory for me but it's a colorful punctuation between the bleak, grey days that seem to drag on without end. i'm a fan of MAC's coral-y 'sweet and sour' and NARS super bold hot pink 'michiyo' (worn here). 

i'd love to hear what products you're using right now.