Monday, April 27, 2015


this weekend, one kings lane hosted a wonderfully vibrant flower workshop / instameet alongside prop stylist anthony zio at their tribeca photo studio. it was a pleasant surprise to run into so many friends (follow: ben, emma, erica, sara, jessica), sip veuve rosé, and craft floral arrangements to our heart's content. i opted for a pastel piece (bottom photo) with light pink lilac, peonies, juliet garden roses, sage, raspberries, mint springs, and of course, a mint julep-esque vase.

thank you to the petal purveyors - frances palmerputnam flowershops petunia, and fox fodder farms - for providing such beauty and thank you to one kings lane & anthony for the *ideal* event. 

Monday, April 20, 2015


while this is the last recap post of my march trip to LA, i'm hoping it's the beginning of a city-guide series of the west coast! it's no secret that i love family and i used to go on vacation each summer to a different spot in the golden state which is when the love affair began.

on our last full day, we went out to west hollywood and beverly hills! the first stop was at the iconic beverly hills hotel. if you're a fan of troop beverly hills (phyllis nefler forever), you'll appreciate this landmark even more. we were treated to an intimate grand tour of the entire property — my favorite part was learning of the old hollywood celebrities and their legendary stories while staying at the hotel.  

lunch was had at gracias madre in weho — vegan mexican cuisine in an environment that is too beautiful to miss. we ordered obligatory guac + chips and i sampled the snow cone cocktail because, vacation. also enjoyed: brussel sprouts with almond pesto + cilantro and a veggie bowl that contained braised lentils, peanut sauce, spinach, coconut rice, and pumpkin seeds. YES. after, we walked around melrose for some window shopping in the sun. 

dinner was at hinoki & the bird and while i don't have photos [read: very dark] it was one of my absolute favorite meals. lobster rolls on black brioche buns, double fried chicken with lemon aioli, and a wonderful kale salad = ideal food. the service was also impeccable!

until next time, LA!


Sunday, April 19, 2015


i'm excited to announce that i'm taking over domino magazine's instagram today! it was incredibly fun to capture new images for my favorite decor pub (while pairing them with previously snapped photos, too). for a glimpse, follow domino here. 

striped rug (similar)
white mug & saucer
striped tee
sheepskin rug

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


finally some bearable temperatures in new york! this past week, i stocked up on some spring flowers for a shoot (perks of the job: taking home the props), added a new striped tee to my ever-growing collection of nautical attire, and stopped by saturdays nyc for my surf fix.

also explored a bit in greenpoint, brooklyn. notable stops included homecoming, located on franklin avenue, which brews blue bottle coffee and carries an impressive selection of cacti, succulents, greenery, house plants, fresh blooms, magazines, paper goods, and ceramics. although, our dinner at paulie gee's made my entire weekend....four words: hot honey on pizza.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


wearing j.crew colorblock rain jacket (old)

we punctuated the middle of our wonderful week in los angeles with a lunch date in malibu. whitney leigh morris, creative extraordinaire, was the best companion for this mini trip! she kindly drove us out to the serene beach where we all walked the pier and dined al fresco at malibu farm. i wish i had photographed our food because it was insanely delicious and very fresh. i ordered the grilled salmon sandwich on a brioche bun with lemon aioli...and an agave lemonade (pictured above). 

the pier boasts two restaurants, one of which is malibu farm where we ate. the other, malibu pier, is a bit more formal and boasts striped booths and blue umbrellas. both eateries feature endless views of the water. the vibe was somewhat reminiscent of a very polished montauk if i had to make a comparison. even though it was a bit overcast, i was in absolute awe of our surroundings. i'd highly suggest a visit if you're in LA!

photo of me by emily stone