Awesome Art: Ann Carrington

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In the absence of spring flowers (we are presently buried under a foot of snow in the Northeast) these beautiful floral pieces by the artist Ann Carrington are a nice alternative. I’d love to see one of them nestled on a  book shelf in my library or even on a coffee table in our family room. It’s hard to believe Carrington makes these masterpieces by welding together old forks, knives, and spoons. So fabulous.

 

 

Great Read: We Were the Lucky Ones

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Brace yourself. I am about to introduce you to the next big thing in literature, Georgia Hunter. Her first novel, We Were the Lucky Ones, is already receiving fantastic reviews. And having read an advanced proof I can tell you first hand that is is exquisitely written and heartbreakingly good. It took Georgia almost a… read more

Great Food: The Granola Bar

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If you are looking for me around 8:30am after drop off on most school days, you’ll find me sipping a super hot almond milk latté at The Granola Bar on the top of Greenwich Avenue. I was clued into this spot a year ago, but have selfishly kept it to myself until now. It is… read more

For The Home: The Local Vault

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Last year I introduced you all (here) to one of my favorite “local” sites, and since then their business has been booming. The Local Vault, a site that lets you buy and sell all things home related, has become a regular in my site surfing rotation. When founders Betsy Perry and Patricia Espinosa called, I… read more

Beauty Tip: The Perfect Makeup Brushes

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My odyssey to discover what has been causing my skin allergies (written about here) recently found me at the makeup counter trying to find some products with less irritants than the ones I was using. I figured my decade old makeup brushes were probably covered in germs and needed to be replaced. I stumbled upon… read more

In-Store Event: Madewell

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Madewell has long been one of my favorite brands when it comes to buying clothes that I wear every day. Their tees are perfect for layering, and their jeans (which are really well priced) fit like a dream! When they asked me to host an in-store event I jumped at the chance to collaborate with… read more

Holding On Tight

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*Images by Candy Shop Photography I have been cataloguing images recently and it has me in a very sentimental mood. I have the images seared into my mind that show me where I have been these last few years, and how I’ve spent my time. The photos show me what matters most. My marriage is… read more

Fashion Fix: The Perfect Outfit for Travel

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Every year around this time I love to post about the perfect travel outfit. In the dead of winter I always find my self dreaming of skipping off to some fabulous warm destination. I have a weekend away in the Dominican Republic next week, and then for spring break we head to Barbados with our kids… read more

Simple Recipe: Pulled BBQ Chicken

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When it comes to cooking, I am completely sold on quick healthy meals. This pulled bbq chicken is delicious and easy to make. Easy being the optimal word since I find that by early evening, this mama is TIRED! And if you can get two meals out of one cooking session it’s even better. When I… read more

Owning a Dog: The Best Dog Gear

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It’s hard to believe “Milly Girl”, as we affectionately call her, has been a part of our family for 6 months!!! She arrived weighing in at 10 lbs – and now tips the scales at 55 lbs. Wowzers! It has been such a joy to watch her become a part of the family. She is… read more