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Pajama Sunday | Home Sweet Home

Pajama Sunday | Home Sweet Home

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”  – Nora Ephron It’s officially nesting season. After a summer full of travel I’m enjoying staying local on the weekends. Strolls through Central Park, bookstore browsing, catching up with friends I haven’t seen all summer…the list goes on and on. In August I made my first trip to Chicago. I was so excited to visit the windy city. There is a home decor store I have been… Continue Reading »

Manolo Blahnik Documentary

Manolo Blahnik Documentary

Last night I had the pleasure of viewing MANOLO: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards at the new Landmark at 57 West theater. It was everything I expected and more! Not long ago I had a conversation with a gal at Saks about the benefits and longevity of choosing Manolo Blahniks over a certain red soled shoe. We started chatting about how ridiculous it is when women buy a luxury shoe designer because of the certain color of the sole over buying a true pair of well-crafted designer shoes, such as Manolo Blahniks. Carrie Bradshaw had it right, ladies…. Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Relax, Refresh, REPEAT

Pajama Sunday | Relax, Refresh, REPEAT

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… Happy Pajama Sunday, everyone! It’s been quite the summer so far and needless to say I am following the advice mentioned in the title of this post. Relax, refresh and repeat. Back in the dark winter months a dear friend suggested we take a tropical vacation. I thought to myself; it has been a while since I have traveled for pleasure. Well, I take that back – even when I’m traveling for work or to visit family & friends I take pleasure in it. What I mean is I could not remember the last… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | While We Were Young

Pajama Sunday | While We Were Young

Last Sunday I met friends at While We Were Young in the West Village for brunch. You may or may not have seen this place pop up on your Instagram feed. I kept hearing great things about it so I decided to check it out. It’s A-DOR-ABLE. Especially with the nice weather we have been having in NYC this is the perfect place to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere and food were great. They don’t take reservations so my friends & I were the first ones in line before they opened at noon. And of course I just had to snap photos… Continue Reading »

Wardrobe Maintenance: Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Wardrobe Maintenance: Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

We all know how much of a pain it is to replace that beloved sweater or pair of pants that fit you just right. I want to share with you a few wardrobe maintenance ‘tricks of the trade’ on how to make your clothes last longer. Avoid Sweater Shoulders Use thick wooden cut hangers coat hangers to hang sweaters. You can also double up two thinners sweaters on one hanger. Personally, I like to fold mine in a draw because sweater shoulders drive me NUTS. Combat Odors  Put vodka (use the cheap stuff) in a spray bottle and spray arm… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Red Carpet Musings

Pajama Sunday | Red Carpet Musings

T-minus thirty minutes until the red carpet at the Golden Globes begins. Would you be surprised if I told you that I am (kind of) over the red carpet? Along many other things social media has saturated the red carpet where the actors and actresses are literally walking billboards for designers who can afford to pay big bucks to have their frocks worn. It’s not that authentic. Don’t get me wrong, I will be watching and taking in what everyone is wearing. It’s what I like to call market research. I also like to see who people are talking about and… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Happy, Happy New Year!

Pajama Sunday | Happy, Happy New Year!

Ohh, hello 2017! 365 new days, 365 new chances. New beginnings always excite me. It’s another chance to do as I like to say “get it together”.  As the saying goes, “fall down seven times, get up eight”. Whether it’s a new season or calendar year I love the excuse a new beginning brings to challenge myself or change things up a bit. Are you setting any resolutions for yourself this year? My resolution for 2017 is to read more books. Those who know me know I am an avid reader to begin with, but I want to get into the habit of… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Grateful

Pajama Sunday | Grateful

“The days are long, but the years are short…” Can you believe we are approaching the end of another year?! I feel like it was yesterday that I was learning how to surf, yet here I am putting up my Christmas tree. This time of year is always a reflective time for me. On my walks around Central Park I have been trying to be more conscious of appreciating the little things during this Sunday morning ritual. Usually I am plowing through the park with my headphones on listening to a podcast making my way to my favorite coffee shop… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Love Always Wins

Pajama Sunday | Love Always Wins

Phew, what a week! Needless to say there are all sorts of emotions happening across the United States right now. I must say I was in shock when I woke up on Wednesday. Complete shock. This blog is by no means a platform for delving into my political views and I respect those of others, but I must say what got me through this past week was seeing people speak up for what is fair and what is right. It gives me hope that for the next four years we will all look out for each other. Love always wins. This week marked… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Being Picky

Pajama Sunday | Being Picky

“Be picky with your clothes, friends and time.” I came across this quote and thought it was a brilliant mantra. Do you feel like you are always trying to find a way to squeeze everything and everyone in? As I get older I realize this is impossible. I have learned that it is OK to say ‘no’ or to pass because you just don’t have the time. And it’s funny how this applies to our wardrobes as well. Be picky with what you buy or choose to add to your closet. How you dress is how you present yourself to the… Continue Reading »