NYC Travelogue

Just a brief post while I try to collect myself. I have been busy with work and play this week and I am feeling a little under the weather after so much fun (or maybe it is this heat?!)!

Besides the day job, I managed to sneak to New York for a quick experience my first Capsule. I thought I was prepared for heat and the city by packing light layers, shorts and comfortable footwear. I was wrong.  I ended up doing a little shopping in Soho and supplementing my packed items with the addition of a wonderful white boyfriend jacket from Reiss (for the romper below), along with a few other things- oops! Sadly, I never got a chance to wear my muted/sparkly shorts from Club Monaco- my first adventure in the world of sequins.

I tossed all my bags at the Standard Hotel, explored the high line and Chelsea Market, did a wee bit of shopping and drank too many overpriced cocktails. I also shared a few lovely meals with some of my favourite NYC based bloggers, Mariah of Quite Continental along with the fashion/resident Psychologist from Style on the Couch. We explored the workings of the Standard's Biergarten, dined behind the pawn shop at Beauty and Essex and gorged on burgers and biscuits from Bubby's. All in all, a fabulous, all to brief trip! Now back to the grind......and some rest!

Above: BCBG dress, Forever 21 bracelets and belt, PS1 bag, Zara flats

Above: Ann Taylor romper, Isabel Marant heels, Forever 21 belt and earrings, vintage Gucci clutch

Above: Club Monaco shorts and top, J Crew bracelets

Above: Forever 21 shorts, vintage top, Oliver Peoples glasses and Soludos


Currently Obsessing

Currently obsessing over....

Artful details, unique soirees, and inspired design.

Can't put down the recent 'Life is a Party' themed issue of Anthology Magazine, with illustrations and cover art by the equally lovely and talented Julia Denos. I dare you to read this and not get crafty.

What is a party without champagne? This Charles D'Embrun bottle and pastel label look like a sweet confectionary treat and it is sure to be just as tasty.

For after the festivities, sometimes I need a coffee alternative. Which is where this Fortnum and Mason tea comes in. Strong, fragrant and sure to instantly cure all that ails you.

And finally, you knew I had to be pining over some accessory, right? These stunning chandelier earrings from Patch NYC are at the top of my "go with everything" list. For all the obvious reasons.



Above: Jennifer Chun top, Club Monaco shorts, Isabel Marant shoes, H&M bracelets and blazer, 
Oliver Peoples Wacks glasses

Ugly glasses are like like a triple threat. First, dangerous because you hate them so much you don't wear them (when you should). Second, a costly mistake given how much money frames and lenses will run you at the end of the day and third, they usually ruin your outfit. I have suffered through my last pair for about 4 years. Which felt like 4 dog years. I seriously thought about getting LASIK- though that does secretly scare me half to death. I'm also pretty certain that since I saw the preview for the newest Final Destination flick that I will never be attempting LASIK.

So I caved, got an eye exam and invested in a new pair. I am profoundly happy with my decision. I went with Oliver Peoples "Wacks" frame in basic black. I love them. As does my chi Ty, who makes a guest appearance in these photos.

I wore them up to the farm last weekend to show off to my mother (who stepped in as official outfit photographer again). She was more excited about my cute Jennifer Chun top however.....and who can blame her? It is one of those tops that just goes with everything. I had to try very hard to limit myself to one purchase when Jennifer came to Louis Boston's exposure series last month, and this, happily was it.


Bastille Day

In honor of Bastille Day this July 14, a smattering of my favourite snap shots freshly minted on our trip to France. From the St. Germain, to Avignon, Gordes, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Lyon......more than enough memories, inspiration, cheese and wine to last a lifetime.

Vive la France!



Above: Pops! and molds c/o TJ Maxx

Another perfect summer recipe I rolled out for the 4th? Creamy, cherry popsicles.

Pops aren't just for kids anymore. I found this fabulous Pops! cookbook at TJ Maxx last week along guessed it, molds for my newest dessert obsession.

The recipes in this book are quick, simple, and all readily adaptable as adult cocktail purposes if you were so inclined (as I freely admit to being).

These cherry yogurt pops can be easily replicated by doing the following: mix 1/2 cup pitted cherries with 1/2 cup cherry juice, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 cup yogurt in food processor. Mix in sliced cherries with liquid and pour into molds. Allow to set for 6 hours and enjoy.

Simply the perfect after dinner treat during the steamy days of summer. YUM.