Tuesday
Jul212015

shelter island

My mom and I booked a last-minute trip to Shelter Island to celebrate my birthday and it could not have been more perfect! It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it. We stayed at The Chequit, which is nicely nestled in the Shelter Island Heights area and is walking distance from shops, restaurants and the harbor. The hotel was recently renovated and every detail was accounted forevery room even comes with a sun hat and a turkish towel!

Shelter Island is only accessible via ferry—either to the North Fork of Long Island or to Sag Harbor. It was a bit overcast one day so we ventured over to Sag Harbor for the afternoon. It's such a picturesque town with great shops to wander through. Back on Shelter Island, we loved going to the beach near the Sunset Beach Hotel, which is another great place to stay or spend some time at. 

STAY:
The Chequit / Sunset Beach Hotel / Rams Head Inn

EAT:
Vine Street Cafe / Marie Eiffel Market / Provisions / Wolffer Kitchen (opening soon!)

SHOP:
Monc XIII / Bloom / Ruby Beets / Sylvester & Co 

Friday
Jul102015

weekend getaway

Weekend getaways are, in my opinion, one of the best parts of summer. There are so many great places within a few hours drive from NYC, and upstate New York is quickly becoming one of my favorite destinations. The Hudson Valley is full of unique small towns, each with its own sensibility.

I'm excited to announce that I've teamed up with onefinestay, and am heading to the Hudson Valley this weekend with a group of friends as an early birthday trip! onefinestay is an amazing resource of homes you can rent throughout select cities across the world. They are founded on the idea of handmade hospitality, so each home is well-appointed with everything you could possibly need. 

I can't wait to check into our home for the weekend and explore the surrounding area! I'll be sharing details of our weekend on my instagram, as well as on onefinestay's instagram. Follow along to see what we're up to! 

And what would a weekend getaway be without a packing list?

The key to packing for any weekend getaway is a great bag that can fit all your essentials without breaking your back. The Catalina Weekender by Lo & Sons is my weekend bag of choice (Grant's is the Everlane Weekender)—I especially love the bottom compartment for shoes so they don't dirty the rest of your clothes!

Minimal clothing is needed because you'll be in your bikini most of the time, anyway! I always pack a pair of jean shorts, a few striped tees, an oversized button down and something special—like this chambray romper.

A few accessories are all you need—a sun hatsunglasses and a pair of espadrilles. Of course, a witty beach towel doesn't hurt and a camera to capture all the fun!

In case you're looking for some inspiration, I've made a Pinterest board celebrating the spirit of weekend getaways. And what is a trip without some good music? Check out the Spotify playlist I curated for our trip!

top image by onefinestay / bottom image by Jessica Comingore

Wednesday
Jul082015

venamour

I've been an admirer of Lisa Hedge's design and art direction work for a long time. I love her aesthetic and the detail in her typography is so beautiful. 

I've been following along with her latest venture, Venamour, a wedding ephemera & stationery studio, and have been loving all of the sneak peeks she's been sharing on Instagram (the studio is set to launch soon). Alice Gao recently photographed her studio for Kinfolk and it was just as inspiring as I imagined.

all images by Alice Gao

Tuesday
Jun162015

currently coveting no. 72

 

Oh hi, nice to see you again! It's been far too long since I've shared what's catching my eye. Right now I cannot get enough of interesting neutral pieces, whether it's through subtle patterns, textures, or finishing details like pom-poms, tassels, and fringe! As soon as it gets warm out, my wardrobe craves more free-spirited pieces.

1. Zara Eyelet Crop Top / Because what's summer without copious amounts of white eyelet? (Also comes in black if that's more your jam.)

2. Suno Embroidered Tunic / Suno makes some of the best printed pieces out there. After spotting this in a Steven Alan store, it's been on my wishlist. And now it's on sale, making it even more appealing.

3. Dieppa Restrepo Leon Loafers / A classic pair of nude loafers has been on my shopping list forever and these are the best option I've found.

4. Sophie Anderson Woven Bucket Bag / I spotted this bag over the weekend on instagram and it became an instant obsession. Sophie Anderson has some of the coolest woven bags out there for summer - think lots of geometric patterns and pops of color.

5. Parachute Cashmere Throws / I know it's summer and sweltering out, but you know the second you go inside you'll be in the arctic due to the A/C! I met the founder of Parachute, Ariel, this winter and she was wearing one of these as a scarf and looked so chic. I am convinced these are a year-round staple - perfect to keep on hand when you're in a cold office or movie theater and perfect for cuddling up with on the couch.

6. Ulla Johnson Cusco Wrap / This wrap is the perfect topper for any outfit. Think cool summer nights on the beach. Also here and here.

7. Coqui Coqui Amenities Box / I have yet to visit the infamous Coqui Coqui in Tulum (don't worry, it's at the top of my list), but at least I can make our apartment smell like it! This box comes with all the perfumery's best scents in shampoo, conditioner, bath oil, bar soap and cologne.

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest. 

Monday
May042015

nyc staycation

This past Friday, Grant and I spontaneously decided to do a staycation here in the city. We had been toying with the idea for awhile, and when The Standard launched their new app, One Night Standard, and had $99/night rooms, we jumped at the chance to make our idea a reality!

We opted for a room at The Standard High Line over their East Village location so we could explore a different part of our city that we don't often get over to. After work, I ran home and quickly packed us a bag and headed to the hotel. Our room was perfect, with views of the High Line and the rest of the city.

We took the opportunity to get a little dressed up and went to dinner at a little Italian spot nearby and then had drinks at the hotel. On Saturday we got up and had brunch at The Standard Grill (order the cinnamon-sugar donuts!) and spent the afternoon wandering around the West Village. The neighborhood was buzzing with the reopening of the Whitney Museum so we stopped by to check that out. 

I highly, highly recommend trying out a staycation - it seriously felt like a true vacation, even though it was just for a night! 

STAY:
The Standard Hotel - High Line

EAT:
The Standard Grill
Piccolo Angolo

SHOP:
Calliope
CAP Beauty

Monday
Mar302015

interior envy

A few spaces that have caught my eye recently...

I can't wait for the day that we have a proper entry like this one. (And windows and floors like that, while I'm at it!)

I love how uncluttered this nightstand is, complete with a little tray beneath it for books and magazines.

Will someone please buy me an amazing tassel throw like that one??

I've been trying to slowly turn our apartment into a tame jungle and just added a new cactus friend to the mix. Now I'm on the hunt for the prettiest pots for them all!

Brass Vase / Linen Napkins / Tassel Throw / Brass Planter / Wall Sconce / Nightstand