long weekend vibes

I know, I know. I just came back to you and now I'm taking off for a few days. But I'm escaping NYC to head upstate for a much-needed long weekend in the Catskills. We are staying a night at The Graham & Co., which I am beyond excited for. It looks amazing and I've heard such good things from friends who have been and I'll be sure to report back! Follow along on instagram for some sneak peeks!

P.S. the photo is the home of one of The Graham & Co.'s founders!


going nude

Ever since getting this awesome manicure at Olive & June in January, I've been obsessed with opaque nude polishes and trying to recreate that same look (the original gel color was called "ink 3," if you're curious). After much experimenting, I wanted to share my favorite nude polishes: RGB Doll, Essie Topless & Barefoot and Essie Sand Tropez

(left to right: Essie Sand Tropez, RGB Doll, Essie Topless & Barefoot)

RGB Doll is definitely my go-to, however it's almost identical to Topless & Barefoot. I tend to favor Doll 
though because I like that RGB polishes are five-free and are better for your nails. I've found that all three colors compliment most skin tones and look good on almost everyone. Sand Tropez is great if you are looking for a more gray nude, and it also changes depending on what kind of light you are in. Do you have a favorite nude polish? I'd love to try out more!


remember me?

After some (gentle) nudging from a few readers, I've decided it's probably time to end my unintentional hiatus (oops!). Since I last posted, I've been enjoying everything summer has to offer: abundant sunshine, dining al fresco and weekend trips out of the city. Stay tuned for more posts—I promise not to disappear again anytime soon!


emily gillis

Sorry for the lack of posts around here! I've been out and about enjoying the warm weather and just can't seem to open my computer in my free time. (Instagram seems to be about all I can handle.)

But I'm bringing you a little Sunday night inspiration. Meet Emily Gillis, an Australian graphic designer with a minimalistic sensibility. I found her through Lucy and can't stop staring at her light-filled (and plant filled) workspace. Her work is beautifully simple and ranges from branding to interiors. She's been freelancing since graduating from school and her next stop is NYC (Emily if you're reading - let's hang!).

Emily Gillis | photos by Sean Fennessy




I am obsessed with reading about other people's beauty routines and was so excited to read all about Alexa Chung's routine on Into the Gloss. I will now promptly buy all the things she uses.

 I've been loving Jessica's series Conversations with Creatives, but I especially loved her latest one with the sisters behind the brand Building Block. I love their minimal accessories and enjoyed getting to read more about them!

I am designing my first ever wedding invitations (for my best friend, no less!) and am so inspired by Lisa Hedge's designs for her new venture, Venamour. P.S. the site design is stunning so be sure to check it out!


weekend moments

Better late than never right? This weekend was perfect. The weather was beautiful and with the extra day off it felt like we were on a mini vacation. Jaymee and Janelle were in town visiting so we spent our days wandering the city with them, eating lots of delicious food. There's nothing better than spending time with great friends - I feel so lucky to have found those two (+ their significant others!).