Childhood Summers

For some reason, I’ve spent a lot of time this summer thinking of other summers I’ve spent here on the North Shore. Perhaps I’ve...

Week in Review, Vol. 25

I’m sorry I missed last week’s week in review post! I was visiting my Grandma, who lives in Tampa on Davis Islands. It had...

The Elusive Wardrobe Item

On Wednesday night I was talking to my husband about one of my elusive wardrobe items–the Lilly Pulitzer Dark ‘n Stormy shift dress. I...

10 Things to Know Before Moving to New York City

Although I was born and raised in Manhattan, I hadn’t lived in the city for a long time before I moved back with my now-husband. When...

Week in Review, Vol. 23

It’s been a rainy week all week and it’s been kind of nice! I love summer rain, and it’s been so relaxing to sit...

Collecting: Carpet Bowls

When I was little, I remember seeing large bowls filled with decoratively painted balls in my grandmother’s house. They were beautiful and came in several...

North Shore Explore: Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill, Teddy Roosevelt’s Summer White House, is a place justly famous for its beauty. Oyster Bay residents are proud of its history–the Oyster...

Week in Review, Vol. 20

This has just been a great week! The weather has been perfect and my first trip into the office post-baby went smoothly, especially commute-wise!...

What I Wish I Knew: Losing a Parent

One of the most difficult experiences that anyone can go through, in my opinion, is losing a parent. You’re not just losing a person–you’re...

Recipe: Dark ‘n Stormy Popsicles

We’ve almost reached the official start to summer, which means that we’re finally entering dark ‘n stormy season! With the evenings at last warming...

Classic Summer Reads

I love to read, and will read upwards of 100 books a year. When I was little, if I got into trouble my mother would punish...

How to Find Your Signature Scent

One of the only beauty products I indulge in, or wear at all, is perfume. (Four years at an all-girls’ boarding school helped me...

Week in Review, Vol. 14

It’s been a great week this week! Not only have we been able to see some of our son’s first smiles, one of my...

My Summer Staples

I wrote about my spring staples back in March and I’m here today with my summer staples! Once the weather finally warmed up it seems as...

Five Time-Saving Things I Can’t Live Without

Before I became a mom, I knew that my life would change. And, of course, it did! I talk about some of my feelings...

Style Inspiration: Sara and Gerald Murphy

I’m always captivated by people who incorporate grace and style in their every action, and two people who certainly took that to the next...

Living a Beautiful Life: April

It’s finally feeling like spring–finally! It’s seemed like a never ending winter, but we’ve had a few warmer days lately that have me eager...

Taking Care of Your Stubbs & Woottons

My favorite shoes to wear are absolutely my Stubbs & Woottons, which I inherited from my grandmother. Not only are they fun and whimsical, they...

Tennis, Anyone?

I’ve always been drawn to the clean lines and simple practicality of tennis attire, both on and off the court. There is something very...

Inspiring Cookbooks

While I work on setting up a new system to keep track of what inspires me in the kitchen, I’ve been drawn back to flipping...