a late look //SPRING BREAK NYC &NJ

The weeks have been flying by since we came back from spring break! I had the best time in NYC/NJ with my friend, Jane. We flew into NYC and spent the night with her brother, sister-in-law and little niece, Wiley. The next day we walked around Manhattan enjoying the city and doing a little bit of shopping//looking in Soho. I also took Jane to Cafe Lalo! You can’t go to the city and not eat at Cafe Lalo!! It’s the cutest and has the best gluten free waffles with cinnamon whipped cream! YUM! It’s the restaurant where Meg Ryan meets Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail. After spending the day in the city we took the train to NJ to visit with her family (they are the sweetest!)…lots of yummy food, tea, kombucha making, late night talking, playing with her little dog, Malcom….then Saturday at the Brooklyn Flea (toasted coconut doughnuts! ahhh!!) and finally back to Chicago on Sunday evening. It was a whirlwind, but so much fun! Here are a few pictures I snapped with my phone…ooohhh take me back to NYC…>>I’ll be there next week for my sister’s graduation! YAY! :) :) There’s nothing like NYC!

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Sculpture in your home


I recently spotted this lovely gold horse head on The Coveteur. Even though part of it is cut off in the picture, it still caught my eye! This past weekend I bought a lovely marble sculpture at the Brooklyn Flea. I haven’t taken any good pictures yet, but she’s a beauty! :) Hopefully, I’ll get around to posting a few pictures from our trip soon and I’ll show her to you! She’s right out of Pride & Prejudice and she’s about 5lbs! Nice and solid. I didn’t want anything plaster. :) Sculpture adds so much to a room. Random fact: Did you know Patrick Dempsey’s wife is an incredible sculptor? I was blown away when I saw their home in last month’s Architectural Digest. See the slideshow here.


Palette /01


Aren’t these colors the dreamiest? This is a Degas gallery room in the Met. Grant and I are moving into an apartment at the end of the month and I’ve been thinking a lot about paint colors.  I plan on painting a small wall black. Our current downstairs bathroom (shown here) is painted black and I love it!! Have you seen Jenna Lynon’s master bedroom? The walls are black and amazing. Dark walls are my favorite. We’ll probably only live in the apartment for the next year, so I’m not sure if I’ll paint any other walls. Vaulted ceilings make painting a little tricky. The picture above was from last year’s spring break when I visited my sister in NYC. I went back to NYC/NJ again this year for spring break with my friend, Jane. Her family is from NJ so we were able to spend time in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Jersey! It was the best weekend…More to come…