Wednesday, June 10, 2015

School's out for summer

This past weekend we celebrated the end of the school year in Marco Island, FL. It only took us about two hours to get there, but it felt like we were far from home and definitely on an official vacation. We listened to Michael Jackson the whole way there. We ate almost every meal outside. We ate ice cream after every meal. We collected shells. We swam in the gulf. We swam in the pool. We rented jet skis. We rented the movie Home. We marveled at the sunsets. We fell asleep early.

I try really hard to avoid feelings of nostalgia. I don't mourn the loss of the baby years; I don't lament time going by too quickly. To do so, in my book, undermines today. Glory days are not something I buy into. Today is a glorious day.


It does feel like time is moving quickly now. A school year felt like an eternity for me as a kid. As a parent, it feels like just a short chapter. I'm grateful that we had the opportunity to mark this one with some time together that brought us all a little extra joy & beautiful memories.

amazing clouds on our first night

 this little guy was wiggling in her hand

 blue zinc 

 we didn't let a hair brush get in the way of a good time! Also, E picked out this necklace & she is obsessed

 arranging our treasures

you can't see it too well here, but E is covered in chocolate ice cream

we felt like real insider beach-bums by the end

every beach needs a shell washing station

searching for tiny clams for over an hour


the end

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy weekend

This weekend I'm looking forward to watching the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday. On Sunday, I'm headed to Palm Beach Gardens to have brunch and check out the new Madewell store with one of my favorite friends. 

It is weirdly and amazingly cooler here today in South Florida. 

Have a good one!

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blogged while listening to this kids song...on repeat.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Woman I Wanted to Be

I LOVED this book. Like, I will read it again, and then probably five more times after that, and then give a copy to all of my favorite people including my mom for Mother's Day so hopefully she's not reading this... LOVED it. 
I listened to Diane von Furstenberg's The Woman I Wanted to Be on Audible, and because it's narrated by DVF herself, her lilting European accent made the experience even better than if I'd read it the old-fashioned way. I listened to it while walking in the evenings, and I came home feeling like I'd just had a long chat with a wise friend.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hands up for the weekend!

This has been a long/slow/fast/crazy/hectic/busy/rainy/hot week for me. Has it felt that way for anyone else? I'm so glad that it's Friday. 

Ellie has an almost symptom-less strep throat, so she's been home from school, but feeling fine. 
This weekend, I'll be continuing Sarah Kate's bicycle-riding lessons. This is really the blind leading the blind since I can barely ride a bike myself. We're planning to go to the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, and eat here for date night. I'm also super-psyched to get my hair done and to go see Age of Adaline with my girlfriend.

Have a relaxing weekend!

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blogged while listening to

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Have you been watching Bloodline on Netflix? I'm a big fan. I originally dismissed it as riding in on House of Cards' coattails, but after watching almost the entire season (I'm on episode 9 out of 13)- I'm 100% addicted. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Internet wisdom

Happy Easter weekend to those who celebrate.

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  • Looking forward to watching this HBO documentary by one of my favorite directors about one of my favorite subjects. 

  • I'm planning to make this as a side for a pre-Easter dinner Saturday night.

  • I recently stopped using water and started using this to wash my face. So far, so good.

  • I'm really feeling these shoes. Don't they look perfect on Mary?!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Paris: observations

One of my favorite things about traveling is making cultural observations.  I also just love seeing what people are wearing. Being there during Paris Fashion Week did not disappoint.  Here are some of the more interesting things I noticed in Paris: