Saturday, June 30, 2012

Eleven Years

Yeah, it was today, eleven years ago that we said I do to each other.

I and my best friend, the most handsome, smart and generous man I have ever known. That sunny day in June many years ago (although it still feels like yesterday) in my beloved home country. I love you more and more for every day that passes by.

Before we uncork the champagne tonight, I close with some photos I dug up and the sweet words of Van Morrison (as quoted by my dear brother and sis-in-law on our wedding day).

These are the days of the endless summer
These are the days, the time is now
There is no past, there’s only future
There’s only here, there’s only now

Oh your smiling face, your gracious presence
The fires of spring are kindling bright
Oh the radiant heart and the song of glory
Crying freedom in the night

These are the days by the sparkling river
His timely grace and our treasured find
This is the love of the one magician
Turned the water into wine

These are days of the endless dancing and the
Long walks on the summer night
These are the days of the true romancing
When I’m holding you oh, so tight

These are the days by the sparkling river
His timely grace and our treasured find
This is the love of the one great magician
Turned water into wine

These are the days now that we must savour
And we must enjoy as we can
These are the days that will last forever
You’ve got to hold them in your heart.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sweet Summer Dresses

Some good stuff from my favorite prepster store. I think I just must score myself one of these cute summer dresses. All from J. Crew $128.00-$168.00. Perfect for a game of croquet, cucumber sandwiches and a gin and tonic.

More summer dresses from J Crew @

True Love

How do I love thee, let me count the ways.


Monday, June 25, 2012


Hand made, just for me, by sweetest friend, and sister-in-law, Teresa. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Matchy, matchy

Cami and I in our favorite summer shoes.

Trug Tubby

Sunday morning bath outside as we are planning the rest of the day. After a nice day at the beaches on Fire Island, I think a day outside in the backyard is totally sufficient. Those crazy rainstorms really did a number on the yard, so clean up is in order. Maybe we can even squeeze in a dip in the pool if we work really fast =) 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Night at the Beekman

Brooklyn has never looked more beautiful. 
@Beekman, South Street Seaport, NYC

Fashion Flashback: Diaz in Kors & Sevens

One of my all time favorite red carpet moments. Cameron Diaz at the 2009 Kids' Choice Awards. Top by Michael Kors, distressed skinny denim by Seven for All Mankind, Heels DSquared2 and red clutch by LAI. Three years later and still amazing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

T Minus 35 minutes

A very special birthday celebration for yours truly awaits in the city that never sleeps. Girls-only family affair. Sweet goodness...where is this going to end!?

It's a Very, Merry Father's Day BBQ

BBQ Pork, Beer, Hammock to lounge in, an open fire, s'mores and a few rounds of Kubb. Perfect combination to make dad feel special. Opted to not go to the club for brunch on Sunday but instead stayed in with the whole clan. So much nicer—I have become such a home body (at least we made it out for a rare date night alone on Friday night!) Now with the back yard at least 85% done, I love hanging out in our backyard.

Hopefully the weather will continue to get better—I can't believe that we actually had to put on sweaters Sunday evening. I'm patiently waiting for some nice toasty evenings...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I love you darling, and thanks for being the most amazing, wonderful dad a girl could ever have.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bobby Pins

The cutest little bobby pins I've ever seen—one of the wolf and one of little red riding hood.

Booby Pins, $20.00 from Made by White

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Super Bargain

Best deal ever. This green and navy scoop-back dress from Forever 21 is only $10.80!

Striped Scoop-back dress, 10.80 @

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Perfectly Suited

Perfect cut. Perfect stripes. Perfect color.

Deck-stripe bikini from J Crew ($58.00 top, $48.00 bottom)

Fashion Flashback: Valentino

SJP at the 2010 premier of SATC 2. Vintage Valentino gown in bright canary yellow and grey platform pumps. Is doesn't get any better than this.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summertime is Nearly Here

Finally some nice weather! Beach premier on Sunday—thank god—I feel so pale, that it felt great to be able to lap up some rays. Even if it was just in Long Island Sound. Tried out the local beaches at Lloyds Neck Bath Club for some kid friendly waves, and it was surprisingly satisfying. I'm usually a beach snob, but the sand was clean and soft—and the water was totally fine. Not like the Atlantic ocean, but again, this is 5 minutes from the house =)

Sis-in-law Debs birthday BBQ on Saturday. Killer margaritas (literally—one of those is enough to knock you over!) and BBQ pork tacos. Yum! I was planning on taking a dip in the pool, but yikes, the water was way too cold for an overcast day. No thank you. 

Had one of those super accomplished weekends. Parties, beach, gardening and some continued home improvements. Little one's bedroom got a fresh coat of paint—robin's egg blue, just like a perfect Tiffany's box—and a new coat and rug in the kitchen too. I finally found my camera cord again, so maybe some photos are in order. Still waiting for the custom printed Ikat fabric for the curtains, but things are rolling on. 

Luckily, just in time for the heat to arrive, the Central air is being installed tomorrow, so I'll be working out of my Hammock from can be quite sweet sometimes! Our last two windows are on order, new mattress being delivered and my new nailhead headboard has arrived. I think my home mini-make over is getting close to finished! If I could now get my butt fully in gear with the basement clean up, so the dry wallers could come in, it would be just perfect. 

Note to self: Schedule donation pick up immediately!


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