26 September 2014

Have a breezy weekend.

Welcome to your weekend.

We're headed to San Francisco this evening (Pug in tote!) for a childhood girlfriend's wedding. I'm excited to rediscover this city I love with my little family and celebrate all weekend.


A round-up of things happening around the web:

The deepest pool in the world.

Puppy Thug Life in gifs.

The best way to reheat pizza.

A day in the life of a ballerina.


I love these shoes.

What a Gothamist columnist learned from visiting five psychics.

Healthy recipes you can make in a mug.

Teaser: Alex & Ani Gabriel Collection

 As much as I love a beautiful Italian-crafted handbag, I cannot help but be excited about Alex & Ani's upcoming launch of the Gabriel collection, which is 100% American sourced and crafted leather. Isn't the purple gorgeous? Read more about Gabriel here.

25 September 2014

Dr. Brandt Laser Focus Launch at Birchbox SoHo

Birchbox teamed up with Dr. Brandt Skin Care to host a VIP event in their SoHo brick & mortar shop in mid-September to launch the new Laser Fx serum line.  The celebrity dermatologist Dr. Brandt made himself available to speak on his product line and socialize with Birchbloggers.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres flowed between the clean displays of Dr. Brandt skin care products and other featured offerings. Dr. Brandt opened with an impromptu rap (view it here), then shared the story behind the three Fx serums: Lift, Perfect and Bright. Birchbloggers were then encouraged to approach Dr. Brandt one-to-one and enjoy beauty treatments.

As the evening came to a close, each Birchblogger received a custom gift-bag with their choice of serum (I opted for the Laser Fx Bright), which included over $200 of Dr. Brant Skin Care products and a wine stopper. The wine stopper made me laugh. Random...and appreciated!

I waited to share this post until I'd used the products for at least a week. The Laser Fx Bright Serum promises to target dark spots and dullness. The formula is infused with encapsulated Vitamin C, Epidermosil and Knotgrass extract, which is a proven infrared and thermal aging fighter.

While true results should typically take 4-6 weeks, I can attest that in this short time my skin feels supple and I have a slight improvement in a dewy appearance. I love the light texture and clean scent.

Purchase Dr. Brandt at Birchbox.

Pizza in the Wild

Photographer Jonpaul Douglass created a slightly ridiculous photo series, Pizza in Wild, which features pizzas in places they don't belong.  View the two-part series at his online portfolio and check out his blog, which has some pretty fantastic photos involving skittles.

22 September 2014

Discoveries: POPSUGAR Must Have September Box

September marks the beginning of all things Autumn: changing leaves, chic layers and piping hot comfort drinks. POPSUGAR Must Have pulled together a gorgeous box to transition into all things Fall.

Included in the box:

Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Segal and Ron Herman, this hand-dyed modal scarf is incredibly versatile while transitioning between seasons. The ombre print BEAUTIFUL. I love to drape it around the strap of my bag or wrapping it around my neck.

I'll always take a spare pair of ear buds! Although the sound-quality isn't on par with say a $200 pair of earphones, these come in a fun blue style and are perfect for tucking into your carryon as a back-up. My husband always forgets his when we travel and will be thrilled to find that I have his back this weekend when we jet West to San Francisco.

Made with 100 percent organic ingredients, this yummy almond brownie from Urban Remedy is backed by Cindy Crawford. It's hearty and a perfect marriage of chewy and crumbly. Food should make you feel good and Urban Remedy is on board with that.

As a lover of the Oribe texture and shine sprays, I was thrilled to welcome the Superfine hair spray into my vanity. The formula provides a reliable hold and smells amazing.

Oh how cute are these pencils?! Hand-foil-stamped with  arrows, you can do jot down your to-do list in style. I also love these coupled with another item for a hostess gift or divided into goody bags for parties.

Although I'm a big tech nerd, I have to come clean: I love physical cards and notes. Two of my favorite artists, Rifle Paper Co. and Garance Dore, partnered to create these cards featuring iconic illustrations with blank interiors. 

Special Extras

Nike $20 Gift Care + Free 2-Day Shipping | $35
Yes, please and thank you! I invested in a black running jacket, which has become a fast favorite for jogs along the windy East River.

The funny thing is, I picked-up a bag of these little morsels a few weeks ago and I'm happy we now have a spare. They are delicious and the perfect little treat, when you're feeling for something sweet.

19 September 2014

Have a cozy weekend.

Welcome to your weekend.

Things happening around the web:

The Photographer that Rejected Racism in the American South.

The keys to a happy marriage.

Nine disasters that forever changed New York's infrastructure.

There is a giant Dutch hippo in London's Thames River.

Uniqlo is paying for student's Harvard tuition.

A new insight on how women remember childbirth.

I saw a woman in Tribeca toting this and I adore it.

Wedding wear for pets.

Stunning images of volcanic activity.

American Cities, Ranked.

This made me smile.

18 September 2014

Discoveries: POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Fall Style

It's that wonderful time of year when the humidity tapers, the scarves come out and the leaves change color. I love Autumn! POPSUGAR Must Have launched their Special Edition Fall Style box in time for New York Fashion Week and I managed to snag one!


Included in the box:

Marchesa Voyage For ShopStyle Printed Scarf
Lightweight and perfect for the transition between seasons, this oh so pretty marriage of black and cobalt has become a fast-favorite in my wardrobe.

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in Radicchio
Don't you love the name Radicchio for a lip color? MAKE silk cream lipsticks are formulated to deliver long lasting color + hydration. I'm warming up to the deep, pigmented red,Having spent years working on Wall Street, I've historically been a neutral lip color gal. The girls I work with in beauty are bold, which is inspiring me to be more adventurous.

Capsule Parfums Byway Eau de Parfum
Inspired by beauty, fashion and street culture, this boutique fragrance features notes of amber petals, spun sugar, twilight jasmine and vanilla. It's smells divine and it's been my daily staple for a solid two weeks.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
A good cleanser is worth its weight in gold to me. Indie Lee is cult favorite for its all natural pink formula which oxidizes into a buttercream hue to exfoliate, tighten and sooth skin to perfection.

Joie Zorina Knit Hat
My closet is peppered with great pieces from Joie and this wool-cashmere blend hat in a chic cream is feeling right at home with them.

Sugarpova Chic Gummy Candy
Tennis champion Marisa Sugarpover created this chic line of candy. The gummy morsels are stylishly shaped as lips, pumps and other lady loves. My husband has been shamelessly devouring them.

Get on the in with POPSUGAR MUST HAVE here.

17 September 2014

Everlane Luxe Sweaters

Everlane opened up early access to the new Luxe Sweater Collection this afternoon- and I couldn't be more in love with this gorgeous marriage of soft merino wool and rose. Become a member at Everlane dot com.

16 September 2014

Just Saying Hi! Greet Card

Looking for a fun way to check-in with fellow dog lovers? The Just Saying Hi! card is handmade in Los Angeles from recycled paper. Purchase at YeppiePaper's etsy shop and read why dogs sniff butts at Barkbox.

15 September 2014

12 September 2014

Have an amusing weekend.

Welcome to your weekend.

A round-up of things happening around the web:

Should employees choose their own titles?

The most educated places in the US.

Americans work weird hours.

The case for kitties and puppies with babies.

Guinness goes blonde.

I love these booties. #wishlisted

A $13,000 Pomeranian. #parishilton

And....The World's Tallest Dog, Zeus.

How to upgrade to the iPhone 6, without getting bamboozled.

What $1500 rent will get you in 11 US cities.

I love to be nibbling on this right now.


Adore Me

The name Adore Me came-up while in a meeting a few months ago and I later stumbled upon an ad a few weeks ago. The monthly lingerie subscription platform offers the option to select from your curated showroom or to decline. Other incentives include VIP collections (active & swim wear), complimentary shipping (both ways) and kick-backs after each 6th purchase. I was a little skeptical about the quality and fit for the price-point ($40-$60), but decided to dive in.

The package arrived a few days after purchase and I must admit I'm in love. The garments fit beautifully and are the same quality as retailers such as Natori and Victoria's Secret. I'm excited to discover my October Showroom in the coming weeks! Discover your new sexy little things here.

11 September 2014

A woman photo shopped to fit in 22 Markets.




Cultural beauty standards are endlessly fascinating, no? Priscilla Yuka Wilson was photoshopped to fit into the coveted looks of 22 countries. Some are so altered, you wonder why  photographers wouldn't simply target another model. Check out the full series at Priscilla Yuki Wilson's webpage.

10 September 2014

73 Questions

 Have you seen the 73 Questions video series at Vogue? It's positively delightful. Check them out at Vogue dot com.

09 September 2014

Discoveries: August GLOSSYBOX

Disclosure: I work at GLOSSYBOX.

GLOSSYBOX marked their 3rd Birthday with a new box design and six beauty essentials! Technically, the shampoo & conditioner are presented as one item, but it feels like two to me.

Included in my box:

Kryolan for GLOSSYBOX Highlighter in Cashmere | Full Size $18.95 Included!
If a highlighter isn't in your make-up regimen, I would highly recommend jumping on the bandwagon. Your cheekbones will thank you! Kryolan features a multipurpose formula for use on cheekbones, eyes and lips. The product applies sheer and can be built-up for more dramatic looks.

Lamoon Beauty Precision Nail Lacquer in Trillion Dollar Red | Full Size $5.95  Included!
My nail lacquer collection is a bit out of control, but I will always welcome a versatile red into my home. Lamoon is eco-friendly, 4 free and cruelty free and dries with a high shine.

Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black | Full Size $16
A fav of Alexa Chung, this skinny eyeliner glides with light pigmentation. I'm on the fence with my feelings.  It's easy to use, but doesn't wow me. I prefer creamy pencils to liquid.

Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner | Full Size $23.90 & $25.90
With  royal jelly, blueberry, apple, sugar cane, green tea, lemon peel and keratin, this dynamic duo smells amazing and nourishes your hair into a sleek, sexy mane.

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream | Full Size $85
Having sampled Elsor products before, I was thrilled to receive a deluxe sample of the collagen day cream. The hydrating power house contains ginseng extract, hydrolized  marine collagan, avocado, wheat germ and sesame oils. Formulated to apply twice a day, the cream promises to provide anti-aging results.

Not yet a subscriber? Sign-up here.

The Skeleton Twins

 Kristin Wiig nails it every time. I'm excited to see The Skeleton Twins.

05 September 2014

Have a lovely weekend.

Welcome to your weekend.


A round-up of things happening around the web:

Ellis Island hospital tours are coming in October.

Summer's over, but it's still toasty out. Eat these things!

Apparently, the Upper East Side is now cooler than Brooklyn.

The truth behind seven inspiring quotes.

The complete guide to locking down Facebook privacy.

Better than Banksy?

A stereotype map of Williamsburg.

Behold: The Brooklyn-scented candle.

This is happiness.

What your body looks like during yoga. #mesmerizing

The floating baby spa is a thing.

Image: Paris, 2013  Flickr.

04 September 2014

At long last.

It's been four months. I've been swamped at work, in life and seeking a balance. I managed to carve out several hours over a few days during Labor Day Weekend to sift through, select and edit my photos from our last two trips.

The El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico is featured above. View all of my discoveries at Flickr.

03 September 2014

Contessa Calf Hair

I'm. So. In. Love.  Jack Rogers has introduced calf-hair prints to their d'orsay style flats. I'm not much of a flats girl, but would make an exception for these lovely little stems. Details & purchase at Jack Rogers.  #wishlisted.

02 September 2014

Assume Crash Positions

How about we kick off this short week with a little dark humor? The Assume Crash Positions passport cover made me laugh while wondering if I should be giggling. Purchase for your friend with similar appreciation for  this type of humor at heliotrope.