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Josh Works

This morning I was browsing around on nymag.com (daily obsession), and clicked on an article about ten new types of selfies. The article itself was kind of funny and a breezy scroll through, but one thing really caught my eye: this “drone selfie” taken by Josh Works. I thought it was beautiful and was kind of fascinated with it, so after watching no less than 3 times in a row, I clicked through to Josh’s website. What I found was really, really amazing.

Josh, his wife Jessa, and their son Jack have been traveling around the country in an Airstream since 2011. Their goal is to visit all 58 of our national parks (so far, they’ve seen 26). The travel project — and the name of their trusty Airstream — is called 1337Stream, and I’d say it’s a must follow. The family’s Instagram photos from all over America are truly spectacular, and beyond that, I think their manifesto is so inspiring. Here’s a bit that they’ve shared about why they’re doing this — it’s not just a fun family getaway (I highly recommend you read the whole thing here):  Read more »

The Brass Menagerie

brass menagerie - brass animal objects

Happy Monday! This weekend the weather didn’t let any New Yorkers down — it was sunny, warm and all around spectacular. We finished planting the rest of our little terrace garden, and I’m the proud new owner of a rose bush, a tiny lavender bush, and tons and TONS of herbs. On Saturday I sat outside all afternoon with Julia drinking (too much) rosé; Sunday was more of the same (but with agua). Truly a lazy, relaxing weekend. When’s the next three day weekend again???

On to today’s exhibit. Ooh, what a zoo. I recently bookmarked a couple little brass animals that I thought were particularly adorable (this funny little shrimp included), which sent me down a path to see what other species I could collect. Before I knew it, there was a veritable menagerie. Of course, brass anything is all the rage (again) these days, but I love that when it comes to finding decorative objects like this, you can truly discover tons of vintage treasures out there — many of which will tell a personal story (as soon as I see a true brass vintage Frenchie, I’m buyin’ it). Enjoy observing the animals above (but please, don’t stand too close).

Do you keep an eye out for little brass animals like this? What would be your perfect brass “spirit animal”?

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Peacock | Giraffes | Rabbit Knob | Dove | Ibex | Fish OpenerMini Schnauzer | Elephant Candlestick | Pigs | Shrimp

I’m Loving…

i'm loving

Happy Thursday! I got home from Texas last night and though it’s been a fun few days, the rest of the week will be jam packed with trying to get back into the groove and meeting a couple deadlines. No better time to put together a quick post on a few random things I’ve bookmarked and been wanting to share…

BaubleBar and Nordstrom are doing an amazing collaboration together — have you seen this yet? It’s all the glitz and glam you’ve come to expect from BaubleBar, with lots of bright, happy colors that are perfect for spring (and of course, great prices). The earrings in this collection are especially lovely…now more than ever, I’m wishing I had pierced ears.

Twenty Five Bedford is a new-to-me start-up that offers a beautiful collection of simple, chic, and mix-and-matchable workwear pieces. I’m in love with the colors they’ve used in their first collection! While the prices aren’t dirt cheap, they’re definitely no more than a lot of other retail brands, and I love how compatible all the items are together. Plus, as they say, you spend 80% of your day in these clothes…might as well look great! I wanted to be sure and share this for all you gals who are on the lookout for good workwear. Were I working in a traditional office, I’d totally top off my Twenty Five Bedford look with this little Zara bag. The woven tote is perfect for warmer weather!

Next: in my last French class, I got introduced to Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae. His most recent album, Racine Carrée, has been on repeat around here. The mix of music is super diverse — dance beats, pop, afro-latin infused sounds — but whether you speak French or not, I think you’ll like it. Bonus points if you figure out which song is a critique of social media. Here’s a link to the album on Spotify (I hope I did that right — power users, correct me if not!).

Finally, two purely pretty things. I saw this Giorgio Armani liquid blush in a magazine and was super intrigued. Natural product? Oh, definitely not. But the packaging is really beautiful and fun, and I love the warm tones the blush comes in. It’s a beauty product that really is a total luxury. And, I bookmarked these sandals from Club Monaco. I love the mix of slate gray and minty green. They’ll put a spring in your step for sure!

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BaubleBar x Nordstrom Collaboration | 25 Bedford | Zara Woven Tote | Racine Carrée | Armani Maestro Blush | Club Monaco Sandals