Friday, January 22, 2016

New beginnings

In case you missed my post from yesterday on Instagram-

image by Anna Winchell

Things have been a bit crazy over here, and that's why I've been quiet. The reason is that, as of last Sunday, we're officially New York residents. Nelson wasn't looking for a new job, but an opportunity knocked on his door and we decided he should take it. Boston was good to us and we made a few friends that will be in our hearts forever. It was sad to leave, of course, but we're SUPER EXCITED to explore our new city. So, if you're ever in NYC and want to have coffee or lunch or dinner or just walk around the city, let me know, I'd love to get together!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas cards roundup

My favorite Holiday tradition is sending greeting cards. I love getting them and I love sending them. I feel so happy when I'm looking for "the one", when I'm writing them, putting stamps on them and taking the small stack of envelopes to the post office. So, in case you haven't bought yours yet, here are some of my favorites.
traditional christmas cards

1. Christmas Wreath by Said in Layers
2. Golden Garland by Rifle Paper Co.
3. Holiday Card by Print Stitch & Paste
4. Merry Christmas by Print Stitch & Paste

funny holiday cards

3. Stretchy Pants by Seriously Shannon
4. Santa's Watching by Seriously Shannon
5. Santa Claws by Wit & Whistle
6. Happy Hooolidays by Wit & Whistle

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Give thanks

I know I'm a bit early, but we leave in a few hours for 10 days in California, so I wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving before I sign off. And, if you think there's nothing to be grateful for, you should read this article from the New York Times. See you when I'm back! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pretty pretty finds: flowers from The Bouqs Company

I don’t know many people who don’t love flowers. Actually, when I think about it, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love flowers! I always have flowers in my house and love giving and receiving (!!!) flowers. They just brighten up and add life to any room and always lift my mood if I’m feeling a little down. If you want to make me smile, just give me some flowers! ;)

The thing with flowers though, especially if you’re buying them online, is that it’s not easy to find some that aren’t tacky and don’t cost an arm and a leg. And that’s where The Bouqs Company comes in. The Bouqs Co. is a company based out in Venice Beach, CA, that sells really beautiful and tastefully arranged farm-to-table flowers and bouquets online. Just take a look at the picture in this post!

Flowers from The Bouqs Company are farm fresh, cut to order, meaning that when you get them, they have been cut for only 2 to 4 days- your flowers will last longer! But, I have to tell you that my favorite thing about The Bouqs Co. (other than the gorgeous flowers, of course), is that they partner with eco-friendly, sustainable farms, and they only cut what they will sell, no wasted flowers here! How great is that? You can read all about it here, but basically, their flowers are grown on the side of an active volcano in Ecuador. It doesn’t get cooler than that, does it?

The Bouqs Company offers different shop categories, including “Same Day Delivery” (how handy does it get?!) and my favorite “Seasonal Flowers”. If you’re anything like me, on top of dressing (and eating) differently during each season, I also like to decorate my home according to the seasons of the year. The fall edition has some gorgeous options that would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table!

The Bouqs Company has some really cool resources on their website, too. In addition to a blog and a video channel, they offer expert tips on how to unbox and take care of your flowers. Very useful since I’m always at loss on what to do to make my flowers last longer.

Another cool thing about The Bouqs Company: they have flower subscriptions! How nice is that? Can you imagine getting flowers at your doorstep every month? Or even better, every week? It’s perfect if you like always having flowers decorating your home or your business. The Bouqs Co. also offers flowers for weddings and many other special events, you can check it out here.

Something that sets The Bouqs Company apart from other online flower delivery service is that you can easily order directly from your phone on their app for a flat rate pricing, so you can get a beautiful bouquet for a reasonable price (as low as $40!) from anywhere, anytime. Yeah, The Bouqs Co. is pretty great! And to make things even better, they are offering you a free bouquet! Shop through this link to get one free when you buy a bouquet.

all images courtesy of The Bouqs Company

Full disclosure: this post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company;
however, but all opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

It's almost November

How crazy is it that in 2 days it'll be November? Maybe it's because we had to pack, move and unpack, but I feel like summer this year went by really really fast. We weren't able to do a bunch of things we had planned and, help!, the same is happening with fall. Unlike in 2013 and in 2014, there will be no Vermont trip this year, since we have so much going on. But it's ok, the colors have been pretty amazing in the city, so we got our foliage peeking fix. ;)

I'm just not ready for fall to be over. It's my favorite season of the year and I didn't get a chance to enjoy it like I'd like to. Believe it or not, I haven't consumed ANY PUMPKIN ANYTHING YET! Crazy, right?! Ha!

I know everyone you know, I know and your mother knows, is saying the same "time is flying!" thing, but it really is. I feel like the year just slipped away. I had so many plans, I put almost none in practice. Ugh.

But enough with the complaining. There's still about a month to enjoy the season and start getting ready for Christmas. I'll try to make the most it!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Boston General Store

On Tuesday, I was in Coolidge Corner and stumbled upon the newly-open Boston General Store. I took a bunch of pictures there and then thought I should share a few of them here, on the "Things to do in Boston" tag.

The shop is super instagramable and feels straight out of a Pinterest board. So many pretty and interesting things! I already knew Boston General Store from their SOWA market booth and from their popup shop at Forge Baking Company, but visiting an entire shop full of goodies was just so much fun! I dare you to visit it and leave without a little something for yourself or for a friend! ;)

Stop by and let me know what you think!

Enamel and adorable kitchen accessories!

The coolest set up!

Look at all these candles and beauty products!

Boston General Store is located on 305 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pantone Posts

I have to say, Instagram has been my favorite social media for a while now. On Instagram, I find inspiration and discover new amazing people on the web every day, I've met so many people and made new friends.

I've been following Lucy Litman for a while now and every time she posts a new picture on her #pantoneposts series, it just brightens my day. You can see through her posts that she's having so much fun photographing objects and pairing them with the correspondent Pantone color. She's paired all kinds of food, socks, milk and cookies, drinks, you name it.

So, I thought I'd share here a few of her pictures and let you know you should go and follow her for beautiful colorful (and often yummy) pictures.

all images by Lucy Litman

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pretty pretty finds: hand-knit beanies by Shit That I Knit

Apparently, we blinked and fall arrived. It's my favorite season, but I wouldn't mind if summer had stayed a little longer, after what was probably the worst winter of my life. Anyway, fall is here and there's no running from it. And, as it always happens when seasons change, I've been window shopping (on the internet, of course) for clothes and accessories for the new season.

So, there wouldn't be a more convenient time for Shit That I Knit, a fun local brand for hand-knit accessories, to have a kickstarter! You should definitely watch the video Cristina Fagan, the founder of STIK, recorded to get more familiar with the brand. It's such a cool project!

I'm so in love with the Ladd Beanie! The natural white color and the pompom would be a great addition to my wardrobe. SO CUTE!

 And if you back the project on kickstarter, you can get it for $70 less than the regular price on their website. It's a good deal! I've been really into the "buy less, more quality stuff" thing, so this is just perfect.

There's also stuff for the guys and for the little ones, so check out their online shop.

all images by STIK

Full disclosure: I wasn't compensated for this post, I  just really like STIK!