Sweetest Surprise!

Wearing It Proudly
AS IF
New Arm Candy
Surprise!

Look at what the snail mail just delivered to me.  I can’t recall the last time I received an unexpected package in the mail. I will say it was so heart warming to receive an out of the blue gift from a friend.  She had given me a little heads up but I had no idea what would follow.  A small box from M.Flynn, a local jewelry store located in Boston’s South End, had landed on my doorstep.  I opened it up and a huge smile came over my face and the thought bubble of “wow, she really thinks I like this guy!” The bracelet read to me as ASIF which is my husband’s name.  Ha! But it is meant to read AS IF.  I’m a bit slow on the draw.  My new piece of arm candy will be worn proudly all the while thinking of my husband and a sweet friend!  The thought of someone thinking about you when you’re not in their company is such a wonderful feeling.  Here’s to friendship!! xo

Bracelet:  Venessa Arizaga

Lighter Days

Sometimes you just have to think ahead to get beyond cold days!  I’m referring to warmer temps, longer days, and strolls around the city.  The sun may come out to play and I am dreaming about running out the door with less layers.  Here are my lighter days ahead wardrobe picks.

Mission: To find products to help reverse the aging process (hence the oil)

Goal:  To age gracefully in the most natural way.  I just received my new EVERYDAY OIL.  Let’s see!

Can’t get enough of: Track Pants

white button down from Madewelladidas track pants, slip on shoes from Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui headband, LR handbag, Odeme beauty items, EVERYDAY Oil

Crocs And Chocolate Oh My

Say what (I need another coffee for this one)!  Balenciaga and Crocs?!  My dad has been rocking the Crocs for years.  So I am trying to get my head around the fashion hype over the $850 Balenciaga Platform Crocs (apparently already sold out).  Only available in two colors, pink or sand.  BTW this is not a first for Crocs to have their dubbed up footwear strutted on the runway.  The last two years Christopher Kane led the way with them.  Is this cool or absolutely ridiculous?  Maybe a fashion hack is an option if you can’t get your hot little fingers (not possible) on them at Barneys, Saks, and other high-end retailers.  Best of luck!

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Balenciaga X Crocs (pic from Vogue)

Read the Vogue article here or read on about my new tasty indulgence, Royce Chocolates.

I do not have much of sweet tooth.  I prefer savory.  But my husband was away and sweetly came home with a gift for me from Japan.  The package had me interested.  He handed me a neatly folded, cool, subtle silver package with a tiny Royce’ sticker that closed the package.  Inside were two beautiful boxes filled with tiny squares of chocolates.  I eventually took a nibble and thought at first I would share them with my chocolate loving husband (I was also thinking this was a gift to himself).  Lets just say I WILL NOT BE SHARING.  The tiny golden square dusted with chocolate melted in my mouth.  Boxes are hidden and I am keeping an inventory.

Royce'

Royce'
OH MY!

Royce'

This high quality, indulgent chocolate was founded in Sapporo in 1983.  The art of Japanese chocolate must be experienced and now Royce’ chocolates can be ordered online in the U.S.  I just learned that I can visit their Boston store for a quick shopping pick me up!  But for now I will savor every nugget of heaven.  Here is another Valentine’s Day gift idea:)

 

Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day With Greetabl

Meet Greetabl! This unique website makes gift giving fun, customized, and completely personal!  This newish company allows you to hand select every aspect of the perfect gift from the packaging to the tiny treasures inside.  What better timing to discover Greetabl with Valentine’s Day approaching soon.  I am having so much fun just exploring that sharing my find is a must!  Here is a taste of what you will find on Greetabl.   xo

 

Sweet connection:  As a child I remember receiving every Valentine’s Day a gift from my mom.  She would fill a mug or a small basket with sweets and chocolates from our local gourmet shop.  It was wrapped in cellophane and tied off with a ribbon.  A gift that was simple, thoughtful and hand-picked.  This site is for my mom.  Thank you for your heartfelt gifts.  Big hugs to you!

Galentine’s Day is a thing and it’s all about celebrating your gal pals!!!

Pics from Greetabl

Super Bowl Sunday or Any Other Day

Any excuse to make guacamole!  Today is the day for the Pats and all their fans! Here is my contribution to the day.  I am dicing, mashing, and squeezing while grooving to the tunes of The War On Drugs.  An absolute favorite band of mine (I could go on and on about my obsession with this band and please don’t turn it off).  A perfect start to my Sunday!

Guacamole
8 Ingredients
Guacamole
mashed/cubed avocados, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, diced jalapeno, minced garlic
Guacamole
squeezed limes, ground cumin, and salt
Gaucamole
Bam!
The War On Drugs
currently playing!
Such A Fan
GO PATS!

 

 

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The Amsterdam love!

 

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Blue/Blauw

 

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It is no secret that I love blue, I love denim and just a tad in love with Amsterdam.  Yesterday the socks drove the outfit!  I paired them with a stripe top from Mads Norgaard and what I call my “man repeller” jeans.  They don’t exactly flatter my can but I love them and my husband is away (he is not a fan:).  More importantly (ha!) the jeans being a bit cropped allowed the socks and their canal houses to peak out.  Pretty simple!

Similar jeans  to my “man repellers”