Monday, April 22, 2013

Stella & Dot

I went to a fun Stella & Dot trunk show while I was in Florida! I didn't know much about the company before the party, but I was so excited about all of the stylish jewelry when I got there. We had fun getting together and trying on everything. I was a little bit overwhelmed by the amount of cute items so I only ended up ordering one bracelet. It was a great purchase though because I have worn it almost every day since it came in. (And it arrived in such pretty packaging. I love when things come in beautiful, thoughtful packaging...)

Far left is Katie, you might remember her as Georgie's mom! My first kiddo when we moved to Boston!! She was the trunk show host in Florida! And next to her is Nicole, our Stylist. She'll be doing my party too!

Anyway, I've had some compliments on my new bracelet so I decided to share the love. I'm hosting my own trunk show in a couple of weeks! Many, many of my friends do not live close enough to me to do an in-person-only party, unfortunately, but I absolutely wanted to include everyone so there is an online shopping option through this LINK!
That should take you straight to my event page! Seriously take a peek at their site. They have great gift ideas and just recently released a line of bags, too!
I'm pretty excited! I've never hosted any kind of product party before!

I've got my eye on these goodies:
The Carmen Necklace

The Renegade Cluster Bracelet

The Luxor Link Bracelet

Check out the site through the link above and comment to let me know what your favorite piece is! Yay!

An Amazing City

We live in an amazing city. This past week was tough and I'm so glad to see it end. After spending Monday in a state of confusion and sadness and Friday on lockdown while a manhunt ensued, we got to spend Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park watching baseball and cheering on our town's team.
Our town.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Boston Marathon

Lily and I spent this year cheering for the Boston Marathon runners, just like we did last year!
Only this year, we were in Newton near her new house instead of near the finish line near their old house.
We had such a fun morning with friends who came out to watch the race with us and spent our time on the course cheering for everyone going by. It is an amazing thing to watch runners from every country come together and be cheered for by a million and a half people. It is so inspiring and moving. I teared up a couple of times as I saw how runners were moved by people cheering their names and encouraging them on.

Most of these pictures were taken a little after 11am.

Lily and I went back to the race course after her nap today. (Their new house is less than a block away from the race course.) There were very few runners on the road at this point and they were all being diverted already which I thought was odd. Then screaming police cars came barreling through the course, through the runners and I thought that was extremely odd. Just as Lily and I were talking about the police cars going fast and being loud, Lily's mom called me to say there had been a bomb at the finish line. I immediately said, "We're on our way home." We walked quickly back to their house to find the news covering the horrible scene. We watched for a while, and I ended up leaving a little early so that I could get home. There were police on every corner as I left their house, but I had to cross the race route to get back to Cambridge.

I'm still following coverage as I sit here listening to helicopters and sirens from my dining room table hours later. How surreal. Somewhere you go all the time. Somewhere you feel safe.

So thankful that my friends and loved ones are safe tonight. So heartbroken for everyone hurt by this tragedy.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ahhh, NYC!

I love love love New York City. We live way too close to not have been in over a year so we took a long weekend and drove down! We had so much fun!

We went to MOMA, the Guggenheim, the Met, spent some time in Central Park, went to Roosevelt Island, did some shopping, ate at WD-50, Momofuku Noodle Bar, Shake Shack, Dean & Deluca, and did a little drinking at Death & Co., and PDT.
Empire State Building. We stayed right across the street!

New York Public Library

There was a cherry blossom festival on Roosevelt Island. The cherry trees were blooming all over the island this weekend!

Turtle Pond in Central Park

Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Louis Kahn's Roosevelt Memorial on Roosevelt Island

The John Lennon Imagine mosaic in Central Park
Hope you all had a good weekend too!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend

Bryan and I got engaged this night eight years ago! Eight years! I'm so glad you loved me that much, babe!

We had a good weekend. We didn't do too much which was just what the doctor ordered!
A mid-morning brunch yesterday for Easter and then a hike through Middlesex Fells was perfect.

Mmmm... hollandaise...

fresh fruit with vanilla mascarpone cream

home fries

my Sweet.

Sausage... flavorless apple-chicken-sausage... We have to start making our own. That's all there is to it.

The Fells. Great picture, I know.
Have you heard of Charity Miles? It's an app that you download onto your phone. Whenever you get ready to walk or run or bike you just turn it on, choose which charity you want to donate to, and hit 'go'. It logs how many miles you travel and donates $$ to your charity for something you were going to do anyway. We donated meals to Feeding America while we hiked yesterday! Mia and I sent some money to Autism Speaks while we walked around their new neighborhood last week. They support active-ism. And I think that's pretty neat.