I am so excited because we are heading to Norwich, Vermont again this year for another Friendsgiving! You can read about our trip last year here. I really wish it was going to snow again, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. :( However, I am still really excited for chilly weather, making new friends/catching up with old ones, warming up by the cozy fireplace, apple cider mimosas, watching endless youtube videos/playing games, going to the nearby towns and of course…lots of eating! Packing has always been a struggle for me as I feel like if I don’t have my entire closet, then I won’t have anything to wear. It’s hard for me to plan outfits! But since having Evie, I’ve been better about packing since I have to make sure her bag is packed each time we leave the house. So here’s what I have so far… one // jcrew cocoon coat (the one everyone & their dog owns) ;) two // goorin bros. felt fedora hat three // zara turtleneck sweater four // chambray shirt (similar to this one) five // jcrew black quilted puffer vest six // buffalo plaid scarf seven // (I pulled the trigger on the boots!!!) sperry for jcrew shearwater buckle boots eight // deWolfe billie bracelet (I got it embossed with Evie’s birthday) nine // wandertruck black & brass stud earrings
pause. I have to tell you how much I adore Wandertruck. I recently met Laura, the founder of Wandertruck, online and I have loved getting to know her and her travel boutique. Yes, you heard me right…travel boutique! I can’t wait to attend one of her events or find her on instagram and see where she is that day. She has so many things I want and the bonus? Her curated products are American-made. I love my new black & brass studs…and you will see a couple of other items below!
I had such a blast at our Jonathan Adler Sip & Shop Event! It was so fun to gather some friends + new friends in the store, sip some champagne and look around at the fabulous Jonathan Adler store on Newbury St. There are so many perfect host + hostess gifts in the store for the holiday season and I have rounded up my favorites below!
These pillows have been on my wish list for awhile now! One day ;) Also, sorry for the blurry photo – I am certain apple makes the older iphone cameras worse with each upgrade. So a new phone is going on my Christmas list! Any tips for making the iphone 5 take better photos? I have tried cleaning the lens but it doesn’t seem to help – maybe I need to do a better job? Anyway… :)
How cute are the ladies at the Jonathan Adler store for putting my family in the place card holders?! Haha Bella definitely needs a spot at the table. :) Also, I went home with that gold zebra stacking dish and this amazing holiday candle! Thank you to everyone that stopped by Jonathan Adler and the amazing JA team that put it all together! one // marseilles coasters two // pipe strike match three // gold zebra stacking dish four // nixon alpaca throw five // turner frame six // dora maar vase seven // brass tic tac toe game eight // brass muse place card holders
The winter season has arrived and although it’s still fairly mild weather in Boston, I know a snow storm is right around the corner. That means wearing snow boots everyday. That being said, I am in the market for new ones because wearing the same ones everyday gets old really fast. When you are dealing with feet of snow… you at least want your boots to make you happy…am I right New Englanders? ;)
I have been writing a lot of thank-you notes lately as a lot of our friends/family have been spoiling little Evie. It honestly takes me awhile to actually make myself sit down and write thank-you’s, even though I really enjoy it! Then they will sit on my counter until I go buy a book of stamps. Oops – working on getting better! ;) Anyone else like that? I really hope the art of a handwritten card never goes away because there is something so special about someone taking the time to write and send a “thank-you” or “I’m thinking of you” card.1. A handwritten note will make someone’s day! A little smile goes a long way and I don’t know about you, but a card from a loved one makes me so happy.
2. A handwritten note only takes 5-10 minutes.
3. A handwritten note is the perfect keepsake that won’t get lost in your emails. We kept all of the cards people sent welcoming Evie into the world and are going to show them to her when she is older.
4. A handwritten note might get you a job over the person that only sent a follow-up email!
5. A handwritten note will keep the mailman and the artist who created the card in business!
6. A handwritten note is the ultimate thank-you, I am thinking of you, good luck, congratulations, & get well.
Below are a few of my favorite cards I’ve seen lately and 6 more reasons you should send a card to someone special.one // two // three // four // five // six
You guys! I am so excited to share that I am teaming up with Jonathan Adler in Boston for a “Sip and Shop” Holiday Event next Saturday, November 21st! This is the perfect time to pick out host/hostess gifts for Thanksgiving and chat about how we want every single thing in the store! Hope to see you there :)