My Stuff

In my humble opinion, Vanity Fair has the best columns. I am typically the girl who flips through magazines for the pictures and very rarely read the articles (hence, why I don’t read Playboy) but every month, I always look forward to “My Stuff” and “Proust Questionnaire”. So, I thought I would take this time to share with you my stuff. Enjoy!!

Clothes

Underwear: Hanky panky (Gosh, I really hate their name).
Sneakers: Asics for workouts but eyeing the new Emerson Fry trainers in black for everyday.
T-Shirts: J.Crew vintage cotton v-neck… simply the best.
Favorite accessory: Michael Kors Bradshaw watch in silver and rose gold with a killer navy face.
Favorite boutiques: I am such a boutique girl. Here on the island I love The Lovely, Hepburn, and Erica Wilson. Back in Beantown (my former home for 10+ years), I always made out at Wish in Beacon Hill.
Jewelry I never take off: My screw-back ivory earrings my mom gifted to me two Christmas’ ago. I don’t have my ears pierced so always am looking for vintage screw-back (not clip) earrings.

Home

Sheets: Hudson Park from Bloomingdales.
China: An assortment of random plates from Anthropologie.
Favorite flowers: Peonies and ranunculus.
Stationary: I dream of one day owning a letterpress but in the meantime, I pen correspondence on an assortment from Rifle Paper and Sugar Paper.
Favorite gadget: My iPhone, of course!
Favorite drink: French 75 or a nice cold Stella.
Favorite dessert: Macarons from Miette Bakery in San Francisco.
Favorite snack: Jarlsberg cheese with stoned wheat crackers.
Top four DVR shows: Downton Abbey, Parks & Recreation, How I Met Your Mother and Girls.

Beauty Products

Lipstick: Ilia in crimson & clover.
Mascara: Fresh Supernova.
Foundation: Not just yet!
Shampoo: I alternate between Fresh Soy and Molton Brown Cleanshine Quillaja Hairwash.
Moisturizer: Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex from Fresh.
Fragrance: Fresh Sugar Lychee, D&G No. 3, and Juara Tiare Jasmine Perfume Oil.
Toothpaste: Arm & Hammer Advance White with Baking Soda and Mint.
Soaps: Pre de Provence Green Tea.
Never leave home without: O-Check journal, moleskin agenda and my headphones.

Inspirations

Favorite discoveries: Life 🙂
Shopping: All of the above… I am a bit of a shopoholic!
Necessary extravagance: Dark chocolate and deep tissue massages with Michael at Bella Sante on Newbury Street.
Favorite place in the world: Tie between Paris and Istanbul.
Favorite charity: Greater Boston Food Bank.
Favorite movies: Kissing Jessica Stein, Beginners, It’s Complicated.
Favorite hotel: The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, NY.
Idol: Hmmm. Will need to get back to you on this one.
Favorite flower shops: Bartlett’s Farm truck on Main Street Nantucket in the summer.

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And the Award Goes To…

Me for the title of worst blogger ever. Seriously, I was beyond excited in January to let you all know that I finally found the courage to share my voice with all of you. And just like that, I lost it. I started to doubt everything around me… the choice I made to leave Boston and move to this little island. And I didn’t know what to say.

But here I am ready to tell you all the truth, I’m scared. Scared of tomorrow and where my life is going. Scared of being alone. Scared of my finances. Scared. But after watching Ben’s speech last night as he accepted the award for Best Director for my favorite film of the year, I realized one very important thing… “It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, all that matters is that you get up.”  And so here I am promising to all of you (granted there are probably two of you reading this now) that I will get up. That I will share with you my thoughts, my fashion finds, my favorite recipes, my favorite travel spots. Me. I hope you enjoy the ride because I’m excited to start again.

I’ll see you here tomorrow!

PS – Should you want to hear about anything in particular, you just let me know.