Amy Smilovic, owner of Tibi, was featured on The Coveteur today. Here are a few photos of her beautiful home in Greenwich, Conneticut:
April 26, 2012
April 24, 2012
April 20, 2012
This weekend I have absolutely nothing planned and I could. not. be. more. excited. On the agenda is quiet mornings with my new book and a hot mug of coffee, afternoons gardening (Sunday is earth day after all!), and evenings spent on the couch catching up on DVR'd shows. Hope your weekend is wonderful.
April 19, 2012
This morning I purchased and downloaded the newly released book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, written by Gilt founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson.
I am SO exctied to read the story behind the very-popular private shopping site Gilt. This e-commerce site, which is similar to Hautelook, and Rue La La, provides access to designer items, ranging from clothing to accessories to homegoods, at up to 60% off retail. Members receive daily emails notifying them of upcoming sales that usually last between 36-48 hours. I receive emails from all three daily and I am hooked! Grab your copy of the book here or download the Kindle edition here.
Labels: on my bookshelf
April 18, 2012
April 16, 2012
April 13, 2012
Every year, I keep lists. Lists of places I've traveled to, lists of concerts I've been to, lists of books I've read, lists of major accomplishments, and lists of "firsts." I especially love my list of firsts. Every time I do something new, eat something new, or learn something new, I write it down. At the end of the year, I can look back and see every single thing I've accomplished, small and big. Yesterday, I tried tempeh for the first time. Today, I went to bikram yoga by myself for the first time.
In life, I believe small accomplishments matter just as much as big. Celebrate both.
April 12, 2012
One trend that I am excited to try this season is peplum. While it may be intimidating, I think it adds just the right amount of femininity to a basic skirt or dress.
Last night, I purchased this ASOS Dress with Peplum for $39.95.
I like it because it's simple, yet still makes a small statement. Below is what I would love to wear to jazz it up a bit:
Are you going to try the peplum trend this spring?
April 10, 2012
My trip to California was so, so fun! Here are a few snapshots of the trip:
Top of the Courthouse in Santa Barbara
Casual afternoon winetasting on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
Bike Trail (which by the way passed the zoo - we saw giraffes!)
Sunset on the pier after dinner
Afternoon at Descanso Gardens
Beautiful tulips at the Gardens
Passover Seder (It was my first! Fun to experience a different religion!)
Manhatten Beach Pier
Best of all was spending time with family. We laughed, played an endless amount of card games, laughed some more, and then laughed about how much we laugh all. the. time.
April 4, 2012
April 2, 2012
I recently read the book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) written by Mindy Kaling.
As you may know, Mindy plays Kelly Kapoor on the Office. She is honest, sarcastic, witty, and just plain hilarious. Her memoir is divided into six sections which span her life and her road to becoming a famous writer, producer, and actress. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun and quick read. I just have to share this excerpt with you. As an (almost) 25 year old single girl, this is everything I have ever felt but have never found the way to say. Until Mindy.
Until I was 30, I only dated boys, as far as I can tell. I'll tell you why: Men scared the sh*t out of me. Men know what they want. Men make concrete plans. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn't on the floor. Men tip generously. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to a nearly empty bottle of shampoo. Men go to the dentist. Men make reservations. Men go in for a kiss without giving you some long preamble about how they're thinking about kissing you. Men wear clothes that have never been worn by anyone else before. (Okay, maybe men aren't exactly like this. But this is what I've cobbled together from the handful of men I know or know of, ranging from Heathcliff Huxtable to Theodore Roosevelt to my dad.) Men know what they want, and that is scary.
Because what I was used to was boys.
Boys are adorable. Boys trail off their sentences in an appealing way. Boys get haircuts from their roommate, who "totally knows how to cut hair." Boys can pack up their whole life in a duffel bag and move to Brooklyn for a gig if they need to. Boys have "gigs." Boys are broke. And when they have money, they spend it on a trip to Colorado to see a music festival.
...At this point, you may want to smack me and say: "Are you seriously just another grown woman talking about how she wants a man who isn't afraid of commitment?" Let me explain! I'm not talking about commitment to romantic relationships. I'm talking about commitment to things - houses, jobs, neighborhoods. Paying a mortgage. When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that's not it. It's a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome.
So I'm into men now, even though they can be frightening. I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet-carrying, picture-hanging man.
Amen Mindy. Amen.
April 1, 2012
The H&M Home collection is simply fantastic and the prices are beyond affordable. Only one little problem: they don't ship to the US. BUT! It is rumored that they will begin to ship to the US in Spring 2012. Which is technically right now. Eek! So until that day comes I will continue to patiently window-shop and cross my fingers that they will ship to me soon. Or I'll just have to fly to Europe. (kidding..)
I'll take one of everything!