July 1, 2016

101 in 1001 3.0 / intro

The day has arrived! I am officially starting my third 101 in 1001 list. The first one doesn't seem to live on the internet anymore (maybe that's a good thing?) but you can find the second list here

I have to admit I jumped the gun by a few hours and watched the first of my 5 documentaries last night. If you are a lover of sparkly things (is anyone not?!), be sure to watch Crazy About Tiffany's on Hulu.

On a separate note, Happy Fourth everyone! A is working days, but I have a couple friends in town, a dinner with friends, and a cookout on Monday. Be safe and have fun!!

June 28, 2016

101 in 1001 2.0 / recap

Somehow my second 101 in 1001 list has come to an end. Officially my cutoff date was May 29, 2016, but June was crazy and now that I'm about ready to kick off my new list, I wanted to wrap up the last one! Some items I checked off in the final months...

36. Take a staycation and spend the night in a hotel. A and I spend the night at The Liberty hotel in Boston in May and it was soooo nice to just be away for the night. We watched tv, ordered breakfast in bed, and I took a long very bubbly bubble bath. 

51. Nothing exciting to show, but I finally did a deep clean of the apartment myself. I straight up Googled cleaning tips and my biggest takeaway was to get thee some microfiber cloths. I got these from Amazon and they've been perfect not only for cleaning, but as dish towels! 

64. Read 30 new books. Click here for some of my favorites

84. Write a new list. Coming soon!!

89. Plan a wedding. I help friends and family here and there and of course get to help clients at work. But now I'm working on ours!!

97. I learned a little Photoshop while working on our Save the Dates/Invites. 

100. Take a creative class. My friend and I scored a Gilt City voucher for a floral arranging class. So fun!

Anyone else working on a 101 in 1001 list? Leave me the link the comments!

May 19, 2016

apartment / coffee tables

I've been in serious nesting mode and have a laundry list of things to do in the apartment. Currently our coffee table is a vintage trunk we love that we found at Pioneer Goods, but it's feeling a little heavy for the living room and I can see it re-purposed in our bedroom. So...I've been on the hunt for something a little airier, preferably with a bottom shelf. 

{clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7}

I love the bottom West Elm one, but pricing might win out in favor of the Ikea find. Any favorites I'm missing?

May 13, 2016

weekend links

I miss Linda Wells's Allure magazine and loved this article about her day working at Sephora. 
I've had some serious wanderlust lately and am dreaming about trips to Africa, India, and Singapore

These wedding gowns by Naeem Khan are truly works of art. 
I'm SUPER late to the party but I am obsessed with Lip Sync Battles. Of course Channing Tatum/Beyonce was hilarious and amazing, but I'm loving Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon

Style Me Pretty predicts celebrity wedding gowns. Love!
Seriously tempted to splurge on these babies for upcoming weddings and events. I hear the best things about their shoes!
We're so excited to stay in our apartment one more year, but that means we seriously need to add storage in the kitchen. I'm planning on Ikea hacking some open shelving and bookmarked inspiration here, here, and here