A Tweet Baby

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Nesting Sticks, Mama Bird Muffins, Ready-to-Hatch Petit Fours, Pink Lemonade and so much more. Oh how TWEET of a baby shower it was!

Cobalt Crush

Sweater: H&M (old); Blouse: H&M (old); Skirt: H&M (old); Belt: H&M (recent); Necklace: J.Allen (commissioned design); Bracelets: Kate Spade (recent) & unknown; Wallet (used as clutch): Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses: Tiffany & Co (recent); Shoes: Christian Louboutin (recent); Watch: Michael Kors (recent)

Never Follow Rules

Top: H&M (recent); Pants: Seven for All Mankind (old); Scarf: H&M (old); Sunglasses: Tiffany & Co.; Earrings: unknown; Watch: Michael Kors (recent); Bracelets: Stella & Dot (old), Kate Spade (recent); Shoes: Tory Burch (old); Clutch: Hobo International (0ld)

Mother Knows Best

Nashville-based mom, Laura Graham passed her love for Apple products onto her adorable son Fenn. At under two-years-old, Fenn needed a little help taking care of his iPad, so mom got to work with an old iPad case, two stroller latches and some duct tape. After her handmade prototype was a hit with other moms, Laura went back to the drawing board and perfected her product giving your tiny techies the iLatch.

Now, I’m kid free, but I’ve already grown attached to my iLatch. Seriously, you can hang it anywhere! Ive attached mine to my kitchen cabinet so my counter space is free while I’m cooking. My recipes are now eye level, and I’m no longer dropping flour or tomato sauce on my beloved iPad. My iLatch commitment won’t be stopping here. While the weather is too pretty to workout indoors right now, my iLatch will definitely accompany me to the treadmill for runs during the sweltering summer days in our near future.

For all you super cool moms out there, the iLatch attaches an release easily to the headrest of your car, your strollers, your pack and play…really it attaches to ANYTHING! You can find Laura and the iLatch here. And you’re just in time to vote for the iLatch to make it on the shelf at Wal-Mart.




Holy Guacamole

This weekend had far too few hours for my “to-do” list. John and I checked off most of our spring cleaning, which involved two days of packing up my fall/winter clothes and organizing my spring/summer wardrobe, spring landscaping, prepping our vegetable garden, deep cleaning our house and trying out new recipes. We did manage to slip in a bit of fun cheering on our favorite t-ball player (nephew Logan) and favorite up-and-coming t-ball player (nephew Camden). While they are getting a little too cool for sugars from me, Uncle J is definitely in demand. After our ball field fun and a few sugars from the kiddos, John took me to dinner at a little space that is one of our new favorite spots.

With flavors that hit you like a tidalwave, Atlanta’s Taquiera Tsunami merges two of my favorite cuisines from Far East and South of the Border. The Latin-Asian fusion leaves your taste buds begging for more. Even more, the people running the show are awesome – Anne, our super cute waitress and Rob, the gracious co-owner/co-chef. It only gets better, percentages of their top selling tacos support Tsunami relief efforts with the Red Cross. I love good food…I admire good people. And let’s be honest. The Sangria is quite nice, too.

Fresh Guacamole and Edamame

Our Taco Variety - Rich Man's Shrimp Tempura & Asada Zing


Casual Friday

Casual Friday

Woolrich chambray shirt
$59 – woolrich.com

Vero Moda red jacket
€50 – welikefashion.com

Chloé pleated pants
$550 – barneys.com

Dorothy Perkins high heels
$57 – dorothyperkins.com

Reed Krakoff leather tote
$1,090 – mytheresa.com

Kate Spade bib necklace
$148 – couture.zappos.com

Kenneth cole watch
$115 – zappos.com

Tom ford sunglasses
£309 – farfetch.com

Isabel Marant leather belt
£60 – net-a-porter.com

When We Speak

The first Thanksgiving I lived in New York, my family came into the city to spend the holiday. We, of course, watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and feasted in my small apartment on our family’s traditional Thanksgiving meal. We toured the entire city in the five days my mom, dad, brother and sister-in-law were visiting. While I have many wonderful memories of that special holiday, there’s one that always stands out – our entrance into St. Patrick’s Cathedral. As we stepped in off the busy Fifth Avenue sidewalk, we were welcomed by the angelic choir singing Amazing Grace. The music moved me to tears, and since then, any trip to or by St. Patrick’s reminds me of the need to find simplicity in the busiest of days.

Last Sunday morning, I left my hotel early in the morning to take a quiet stroll to Central Park before brunch. There’s nothing like NYC early on a Sunday Morning. The streets are quiet and the sidewalks are abandoned. With the millions of people living in New York, a Sunday morning can feel like the streets of a quaint town. As I made my way up Fifth Avenue, I saw members of St.Patrick’s as well as a number of tourists walking into the cathedral. I, too, joined them to flood myself with memories of a beloved landmark in our country.

As I crossed from the West to East side of the street, I looked up to see a very moving sign, which is part of the restoration campaign of St. Patrick’s. St. Patrick’s was paid for through the contributions of poor immigrants and prominent citizens. The cornerstone was laid in 1858 and her doors were opened in 1879. Plans are now in place for interior and exterior preservation of this gerat cathedral. You, too, can be a part of Restoring St. Patrick’s Cathedral by visiting here.

I recently re-watched The September Issue, a documentary on Anna Wintour, VOGUE and the most awaited issue of each year – September. The power of Anna Wintour blows my mind. Considered one of the most influential women in the world, ladies around the globe rush to mail boxes, bookstores and news stands to grab each month’s issue of VOGUE to feed ourselves the latest fashion nosh. I can’t remember a day when I wasn’t hungry for the next issue, especially September. Last year, the most beautiful book was published: VOGUE The Covers. Every cover, every issue, since the beginning of VOGUE. Ah-flipping-mazing! 

My Spring loves include Peonies in a Mint Julep cup, the new fabric on our vintage sofa, the red soles of my birthday Christian Louboutins and VOGUE The Covers.

Let’s Talk About Food!

The weekend in New York was simply perfect, and I took advantage of so much the city has to offer. I’ll tell you all about my shopping extravaganza later on because, right now, I want to talk about food. I ate my way through New York. There’s no question about it. From Greek Cuisine to afternoon tea, food was the highlight of my weekend (aside from a few splurges for my closet, of course)! I was so happy to share these delicious meals with friends that are so dear to my heart. These are a few of my favorites from the weekend…


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Early Morning Joe


New York was AMAZING! As though it could have been anything less than. A detailed recap will come later, but the highlights of my long weekend in the city involved much needed time in Central Park, spring wardrobe updates, delicious food and great company. Early Friday morning, my dear friend Katherine and I went for a long run through the park, and the cafe latte above was the treat following that run. Truth be told, everything is better in NYC. More details on my wonderful birthday weekend to follow… xoxo