this week’s favorite moments: jersey shore edition

as i’m sure you know, the jersey shore was beaten up pretty badly in hurricane sandy, so when we decided a girl’s trip was in order we knew we wanted to go to the shore and give our local communities some of our business. we ended up in wildwood/cape may – if you look at a map of jersey and see the very tip, that’s where we were. luckily this community wasn’t hit too badly and was ready for us, despite being a week early for the official shore season.


i started the weekend with a pretty gel mani and a new summery iphone case. i wish you could see the mani better – it’s a really pretty sparkly neutral color, and there is officially no other manicure in the world.



we had a great view of the beach from our hotel, which was just across the street.


the ferris wheel was up and running on the boardwalk (not the boardwalk that you saw the roller coaster in the ocean). the views were amazing, despite my irrational fear of heights.


we had a picnic on the beach – it was cold all weekend but i just had to stick my feet in the water. we were at the shore, afterall!


there were some awesome crab legs on saturday night.


and of course some custard with rainbow sprinkles.


we went whale watching on sunday in cape may – no whales, but lot’s of dolphins and the cape may lighthouse. did you know this lighthouse has ended up in the ocean twice already? oh and 90% of the country’s clams come from cape may. this here is that very tip of NJ i mentioned earlier. literally the tip on the map is right there in that foggy picture.


before we left our lovely girl’s weekend we walked around cape may and stumbled upon these really large rubber ducks. in fact, if you walked into the store the sign read “really large ducks.” they are $17 a pop and i don’t remember the store – you’ll just have to go on an adventure when you visit cape may!


this week’s beautiful moments

as always, i take a few times to share my favorite moments with you from the week and celebrate the little things, and in this case a little victory with my curling iron. what was best about your week?


my handsome man sitting for our caricature at my niece’s communion party.



the results of our drawing – apparently if boyfriend was a cartoon, he’d be teen wolf.


Peplum and Polka Dots

pretty peplum and polka dots at jcrew


Curled Hair

that one perfect curl i aim for every time with my curling iron – victory is mine!

Heart Bracelet

pretty new bracelet from jcrew that makes me smile 🙂 (but makes a whole lot of noise)

Citi Field

though i am a yankees fan, citifield (mets for all you non-nyc’ers) is truly a gorgeous stadium – just look at that rotunda!

life’s little moments

just wanted to share some of my favorite little moments from this week. hope you all had a beautiful week and have a fantastic weekend!



the rfk bridge on the way to brooklyn for a friend’s birthday


magic hat #9 and watermelon – the brunch of champions.


discovered the trick to a good fishtail braid is wet hair…for me at least.


new shoes from coach i’m completely obsessed with


a much needed froyo break at cups with the girls from work.

happy friday!






this girl is on fire

it’s no secret i have a girl crush on jenna lyons (evidence: here, here, here, here…and here.) from her fashion choices to her home decor to her office space, i find her to be the ultimate in inspiration for everything i’m passionate about. fast company just published an interview with ms. lyons and i find myself inspired by her all over again, this time in my professional life.

this woman is fierce. you should definitely read the article and internalize it – jenna lyons is a force to be reckoned with. she is the girl on fire.

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here are a few things you can learn from jenna lyons:

1. love what you do

2. live every day with passion

3. surround yourself with inspiration

4. fight for what you believe

5. never apologize for your success

6 perfect mother’s day gifts

it’s that time of year to start thinking about mother’s day gifts. a little token to show the mom, aunt, grandmother, etc., just how much you mean to them. gifting something that you know will make them smile will be sure to be a homerun for you.

here are my 6 favorite gifts for mother’s day this year:

mother's day gift ideas 2013