the sunset last sunday was nothing short of spectacular! i was so lucky to be riding in the car and able to pull over at this rest stop by the verrazano narrows bridge to capture the epicness. so magical!
need a quick DIY project to add some halloween vibes around your home? i've got just the thing for you!
It wasn't quite peak leaf-peeping season while we were there, but still very nice. And it's always such a treat to get out of the city for a few days.
The beautiful home we staying in was amazing in its own right, but the added layers of Garnet Hill home goods made it feel extra special.
The duvet in my room was a lovely aqua and white Hable Construction print. I've been a fan of Hable ever since Grace Bonney had her sofa recovered in one of their fabrics. I don't think this pattern is for sale yet for Garnet Hill, but keep an eye out for it soon! Oh! And my room came complete with a hidden doorway! You can see the bookcase on the left swung open to lead up a short flight of stairs.
This was the view just a short walk from our house. (!!!!!)
We spent part of the afternoon at Hudson-Chatham Winery. Dominique led us through a wonderful tasting and gave us some history of the winery. We even picked some apples off of the trees in their yard! Everything was so tasty; I made sure to pick up a bottle of the Blanc de Blanc to enjoy at home.
We returned to the Garnet Hill House for an amazing dinner prepared by Carlucci-Simons Catering. Everything was so delicious and locally sourced. Soooo goooood.
After dinner, we enjoyed some more wine from Hudson-Chatham Winery and roasted marshmallows by the fire to make s'mores. A perfect end to the evening.
The next day, we headed in to Hudson, NY for a little shopping and lunch before boarding the train back to the city.
Lunch at Cafe Le Perche was a great end to our mini trip.
Thanks so much for having me, Garnet Hill! It was a wonderful couple of days.
we didn't do much shopping, but i did stop in to black ink and loved it. super cute gift shop.
next up was a bit of a wander down newbury street. a mix of boutiques and chain stores, and the buildings were all so lovely.
steph dropped us off at good harbor beach and we immediately started planning a vacation there for next summer. absolutely picture perfect.
after steph was done working for the day, we wandered around her town of rockport. to say it was charming would be a massive understatement. so quintessentially new england!
hokusai was way too crowded for any decent photos, but the modern wing! so good!!
after the museum, we had lunch on newbury street and then took an uber over to check out the lawn on d. unfortunately, i missed the fact that they were throwing a block party that day. needless to say, it was crazy crowded.
we were close to the water, so we walked that way instead and hung out on the harbor for a bit.
it was such a lovely long weekend. hope to make a return visit soon.
on tuesday, i was walking down broadway, and crossed 19th street to stop in to fishs eddy. i noticed a guy on a citibike and thought he looked familiar. so, like any photo nerd, i snapped a few iphone photos. as the light changed and he started to pedal away, i thought, "holy crap. that was wes anderson! on a citibike!" and promptly tweeted it.
later that evening, i got an email from gothamist asking permission to use the photo. i said yes, and the next thing i know, it's up on their site.
THEN, a friend posted on my facebook page that my photo had made it to @midnight. OMG, chris hardwick said my name on TV!!! how awesome is that?? (if you click through to watch the video, the segment starts around 14:04.)
and to top it all off? chris hardwick totally tweeted back at me. =D
yay for lucky celebrity sightings and manhattan and internet randomness!!
The tablescapes were lovely and each place setting had a tiny potted succulent as a take home favor.
Micaela Piccolo was a drink making machine! Also, she is so cute and friendly. It was a joy to watch her work.
All of the food was SO GOOD.
The Sunset Sour (Frangelico, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Spiced Simple Syrup, Egg Whites) was my favorite drink of the night. Quite tasty!
The lovely Giada telling us about one of the courses.
Everything was delicious but the desserts! Giada's almond cake was perfect and the Hazelnut Torte was amazing!
Thanks to everyone involved for a wonderful evening!
After yesterday's colorful collection, I thought I would tone things down bit. This subdued collection is still a bit glam with all of the gold mixed in though, don't you think?
2. pencil case
6. water bottle
i have a total soft spot for school supplies and putting together this cheery group made me extra happy! i hope you enjoy these happy, colorful picks.
I was going through some photos to attempt to catch up on Project Life when I came across this gem from March. It didn't quite fit in to that week's spread, so I decided to post it here. You know, for posterity.
I am headed to this amazing place tonight. Can hardly wait to dip my toes in the water and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
this morning's news made me SO HAPPY! i gathered up some lovely rainbow items to celebrate. cheers!
6. washi tape
8. tank top
10. prism gift wrap
11. camera strap
the crowds were kind of ridiculous, but the views? oh, my, they were amazing.
also slightly annoying was the window set up. it was difficult to get close to the glass and anything light colored (support beams and white shirts, i'm looking at you) made photography a bit tricky.
but when you manage to squeeze past the crowds and get a prime spot to take in the view . . . it is pure magic. (i love how you can see the washington square park arch there at the bottom.) the city is so lovely as the lights start to come on.
Father's Day is coming up! Shopping for guys always seems harder than it should be, so I've collected a few favorites here for you to gift to your favorite dad!
1. World's Greatest Dad card by Rifle Paper Co.
4. Keysmart key organizer
5. Geek Dad
6. I Can't Adult Today t-shirt
8. Custom photo book from Artifact Uprising
9. Father's Day Plaid card by Rifle Paper Co.
is pretty epic.
a few photos from the past couple of weeks in brooklyn. spring!