Jodi McKee


one world observatory

new york city, photographyJodi McKee4 Comments

last week, i met up with pei and some other really amazing instagrammers to check out the new observatory at one world trade center.


the crowds were kind of ridiculous, but the views? oh, my, they were amazing.

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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.

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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.

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hiho batik

crafty, new york cityJodi McKee1 Comment

earlier this summer, i was invited to hiho batik, to make my own custom t-shirt. on a sunny saturday morning, we headed up to park slope to meet julia and get to crafting.

they have an adorable store front on 5th avenue in park slope, but the art studio in the back is where the magic happens.

julia instructed me to draw a simple picture that we could transfer on to a t-shirt for olivia. my first attempt was this silly little bunny rabbit and we all decided it was the winner. good thing all of that magna-doodle drawing finally paid off. ;)

next, julia helped me use their AMAZING light table to outline my drawing in hot wax on to a t-shirt.

then, it was time to add some color!

olivia was still a little too young to help, but i did ask her opinion on which colors to use and she added a few dots here and there.

a few days later we picked up our super cute t-shirt! olivia was very proud to model it for me. we got a size up from her current size so that she can grow in to it.

isn't it cute? i think it would be SO MUCH FUN to have a birthday party here for slightly older kids. maybe in the 5-10 year old range? if you are in brooklyn, definitely go and check them out!

thanks again to julia & robyn for having us! we had a great time!

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hiho batik: 184 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

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i was not paid to write this post, but i was provided a t-shirt free of charge. all text and photos are my own.

I was not paid to write this post, but I was provided a pair of glasses free of charge. As always, all opinions and text are my own. - See more at:
I was not paid to write this post, but I was provided a pair of glasses free of charge. As always, all opinions and text are my own. - See more at:

brooklyn botanic garden

new york city, photographyJodi McKee2 Comments

the bbg in the spring is the best. we went a couple of weekends ago, when the cherry blossoms were just about done. i like seeing them a little earlier in the season when they are a little more pink and a little less leafy, but it was still wonderful to stroll around the beautiful gardens.

the cherry blossoms weren't the only thing in bloom, of course. the tulips were absolutely gorgeous!

we came across this kind of tree house and i knew instantly that it must be made from fallen trees from hurricane sandy. i was right.

lovely light streaming through these ferns caught my eye as we headed back to the subway.

a wonderful way to spend a sunny spring day!