With the beginning of summer comes the beginning of wedding season. Recently my mailbox had been full of invitations to friend’s weddings, showers and bachelorette parties. I have my lineup of attire ready to go from black tie to beach club chic. I have bought more lingerie and mixing bowls than I care to share. All of this nuptial activity started me thinking about my own wedding and the tips and tricks I learned during the planning process that kept me healthy and sane. Having already walked down the aisle I know how stressful a wedding can be, and how much there is to think about. Over the next few “Wedding Wednesdays” I will share tips for brides that will help keep your special day as clean, pure and simple as possible.
Memorial Day weekend is my favorite weekend of the year. It is the unofficial, official start to summer and for me and Doug that means the start of weekends away from now until September. Doug, Maddy and I split our summer weekends between the Hamptons with my family, the Hudson Valley with his, and the Connecticut shore where I serve on the board of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. It’s a lot of hours in the car but well worth it for all the sunshine and time out of the concrete jungle of NYC.
I think it is safe to say my seasonal allergies have turned into a full blown cold. I am not one to easily take days off and rest, but at the urging of my husband (and my acupuncturist) today I shall do just that. With the long weekend starting tomorrow I want to feel my best for the unofficial official start to summer. If I have to give up today in order to have the weekend so be it!
I am a Nut Milk Enthusiast. I love nut milk in my smoothies, in my tea, or straight up. However until recently I couldn’t find a nut milk that measured up to my very high standards. The commercial kinds are filled with WAY to many nasties for me, and my own homemade variety left me with too much almond pulp to deal with. A little almond pulp is ok, a lifetime supply taking up your whole freezer is not.
It is no secret that I am a fan of easy, healthy snacks. At any given time you can find me with a large assortment of goodies in my purse, from crudite to dark chocolate. I never like to be caught without something to keep me from getting hangry (hungry and angry).
I am very excited to share this first video in my Get The Look video series with Rebecca Casciano. Here, Rebecca shows me how to easily create a bold brow with a sporty cheek using all green products! For detailed step by step instructions and product recommendations check out this post! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for many more fun collaborations from me and Rebecca!
In my fridge you will always find one or two types of fresh herbs in a glass, as if they were a flower arrangement. Storing them this way not only keeps my fridge smelling nice but also keeps them fresher, longer. I always like to keep some combination of mint, parsley, and cilantro on hand to use in my juices, smoothies and salads.
I am always looking for a quick and easy makeup look to wear out to dinner, to parties, or anywhere that requires a little more luxe than the everyday. At the end of a busy day I rarely save enough time to get glam for a night out. I usually have the best intentions to leave myself a full hour for outfit choosing, hairstyling and makeup time but to be honest this rarely happens. More often than not my getting ready routine looks like a scene from a Muppet movie, with me playing a frantic Miss Piggy juggling dresses, curlers and makeup.
On Saturday morning we woke up to cold, fog and rain in Chicago. All of our lofty plans for bike rides around the lake and lots of window shopping were not to be. Luckily, while flipping through the tourist magazine in our hotel room I discovered that the Chicago Green Festival was going on right down the road at Navy Pier. Lots of green products under one roof for me to try? Perfect!
First off my apologies for the recent radio silence. Due to some seriously bad travel karma (re: many flight delays and cancellations) our quick weekend in Chicago was extended by two extra days. I learned quite a bit about coping with travel interruption and am excited to share new travel tips tomorrow!