I will be the first to admit that I love shopping for Hermione. Is there anything cuter than tiny little girl’s clothes? Ok, maybe the tiny little girls that inhabit said clothes! Before Hermione was born I had her closet well stocked with many, many summer dresses, rompers and outfits. We spent her first summer in East Hampton and I has so much fun dressing her up for all of our adventures. Even though she was very much an infant I made sure she was well outfitted for every walk to town, trip to the beach, sunset at our favorite vineyard and family BBQ. Read more
I grew up in a coffee drinking household. My dad spent most of his career in the coffee, sugar and cocoa industry so there were always pounds and pounds of coffee around. In college my coffee drinking habit got a little out of control ( it was theater school after all) and I found myself consuming multiple fancy coffee drinks a day. Knowing that all that caffeine (not to mention the milk that went with it…yuck!) was not so good for me I quit cold turkey a few years after I graduated. Read more
Since Hermione’s arrival 14 (gasp!) months ago my Instagram feed has been mostly images of her and all of the amazing (walking!) and adorable (toothy smiles!) things she does every day. Being Hermione’s mama is truly the best thing I have ever done in my life and I am proud to share her pictures with my social media followers.
Friends have often told me they wish I would come to their house and make them one of my smoothies every day. I get it. Smoothie making can get frustrating for even me. Keeping our fridge and freezer stocked with ample ingredients can be difficult and more often than not produce goes bad before it all gets used.
I love birthday parties. From Alice in Wonderland teas as a child, to bars full of friends as a twenty something, to lovely intimate dinners with girlfriends I have had some very wonderful birthday celebrations. However, none of my own birthday celebrations could ever top the feeling of my baby girl turing 1! I woke up giddy with excitement on April 27th and snatched Hermione from her nursery so we could start playing!
The four weeks immediately following Hermione’s birth were some of the most physically and emotionally draining I have ever been through. This is a story I have wanted to tell and now, a year later I finally feel ready to revisit what was an incredibly difficult time for me.
I am embarrassed to admit this. I ordered take out last night. In fact, we have ordered takeout or picked up dinner to go the majority of nights the past few weeks. To say I have been in a cooking rut is the understatement of the year. The past few months have been so busy between Hermione, several large work projects (stay tuned for details) and some major apartment redesigning that cooking has fallen by the wayside. By the time I put Hermione to bed at night I am so exhausted I can’t even begin to think about making dinner. Add to this my beloved Sun In Bloom opening a takeout spot down the street and you can see why I have not been cooking as much as I would like.
Yesterday Hermione turned 1! I can hardly believe it. The past year has been nothing short of magical. Watching her grow and change every second of every day has been an amazing gift. I love this little girl so much that even thinking about her makes my heart swell and tears well in my eyes. I can barely remember life without her. She brings so much love and joy to each and every day. Doug and I are incredibly blessed to be her parents.
I am always on the hunt for new and exciting clean beauty products. I am VERY picky with what I use on my skin. There are so many products out there masquerading as clean and safe by using unregulated words such as “all-natural”,”pure”, “green” etc. In fact, many of the products out there claiming to be non-toxic and pure are loaded with questionable and harmful ingredients.