Halloween 2020: Star Wars Family Costumes

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and this year, it got better! If you know me, you know I have always been serious about Halloween! For ten years, I celebrated my early November birthday with a Halloween fĂȘte that required my team of best girlfriends to wear matching costumes – from Playboy Bunnies to…

Boho in the Berkshires

Something about Fall weather brings out the boho elements of my personal style. Tunics, flowy/oversized tops, paisley print, ruffles and fringe – all seem most suitable while ushering in the cooler new season. Thankfully, boho looks continue to be ever popular this Fall. Perhaps we’re all still lamenting the loss of festival season or we’ve…

My Urban Oasis: Part II

The Wine Lounge Optimizing our small, but precious outdoor space to enjoy this summer also meant creating a cozy area to unwind in after work or on the weekends, or a place to (eventually, I hope) entertain family and friends. Since the Wine Lounge occupies the other side of our narrow terrace (located around the…

My Urban Oasis: Part I

The Sun Lounge Any amount of outdoor space in New York City is a luxury, but our terrace, with its narrow and L-shaped configuration, presented a real challenge for furnishing and enjoying it all these years. But, with all of this extra time at home, I realized it was time to give our terrace a…

My Postpartum Journey to My Prepregnacy Body

It’s hard to believe that seven months have passed since we welcomed our little angel into the world. Although these last few months have been life’s most fulfilling, they have also been the hardest. From an unexpected and painful c-section birth and recovery to baby’s hospitalization to a pandemic, time is flying by although I…

Classic Fish Chowder

I don’t know about you, but I love turning to classic comfort foods to both celebrate special moments and to get through hard times and nothing is more comforting than a hearty bowl of chowder. For Bugsy’s first Father’s Day, I prepared a dinner menu of his favorites and decided a classic fish chowder would…

How to Execute an At Home Photoshoot

Now, more than ever, I am acutely aware of the many luxuries I once took for granted, including having a professional take photographs for my blog or to help document life’s milestones. For all of my new moms, I specifically empathize with your feeling of disappointment that this is not how you envisioned your first…

Pretty in Pleats

With everything going on in the world, it’s hard to think about anything Covid unrelated. But, this week, perhaps due to the gorgeous Spring weather and my return from maternity leave, I decided it’s time to get back to some sort of normal, albeit altered. So, I’m excited to finally share a pretty pleated look…

Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

There’s nothing quite like a classic chewy oatmeal cookie. Chewy, not too sweet and with a touch of cinnamon, this simple recipe is perfect for plain chewy oatmeal cookies or as a base with some of your favorite add-ins like chocolate chips, raisins or nuts. PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES |…