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…

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…

Nursery Reveal

It’s hard to believe that 38 weeks have already passed and that the little one will be making his arrival at any moment now. So much has already changed – within and around us – both physically and emotionally – but among all the changes, one of my proudest and most exciting has been the…

Adventure Awaits Baby Shower

Behind every successful event are hours of meticulous planning – from decor to menu to activities. The process for my “Adventure Awaits” baby shower was certainly no exception and I can’t wait to share how beautifully it all came together. Shortly after finding out that we were pregnant, I couldn’t help but begin planning the…

MY Ultimate “No Frills or Chill” Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Pregnancy is inherently challenging, but as far as pregnancies go, it seems I’ve had a relatively easy one – no major complications, vomiting, excessive weight gain, swelling or insatiable cravings (fingers crossed for an uneventful third trimester). But one surprising side effect of this pregnancy has been my general disinterest in food. I know, you…

100% Fancy: A Glimpse into Our Newly Redecorated Home and My Personal Interior Décor Style

For what seemed like an eternity (especially for poor Bugsy), I spent endless hours debating and comparing the most negligible difference in paint colors, meeting with vendors, visiting Home Goods, trolling Wayfair and Overstock in order to get our apartment upgrade underway.  We had decided to stay away from any major construction (no demo and…