Entryway… Foyer… Who am I kidding? I live in a studio.
When you walk into my apartment, you’re immediately in the kitchen. (This picture might help jog your memory.) There was a big blank wall to the left so I figured I would try to make an entry way of sorts. My kitchen is pretty large by New York standards so off to the left, I put a large dresser. This a) houses a whole lot of clothes, b) can act as a buffet table when I have guests over, and c) is a bit like a console table that you’d have in your entry way. In NYC apartments, it’s all about making the most of the space you have! Killing a few birds with one stone is absolutely essential.
One of my favorite things about summer is that you can just throw on a dress and look put together. It’s my lazy-girl go-to almost every morning during the work week! Bonus points if the dress is nice and loose.. Nothing worse than a tight dress on a hot and sticky summer day!
Last week I had the pleasure of heading out onto the Hudson after work and it was such an enjoyable evening. Hey, I’ll take my adult beverages on the water with a picture perfect backdrop any day! A group of us boarded a boat with Moroccanoil for a night of Smooth Sailing. We cruised down the Hudson, had the most beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty at sunset, and the best views of lower Manhattan on the way back.
I spent 4 nights in Chicago over 4th of July weekend and I couldn’t have had a better time! Boats, best friends, beer, and a whole lot of other fabulous things that don’t start with B… Does it get any better? The weather was absolutely gorgeous, too. While it was monsoon-ing on the 4th in NYC, my friends and I were out on Lake Michigan on a 45 ft. sailboat. Definitely made the right decision by flying west for the weekend! The views of the Chicago skyline were absolutely perfect. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, either. I didn’t have the guts to jump into the lake, but a few of my friends did and they said the water was COLD. I was perfectly content staying warm & dry on the boat. Naturally, I was the resident photographer on the boat and took well over 200 pictures during the 3 hour sail. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the weekend…
This dress was a repeat offender during my recent trip to Chicago! I wore it out on Thursday night, as well on Sunday for some lunch, shopping, and a mani/pedi. A comfortable maxi is a travel must-have… perfect for the plane and easy to dress up or down depending on your plans! (More photos from my trip coming soon!)
I truly can’t believe the 4th of July came and went so quickly! Kind of depressing, no? I spent the long weekend in Chicago and it was absolutely amazing to spend time with my closest friends, but more on that to come.
Today is all about a Picnic in the Park! Having a picnic in Central Park was on my Summer Bucket List so I coordinated a little get-together with a few of my girlfriends a few weeks ago. Before it got so disgustingly hot, thankfully!
I’ve been having a blast checking things off of my Summer Bucket List over the past few weeks. I’ve been trying to document most things to share with you so expect lots of fun update posts over the next few months!
This past Saturday, I put on my hostess hat and had two of my girlfriends, Hallie & Bianca, over for a little cocktail hour in my backyard. I use the term backyard lightly… It’s just a small patio behind my building with a rickety picnic table and 3 mismatched lawn chairs. If it was my own space (it’s communal), you better believe I would have the chicest outdoor furniture. But, it’s not. I’ll take what I can get, though. Outdoor space in NYC is pretty hard to come by! If only I had roof access… One day, people. One day.
First things first… How in the heck is it already July?! This summer is seriously FLYING by. Makes me sad to thing that it’s about halfway over! However, with July comes July 4th, which is one of my favorite holidays. I’ll be spending the long weekend in Chicago and I couldn’t be more excited to get out of town for a few days!
I talked about versatile dresses earlier this week (this post) and today I’m back with another! I’m in love with the print and the fit of this dress. It’s perfect for almost any occasion — brunch, a picnic in the park, work (with a jacket), going out for an alfresco dinner, a get-together with the girls, and any type of “garden party” theme, too.