Le Sportsac and Benefit Cosmetics collaborated on a fabulous vintage chic line. I just love both brands and when I went into the Soho Store in NYC the sales girl who knows my face by now said, "look up to your right"! She was so excited and of course so was I. I had dinner reservations I was already late to but I promised to be back. I took a catalog and tried to pin it to at least 2 items....ahahaha Quite the Comic I am. There is just no way to just get 2! These pictures do not do it any Justice but I promise as soon as you see this you will not be able to just pick 1. Big girl cuteness!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Yes you are seeing Christmas ornaments... I had started to post before Christmas and thought I had every picture in and I did not and then time just got away and did not post. I hosted a Christmas ornament swap with a bunch of my very good friends. Their ornaments were so pretty. I feel so bad I did not post around that time but in NY we are expecting more snow and to me that is Christmasy and nothing much is going on right now so this is a fun time to post. Hope everyone is keeping warm. Thank you girls for such beautiful ornaments and that you for the beautiful Hostess gifts. Love U to the Moon and Back Grace xoox
|my ornaments were put in these canvas bags I decorated|
|I added these fun Wendy Addison Crackers|
|All the ornaments wrapped so pretty|
|Vivian from "Viv on a Whim"|
|Sandy from "Sandy's Show and Tell"|
|Tammy from "The Other Side of Me"|
|Heidi from "Sugah Beez"|
|Cheryl from "Recycled Relics and Antique Chic"|
|LuLu from "LuLu Kellog Aletier"|
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Maison Laduree has arrived at 398 Broadway in Soho, NYC! As you enter the front door you see the cutest little Macaron and Pastries Boutique. Adorned in thin columns and hanging Laduree pretty ribbons the Boutique is Bright and Elegant. You can pick a delicate Macaron or Pastry and have some tea or coffee in the front room. I smiled and walked to the Hostess desk and was welcomed as I was a friend of the Queen of France. The next room was a modern twist of a chic, regal vintage casual dining room. Yes, the carpet is leopard print and went beautifully with the blue ribbon chairs. All around the room there were white marble statues and busts. We were seated in the back formal dining room and I could see a Ladies Luncheon a bridal or baby brunch and so many different events in this room. The food was a very difficult to pick because it all looked amazing but our lovely waitress helped us make our first choices and told us that we should come back another time so we could try something else. I hope Laduree updates their website soon so you can read and see the eye and palate pleasing foods and then invite your mom,sister, cousins or girlfriends. Make sure you leave room for dessert. Was it Daniele or Le Bernardin? Of course not but the food, service, decor and atmosphere were lovely. Merci Laduree!
|Main Dining Room|
|this garden paining was outside as you sat in the Dining room and glanced through the French Doors|
|a casual dining room|
Monday, February 10, 2014
I was shopping at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue, NYC and came across these vintage keys "the Giving keys" with messages on them. I love vintage keys and thought it was so amazing and inspiring to have my "Word Of the Year" BELIEVE pop out at me! I work upstairs in the office building above Bendel and so I went back to work to look up what the meaning was behind these pretty keys with strong words. They were created by Caitlin Crosby who is a singer/songwriter and actress. (click here for website) I love that you only keep your key until you feel you can pass it on to someone else who really needs your word. I can not wait to truly BELIEVE in ME and pass it on to someone else.....
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Paddington Bear pop-up shop in the Gap Fifth Avenue in NYC, was selling the cutes little baby clothes. It was icy and slushy outside and I was walking to grab my bus and there was the cutest Paddington shop. The walls had huge Murals of Michael Bond's book Paddington. New York City Skyline scenes from top to bottom of the walls for children of all ages to color in. Yes this child "ME" colored a Pink NYC Pretzel! I wish they had adult clothes because I was in love with the red polka dotted shoes....oh a Big Kid can dream!
|Michael Bond - Paddington Book - illustrated by R.W. Alley|
|part of a mural you can color in|
|My colored Pink Pretzel|
|if you purchase something they put in this adorable tote|
|cute baby clothes|
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
On Monday, February 3, 2014 It snowed all day in New York City. I left work a little early so that I could get a head start on my commute home. As I walked through the slush I looked up at the UNICEF Snowflake that was put up during the 2013 Holidays and smiled. It is hard to see from this first picture but in person it was breathtaking. It was the Mama Flake with it's babies all around adoring her. I felt like a child just smiling at this wonder. I had to take a picture of Trump Tower, the man removing the snow was dressed in a pristine uniform all formal and handsome. You are probably thinking, "what snow"? Me too I couldn't believe how clean even the street was in front.
I walked to the opening of Central Park and saw the Golden statue of General Sherman's Statue at Grand Army Plaza covered in snow. The "magic" began there and as I climbed lots of snow I saw a fairytale wonder of glistening white snow on the trees and a frozen pond. No matter how slushy and dirty the streets and sidewalks were around Central Park glowed. It was a living postcard.