Friday, March 29, 2013

happy easter weekend

spring time home decor

my dream Easter dress*



*dream Easter gown - always need to be prepared for black tie Easter events ;)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

city explorer

At the end of the day, I'm a creative soul. If I don't have a pen in hand I get anxious. My notebooks are filled with doodles and just request your name in bubble letters and I'm on it. This is why I was beyond excited to find out about Lost Wax Studio in NYC. Conveniently located in NoLita - one of my favorite neighborhoods. Click on the links below each photo to learn more. 

making stack rings intro workshop

making authentic mocassins workshop

double leather wrap bracelet workshop
Also, check out 3rd Ward in Brooklyn for a myriad of crafty classes including subjects like metalwork, jewelry making, culinary, digital design and more!

millinery workshop: fascinators

Now on the other extreme of fun classes let's discuss exercise. I am a big fan of fun exercise classes, but spinning in water?! Aqua spin. Do we think it will be a hit or fail?

What I'm most excited about is this class. Jump dance here I come! I will be having my birthday here next year so get excited.

I'm taking it with a friend in early April - that's the soonest we could sign up. Disco, dancing and exercise?! I'm busting out my leo and tall socks. 

These are just a few fun things around town that make me happy. I thought I would share since it is International Happiness Day. If you live in DC watch out for the hugs flash mob. Eek. 

Any fun activities you are loving in your city at the moment?



PS - One of my favorite activities I did last year. Backflip dismount? Nailed it! Can't wait to take another class once they move outdoor for spring. Can you do a catch?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Pour pratiquer votre fran├žais:


Adorable...thanks to Fal for sending. 

I am a huge supporter of learning a second (third, fourth, fifth..) language. I wish I had learned another language when I was younger because you have the ability to absorb it much quicker. Anyone who knows me has probably heard me give a quick speech on how I feel that all Americans should learn more than one language,  and how I'm jealous I'm not european and naturally grew up speaking five. In our ever-expanding global economy I feel a little behind knowing only one language and would love to have the ability to help anyone who is interested in learning another - especially young children who can learn them so readily. Which brings me to my second point below.

More importantly - my friend Jessica introduced me to a great non-profit called the Global Language Project. GLP gives disadvantaged elementary school children the opportunity to become proficient in a second language in order to help them compete in a globalized workforce and world. I am all for this mission! Watch their mission video below - amazing!! Also, I've included a link below so you can learn how to get involved.

Do you speak a second language? If you could speak another language what would it be?