Thursday, March 31, 2011

shade city

shade is back 
I am so happy!
go here to see my thoughts on my latest purchases.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


 before the holidays alyssa {bestie from here} came to visit me in the city. 
we definitely tore it up.
 it happened to be fall fashion week so of course we went to lincoln center to scope out the shows and that is where I saw this guy
a very good time to take and important call
off we go!
it's so wonderful to have friends/family visit. 
having lyss here was a breath of fresh air & i can't wait for her to come back.

Monday, March 28, 2011


"I keep remembering one of my Guru's teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don't you will eat away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments."
- elizabeth gilbert

ive been thinking a lot about this lately, if you haven't picked up on that theme already and by "that" I mean the whole being in charge of your own happiness deal. specifically in the past few cold, winter weeks as I tend to let myself get bummed out by the lack of sun and other winter blues.

I just finished Elizabeth Gilbert's second book (the first was eat, pray, love. you may have heard on it) called Committed. I really couldn't tell you weather I loved it or hated it, there was some of both, but it has definitely caused me to do so some self examination and her quote above REALLY inspired me to make a more diligent and thorough effort to "swim upward into my happiness"...

to seal it with more gratitude in my life.

//here's to happiness//

Saturday, March 26, 2011

the shape of my heart

I'm ironing out some of the details of a summer holiday in CA.


Thursday, March 24, 2011


so apparently we are socialites now
see us in the...

a few weeks ago J and I plus some friends attended a charity event for a program called C-CAP
"Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools across the nation to prepare high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A national nonprofit, C-CAP provides teacher training, scholarships, cooking competitions, job shadows, training and internships, college and career advising, and product and equipment donations."
 restaurants/chefs from all over the city donated their time and talents for this amazing tasting
//and it was SO GOOD//
the highlight for i was meeting his all time favorite top chef contestant and chef/owner at one of our favorite places Barbuto
//we call him chef obi wan//

here were our favorite's if you fellow new yorkers want to try:
Park Avenue Winter (which changes its name, decor, and menu for each season and is now Park Avenue Spring)
Blue Hill
Asiate (where j I and went the night we got engaged)

bon appetit!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

baby davis

see more of baby d here

twas the season

finally catching up here. (are you sick of hearing that cause I'm sick on saying it) really almost a few more posts and I'm in the green :)

on that note let the Christmas time photos roll...
one of the mornings best
if only I'd thought of these 
//silly bands//
introducing my brothers
//weirdies to say the least//
everything is better with bacon
syndea's famous cheery danish
baby in my lap
baby in my hand
//thanks mum & dad//
morning aftermath
loved and i mean LOVED my gifts :)
almost peed my pants during this skit
macarons make me HAPPY
made by me for J
baby saylor

then there was rock band & just dance:
//again some weirdies//