Tuesday, August 6

kinfolk honey harvest | middleburg, va | part ii

There were so many lovely elements to the Kinfolk honey harvest...beautiful scenery, delicious fresh bread & fruit,
local honey, learning about bees and so many friendly faces.

Monday, July 29

kinfolk honey harvest | middleburg, va | part i

I have been a fan of Kinfolk magazine since it's inception back in 2011 - the beautiful, yet simple design and photography is what initially drew me to the publication. And then they started hosting events all over the globe and I made it one of my goals to attend at least one event. Fortunately a couple weekends ago I had the opportunity to attend a honey harvest at Goodstone Inn in Middleburg, Va, hosted by the lovely Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something. Although rain threatened to keep us from visiting the hive, it ended up being a perfect evening, albeit a little humid. I was a little apprehensive to attend an event solo, but I met so many wonderful people and had a truly enjoyable time. Now I'm making it my goal to attend a Kinfolk event any chance I get!

Obviously there was a plethora of photo ops, so I have broken this down into two posts. Part two will be following shortly...

Friday, July 26

independence day

Some shots from my 4th of July in Brooklyn...definitely one of my favorite holidays. A lazy day enjoying good food, cooling off in an inflatable pool and playing with a cute baby...doesn't get much better!

Thursday, July 25

summer make-up staples

Summer Make-up Staples

These items have become my go-to make-up this summer:
1. Tarte Aqualillies Palette
2. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint - in porcelain
3. Dior Addict Lip Glow
4. Maybelline 'The Rocket' Mascara
5. NYX HD Concealer
6. Benefit Fakeup Undereye Concealer
7. Benefit Chacha Tint
8. Origins GinZing Cream Shadow - in gingerzing
9. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer - in stellar

How about you... what make-up items have you been reaching for this summer?

Monday, May 27

strawberry picking in crozet

A couple weekends ago I had a strawberry picking date with my sister-in-law (and two nieces and a nephew). I have been wanting to go strawberry picking for several years now, but for some reason or another it hasn't quite panned out...until this year. Since my brother's family lives in Charlottesville, I drove out to them and from there we headed out to Chiles Orchard in Crozet, a picturesque town about 15 minutes outside of Charlottesville that sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a perfect afternoon for picking strawberries - mid-70s, no humidity and no crowds. We came home with several (I think about six) boxes full of ripe, bright red berries. I have to admit my main purpose for wanting fresh strawberries is to make freezer jam...my sister-in-law and I stayed up until 2am making numerous batches, which I will be devouring all summer!

Monday, February 11

festive ink

I've secretly always wanted a tattoo...but I have to admit that the pain and permanency of a real tattoo is a little scary. So when I saw these cute Susy Jack temporary tattoos at Trohv - I quickly snapped up the heart + arrow set. They look incredibly real, and are far less painful than the real deal...a major win in my book!

Monday, December 17

wishlist 2012

bussola riding boots / jurlique rosewater mist / odette jewelry / warby parker 'sinclair' frames / julep polish / caudalie divine oil / lush 'sandy santa' / baggu duck bag / madewell chambray shirt / butter london nail foundation / cozy boot socks / mac cleanse off oil / starry string lights / tangle teezer

In keeping with the tradition of the past two years, I put together a collection of some items that made it on to my Christmas wishlist this year. Here are my wishlists from 2011 & 2010.

{collage courtesy of polyvore}