woke up, it was a chelsea morning

high line

July 30th, 2012

Our last Thursday was our “last Thursday“. And it was hot. Blazing hot. The kind of hot that should have sent us right to a pool- any pool – or sent the boy to school for a morning in the sprinklers, followed by a nice cool nap indoors. No way. Noah was starting camp on […]


back to hudson…

hudson, new york

July 27th, 2012

…but this time it was for the architecture. Okay, and more croissants. But mainly for the architecture (this sounded way more convincing in my head than it does looking at it here on the screen. Whatever.). Remember my trip to Hudson a few months back? I was blown away by the architecture, which we only got a […]


honeydew-lime ice pops

honeydew-lime ice pops

July 25th, 2012

Hi all! I’m thrilled, delighted and totally honored to be guest-posting over at Inward Facing Girl today! You may remember the lovely Melanie from the “blove” I gave her a while back – she is not only one of my favorite bloggers, but has become a good friend too. I’m sharing my recipe for honeydew-lime ice […]



high line

July 23rd, 2012

I’m heading out shortly to meet Chelsea for a girls’ overnight in New York City. By now you know that our family loves its traditions.  Whether it’s the same “first meal” at Disney, handmade signs for a birthday, or a movie date to celebrate the beginning of holiday break, we’ve gathered enough over the years […]


to market: simply, the best

bacon and kale frittata

July 22nd, 2012

One of the best things about having a farmer’s market right in your town is the relationships you develop with the vendors. Whether they grow the produce, bake the brownies or make the cheese, you get the unique chance to actually connect with the people who create the food you’re going to eat. And so, […]


designing a cutting garden: part one, your garden

cutting garden arrangement

July 20th, 2012

I used to think that a cutting garden was a luxury, reserved solely for people with large properties and lots of room for multiple gardens. I envisioned the horticultural equivalent of a fancy retail store – with row upon row of identical plants, providing a non-stop supply of pretty (do you think I read too […]


a practically perfect lunch

avocado toast

July 18th, 2012

So, I posted a picture of my lunch last week (I know, Instagram, blah, blah…) – and it got quite the enthusiastic response! And I realized that I wrote almost exactly one year ago about my failure to eat a proper lunch on a regular basis. I included a recipe, but noted that there hadn’t been another […]


kicking it old school, part two – central park zoo

Central Park Zoo

July 16th, 2012

Of all the wonderful zoos in New York, I’m definitely “Team Central Park”. Ever since my first visit to the Central Park Zoo – when Chelsea was just a baby – I’ve been hooked. I love the architecture and overall design, the manageable size and layout, and the fact that when you leave the zoo you […]


blove: style and pepper


July 13th, 2012

Never, in a million years, did I think I’d ever want or need to hire a personal stylist. I mean, really – who do I think I am? My lifestyle doesn’t scream “red carpet ready” and in general, I think I have a pretty good sense of style. Let’s not even go there that I […]


a few “flea finds”

flux productions

July 11th, 2012

I’ve been to the Brooklyn Flea a few times already this summer, which makes me very happy! I’m so excited to share my latest finds; you know I’m always “on the hunt” for the handmade, well-designed and unusual. First up? This great tote from Flux Productions: I’ve been a fan since my very first Flea […]