Monday, May 30, 2011

Written from my sick bed.

(Scan down for various photos of my weekend.)

So, I started out this weekend with loads of energy... I got out of work early on Friday and headed down to Warby Parker's Chelsea headquarters to get my new glasses adjusted*, and then stopped in to the Fifth Avenue J. Crew (got a chance to admire the Hugo Guinness prints in the bathroom!). Afterward I wandered around the Union Square Greenmarket, getting a big bag of delicious handmade Martin's Pretzels, some fresh organically-grown pears, and some Deep Mountain Maple candy. I finished the afternoon off with my very first Coolhaus ice cream sandwich: brown butter w/ candied bacon ice cream on peanut butter cookies (YUM). I look forward to trying more of their delicious-sounding flavors.

Saturday started with the weekly catch-up over brunch with my dad, something that means even more to me as we both get older. Then a few errands (library, Target, Anthropologie) before heading over to a gathering at my good friend's house.

One of my oldest friends, Jennifer, (we've known each other since kindergarten and have been friends since third grade--in the 70s, mind you, so it's a really looong friendship!) was in town for the weekend with her two beautiful and hilarious girls. Another good friend (since junior high), Debbie, and her family hosted a bunch of us for a beautiful afternoon lounging around in their massive backyard while everyone's kids tired themselves out on the trampoline and with games of horseshoes. It was the first time that Jen got to meet Randy and Noah's precious little boy Zach (aka my nephew, now eight months old!) and everyone spent loads of time being charmed by his beaming smile and happy temperament. Lots of good food and good drinks with great friends; the perfect way to spend a breezy, sunny, late May afternoon!

Sunday was a day of more errands, none worth mentioning (except, perhaps, that I picked up some colorful climbing ropes at REI and EMS to experiment on a few new bracelet designs), then heading home and succumbing to the cold that was creeping into my system since I woke up that morning.

I woke up today with big plans of getting out to the local bookstore for a few hours lazing around in the AC with a cool drink and some foreign magazines (for research). Unfortunately, my bug had gotten worse overnight and my sinuses didn't like my plan for the day. They decided we should stay home in bed, dozing off in front of the NCIS and Roseanne marathons on cable. Oh well... the best laid plans of mice and (wo)men...

*Photos of me in my new glasses coming as soon as I'm camera-ready again, as I know you're all dying to see how they look ;)

My delicious Coolhaus sandwich, mid-consumption:

Hugo Guinness in the Fifth Ave. J. Crew bathroom:

Zach, ever the party animal:

Cookies decorated by the artistic children attending the party:

Bonus photo: one random shot of my bedroom windowsill:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New items, and a discount.

I've restocked my shop with Chevron necklaces, including several new color combinations. Please do stop by to see them, and don't forget you can get 10% off any purchase from the shop (use code MOPIEGIVEAWAY through May 31st at 11 p.m. EST)!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chevron rainbows.

Work has been kicking the you-know-what out of me lately, but I've managed to make a bunch of new Chevron necklaces and will update my Etsy shop with them this weekend. There will be a couple of new color combos as well as several in the original colorways.

And don't forget the 10% discount offer on all items in the shop, including these new necklaces! Ends May 31 at 11p.m. EST.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Freedom Riders.

I just watched this documentary on PBS. If you are in the states, you really should make sure to see it when it airs in your area... a recounting of an horribly turbulent time in American history, and incredible that it was only fifty years ago. I hope those of you in other countries can also get to see it, but even if you can't you really should visit the website about the rides and the riders who worked to bring desegregation to the US.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I love and miss you every day.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

bloesem kids Wear Neon.

Irene and her friend Vivien have started a little line of sparkly treats for little ladies. Adorable!

And don't forget about my Chevron Necklace giveaway over at Maureen's blog; it closes Sunday night!

I wood wear this.

Well, wooden you?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Little Exchange.

Last week I received a wonderful package in the mail. Lenneke, designer and proprietress of shop and blog A Little Hamster in the Netherlands, sent me a sweet, delicate braided bracelet from her shop as part of the exchange project she is doing with other jewelry designers around the globe. Thank you Len... I look forward to wearing this all summer!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Chevron giveaway!

I hope you'll check out the giveaway that the lovely Maureen is hosting on her fabulous and fun blog, Mo Pie, Please... In celebration of her 200th follower, you could win one of my Chevron necklaces! Congratulations on hitting a double century, Maureen!

Skirting the issue.

I have a feeling we're in for a steamy summer here in New York... I'm thinking wearing this breezy skirt along with my new H&M Hasbeens* will be a great way to try to beat the heat (or at least tame it down a bit).

*That is, if I can learn to walk in them without almost falling four times in one day like I did on Friday.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Petal hearts.

Beauty even in decay. Ranunculi, my favorite, post-bloom.