Thanksgiving 2015!

Every year I host my family for Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year. (You can see how much better I got at it, because it's all here on the blog!)  This year I was lucky enough to have both my side and David's side over - a total of 23 people including kids! Every year, my favorite part is the table setting. (Last year Goop instagrammed my table!) I use my wedding china - it has a feeling of abundance perfect for thanksgiving- and fresh veggies to decorate. I try to tie in rustic elements, with linen and twine and loose sweet flowers. Those elements counter act the ornate place … [Read more...]

Sadelle’s | The Chicest Bagel in NY.

Like all good New Yorkers, the family and I spend every Sunday Morning eating bagels and lox, while chilling drinking coffee in our PJ's and reading the newspaper. We pick up from Ess-a-Bagel. We consider ourselves #blessed. This fall, the "hottest new restaurant opening" in Manhattan was Sadelle's - a bagel, appetizing and Jewish Bakery restaurant in Soho opened by bagel whisperer Melissa Weller. Remember the old i tre merli? It's in that space on West Broadway. Suffice to say, this is the chicest bagel shop ever, and that it's freaking awesome, and the food is awesome. And trust me, I … [Read more...]

TABLETOP | Surrey Lane Lookbook.

Last spring, when I was 8.5 months pregnant, I shot and styled (with an amazing team) a beautiful lookbook for the Brooklyn based tabletop store Surrey Lane. We shot in an absolutely lovely home, and I really love the shoot and all the photos, and seeing as how we are now heading into "entertaining season" I thought it would be a good time to post lots of photos of bars and drinks...  Truth be told, the shoot kind of got lost in the shuffle of my life, because I had the baby right afterward. I'm currently in the process of doing what I like to call "Administrative" tasks for my household … [Read more...]

FOOD | Frank.

Every family has their fun little habits and favorite restaurants. On Sundays, we like to take the kids out to an early 5/6 pm dinner straight from whatever our activity is, come home, throw them in a bath and then get them to bed early to prepare for the school week. That's the plan, anyway. Sometimes we get really into particular restaurants. This year, we spent almost every Sunday dinner at one of Frank Prisanzano's restaurants on the Lower East Side, with the original, Frank's, being our favorite. I was pregnant, so gorging on pasta with the kids was particularly delightful, although … [Read more...]

Inside LA Hot Spot Gracias Madre

The OKL blog has been really good lately. This week they featured the interiors of the LA hotspot Gracias Madre. When I was in LA for Legends of La Cienega, I popped over there in between parties for some drinks- it's right there in the Design District. And yes, it was incredibly cool. It's the perfect LA indoor outdoor space. I think I have some artsy looking photos of their bathroom floors somewhere on my iPhone. So when beautiful photos popped up on the OKL blog along with a corresponding sale, I was like, Yes, will steal for blog. Enjoy! The restaurant is Vegan Mexican (LOVE!) … [Read more...]