Monday, February 24, 2014

First Signs of Spring


On Saturday, the sun peeked out and warmed the layer of ice that has been covering everything in sight for this past month, and the balmy 50+ degree temperatures prompted a walk in the park. In between avoiding sinking into the pools of mud and melted snow, there were signs of the impending spring season beginning to show their colors. Despite my love of big coats and snowy weather, I think that I am finally ready for the seasons to change. I can't wait for everything to begin to grow again!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

In With the New

Just a few teaser close-ups of a few of the wonderful new vintage pieces you can find in the shop
I'll be continuing to list new items for spring over the next few weeks, so grab some of these one-of-a-kind treasures before they're gone!  

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Kind of Paradise

I think my new goal when I own a home someday is to build a conservatory. Stepping into the tropical climate of each of the conservatory's rooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden rescued me from the cold and snow and brought so much life and vibrance back into a dreary time of year. Such a stark contrast to the frosted and monochromatic outdoors in winter, this place still teems with life and vitality. Though I can't escape on a tropical vacation any time soon, this surely satisfied my craving for warmer weather, if only for a short while. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Who says you can't have fun in this weather? 
Instead of drowning in 8 cups of coffee and hibernating under a quilt all day, I answered the call of an much needed outing with a much missed friend from my beloved Philly.

The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens were ready for us bright and early this past Saturday morning,
and Numie Abbot and I headed out to enjoy the beauty that was literally frozen in time.

Monday, February 3, 2014


Before moving to NYC nearly three years ago, I had never associated the term "landscape" with a city view. 
But, perspectives change as much as the skyline itself, and with it my opinion on what a beautiful landscape can be. 
These were just a couple of my favorites from a weekend full of long walks and wandering. Where are your favorite landscapes? 

Colors in the Sky

I'd like to think that every day deserves a "confetti flying through the air" moment.
And if it doesn't, it should.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I spend the majority of winter looking forward to Chinese New Year. Although I have no genetic ties to the lunar holiday, I feel a strong tie to the traditions of family and food that it brings. Not to mention, the magpie side of me gets such a thrill from the colorful pageantry of the parades and celebrations.
It bears a strong resemblance to our American Thanksgiving holiday: parades, feasts, and family abundant. 

These two have the best seats in the house for the parade

Confetti cannons are released from all of the bystanders when the lion dance begins