Monday, March 30, 2015


I am still smiling from the high of my incredible trip to London/Iceland. If you ever have the opportunity to head to Iceland, I strongly encourage it. I've been fortunate to  have gone now twice, and I can't wait to book my next adventure there in the Summer. A few years ago, I stumbled across a fantastic Icelandic band named Of Monsters and Men. I didn't think any body could replace them until now. Introducing Kaleo, a beautiful blend of folk, blues, country, and rock. They've got a unique sound with similarities to the breathtaking Bon Iver and Hozier. Take a listen below and be prepared to have your heart melt.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Essential Espadrilles

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It seems that everywhere I look, every brand I love has produced an espadrille for their Spring footwear line. What's great about the espadrille is they're not only comfortable, but they come in a variety of colors, fabrications, styles and prints. While I clearly have an obsession with the standard flat version, there are other styles like wedges or sandals to get your feet ready for Spring. Take a peak at my favorites above. Your ultimate weekend wardrobe just got a whole lot cuter, enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2015


Frankie is the new darling LA-based pop dream/songwriter sensation on the rise. She is about to drop her debut EP, Dream State, which was inspired by West Coast living. Now before you get annoyed with another album about the sunshine state, give this girl a shot. With just one listen, your soon to be sorrows of non-Spring weather will disappear. My postponed sun tan will arrive soon enough and thankfully I have this song to tide me over until then.

The hook is super catchy and her vocals are on point. If you're an adult who fancies T. Swift, One Direction, Carly Rae Jepson or all of the above, secretly of course, you're gonna absolutely dig this jam.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

To London With Love

{my old flat on Edgeware Road}

I can't believe it's been a decade since I studied abroad in London. Upon first arrival, the city seemed a little overwhelming. Although people still spoke English, it was a foreign country after all. Adjusting to the "left" side of life also threw me a couple curve balls while I was there. But after a few weeks of adjusting and five months later, London became everything to me.

It's one of my favorite cities to visit, heck I've been back twice since 2005. So why not throw in round three with my best friend and celebrate my milestone anniversary/love affair with the remarkable city. Mel and I leave tomorrow for our European adventure. We're hitting up London for a long weekend and then popping over to Iceland in hopes to catch the Northern Lights before they end.

Follow the fun on Instagram and I'll be back in a week with a ton of fun updates. Don't miss me too much!

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Preatures

It's hard to believe that the weather this weekend was in the high 40s. New Yorkers were all smiles. Even though I lost extra zzz's, it didn't matter because of the sunshine and the warmer climates. One of my requirements for Spring is to find new bands for my morning commute that add a little extra pep to my step. Meet The Preatures, an Australian quintet with a distinct, innovative, 80s inspired sound. Their single Somebody's Talking, is deliciously catchy, full of sass, momentum, and will have your feet tapping in no time. It's got high energy and rhythm which is the perfect combination for your Spring playlist. See their video below and enjoy!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Blue Jean Baby

Denim For Days

"Can it just be Spring already?" - said every New Yorker in 2015. I seriously quit with this weather and each day, dream of warmer climates and cuter apparel. To get your mind ready for Spring, feast your eyes on the best denim silhouettes out there. Denim is a timeless material. Whether you prefer a light wash or darker rinse, there is always a plethora of silhouettes, accessories, and even decor to chose from. Bring an extra punch to your Spring wardrobe this season with a new take on an old classic.

1. Channel your inner pinup girl with these adorable polka dot head scarf from Accessorize 

2. Never leave home without this jacket from the Gap. The ultimate throwback to the 90s is having a big comeback 

3. This handbag from Opening Ceremony is a laid-back take on the modern bucket bag

4. Step into Spring in this stylish pair of super chic chambray culottes from Pixie Market

5. Daydream while sleeping on this beautiful moroccan quaterfoil denim blue lumbar pillow from ZourraDesigns

6. Block the sun and your eyes with San Diego Hat Company Cotton Brim Hat inclusive of UPF 50 Sun Protection

7. This comfortable waist and gorgeous colored chambray makes this A.P.C skirt a must have wardrobe item fro Spring

8. Forever21 has the perfect denim pouch to sport all of your beauty essentials

9. Effortlessly chic and playfully polished, this polka dot denim dress brings the elements of Paris and New York together from the fantastic team over at Kenzo

10. Supersoft and classic, can't get much better than that from Abercrombie & Fitch

11. Wrap your wrist in this signature piece from Tory Burch

12. Jimmy Choo, you're welcome

13. An elegant watch finished with a rugged denim strap from Michael Kors

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Horoscopes for March 2015

Why Hello March. I feel like this year is racing by. Don't you? We are one step closer to Spring. Susan Miller, bring us hope for a warm month ahead. There are predictions for each sign below from her and then head on over to get the full scoop from her website for the month of March. ENJOY!

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
The month starts out with great news! March 3 brings a beautiful interplay between Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, and Uranus, the surprise planet that is also your guardian planet, which rules surprises. Jupiter is in your marriage / partnership house, while Uranus is in your travel sector (third house). Could it be that your sweetheart will surprise you with air tickets to fly to a special destination, where your partner will ask for your hand in marriage? Or could this be a honeymoon? Possibly! 

PISCES (Feb 19-March 20)
Your life is getting more exciting by the minute. The month starts out with a lovely interplay between Jupiter (good luck) and Uranus (surprises) on March 3, one of the special features of 2015 - this aspect is rare. An assignment may come in at that time that can allow you to earn quite a bit of money. Don't be afraid to raise your fees at that time - it seems a top level VIP wants you in is or her corner. More assignments will come your way a week later, near March 10, and again, the pay will thrill you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Mars, Venus, and Uranus are all in Aries, giving you presence and boundless energy. A rare golden triangle is shaping up in the sky, linking planets that are all in fire signs like yours, giving you powerful support from both good fortune Jupiter and stabilizing Saturn. You are in a wildly creative phase, and you will be eager to share your ideas with the team or higher ups that matter to you. This golden triangle will help to protect you, and with Mars, your ruler, in your sign, you are clearly starting a new two-year cycle that will allow you to show off your talents and bring impressive progress to your dreams. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The tender full moon of March 5 will be magically romantic, and all that happens at that time will bring a cozy feeling of stability, thanks to a friendly beam from Saturn. If you are alone without a special someone in your life, you may not be alone for long, as this full moon will have the power to bring about a fateful meeting. With Mercury in fine angle to Uranus, you might feel hit by lightning when you lock eyes with someone intriguing across the room at the full moon. Be careful, however, to go slowly into any new relationship. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Your friends and even casual contacts will have a big part to play in your life in March. It is also possible that you will be involved in a group activity, such as if a professional organization asks you to come to speak about your area of expertise. You may be interviewed on TV or the Internet, or be written up in a publication. Watch March 3, when a very special day of all of 2015 will appear, when happiness planet Jupiter will receive a sudden golden beam from Uranus, planet of surprise. News will likely be very exciting. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Your career will move to front and center of your thinking in March. On March 3 you may get incredibly exciting news, thanks to a rare interplay between Jupiter and Uranus - you are likely to see your status in your industry rise suddenly, and with it will come more income. This is not always the case - sometimes we get a raise with no title change, or vice versa, but this month you've got everything working for you.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
A sparkling golden triangle will appear in the sky, made up of a bevy of planets working together in pure harmony. These planets include: Jupiter in Leo (good fortune) sending beams to Venus (love), Mars (action) and Uranus (surprise) in Aries in your long distance travel and foreign relationship ninth house, and Saturn (stability) in Sagittarius in your fifth house of love. You will be in rare form now, and other areas of your life may benefit in a big way too.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22)
As soon as the month takes off, you seem to be ready to make a decision about your home or a family member. Money appears to be needed to complete your plan, and with Jupiter (luck) and Uranus (sudden surprise), you may hear that you were approved for a home improvement loan, mortgage, or refinance plan, or get a cash loan from family. March 3 is a special day, and one of the features of 2015, filled with special good fortune. It would be the right day to negotiate benefits at your company concerning a new job, or to hear you will receive a generous advance on your book. You seem to be spending quite a bit, but with luck on your side, money should be flowing in to you too.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22)
You've had ups and downs in love and relationships, but this month, it looks like your love life will be strong, smooth, and happy. Friends will form part of the activities of the month, for good fortune Jupiter will occupy one of the three legs of a glittering golden triangle that will appear in the sky. Jupiter will work directly with Uranus, planet of surprise, in your house of partner, and both will work with Saturn in your third house of travel. This configuration is as rare as it is positive, making it a glorious month to take a quick escape with the one you love.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
This year promises so much acclaim in your career! You will see the truth of this on March 3, when Jupiter (good fortune), now in your fame and achievement sector, receives a rare aspect from Uranus, planet of surprise, in your workaday project sector. When news comes, it will arrive quickly and be completely unexpected, arriving like a lightning bolt! Expect a generous reward for all the superior performance you've put in. The harder and smarter you worked, the bigger your reward will be now.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)
March will be a rare month like none other you've seen in recent memory. You are a fire sign, and this month an unusual configuration of planets in the shape of a golden triangle, linking three parts of your life, will make those areas important and excitingly favorable or you. The planets that will form your triangle include your ruling planet, good fortune Jupiter, in your mind-expanding ninth house, which will stimulate your yen to travel. 

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)
As the month opens, you will likely be packing your bags and taking a trip within four days prior to the full moon, March 5. You'll enjoy your time away, and may actually be returning over the weekend of March 7-8. You appear to have a goal to complete, so you may be traveling in connection with your work, such as if you need to present a contract to a client or proposed partner. If you do have a legal document to present, you won't find accord with the other party until the new moon solar eclipse, March 20. This eclipse will be friendly and will add a sense of security and stability to your life.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie

In Decemberof 2011, Benjamin Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel filed for divorce. My favorite indie couple had called it quits and I was depressed. The only thing that I could look forward to was the Death Cab For Cutie breakup album to follow. One could probably say the same thing about the upcoming Coldplay album as well. Let's face it, heartbreak/loneliness always produces the best work.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are all in for a real treat with their 9th studio album, Kintsugi. You can blame it on the divorce or blame it on the sad departure of original member Chris Walla. However, their latest single reminds me of the old days and I couldn't be more ecstatic. Their sound feels alive again and as a devoted fan it's refreshing to know that they're still on top after all these years.

No Room In Frame - Death Cab For Cutie