Sugar and Spice and everything nice... Eric is officially the king of the house, since we found out today we'll be having a little girl come Spring!
We're more than ready for lots of twirling, shopping excursions and pajama parties. Also for soccer practice, fishing trips with daddy and story time with mommy.
Not so much for boyfriends and dates...(thank God that's a long time coming!).


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

To my darling family, my beautiful friends and the wonderful people that read my little blog: I hope you all have a fantastic Holiday, surrounded by everyone you love; And that gratitude crowds your hearts, not only tomorrow but each and every day.
Personally, everything I could be thankful for seems cloudy and distant compared to the joy of carrying a little life. I still (and I think I will forever) pray everyday to God, thanking him for this gift. I've never felt more Blessed, Special and Lucky.
Finally thanks and a million kisses to my closest friends, who have showered me and the babe with so much love, from Santo Domingo, to Barcelona, to Basel, to West Virginia. Thank you, I love you all too.

Image via Marvelous Kiddo.


Adoring interior designer's Nina Freudenberger Style; One word: timeless.
Image Via Lonny Mag.


A very special post today, number 100Th!
Actually, there is another reason that makes this post the most especial ever:
We're expecting a baby!! He/She is due in Spring of 2010. Eric and I can't wait and are incandescently happy.
The pregnancy is part of the cause of my long convalescence, but everything seems minimal compared to the joy of seeing the little one's face in a very near future.

Image by E.Harris


Fall is finally here, thank God!, and with it some of my favorite things: cardigans, crisp early morning air, new school supplies everywhere, rust/burnt colors, the promise of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. To top it all off, I just got the above lovely "scattered petals" camisole (which I've been patiently stalking for a while) for, wait for it, 20 dollars! Saved about 70 on it! Everything does improves in the Fall Season indeed, even my luck!

Image Via JCrew.


Hello, is there someone out there that simply adores me and is thinking of a most improbable but yet delicious way to make me deliriously happy?

Well, think no more! I have the answer right here: "Zara's Tales" by Peter Beard would be a lovely addition to my library (that's his daughter in the front cover with her pet boar in Kenya). This month Mr. Beard appears on this year's Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List. Here's a snippet of his questionnaire:

Residences: Montauk, the South of France, and Hog Ranch in Kenya. Occupation: “Escapist.” Age: 71. Personal Style: “Shag-bag.” Most Frequently Worn Item: “Kikoy.” Bargain-Hunting Locales: “The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the Libyan Desert near Siwa Oasis, where I found a bushel of what I believe to be meteorites.”


Lovely Lyell.
Images Via Montmartre.


For me size is just overrated when it comes to "green space", and this small yard (in the middle of Manhattan!)is just the right combination of manageable plants and space for entertaining.Perfect.

Spotted at Abby Goes Design Scouting.


The Results are in: the graduation ceremony was beautiful, the party afterwards was a blast, and I had loads and loads of fun!!!!

Congratulations Rainier, buckle up, because now is when the real fun begins!!!


Away I go....
Going to the D.R. for a few days.

Je reviendrai!
Image via Fortysixth at Grace.


Here, a snippet of my favorite Resort 2010 show: Stella McCartney's (no coincidences here that she's my favorite designer). The title for this show should've been: Stella's Mad Skills!! Love that white jumpsuit, the sequined jacket, the accessories, the balloons, everything really! Feel free to click on the pictures.

Images via Style.com


When I went back home in March everybody mentioned how great my skin looked(thank you).The secret: Rodin Olio Lusso by Linda Rodin (here's a picture of the miracle product and the beautiful globe trotting stylist). At first I was hesitant since it's an oil and my skin tends to be on the oilier side, but hey, if it's good for supermodels, beauty editors and anybody who's anybody, it can't be that bad, right? Well, it's great!! Unlike anything I've used before (my mom is a cosmetic surgeon;trust me,I've tried everything). It's a little hefty, but oh so worth it!


Oh the Possibilities!!! Possibilities....Isn't that word wonderful?
AAAHhh...I turn 32 today, and I'm as happy as the little guy in the picture!
I too feel like I've won a first prize!
Tralalalala... Woot! Woot!! Joy has found me!!Life indeed gets better with time.
I'm so thankful to God today and everyday, for all the Blessings I've received in my life. Never have I felt so loved and cherished!! My friends and family sure do a good job at it! *Thank You ALL* And the Lord, with His infinite Love and Protection makes every day, a day for singing and celebration!

Birthday Wish: "May the pain of every living creature
be completely cleared away..."


Look Who's turning 18!!
Well, according to the government my baby is not a baby anymore. But who listens to the government anyways? Right?
Happy Birthday Rainiero, you've made the life of everyone who surrounds you happier, lighter and more interesting for the last eighteeng years.
You're my favorite person in the world and I am today as proud of you as I was that first day of Pre-K when this picture was taken 14 years ago!
Heres to many Splendid Suns!!!

Your sister who Adores you and misses you every day.....


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

by J. R. R. Tolkien
Image via Lelove


If there is one "Green" thing I dream about constantly is to have my own vegetable patch. How cute (and practical) are these Hermes gardening tools? Love!
And Happy Earth Day!!!!


A Toast to Rita!
Neurologist Rita Levi Montalcini will be 100 years old on April 22. The Italian scientist received the Nobel prize for medicine with Stanley Cohen of the United States, in 1986, for discoveries of mechanisms that regulate the growth of cells and organs.

Miss Levi recounted how the anti-Jewish laws of the 1930s under Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime forced her to quit university and do research in an improvised laboratory in her bedroom at home.

"Above all, don't fear difficult moments," she said. "The best comes from them."


"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance." Ct 2 11-13

'Hoping Everybody had a Great Easter!!!
Image Via Karla's Closet.


I blogged about Linda and Harriett before, but they deserve one more post. This particular wedding invitation is my favorite piece of stationary in the whole world.


I would love a blow up picture like this one, in the opposite wall of my shower. It just makes me smile! Superstar!!

From Dean Kaufman, Via the lovely Roseland Greene.


Love the groom's scarf, her dress, the Blue Grass band, and of course, le Love.
By braedonphotography.com


"Around the Corner" by Andrew Wyeth; My all time favorite American painter.

Update: Andrew Wyeth passed away January 16th May he rest in peace.
A favorite quote: "Really, I think one's art goes only as far and as deep as your love goes," Wyeth said in a Life magazine interview in 1965."I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future — the timelessness of the rocks and the hills — all the people who have existed there," he once said. "I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape — the loneliness of it — the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.
I think anything like that — which is contemplative, silent, shows a person alone — people always feel is sad. Is it because we've lost the art of being alone?"