Beautiful and breeze kaftans from Two New York....


Styles that inspire....




the way to shop…
If she can’t afford it, she won’t buy it. If it doesn’t fit (or make her feel good, or flaunt what she’s got), she won’t wear it. If she can’t find it, she won’t compromise. If she loves it, she won’t toss it. She reuses it, rethinks it, lets it age.

When a French girl shops, it isn’t a solitary act of buying something new. It’s part of a lifelong process of editing her environment, making small but meaningful additions to her home, her closet, her life.

When you shop like a French girl, you buy only one of anything – and make sure it’s the best quality you can afford.

- from Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl, via Andrea
Image by Daybook. Via Wit+Delight.


Someone who always does it well, Olivia Palermo. Always.


Obsessed with:

*Amelie and her FOUR! new front teeth! (two top, two bottom), and all things Amelie in general.
*Striped tops and red lipstick, so pretty! (picture via A Cup Of Jo).
*Jordan's Year in Paris. I'm so inspired, I've added Live in Europe for at least six months to my "Things to do with Amelie" list.
*Birthday parties.
*Gwyneth Style.
*This perfect outfit from BB Dakota.
*Tazo Chai Lattes. So Good and Soo many carbs it's become a bittersweet relationship.
*This pretty tea set from West Elm. I MUST have it....


This lovely image broke my heart in a thousand little pieces.
It belongs to Ryan Marshall from Pacing the Panic Room, a blog that became famous because of Ryan's beautiful pictures documenting the pregnancy of his gorgeous wife Cole.
Well, imaging my surprise when I saw this pic of Cole (sans belly) and Tessa (already so grown up!), and it made me think of my own little one and how fast time passes.

I wish the Marsahll's the best, and let me go now and hug and kiss my babe ad infinitum, before time does it deeds. And in Ryan's own magical words: "All the love in the Universe"....



We are alive, thanks for asking.

The babe is well, the infection is gone, and by the Grace of God and the prayers of all our friends and family she is back to her chubby, sassy and adorable self.

She got her first tooth on January third, hooray! and another one followed promptly a few days later.
She is almost 25 lbs. mind you, and wears a diaper size five!

She points, says No, Daddy, Dada. Loooves to dance (shout out to Yo Gabba Gabba and DJ Lance) and still adores chocolate above anything else.

We are very happy with Indianapolis, great city, with such warm and friendly people.

Loads of snow, but personally I find the whole thing magical.

Between naps and doctor visits finished my first book of the year, "Must you go" by Antonia Fraser. What gem! Such a remarkable story and testament to true love. Also a delightful and enriching peek into the lives of these two amazing artists. Starting my second go at it tonight.

It is that good!

And finally, watched "An education" and a few other movies I was behind due to the birth of the babe. It is lovely. A wonderful surprise of a film. I felt I was reading a book. I highly recommend.

Babe's up, must go. xoxo.

p.s. Am I the only person who loved "The Romantics"?