Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Her Look // Your Way

Anthropologie Sleeveless Shirt / J.Crew Earrings / Lowie Skinny Belt / 
Citizens of Humanity Hudson Jeans / Oasis Plaited Sandals

With summer in the air an all white look is a fresh way re-think a summer outfit. Simply pair your favourite white jeans with a loose summery blouse. Add some neutral accessories, or why not be bold and go for a hint of orange. Top it off with a swipe of orange lipstick and you are good to go!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Something Sweet

Image by Kate Maguire

I thought I would kick off the (almost) weekend with something sweet. I'm not much of a baker, but this cake was exceptionally easy to make, thanks Martha. I even got to bust out my Kitchen Aid mixer for the first time (only eight months after the wedding). This perfect summer dessert pairs well with plain old vanilla ice cream - yum!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Hair

Images clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Now that summer is officially here, and with plenty of humidity to boot, I am fining myself wanting to put my hair up almost every day. I hate when my hair falls on the back of my neck when I am feeling overheated, and pulling my hair up is the only way (other than a serious haircut) to solve the problem. I usually pull my hair up into a messy bun either high on my head or low at the back, but this summer I am feeling inspired to try some of these more sophisticated up-dos.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Weekend, Two Weeks Ago

Images by Kate Maguire

Due to my absence, this post is a couple of weeks old, but for the Memorial long weekend (which also happened to be my birthday weekend), Michael and I headed out to Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island. This trip was so lovely and definitely worthy of a post.

Greenport is a small little harbour town near the very tip of Long Island. It is such a picturesque little town and we thoroughly enjoyed strolling the streets, eating fresh seafood and enjoying the festivities of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. There were also several tall ships in the marina that people could board and explore, although we opted to look from afar as the large crowds were a big deterrent. We stayed at the Greenporter Hotel, which was pretty basic but all we needed for a weekend getaway. Plus an afternoon lazing by the pool was just what the doctor ordered.

Our favourite discovery of the weekend was Shelter Island. We travelled over on a car ferry and spent an afternoon driving around this gorgeous little island. It is so beautiful and some of the homes there are amazing. We loved it so much, we are planning on staying on Shelter Island next time we head out to the end of Long Island. I am really enjoying that we don't have to go far to discover beautiful places that give us a well deserved break from the craziness that is New York City.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Long Absence

Image from Everything Lovely

Firstly, sorry for my long absence from the blog. I hadn't been feeling all that great and so my motivation to blog certainly suffered. I am on the mend now and ready to get back into the swing of things, so please bare with me while I try and get my groove back!

With that said, it's Friday, the weekend is almost upon us and it is always the right time to remind ourselves that the best is yet to come - because it is!

I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comments of concern in my absence, it is nice to know that I have readers that care so much, so thank you.