“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
Black and white photography is undisputedly timeless. I didn’t do a Golden Globes recap, but still loved some of the gowns we saw there. I also liked seeing photos of the whole cast of a few of this year’s highlighted shows and films. “The Crown” and “The Fence” are definitely on my list! Oh and I haven’t watched “This is Us”, but Mandy and Milo look beautiful here (woohoo 90s!)
Cast of “Atlanta”
Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia
Priyanka Chopra and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel
Cast of “The Crown”
Tracee Ellis Ross
Otherwise, this weekend I am…
…trying to get over this cold! I’ve had a splitting headache and lots of congestion lately. I blame it on my daughter’s preschool (she’s sick too). But we will try to plough through it and also get to an art show this weekend. Hopefully my daughter won’t wreck any priceless works of art, lol!
What are you up to this weekend?
Have a lovely weekend!
Let’s face it – no one likes long flights. You’re stuck 30,000 feet above the air for hours and hours, jammed in a cramped space (unless you’re lucky enough to upgrade to business class!), and the food is not that great. Luckily, you do have a chance to catch up on a lot of movies. But how else can you pass the time? How can you ensure that you arrive feeling decent (especially if you’re accompanying little ones!)
I’ll be taking yet another long haul flight (24+ hours) to central New York and then to San Francisco in a few weeks. It will not be fun. But I’m at least used to it by now and wrote about how to stay comfortable on a long haul flight here. My family has expanded and I wanted to share a few tips for how to survive a long haul flight with kids.
1. Have your own water bottle
Drink up! The air on an airplane is incredibly drying. Your little ones will likely forget to drink enough water. Have their favorite water bottles handy. I find this incredibly convenient because she loves the comfort of a familiar item and is also able to have a full bottle of water throughout the flight (keep asking the flight attendant).
Also note that you can also ask for two drinks whenever the flight attendant serves drinks. I may sometimes end up with one water and one iced cranberry juice (gotta love those antioxidants).
2. Bring snacks
It’s a long flight and you will get hungry. Your little one will get even hungrier. I don’t think my daughter has gone more than 3 hours without eating something. I’ll bring about two or three different types of snacks (nothing with too many crumbs!) for the little one. I may go with some packaged seaweed, jerky, and freeze dried yogurt snacks for our next trip.
Sometimes details just stick with me. I first saw Rebecca Taylor’s NYC office and posted about it here. I adored the feminine accents, soft colors, and bold prints. But I was really captivated by the Ellie Cashman floral wallpaper.
Ellie Cashman is an American designer that has called the Netherlands her home since 2007. She creates stunning large-scale floral prints that begin with a pencil etched sketch. She photographs her work and then imports it into Photoshop where she is able to further mold and manipulate the design. The results are truly striking – oversized florals in muted shades that create an instant statement in a room.
How lovely does this look in Finca restaurant?
Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
I definitely have a weak spot for pink decor. My daughter adores balloons of any color (well, especially pink). So this should be more than enough reason to visit a gorgeous hotel in France filled with balloons right? The Hôtel de Griffy in Montpellier balloons are white, light pink, and dark pink and placed in various spots throughout the hotel on the ceiling and floors. The installation, Un dixième Printemps, by Margaux Rodot, Benoit Tastet, and Mickaël Martin and was photographed by Paul Kozlowsk. I hope that this brings a bright spot to your weekend!
I never used to care about cleansers. When I was a teenager, I would grab any cleanser off the pharmacy shelves from St. Ives scrub to Johnson & Johnson foaming facial cleanser. But, as I got older (i.e. I had to really get out all those products off my face!), I started paying more attention to cleansers. I learned more about K beauty and started double cleansing. This two step method has completely helped me thoroughly cleanse my face. Since I travel a fair bit, I also wanted something that would easily make it across the world and not spill. So I was definitely intrigued by the Su:m 37 Rose Cleansing Stick and eagerly bought one to test out.
It’s definitely a different type of cleanser. First, it smells faintly of roses which is nice and light. I like a subtle scent. Second, it contains real pieces of rose and rose water aids in removing oil and dirt, while also reducing redness and inflammation. Finally, the Su:m 37 Rose Cleansing Stick also contains minimal suds so you may not be used to the lack of bubbles. But I still use it as a foaming cleanser to remove all the oil from my face. It is also great that there is minimal surface area in this stick format so I can leave the cover off for a few minutes and it will dry without any sticky residue.
How are you staying warm this winter? Or hey, if you’re somewhere like me, you’re already pretty warm! I’ll be traveling to central New York and San Francisco soon though so I’ll get a taste of the frigid weather. I know that the weather in New York will be brutal. The weather actually makes me miss my winter clothing.
I have such really great hats and scarves and splurged on an Eugenia Kim Beanie when it went on sale last year. I also miss my Mackage coat (seriously so chic and worth it!) Really, I just want to stay warm and comfortable! I’m also adding some fun decor pieces to my Wish List – January 2017. I’m a little obsessed with bamboo platters, but find it really hard to find them. My husband stepped one one of my beloved ones so I’m looking for some replacements. Finally, I’ve been stalking this Kate Spade New York tackle box for a few months! I’m bummed it’s sold out on Shopbop and hope I can still get it at Macy’s in a few weeks
1. Core Bamboo Acacia Wood Medium Serving Platter, Bed Bath & Beyond, $19.99
Isn’t this piece gorgeous? I love to use bamboo platters when I’m hosting get togethers.
2. Kate Spade New York Tackle Box, Macy’s, $36
I adore this box! These are the chicest office accessories ever!
3. Eugenia Kim Rain Beanie, Singer 22, $275
I have a similar hat, but the bold streak this year really sets it apart!
4. Mackage Iza coat, Saks Fifth avenue, $450 (from $750)
This coat is so gorgeous and chic!
5. Marica fluffy cardigan, Goodnight Macaron, $97
This cardigan is like a warm, fluffy hug!
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Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
What were some of your favorite pictures last year? I took quite a few pictures, but most of them are of my daughter. I have a few favorite pictures of her frolicking around the beach in the Maldives. Some of my favorite shots also include scenes in San Francisco – I adore the architecture there. Since I’m an amateur photographer, I appreciate seeing and learning from photographs as well. I included these shots of the National Geographic best pictures of 2016 because they reminded me of what I would love to capture – stunning natural scenery, animals in their element, and beautiful architecture. Hopefully, I’m able to witness all of these this year!