♥ the unbearable lightness of being.

my bff, marykate, refuses to get a smart phone.
how she has the strength to resist having the world at
her fingertips is beyond me (!!) and i give her props for
staying as disconnected as possible.

but! the light phone makes her simple cell phone
(which allows texting and picture sending, thank goodness) 
look super advanced in comparison.

meant only for phone calls, and small enough to slip inside your wallet or
pocket, the light phone is definitely a phone away from phone!
i want one!


♥ geek chic with gucci.

gucci's newest creative director, alessandro michele, is taking the brand 
in a decidedly different direction than predecessor, frida giannini.

the newest incarnation of gucci is a quirky/ seventies/ wes-anderson-looking
amalgam of pussy bows, berets, chevron prints, oversized glasses and
clashing colors that i am just loving. 

is it just me or could these models be characters from 
a film adaptation of scooby doo??!!

these collections are definitely a great example
of clothing that is so ugly, it's beautiful.
i can't wait to see what's next.


♥ there ain't no such thing as time; it's our time.

with very full work schedules for both nick and i,
there has been very little time for enjoying "summer vacation"
in the elementary school sense of the word. instead, we have been finding a way 
to soak up the end of a summer's day by getting out with henry 
every chance we get. 

one of the our favorite places to visit is castle island.
at a fifteen minute drive from our home, we can walk along the water,
peep beautiful views of the city skyline,  watch larger than life airplanes float 
majestically over head, and even go for a dip if the temperatures
 get too high!

this week, we took advantage of a gorgeous evening by heading out
to the water. i wore one of my favorite summer outfits-- a vintage 80's frock 
in a brilliant cobalt blue, paired with a bright orange j crew bauble necklace, 
a straw hat from forever 21, and my latest favorite accessory- a wooden
  JORD watch

(this one is called the fieldcrest in maple.)

 made entirely out of light wood, and custom-sized to fit my wrist straight 
 out of the box (!!), i have found that this watch is neutral enough to go with
every. single. thing. in. my. closet.

while chunky metal watches or leather banded watches require
 certain ensembles to go along with them, this wooden watch
works with every thing, every time.

and for someone with very little free time, that's amazing.

check out how other people wore their #JORDWATCH


♥ an easy summer salsa.

i love birthday parties- especially ones where you can come
and eat and eat and eat and no one notices because there are
so many guests and so much food to choose from.

last weekend, the boys and i attended a fabulous one year old's birthday party
and we fell head over heels in love with this delicious strawberry jalapeno salsa!

spicy and flavorful, this salsa proves that not everything with strawberries
has to necessarily be sweet. i wanted to dip a chip in it, slather it across a
veggie burger or even put it in a bowl and eat it all by itself! yum!

as soon as i got home, i had to re-create it.

here's the recipe i found- make it for your next summer party,
or if you're like me- for a party of one ;)


1 pint of strawberries, hulled and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (keep seeds for more spice!)
1/2 small red onion, diced
zest from juice of one medium lime
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper


1) add all ingredients into a large bowl and add salt and pepper to taste
2) keep refrigerated or serve fresh with lime tortilla chips
3) i dare you not to eat it all in one sitting ;)

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