FRINGE and FEATHERS
January 7, 2013
My new year began with a dream where I found myself crossing paths with a friendly fox. It turns out, spirit animals typically show themselves to you in unexpected ways. Foxes have always captured my attention, but not quite like the one featured in the artwork of T.C. Cannon, an artist I came across serendipitously over the weekend. Do you know your spirit animal?
May 14, 2012
There are a lot of things Madewell does really well. They make great jeans. They capture pattern, texture and detail in a really cool way. And they've got a great eye for finding under-the-radar brands. But what I love most is their knack for pulling it all together in a seriously stylish yet laid-back way. Which is why I'm excited to be a part of the Madewell Style Sessions happening this Thursday at the Garden State Plaza store. Come on down to sip and shop with some cool tunes, special deals and lots of summer style tips. RSVP here. Hope to see you there.
May 13, 2012
In honor of the amazing experiences motherhood brings, here are some words of wisdom from yogi-mamas on how yoga has helped them be better mothers. They're all great reminders to be present for all of the wonderful moments with your little ones. Happy Mother's Day!
"Yoga has taught me how to take one more moment to attune myself to my son. When I remember to do this, we both experience a profound connection to each other and to ourselves." Elena Brower
"Because of my practice I know that I won't get any moments of this life back and that makes every moment a precious jewel that I keep close and sacred. My drishti is on my boys, like a laser. And that beam of consciousness, like all drishtis lights the way." Stephanie Snyder
"Yoga grounds me and has helped me learn to stay in the present moment, appreciating the miracles that lie before me. I know that the virtues of patience peace and calm are benefits of my yoga practice that I weave into my everyday life as a parent." Latham Thomas
"Yoga teaches us to trust ourselves, to strengthen in some places, and to soften, heal and open in others, to see ourselves clearly, to know ourselves deeply, and to uncover what is true for us. Over the last 20 years, it has taught me to treat myself with compassion, kindness and patience, to be less reactive and more responsive, to listen well, to breathe deeply, and to tap into that limitless well of love and joy we all possess naturally. I feel I'm able to offer those qualities to my children as a result, and to recognize that these two little beings are the greatest miracles in my life. There is no doubt in my mind that I'm a better mom because of yoga." Ally Hamilton
April 27, 2012
We're off to the desert for some fun in the sun at the Crafting Community at the Ace Palm Springs. The weekend retreat is designed to bring families closer together in creative ways including cool interactive workshops, creative crafting and tons of poolside fun. We're excited to kick back and craft in the desert sun. There's something really magical about the desert that soothes the soul.
April 20, 2012
I love shopping for my little guy. Especially now that he's very vocal about what he wants to wear. And we've been in full on shopping mode for the last week as we prepare for our upcoming vacation.
I'm digging the easy silhouettes and fresh colors in the spring collections. The options for boys are getting much better. And even though the warm weather makes me nostalgic for onesies and rompers, I'm enjoying dressing my baby like a little dude.
April 13, 2012
It's a Brooklyn kind of weekend. Habana Outpost is hosting their opening day and annual Earth Day Expo on Saturday. I love to head over to indulge on their corn and frozen mojitos, but they also know how to show kids a good time so Jules always has a blast. This year kids can enjoy recycled arts and crafts and a planting workshop. A host of vendors will also be on hand to share tips and resources on sustainable living.
Then make your way up 5th for some wine tasting, food samples, a local marketplace and more eco workshops for the Escapemaker Local Food and Travel Expo (kids 10 and under are free).
And the awesome Elizabeth Mitchell and You are my Flower will be performing a free show at the Brooklyn Public Library at 1pm. They're awesome live!