Is it summer yet? The Big Apple winter won’t stop me from wearing a pair of Westward Leaning sunnies. Aren’t the crystal clear frames with candy-colored mirrored lenses reason enough to pretend it’s warm outside? For every pair sold, the San Francisco-based company donates $10 to charitable organizations. Here’s to feeling as good as you look.
Spending money on travel, especially to explore a spot you’ve never been, is worth every cent. I was in Bridgton, Maine over the weekend for a mini-reunion of about 30 family members at Shawnee Peak. Just a seven hour ride from New York City, it’s a breeze away. All jokes aside, I love road trips and this one was no exception with stellar company and skies bluer than a Caribbean ocean. While my recent winter excursions have been quite Arctic, I highly recommend hiking these trails and breathing in the beauty of Maine.
Next on my list: a few of these gems!
Image Credits: Jenny Graham
It’s only natural for Men In Cities to be featured on JBD. Between growing up with three brothers (and dozens of dude cousins), producing the l’homme @ home series for this blog, and dating, well, I feel like I hang out with the male-kind more than the average chick. Men In Cities, a brand based in New York City, releases a limited edition of specially curated accessories each month. From the North Atlantic collection to a Nomad Passport Cover, you can’t go wrong for the guys in your life.
This Friday, February 28th, Nordstrom is officially launching a collection of shoes and handbags by Sarah Jessica Parker. SJP herself will be at a pop-up shop in New York City on launch day and in several stores across the country throughout the month of March. SJP + shoes + Carrie Bradshaw memories? Um. Yes, please.
The best of times, the worst of times, the understanding of a day’s spectacular opportunity for growth…life is so much in so many ways. Be in the moment, learn from the past, set goals for the future, stay inspired, and just simply do a little somethin’-somethin’ for yourself. My week is looking a lot like this…
Speaking of heart. This little diddy sums it up. And, really, it’s all about being inspired, isn’t it? I do not have the exact words to express how grateful I am for the readers of this blog. Sometimes moments come out of nowhere and this is one special group I am honored to be a part of…
And let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s just fun to be a girl and treat yourself to a spa or salon or yoga or something-like-that-kind-of-day, right? Well, I saw this on Instagram and I can’t wait to get all pretty in pink by Jin Soon Choi as soon as possible.
P.S. Also: Never, ever forget to laugh your way through each week.
I fall, you fall, we all fall for Tom Ford’s Fall 2014 collection. He can do no wrong when it comes to creating fashion for those of us alive on the planet. Go ahead, rock out with his current frocks. While Ford revealed his line in London, I had a birthday bourbon cheers in New York City at the fantastic Bo’s Kitchen & Bar. Highly recommend this eclectic-and-know-themselves-spot for the food, atmosphere and a few sips of the Antebellum.
Images via Style.com
Brooklyn based artist, Scott Campbell (+ husband of actress Lake Bell), has an exhibition set to open on February 20th dedicated to the theme of love. J’adore the title: “The Smartest Things I Ever Did Were Foolish Things For Love.” Galerie Gmurzynska will host this body of affection which includes paintings, watercolors and sculptures. I heard there is a site-specific installation of large fuse paintings, depicting roses, which is to inhabit the entirety of the gallery’s ground floor. Now if we could only hop a jet to Switzerland…
Take two. Hugo Boss and Sass & Bide each deliver a RTW 2014 collection worthy of a second look. I’m already daydreaming of jetting from a work event to evening cocktails donning either look.
Images via Women’s Wear Daily
I’ve missed you. How’s life? I hope it’s been one swell sunrise after the next, just like this beauty I caught in Iceland. The past week was chock full of activity, including New York Fashion Week, a major press junket for my day job, a reunion with my nine college roommates (yup, nine), plans to help my parents with a myriad of things, especially their move out of my childhood home (happy new beginning for them, still emotional!), and oh did I mention my crazy demanding movie studio day job? Yeah, well none of it happened because I came down with the flu. For the first time in almost three years it stopped me in my tracks. Nature knows when you need to slow the F down. I’m listening to my body and hope to see a sunrise soon. In the meantime, here’s some link love. Cheers my dears.
Because New York City is covered in slush, this round up may help keep your feet dry and cozy.
Winter coats and beanies worn well by Blair Eadie.
12 hand-written love letters to honor this week of St. Valentine.
Pie, pie, pie! I plan on hitting up Four & Twenty Blackbirds at week’s end to celebrate my birthday.