Happy Monday, friends!
We’re off to NEW YORK today! Yayyy! Neal is heading there for a conference and I’m hopping on board as well for a few days and turning it into a work trip for myself.
If you live in NYC, I’m hosting an event at the Beautycounter Soho store TONIGHT from 7-9pm! Come by for a glass of wine and to try out some new products! RSVP right here, I would LOVE to see you!
ANYWAY–It has been FOR-EVERRR since we did a life lately. Honestly it’s because I rarely take photos outside of work. ?Sounds ironic, and it kind of is. But when I’m not snapping photos for the blog I usually try to be more in the moment and off my phone, thus, it makes Life Lately photos a little harder to obtain. ?
ANYWAY! Here’s what’s been goin’ on over the last month and a half or so!
We went to Toronto
We absolutely LOVE Toronto–we went there for the first time when our friends Carly and Stef got married last summer and fell in love with the city. We kept saying we needed to schedule another trip, and Carly landed the lead role of Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at her (very talented and professional) community theatre, so obviously it was the perfect time to get back to Toronto! We attempted to surprise her and completely failed, but she was a complete star, everyone in the play was so talented, and it was the best weekend! We also got to hang with our friends Dan and Martina who we met at Unico, haha! They lived down the street from our hotel!
Above: My friends Riley and Carly after her amazing performance in Guys and Dolls! My cocktail at Kost–which is the cutest rooftop restaurant and I’d highly recommend it if you’re in Toronto!
Above: Our friends Dan and Martina who we met at Unico, and Carly and Steph! (After we tried to surprise Carly even though she totally knew the whole time because we’re bad at surprises and she is sneaky.)
Shooting with Cassandra and Jasper
I shot some blog looks with Cassandra and got to play with her dog Jasper who is the cutest doodle you’ve ever seen.
Blurry photos from Detroit
We flew to Detroit last weekend for about 20 hours because one of our best friends got engaged! It was truly the best night–congrats Russell and Kolby!! Our friend Ashley snapped this super blurry but cute photo when we did wine tasting! We did a tasting at House of Pure Vin downtown and highly recommend it!
First Patio Night at Big Star
The first night it was warm enough for the Big Star patio!! Sadly the food has gone downhill for the most part but luckily the walking taco is still delicious. Neal makes fun of my love for walking tacos but secretly he knows how delicious they are. (P.S. I know everyone will ask, this isn’t a headband it’s a scarf and you can find a tying tutorial on my instagram stories highlights!
Eataly Launched Spritz Happy Hours
SABBIA IS BACK AT EATALY! You know how much I love Eataly. Their Amalfi Coast themed restaurant concept is back, but this time it’s BAR SABBIA. They have $10 Spritz Flights and $1 Arancini on Monday and Tuesdays–go go go! Disclaimer they’re a sponsor of mine but they didn’t ask me to post this. ? See their full food + drink menu here!
Yes, I’m still working on my TJ’s Hacks e-Book
STILL working on my TJ’s Hacks e-Book!! I promise this will get released eventually. I never have enough hours in the day. ?But it will be worth the wait! Make sure you’re on the waitlist so you’ll be the first to know! (P.S. I’ll also send you my TJ’s Chicken Tikka Masala hack above!)
My new PJ’s from Lord & Taylor are everything:
Did you see my blog post on all the amazing PJ’s from Lord + Taylor? They’re the best. These ones are such a steal and so cute for spring. Also this robe is SO SOFT. All details in this post!
I presented on a webinar with my old ad agency…for the first time in like 5 years
I got invited back to Blue Chip (my old agency!) to co-present a webinar on working with influencers along with my new friend Kate–who wasn’t there when I was but we quickly became friends!! It was so much fun to be back! (Although I haven’t presented in like 5 years so I was a little rusty. ?) I miss my agency friends so much, it was so nice to see everyone again! It was like I never left!
I Joined The Wing!
Have you heard of The Wing!? They just opened in Chicago and I joined in May! They’re a female-focused co-working and community space and every detail is just LOVELY. I’ve been working from here a lot and it’s basically my “office”–which is great to have a place to go to get out of the house! The cutest part is arguably the bathrooms which include fully stocked vanities with lot’s of amazing products you can help yourself to.
…and it makes working nights more fun
They make working 12+ hour days not so bad with wine and freshly baked cookies ?Honestly, last week was a WEEK. I don’t really know why–it was just was really stressful and I had a lot of deadlines for sponsored posts that always seem to pile up all at the same time. It called for extra treats. ?But this week is a new week!
BABY LUCY IS HERE!!!
The best for last, we got to meet baby Lucy Larkin over the weekend and she is so perfect. I can’t believe how much she looks like Emma, but just with darker features. She’s absolutely precious. We stopped over to Mitch & Kelly’s on Saturday night and hung with their parents as well. It was so much fun. I can’t wait to get back from New York so we can see them again!
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this little behind the scenes update! I promise I’ll try to get better with snapping more pics so we can make these a more regular thing once again!