This colorful fruit stand is nestled between SoHo and West Village. I always admire it when I walk by, so I was glad I could finally fit in a shoot here before the end of summer. Although I'm always sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to fall in NYC.
Fourth of July is always one of my favorite weekends in NYC. The city empties out so it's the perfect time to go to a popular bar or restaurant that is normally impossible to get into. This year, my sister and I went to Grand Banks, a bar/restaurant that is on a boat on the west side. We had some delicious cocktails and some small bites. The weather was beautiful and it was a great way to kick off the long holiday weekend.
This summer I am all about creating European vibes wherever I am, whether that's finding an Italian restaurant and dining al fresco in the city, or enjoying an Aperol Spritz in my mom's backyard like I did this day. My sisters dog also wanted to join in on these photos too.
Last weekend was Memorial Day, which means it's officially summer in the city. On Saturday I found this vintage scarf and I couldn't wait to wear it the next day, especially because I love wearing scarves in my hair during the summer months. I serendipitously found a laundromat that matched the colors of my outfit perfectly on the way back from brunch and had to snap some photos.
I've had an idea in my head for a photoshoot like this for years based on some photos I've seen (see my mood board above this). So when Third Love sent me one of their bras to photograph, I thought that was the perfect excuse to finally create my vision. I was a little nervous to take these photos in a bra because I wanted them to look tasteful, but I'm really happy with how they turned out.
Back in April I was supposed to go to Austin for a long weekend. Long story short, my flight got cancelled and there wasn't an alternative flight that made much sense for such a short trip. Since I was already at the airport, I decided to make the best of it and head over to the TWA hotel to spend the day. I had breakfast at the Paris Cafe, took some photos in one of the outfits I was planning to wear in Austin, and enjoyed a glass of wine. Even thought it wasn't how I intended to spend the weekend, I tried to make the best of things and enjoy spending some time in one of my favorite places.
As you probably know by now, I am a self proclaimed Francophile, so I was excited when a book publisher reached out to collaborate on promoting this new macaron recipe book. The recipes in the book are colorful and creative. I haven't tried to attempt baking any of them yet because I know macarons can be difficult to make, but I enjoyed taking photos to compliment the book.
One thing I've been trying to do more of is having those classic New York City experiences. I've never been to the Plaza Hotel for tea, so when I saw there was a Mrs Maisel inspired menu, I thought that would be the perfect excuse to finally go. It was such a fabulous experience, I went with my friend Desirae and we enjoyed tea, sandwhiches, and desserts. I wore a dress that I found last summer in Vegas and have been waiting for a special occasion to wear. It reminded me a bit of Eloise at the Plaza, so it felt like the perfect place to wear it.