My bachelorette party in Savannah was the perfect long weekend with the girls. My bridesmaids were seriously little Martha Stewarts the way they decorated the townhouse, set the table and created a beautiful mimosa bar. I’m so thankful for such an amazing weekend. All of the activities and decor were so well thought out. Ian and I met at Syracuse University and their mascot is Otto the Orange. So everything was citrus. All of these party ideas would totally work for a bridal shower too!
As you probably already know, I’m always about town looking for the most Instagramable spots. Sweets and/or cocktails usually do the trick. You saw me explore the Flour Shop, sip matcha at Cha Cha Matcha and get the most adorable latte ever at Sweet Moment NYC. Now I’ve finally experienced Taiyaki NYC, the home of authentic Japanese Ice Cream.
I’m obsessed with the fish waffle cones, unicorn shapes and green tea flavors. It’s totally worth the trip to Chinatown for a delicious ice cream and sweet Instagram and Insta story. Bring a camera and a friend.
Witchy weekends in Salem are what October is all about! They don’t call it Witch City for nothing. This little New England village is filled with history, paranormal pop culture and everything a Halloween/horror enthusiast like myself could ask for. I went a couple weekends ago with my cousin and if I didn’t already have plans to go to Denver I would totally go back next weekend for the Witch City Film Festival. The black house you see me in front of is known as The Witch House. But, no witches actually lived there. It was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Salem witch trials. He sentenced 19 people to die during the witch trials. All of which proclaimed their innocence until the very end.
I visited a psychic that had some amazing predictions (apparently 2019 and 2020 are going to be very lucrative years for me). I also stopped by my favorite witch store Hauswitch. Witch City really is a beautiful town, especially in the fall. It’s basically a real life Halloweentown! I felt like everyone should be walking around singing “This is Halloween” like in The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’m obsessed with Halloween so naturally I feel right at home in Salem and more like myself dressed like I’m about to make a cameo in The Craft.
If you’re looking to visit yourself I highly recommend it. Salem is small so it’s easy to find your own way around and get into something witchy right away. October is crazy so I highly suggest taking the train in from Boston if you’re visiting before Halloween so you don’t have to park a mile away. You also may want to visit the museums in the offseason too as the lines out front are crazy scary this time of year. Until next year Salem!
No, it’s not a diamond! I went with an untraditional engagement ring and I have no regrets. This asymmetrical sapphire beauty is by Brooklyn-based designer Mociun (pronounced like “motion”). It’s not the huge diamond that I dreamed of as a little girl, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s unique, imperfect and beautiful just like our relationship.
I can’t tell you how many times a girl with a huge diamond ring has come up to me in yoga or on the street to tell me how much they love my ring. I feel like it really tells a story rather than try to make a statement which is why I truly love it. When I was first shopping for rings (because I insisted on picking it out) I took a look at the traditional diamonds and I liked them, but none really stuck out to me or were memorable. I felt like they were all trying to be something they weren’t. Then I discovered Mociun and came across this ring. Once I saw it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I knew I wanted to wear it for eternity.
On amazing days your drinks come in multiple courses! I had a great time with my Mom at While We Were Young before my wedding dress fitting. I was super nervous, that the fitting wouldn’t go as planned after I’d chosen a very unforgiving wedding dress. But, we had some time to kill before the fitting so I suggested we try to get brunch at While We Were Young. I’d wanted to check out this fabulous place for a while and was thrilled to finally be going. When we got there, they didn’t have a place for us at brunch, but they had seats available at the bar. Realizing that what I needed before the fitting was a drink and not brunch, I quickly sat at the bar and ordered drinks.
The fitting went great and I highly recommend having a While We Were Young cocktail next time you’re in the West Village. The West Village is super chic and this place made it even chicer.