because you're worth it.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

before december disappears on us - heck - before twenty thirteen does, i have to squeeze in just one more *pinch me* moment. sometimes at work, i am lucky enough to be the fifth or sixth person in line asked to attend certain events {and hopefully cover them} when others on the team can't. it's one of the perks of being on a lean 'n mean team of talented folks.

well, this time i got to attend the l'oreal paris women of worth event at the very swanky pierre hotel in the upper east side. it was a night spent honoring a select, nominated group of women who are making a difference in the world. many leading ladies chosen by l'oreal were in attendance to give the awards. it was a jaw-dropping-i-am-in-awe-and-oh-so-very-inspired kind of evening. you can read my article over here on stylelist and here are a few photos shot from my iphone.

starstruck over hoda, lea, diane, and andie {we're going first name basis here}.
sweet trisha yearwood {this is when i parked it right next to the press from extra and e!} 
the presenters cheat sheet. 
my favorite star sighing of the night... mr. bill cunningham himself. it was beginning to feel like this whole new york thing wasn't real without seeing bill in the flesh {remember this post?}. and so, there he was, blue jacket, vintage camera, and all. i guess it's real after all. 
the bottom line after experiencing this night was that there are some pretty kick a** women in this universe {amen to that!} and i'm just trying to be more like them. i snuck out at the end on a high. a complete high. that's the thing about this city, in the matter of minutes, just as it has the ability to make you feel down and out, it has the ability to make you feel like just about the luckiest and coolest girl in the world. new york is a great metaphor for life - take the good with the bad - it all evens out. i am so grateful to have had this *pinch me* moment... one that i will cherish forever.

mind the gap.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

the past few days i've had a very dear friend staying with me all the way from california, so posts will be light as i try and balance the craziness of work, the holidays, and taking the time to have quality moments and nyc adventures. oh, the whirlwind that is december. my, this year has been a big one... and so many thoughts, finally, so many thoughts!

tyler is pure comfort to me. so far, we've been doing normal things like equinox, trader joes, laundry, and going to the movies {frozen is a must-see!}. but, i've also been dragging him on random and spontaneous adventures around the city like brooklyn, tribeca, and bryant park to name a few. it is his first time in the big apple, after all.

we met in college and have been by each other's side ever since. he opens doors and walks on the busy side of the street, and even carries my heavy bags. he is charismatic, bold, passionate, curious, and follows his heart and intuition without looking back {and ladies, he's single too! just saying.} from santa barbara to san francisco to exploring new lives in different cities (him la, me nyc) he's been a constant to me for so many years, and i am grateful for our relationship that withstands time and distance. i think it's incredibly important for women to have good, quality men in their lives, so lucky lucky me. thank you for always looking out for me, friend. your care for me makes my life so much sweeter and you are without a doubt my definition of a guardian angel.

so anyways, my loves, see you around soon, okay? may we all be grateful for those constant and steady friendships in our lives.

ps. the mind the gap title is really borrowed from my dear friend in london. i miss you, sister!

holiday gift guide: the 20-something working girl.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

i am sure you are well aware that it is one of my someday dreams to be an editor. until then, i have it's all happening as an outlet. i'm oh so grateful that my job allows me to dabble in writing content for our lifestyle sites {our group includes stylelist, kitchen daily, homesessive, style me pretty, and makers}.

most recently, i got to create a gift guide for stylelist. each gift guide is what we call a stylelist select in which our editors are selecting the nine best products for you in a certain category. the products have a get it button that takes readers directly to purchase. so, you're shopping while you're browsing! fun stuff.

so, dolls, i present to you, treats for the 20-something working girl. it's meant to be for the girl living in the big city, and gifts that you really really want, but may have a tough time buying for yourself.

get it {it's a little out of order to match the stylelist selects}.

// 1. kate spade iphone case // 2. mark and graham everyday leather tote {love the black but any color is perfect} // 3. gap printed poplin pj {set in micro dot milk allure} // 4. kate spade just browsing laptop sleeve // 5. gap socks {sold out but other cute ones here and here} // 6. jo malone perfume set at nordies // 7.  lululemon carry me om tote // 8. emily elizabeth jewelry xo stud earrings // 9. anthropologie capri blue jar candle //

also, on my twenty fourteen goals... learn photoshop. in fact, i'm about to purchase photoshop for dummies. tips are always welcome! it's something i've been wanting to master for years now. i've got lots to learn {as you can tell from my first try at the collage above}.

happy holidays {and happy shopping}, my little snow angels! hoping i have time to sneak in another guide before christmas because i have so many coveted wants in this 'ol head for you.

ps. that one other time i got to publish some words.
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