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One Bandana, One Outfit, Two Ways

posted on: April 19, 2018


These days, most of my time is spent at a computer or running errands, or bouncing around the city with the kids. When I go out, I try and change into something that feels like a  little shift in my body and mind. 

But when I need it during the day, I've been using scarves as ways to dress up or twist a look. Lately, it's been this Madewell bandana. Now that it's spring, I love wearing the bandana in a few ways, here's how...

Let's Chat: Sleep Away Camps

posted on: April 17, 2018


Lately, the conversations at school and on the playground, or between a few of my friends who are parents, happen to be about summer camp. The where, what, how long, which one, will they be with a friend etc... It is midly comparable to the process of searching and applying for schools around the city. It is a buzz that drives conversations and empties wallets. This new milestone in motherhood has me thinking of how important sleep away camps can be (all the memories!), but also, how difficult it can be to choose if and when is the right time for your child.

Now that River is 7, and many of her older girlfriends are leaving for sleep away camp this summer, I've been sitting with the idea more and listening to her more. Right now, neither one of us are into it, and I am happy with that. But it also has me thinking about the one summer I went away for a few days and roasted marshmallows, went on the zip-line, and bunked with a few girlfriends. We stayed up giggling and slept on hard-as-wood mattresses. Do you have a favorite sleep away camp memory?

But when is a good time?  In general, I like when River leads into a comfort zone (since she is shy) and then we both approach it together as we feel most comfortable.


(Photography by Melanie Rodriguez )

My New Design Quirk

posted on: April 12, 2018


 I've been learning all these little things about myself at home lately. Like how I actually don't like  hand towels, and would rather a full towel on the rack most days. Recently, I stuffed toilet tissue in this sack and hung it in the bathroom like my friend, Mengly.

A month or so ago I bought three vintage nesting tables and put one on the side of my bed as a side table. Before this table, I never purchased a table for the side of my bed, because the potential clutter it could cause turned me off. I knew I needed a space for my phone, and the occasional books, and if I'm in the mood, a candle. But anything more felt like a surface for clutter, so I mostly avoided an actual table.

Now that I have one, it's been so nice to move things off and on and around, adding flowers, a plant, slight changes. With the table, I've also been able to see how often I grab for the same book, or how much water I'll drink before I wake, or the scents I like to wake up to. There's also the realization that a huge bouquet can create an instant morning joy.

What do you keep on your side table? Any weird home design things you're learning as you get older?

5 Days In Florida (Spring Vacation Photos)

posted on: April 9, 2018

Last week, we spent a few days in Clearwater, Florida for spring break. This was one of the first vacations where we made very little plans, except laying around on the beach and swimming in the pool. I packed my camera to take pictures, but actually ended up only using my iPhone. 

Here are a lot of photos of our trip, and a bit of what we did....

Hello From Florida!!!!

posted on: April 6, 2018

Hi, how are you? How have you been? I'm so sorry for the silence over here. The kids and I flew to Florida for spring break to relax and recuperate. I've been hoping on email occasionally, but it's been nearly impossible to blog, so I thought it was as good of a time as any to take a little blog break as well.

I hope you don't mind, and are catching up on some older posts you may have missed, like this and this. And this series too! I miss it. I will be sending out a newsletter next week if you'd like to keep up with that. Essentially, its a love letter from me to you, I really love getting your response emails back.

In the meantime, I started to post some images on Instagram, if you'd like to follow along. I'll be back next week with regular posting, Florida pictures (of course), a style post, and a cool very New York spring apartment tour!


P.S I really loved this powerful read on sexuality and #METOO last night. A good conversation to have.
xo,
LaTonya