Wedding Cheers for Brittany and Tory


Wedding season is in full swing friends. We have been graciously invited to nine weddings this year, all squeezed into five months. I just love watching our friends promise to love each other until the end of time. And the party that comes shortly after I do is pretty swell too.

A couple of weekends ago we attended a beautiful celebration on the tip of Manhattan, with gorgeous views of Lady Liberty. Adam and I hustled out the door and mistakenly left our heartfelt congratulations behind, oops! It was the perfect excuse to see the newlyweds when they returned from their honeymoon. Hand delivered mail is even better than sending it through the post, no? [Read more…]

A letter for the graduate (#wisdomforgrads) + a giveaway


School’s out for the summer! This week marks the last days of class for most New York City kids. I must admit, I’m a little envious of the months that lie ahead for these lucky ducks: popsicles, bike rides, beach trips, and rainy-day movies. And then there are the graduates, the accomplished students who are about to embark upon a new chapter in their lives. Ahh, youth!

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A letter to the bride on her wedding day


Ah, let’s pick up where we left off, shall we?

As promised, I’m posting the letter I wrote to Claire on her wedding day. And because I hurriedly penned this pre-wedding (in the car no less), there is no photographic evidence of my correspondence. Instead, I give you the beautiful bride (and a link). The note is peppered with references spanning our thirteen year friendship. I maintain the real goodness of any letter its the stuff that comes straight from the heart.

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Courtney + Barrett are getting married


Wedding season is in full swing for us! We have a wedding a month between now and the start of 2014 (including our own). And the engagments keep coming too–I just love reasons to celebrate our friends!  A few weekends ago we attended a gorgeous brunch on the rooftop of the Nomad Hotel in honor of our friends. The setting lovely, the weather just-right, and the couple as sweet as can be.
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showering Claire with love


My sweet friend Claire is tieing the knot in a couple of weeks! I am beyond bummed I couldn’t make it to her bridal shower this weekend. She’s not really the shower-type so I felt it completely necessary to send two gifts, one that might make her blush a bit and get me a high-five from the groom. The other is from her registry of course, and although utilitarian, it’s Grandmother approved.

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An apple alternative for Mrs. Hudson


My sweet friend is a brilliant first-grade teacher. Last year she overcome loads of challenges with students and parents alike and managed to fund and develop a classroom library through Donors Choice. This year, she’s returning to her very own elementary school, ready to shape more young minds. I am so proud of her accomplishments, her love of learning and her incredible patience. I wanted to send along a little something–just for her–to wish her luck on the first day.
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