All posts by “Kellie Van

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An Afternoon Tea Birthday Party!

A super long post- don’t say I didn’t warn you! Although Zoey’s birthday was two weeks ago, we just officially celebrate it this weekend. Her favorite aunt was out of town and we possibly couldn’t celebrate without her. Last year, we skipped a ‘real’ b-day… Read More

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DIY: Tea Space

I’m VERY excited to share this post because it has been an extremely long progress in the making! Our home renovation is going s l o w l yyyyy, but who can blame us? We have an infant in the house. Not to mention there’s… Read More

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Ice Cream Friday

Happy Friday everyone! The team took Christie, our Marketing Intern, out for an afternoon ice cream treat to bid her farewell. It was her last day with us before she heads back to college. Because we work in the city, food trucks are abundant. We… Read More

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Inspirational Dining Rooms

It’s been way too long since I’ve written an inspirational decor post. Our dining room makeover is basically complete! If you knew me, you probably wouldn’t be surprised that there are a couple of diy projects and the main color scheme is – white. Nope,… Read More

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DIY: Elderflower Berry Ginger Sparkling Water

Zoey has been extremely helpful in the kitchen.  This morning she helped daddy make scrambled eggs and blueberry pancakes.  Later today, she took it upon herself to recreate mommy’s newly invented flavored drink- Elderflower Berry Ginger Sparkling Water. Since the days have been significantly cooler… Read More

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Lately on Instagram

Here are some recent snippets of my life on Instagram: loving the newly discovered Tatte cafe, our abode’s renovations are under full swing, hubs dinners are always amazing!, ferry rides to rowes wharf, high bun is the official office hairdo, lots of mani action going… Read More

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Friday Lunch Date

Because Brittany Fischer is the best co-worker a girl can I ever ask for, I wanted to treat her to a lunch date. “Pick a place, any place. Today is your day.” I said. Her choice? Battery Park. This place is truly a hidden gem… Read More

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Morning!

Not much to say besides the fact that our dining room makeover is near its completion! I’ll post before and after pics of the project SOON. I wish to do much more frequent postings but with a baby on board, an energetic toddler, and each of us… Read More

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Join The Cult

Although this has been one of the busiest weeks at work for me, it has also been extremely memorable and fun. Each week during our content meeting, we brainstorm ideas about how to best showcase upcoming beauty brand partners. In order to do this, we… Read More

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Watermelon Mani

Last week, Halley, one of our new fabulous interns asked for a fun and summery mani. We brainstormed a few ideas and came up with Watermelon Mani. Let’s be honest, nothing is more summer than watermelons, iced teas, and hot scorching days. This look is… Read More

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Tres Chic

A few months ago, I took Zoey and my two sisters to Afternoon Tea at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It’s the perfect place for catching up on sisterly chit-chats. Enjoying Afternoon Tea has made its way up my list on the ‘tres chic’ things to… Read More

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The ABC’s

There was a point in time when we were concerned about Zoey’s ‘delayed’ speech. At two yrs old, she really didn’t say much. Now, almost three, we can’t get her to keep shut. Zoey loves to sing almost every nursery rhyme out there. She’s quite… Read More

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Bouncy Bombshell Hair Tutorial

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with Loren Lush. Not only is she drop dead gorgeous, but she’s drop dead gorgeous with GORGEOUS MIND-BLOWING hair. Yep, some people really do have it all. Sighhhhh… But Loren’s not that kind of gal who… Read More

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Forever Red

Here’s a tip or two on how to make a bold red lip last! Visit Gloss48 for all your beauty fix! P.S. Our marketing intern, Christie, has the most fabulous lips!

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Date Night- couples cooking class.

After so many years together, date night options have become very limited. Movies are out b/c I’ll probably fall asleep within thirty minutes (after 8:30pm, I can’t function). Bar hopping? We both don’t drink so that just doesn’t make any sense. Clubbing? NOT. A. CHANCE.… Read More

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Bridal Nails

It’s wedding season! Here are some bridal mani ideas curated by yours truly for Gloss48 that I think you’ll enjoy. This one’s for the more traditional bride who wants just the perfect touch of sparkles and glam. And this one’s for those brides who are… Read More

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My Everything

She is seriously my everything. I cannot imagine one second being without her. Every night before going to bed, she kisses me and tells me “I love you so much mommy”.  Brave, courageous, funny, silly, passionate, feisty, friendly. We are so lucky she’s our daughter. 

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Love and Peonies

Hello! Happy Saturday. Just a really quick blog post before we head out for a day full of festivities! My brother and his gf are in town and we are taking them to our most favorite brunch buffet place in the whole wide world.  Afterwards,… Read More