Butterblume is one cool concept. It’s a restaurant, cafe and floral boutique all under one open space. While in Montreal, my husband and I visited this place for brunch. We sat at the bar and had a clear view of the chefs prepping magic. The ingredients are fresh and simple yet what’s on your plate … More BUTTERBLUME
We recently did something quite crazy but clever. We dropped the kiddos off at my parents’ place for almost a whole month of summer. Some call us brave, I say we are just absolutely exhausted and needed a break. Zoey is almost six and Axel just turned three so our hands are full, every single … More LOV, A Botanical Kitchen in Montreal
If you follow my Instagram, you’d probably noticed that Zoey and I just took a short mommy and me trip to London, Ontario. I prefer to wear clothes that are very comfortable when I travel but without sacrificing an ounce of style! Lucy activewear came just on time! Prior to the trip, Lucy sent me a … More Get Going Dress
There is no doubt Spring is one of the best times to visit Boston. I’ve called this city my home for almost a decade now and I still fall more and more in love with it everyday of my adult life. For me, it’s truly a love affair. Like true love, you just know it … More Boston Destinations
Hello! Hope everyone is doing well. We’ve been away for my sister’s wedding and a trip to Disney. We had a fabulous time minus the few incidents when Axel had his tantrums. It’s so nice to be back home. A week long trip feels more than enough. Here are a few shots of the kiddos… … More A Wedding Affair
We are approaching the end of summer which means farewell to beach days, basking in the sun, and all the family fun activities that New England summer has to offer. Yesterday, we took the kiddos to the beach where they enjoyed playing in the water, digging in the sand, and picking seashells. This is Axel’s … More The Last Bits of Summer
In the summer of 2013, we took Zoey to France, Italy, and Portugal. She was definitely a world traveling toddler. Below are some snapshots of the Palace of Versailles. The architectural details are dreamy and surreal. I don’t dream of much. Just want my house to look like this. Too much to ask?! Zoey and … More Travel: Palace of Versailles
With this post, I’m taking you back to summer ’13 when we took Zoey to Paris right before her second birthday. I can’t believe how much she’s grown since. Back then, she barely said a word and now she’s conversing in sentences such as “Mommy, let’s go on a family field trip. Yes or No?” … More Flashback Friday: Paris ’13
Good morning! It’s such a beautiful Autumn day here in Boston. I just absolutely love looking out my bedroom window. The view is magnificent- colorful maple trees and rows of gas light lamp posts lining the charming neighborhood streets. Soon, these posts will be all decked out for the holiday. There’s over 200 of them … More Gloss48’s Launch Party!
I can’t say that I feel (or look) my best while sportin’ a bump. It’s getting more challenging dressing up the growing belly. Two days ago, I wore the most hideous outfit to work- and believe me, it influenced the way I felt the entire day…ugly and ghastly. I totally believe that looking your best … More Bump It Up #2
A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the famed Laduree. Zoey loves these petite macarons and couldn’t devour them fast enough! We also took a box home to pair w/ some berry tea for later on… I absolutely love this black/white chandelier packaging. Have you tried Laduree macarons? If so, what’s your … More Laduree
While in Paris, one of the things that I really wanted to do was go to the Lover’s Bridge and lock our love… forever. The Lover’s Bridge is actually a chain link fence of the Pont Des Arts (crosses the left bank to the Louvre museum). Lovers write love notes on padlocks and lock it … More Lover’s Bridge
Life might finally return to normalcy again! It feels familiar and so good to sit in front of MY computer. I work so much faster knowing where all the programs are. Love me some efficiency. Here’s the first official post of our recent adventures in Paris. After sipping on lattes & enjoying the flakiest croissants … More Alleyway in Paris
After what felt like a lifetime spent halfway across the world, I’m so ecstatic to be back home! We took Ms. Precious to visit France, Italy, and Portugal and although we had loads of fun, I’ve concluded that we shall never ever plan a vacay for more than 7 days. Any longer than that, I … More Home Sweet Home
Today’s THE day! Daddy’s taking his girls to PARIS!! This will be Zoey’s first time to the City of Love/Lights. I’m sooo excited to get to share this experience with her. Afterwards, this little globe trekker will head to Italy where she’ll stay at 3 different farms in Tuscany (Florence), Bologna, and Padua. We are … More PARIS, here she comes…
Just some random chit-chat worthy things to mention…. Earlier this week, I bought these cool concrete initials for Zoey’s future bedroom (for when we move to our new place…whenever that is!) from Restoration Hardware. This is the type of random not-thought-out purchase that my husband would categorize as “junk.” Lately, I’ve been mildly obsessed with … More Friday Chit-Chat
Hello! Hope everyone had a GREAT Mother’s Day yesterday! I couldn’t ask for a more perfect day. My request was to take a one day family trip to a nearby town- just the three of us. Daddy made it happen and it was very special. We headed to this tiny town of Exeter in New … More Mother’s Day 2013
I think that one of the most rewarding things in life is being able to shower your loved ones with gifts. I’m not talking materialistic things here but rather gifts that would last in memory for a lifetime. Perhaps like giving a trip to Paris? My oldest sister did just that. She gave my newly … More PARIS, A Gift!
We all know that I’m pretty much an accessory fanatic. If you take a glimpse into my dressing room, you’d think that I own a little jewelry boutique. Right before heading down south for my sister’s wedding, I was gifted a set of gorgeous custom handmade bracelets. The super talented crafter behind JuneBug Designs is … More BeJeweled
Hello! Hope everyone’s doing well. It’s been a tough couple of days as the hubs has been inundated with work and me trying to finish this magazine (finally!), collaborating with new partners, taking care of a semi-not-feeling-so-well-superwhiny Zoey, and packing for our upcoming trip this weekend. When it rains, it pours. Not to mention, I … More SNAPSHOTS- My First Digital Publication!