The Flatiron District at Dusk & One-of-a-Kind Friendships


I wanted to share this photo that I snapped with my iPhone on Thursday of last week after a delightful catch-up dinner with one of my best friends of all time, John. We met up in the Flatiron District after work and walked to The Cellar at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese right in time for Happy Hour specials.

Two glasses of wine each, a delicious cheese platter and much chatting later, it was already 7:40 PM and we still didn’t order a main course. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. :) — I also didn’t look at my cell phone once, nor did I have it beside me on the table for that matter. In a world where this hardly ever happens, the cell phones were actually willingly kept out of site!

Well, until it was time to ask our lounge-mate strangers to take our picture, of course…


Catching up with John is always one of the greatest feelings. It’s rare to have the kind of friendship that I have with John. We may no longer see each other on a a daily or weekly basis but we are always able to quickly pick up where we left off and feel perfectly normal around each other no matter how much time has lapsed since the last ‘catch-up.’

We always manage to have the best conversations and I seem to spill much more of my inner thoughts with this guy than almost anyone else! John, I love you! I wouldn’t trade our friendship for the world.


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Jewels for Sale :)


As a Chloe and Isabel merchandiser, every once in a while I like to spread the word on here about what’s happening over at C+I. Whether it’s new jewels, promotions, sales or just a particularly amazing collection I’m currently loving. Today happens to be news of a really awesome semi-annual sale for summer as well as a current collection I’m really loving — double win ;).

First, the sale!


My top 5 sale recommendations based on price cut and personal taste would be:


C+I Semi-Annual Sale Faves

links: 1 gold, silver / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Secondly, a beautiful collection inspired by Morocco:

June-Capsule-Sharing-Asset-95june-asset1Check out my boutique here and click ‘shop’ to see all the collections :)!

As always, feel free to reach out to me about any C+I questions, inquiries or details! xo
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Mid-Summer Progress Report…


Hello, hello. Reporting live from the unmistakably orange and ever so sweaty Staten Island Ferry!

I don’t always blog from my commuting vehicle, but when I do, I make sure not to give into my extreme popcorn cravings from the snack bar aromas, so that I have free fingers for typing. (The popcorn on the ferry is surprisingly and oddly enough one of my favorites of all time).

Anyway…here we are. Mid-summer. I don’t know how I feel about being halfway through it just yet but I do know how it’s been thus far, which is to say — pretty darn great.

There are, however, a few things I’d like to check off my list before the summer ends…

  1. Take a mini road trip somewhere upstate NY to explore all the unexpected beauty my state has to offer beyond the 5 boroughs.
  2. Enroll in a photography class or two.
  3. Plan a week-long vacation to somewhere new for the fall.
  4. Ride my bike more.
  5. Dinner and drinks on a city rooftop.
  6. Get into the habit of taking care of my body more i.e.: pplying sunscreen more or at least using body lotion regularly, actually trying to build some strength/get moving more to balance the hours sitting at a desk….)
  7. Pay for an expensive dinner for my parents and/or JB.
  8. Read at least three more books.
  9. Create something beautiful or delicious.

So, that’s that. Lookin’ forward to crossing hopefully all of these things off my list.

By the way, I am accepting any and all book and travel recommendations :)

Thanks!!!!!! xo

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Serious Wanderlust Right Now


all photos from my collection of travel imagery on Pinterest.
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