One thing I’ve always wanted to do is either host or attend a clambake! A good ole fashion New England clambake. It might be something simple that everyone has probably participated in at one point or another, but not me. And I’m jealous. Newspapers lining long wooden tables, unlimited amounts of clams and/or boiled shell food, eating only allowed with ten fingers, and hammering away at anything that needs hammering… it all sounds pretty great to me. Oh and rustic candles & old school Coca-Cola bottles will do as well.
Now that I’ve established that hosting a clambake is on my summer wish list, here are a few other things I want add to that wish list for this 2015 summer:
1. Flying trapeze class as the sun is setting
2. Outdoor movie laying on green grass
3. Solid picnic spread in central park
4. Peaceful rooftop yoga class
5. Fun Boat outing in downtown manhattan
6. Dancing on a beach while the sun is setting (hopefully Greece!)
7. Rent a bicycle and bike around the city
8. Book a spontaneous weekend getaway (Airbnb anyone?)
9. Go to a summer outdoor concert
10. Yankees game – always a must.
What’s on your summer wish list? Would love to hear!
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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a beautiful event called the Fresh Air Fund Spring Benefit. The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit organization that sends inner city children to a summer camp in upstate New York or to a host family from Virginia to Maine for the summer. Through these summer getaways, these wonderful kids have the opportunity to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.The spring benefit is an annual event that raises money for the fresh air fund in order to keep and improve the program every year. A few honorary guests attend the benefit and this year was no different. On the list was Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham and Zac Posen. I was definitely a bit star struck to say the least… I did not get to meet Zac Posen which was a huge bummer (but I was close enough to the podium where he gave a speech!) but I did meet Victor and Odell (yes, we are on first name basis)! If you know me by now, you know that I love getting dressed up and going out on the town. I wore this really sweet black & white DVF dress that I fell in love with and these really cute red drop down earrings from Bloomingdales (more details on my outfit in this post). ‘
The benefit theme this year was space themed which I loved because the decor was fabulous and the theme tied well with the purpose of the Fresh Air Fund – helping kids reach for the stars. The event space was located on Pier 61 so there was also this beautiful view of the water and the moon that night.
I danced the amazing night away with family & friends and it was such a great feeling being part of an event that helps raise money for such a great cause. Read more about the Fresh Air Fund here and how to donate if you are interested!
I really enjoy watching very random movies on Netflix. Whether it’s staying in on a Friday night and lounging in PJs or laying in bed on Tuesday night unable to fall asleep, Netflix is always there to save the day. There are some oldies but goodies, some random indies, some corny rom coms and just a whole lot of options. But sometimes, I spend so much time trying to pick out a movie and browsing rotten tomatoes reviews that it ends up being too late to even start something.
As I was perusing Facebook the other day, someone posted this link which is a round up of 100 Netflix movies that are currently must see movies. The list is updated on a weekly basis to reflect the most current movies on the site. This was IT — a guide I had been searching for all this time to spell out some top recommendations. Now that I have this list at my fingertips, I already know the next 5 movies that I will be watching during my lounging sessions.
- The Babadook
- Tiny Furniture
- Y Tu Mama Tambien
Any other recommendations? Am I missing a totally must see movie?
I am always stunned and impressed as to how the little details of a wedding can truly depict and tell the story of a beautiful couple. The thought and consideration that goes into every minute step of throwing a celebration that one will remember forever is pretty amazing. After recently receiving pictures of one of my best friends wedding, I was able to relive every moment of that day which brought me back into a flurry of emotions. The wedding was not only gorgeous but it was also so authentic and genuine, that it warped you into the love that Mike & Casey have for each other.
Their story is a romantic one. Girl meets boy at a sailing summer camp in New England. Girl flirts with boy by pushing him into the water. Boy flirts with girl by pushing her into the water. They start chatting and from that moment on, sparks begin to fly. That day, laid a foundation for a friendship, which turned into a relationship, which ultimately turned into the type of love and respect that everyone strives to find at least once in their lifetime.
I was extremely lucky to have been part of Casey’s special day as one of seven bridesmaids. We have been as close as two sisters’ ever since our freshman year of college. The stunning reception was nautical themed, with blue, white & red hues, and piercing Massachusetts water taking over the backdrop. New England oysters, Moscow Mules, laughter amongst friends and non-stop dancing ( as well as bouquet catching), all made this day a day to remember. ** All images taken by Henry + Mac