Lovely toes, music and sorbet

My recipe for enjoying summer….so far. Aquí les va mi receta para disfrutar el veranito rico.

{Turquoise & Caicos and Lifesaver from Essie: Perfect summer colors! Colores de verano perfectos!}

Where did June go?? We’ve been having the loveliest weather here!! We really can’t believe it! And sunny days mean lots of open toed shoes. Sooo of course I took my toesies to get pampered yesterday. In the summer it’s a MUST! Pretty colors right? A donde se fué el mes de junio?? Saben…hemos tenido el clima más lindo aquí! No lo podemos creer! Y claro días soleaditos significan huarachitos lindos.  Así que ayer me fuí al salón a embellecer mis piesitos.  Es de ley en el verano! Que bonitos colores no?


You know what else is a summer MUST in my mind? Music. Summer concerts that is.  In our new city there’s always something to do…including amazing summer concerts. And so, as citizens of this town, we took ourselves down to the World Financial Center for an evening of awesome music. Rufus Wainwright + NY City Opera = pretty stinkin’ cool! Oh and did I mention it was free? Saben que otra cosa pienso que es de LEY para el verano? Música. Conciertos de verano.  En nuestra nueva ciudad nunca falta que hacer…incluyendo conciertos padrísimos.  Así que, como ciudadanos de este puebl0, fuimos al World financial center para un tardecita llena de música.  Rufus Wainwright + Ópera de NY = super padre! Ah y ya les dije que fue gratis?

{Here he is in all his splendor in a tux jacket and shorts and flippy floppies.  Please ignore the giant palm tree. En todo su esplendor con su esmoquin y claro shorts y chanclas. Por favor ignoren la palmera gigantesca.}

{He shared some songs from his new opera that will come out in 2012.  Compartió unas de las canciones de su nueva ópera que se estrenará en el 2012}

And last but not least, no summer is complete without some form of refreshment.  Tonight it was a delicious sorbet on our way to the park.  Hubs had mango and raspberry and I had blood orange and coconut. Soooo good!! mmmm! My new favorite way to enjoy said sorbet is to sit on a bench in the park as we people watch all the athletes exercising while husband says to me: “this is our exercise…we walked here” as he takes a bite of his sorbet. Oh how I love him.  Y claro para cerrar, los veranos no son completos sin algo para refrescarse.  Esta noche fue un delicioso sorbet en camino al parque. Nico se pidió uno de mango con frambuesa y yo uno de coco con naranja sanguina. Suuuper ricosss!! mmm! Mi nueva forma favorita de disfrutar este sorbet es sentarnos en una banquita en el parque viendo a la gente atlética hacer ejercicio mientras mi esposo me dice: “este es nuestro ejercicio…..caminamos al parque” al comerse otra cucharada del sorbet. Ayy como lo amo!



~Mrs. B

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Fave Pinterest Friday!

I’m so glad today is friday…why you may ask?? Because we have dinner plans with some friends. They are cooking for us and I’m salivating just thinking about the delicious burgers we’ll be enjoying thanks to our talented chef Mr. Haack. I’m also looking forward to meeting new friends at this dinner party! Estoy tan contenta que hoy es viernes….por qué, se preguntan?? Porque tenemos planes para cenar con amigos.  Ellos van a cocinar y se me hace agua la boca con solo pensar en las hamburguesas deliciosas que vamos a disfrutar gracias a nuestro chef talentoso el Sr. Haack.  Tambien estoy emocionada de conocer a nuevos amigos en esta cenita.

I leave you with my favorite pinterest picks for today:

Los dejo con mi selección favorita de pinterest del día de hoy:

1. Queen Anne’s Lace Slipper Chair/Pin

2. Cake by Sweet & Saucy/Pin

3. Yellow Tulle Gown/Pin

4. The Owl and the Pussycat by Heather Ross/Pin


Have yourselves a very sunny weekend…even if it is just in your mind!

Que tengan un fin de semana soleadito….aunque solo sea en sus mentes!


~Mrs. B

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Happy Weekend ~ fabulous new additions to my blogroll

Here are 9 new wonderful reads that I’ve been obsessed with for a while now and I know soon you will too.  They’re all full of fashion+style, food+entertaining, cities+travel, design, and much much more sweet girly goodness (and some interests for the gents too)…as you well know, ALL my favorite!!  Hope you find some inspiration for your daily life!

{Mimi + Meg}

{Crow and Canary}

{Apartment #34}

{Oh Joy!}

{cupcakes and cashmere}

{hither & thither}

{the city sage}

{A cup of Jo}

{lox papers}

These should be really fun reads this weekend!! Enjoy!!

~Mrs. B

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Afternoon Delight ~ Rue Magazine

Prepare yourself to add this one to your favorite online mags!! This is a pretty new magazine (only 3 issues old) that I’ve recently discovered and absolutely LOVE! I hope you love it too!

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Have a lovely afternoon!


~Mrs. B

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New stuff and SALE!

First off…I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Second….well, you’ll be glad to know I’ve been busy trying to get lots of new things up!! I still have lots more I want to make, but for now I’m having a SALE.  From today until the end of the year you can save 20% off by using the coupon code HOLIDAY20 at checkout.

Here’s a sneak peak at the new things….I made mostly simple and elegant necklaces that are perfect for everyday wear!


I have also started making personalized coin necklaces…..perfect for anyone! (these two are the same listing)

And finally some pretty cute tags which I hope to continue making for all sorts of occasions (not just Christmas)


I really hope you like them!!



~Mrs. B

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Bag lady

Three times within the last few weeks I’ve read/heard about all the stuff that women keep in their purses.

First, I read a magazine article (fine! it was OK magazine while I was getting my nails done), then I got an email telling me that J.Crew is going to start doing “The handbag shop: Case study” which will take a look at a staffers bag each month, AND I also saw it on an episode of the Nate Berkus show.  He said he couldn’t believe that we always carry these giant purses and wondered what exactly we have inside of them that they weigh so much?  There was a lady on the show that carried a bra and an extra shirt just in case.  I’m not THAT bad…but I do carry a bunch of essential stuff:

note: I like to have different bags/pouches to carry my things in just to keep everything slightly more organized.

1) Wallet with all the basic/important stuff

2) Little zip pouch where I keep my gift cards, discount cards and “buy 5 get one free” cards.

3) Pouch that carries coupons, check book, pen, sharpie, stamps, receipts, movie tickets, dental floss, excedrin (and other pills), etc…..

4) Glasses: regular and sun

5) Phone & ear phones, mirror, lip gloss, tweezers, hand cream, mini perfume, 1-3 lipsticks or balms with their liners, lip primer, gum, eye concealer and de-puffer, mini notebook, keys, key ring with frequent buyer cards, baby wipes and a cute hankie for disgusting hot days like the last few ones.

6) Pouch with women stuff

7) See thru pouch (to easily spot everything) with: emergency touch up make up, mini toothpicks, bandaids, disposable soap, emergency stash stomach ache meds and nail file

What’s in YOUR heavy bag?!



~Mrs. B

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