I’ve been wanting to write about these vintage decoupage globes from Imagine Nations for some time now and it finally feels poignant – when our world is turned on its head. Like every other parent, I’ve been in a state of shock/panic/depression/heartache over the Connecticut shootings. This post is dedicated to anyone touched by this horrific, unthinkable act of violence. The world mourns with you.
You’re welcome. It’s Givenchy’s “Rottweiler” IPhone case from one phone-ago. I just got the “5″ which needs a new outfit and this one, while amazing, is a little too body-con for my taste (it’s made for the “4″.) Plus, it’s practically sold out everywhere except for here, an Australian retailer. But I just love it. So it begs the question: do I try to squeeze my new phone into the smaller size without a protective case? Or do I get a lame-ass case that actually fits but isn’t as exciting as this Rottweiler graphic (that will clearly never get old.) The real reason for this post is to reiterate that the IPhone 5 is that much better and worth the upgrade…Just make sure to dress it well!
***It also lets you order Hipstamatic prints so you can post all of your gorgeous babies on the fridge. Finally!
My mom likes to point out how many grammatical mistakes I make on this blog. To that I say, Oh shit, you’re right mom, but also, Well I’m just really fucking tired!! I know…and I call myself a writer. (I mean, I don’t call myself one, but…) Below is a picture of one of Giles’ limited edition dolls that he made for Matches which launched yesterday. It’s also a picture of how I feel on a daily basis, and I believe many other parents of young children feel this way as well. So I apologize for any grammatical mistakes. I am sleepy, sloppy, and as my husband often points out, am someone with “no attention to detail.” But from now on I will proof-read bettere…Just testing you, mom.
Something very exciting just entered our household. It’s a greige Linus cruiser that is so great-looking, it’s currently posing in our living room with one wheel turned out. Work it. What’s even more exciting is that the Venice-based bike co is adding a collection of kids bikes to the mix and I am told that they will have “every color.” We plan to buy Rafi a hot pink one for her birthday, as she’s our in-house lil’ racer. In doing some web trolling for bike accessories, I found the Adeline Adeline website (a “very nice bicycle shop”) where I discovered the most amazing helmets, hand-painted bells and whistles (so to speak.) This helmut is great for little guys who want to hop on dad’s back seat. Or they can just cruise down the pier on their very own Linus.
It’s no secret that I despise Face Book. Yup, I’m on it and I check it frequently. But every time I go on, I throw up in my mouth. How much validation does one need about their marriage, their children, their professional success….Every day. My brother jokes about the “singles” counterpart to all of the annoying parents. Let’s just say it has to do with a lot of status updates on sunsets and cocktails. And to round it out, my husband has a habit of quoting really bad lines from movies. And fittingly, the winner of his bad quote list goes to….“Drop…the ‘the.’” Below, the much hyped over Instagram camera. Get it. And then just post them on the fridge!
Since my heart is still with my New York pals, we’ve been doing a lot of fun indoor activities for the past few days (in solidarity!) I tripped upon these funny nail art design rods that you slice off and stick onto polish. In this batch alone I spotted a Chanel logo, a yin-yang and what I believe to be a pink ribbon for breast cancer. Viva la home activities!
Someone on my Facebook posted a picture of a shark swimming in New Jersey which is sparking real/fake conversations. Regardless! This “fish hotel”, found at the MOMA store, natch, is making me think of all my loved ones in the tri-state area who are hunkering down with bottles of wine (singles) and building forts with pillows and blankets (families.) I also just watched a marathon of Long Island Mediums and so I’m feeling extra emotional. I love you all my New York friends: stay safe.
It’s no secret that I am anti-refined sugar for both grown-ups and kids. I know, I know – agave and all that shit is practically just as bad – but I still feel as if the alternatives are the lesser of two evils. And since my kids have a birthday party or two every weekend, they’re not exactly deprived. While in New York, I stumbled into Papabubble on Broome and fell in love with the hand-sculpted candy I watched being configured on heated tables. The result was my asking them to ship custom “R” lollipops for Rafi’s birthday, to which Jon accused me of being cray cray. In any event, sweetness trumps principle in this case and I’m cool with that. Hopefully my fellow haters will be as well. Take a lick!
Let’s give it up for these $150 gorgeous, custom balloons. Well if you’re like me and want more than one balloon at your party, you can just do the math. That said, the tassels are reusable. That said, you better be throwing a birthday party each month in order to justify the buy. But they’re amazing, says my inner monologue. This is about the time when I turn to my best friend, BEtsy, for some advice. And like always, she came through for me. I found a lovely shop called The Flair Exchange that makes balloons that look quite similar. I mean, only a balloon aficionado would know the difference. And guess what? Reusable tassles. My inner monologue is saying, Well done.
You know how you forget everything when the next baby comes? Today I asked a friend what toys her one year old likes to play with. Even though my baby is number three, I too, seem to have amnesia. She was like, A shape sorter, This wooden drum thing, Blocks….Oh of course! Blooockkkss. That would make sense. And so I went on a hunt for the coolest blocks. Achieved! These Severin Millet objects are just about the most beautiful things I ever did see for a child (ages one and up!) Sadly I am told they are just for the artist’s gallery but you can buy a poster of the blocks. Which no, is not a fun toy for a baby.