source: citizens for optimism
Hi Ladies - I know there are Quite a few of you nesters out there...prego friends tend to come by at least by the half dozen.. Well I saw these designs by Sissy + Marley and just thought I had to share. Aren't they darling?
Ps if you haven't checked out their blog before, you should stop by.. they have the cutest little posts about style, toys and so much more.
One of the bloggers I follow, A Cup of Jo, recently hosted a brunch at Sunday Suppers. I love the communal tables and the idea of learning how to create meals together with friends that are based on local, organic and seasonal foods. Doesn't this place just look fabulous? Honestly there are so many brilliant & inspiring ideas coming out of Brooklyn these days. I can't wait to see more places like this pop up around the country...each with their own local twist.
More detail about Sunday Suppers:
Sunday Suppers is a class-cooking- dining experience, pairing friends and food. The food is market fresh, local and organic and the approach is to create seasonal and fresh meals together. The classes are held in a waterfront loft in Brooklyn, NY and are taught by Local Chefs. Photography and Food Styling by Karen Mordechai.
image source: from me to you
What's for you won't pass you by.
I am currently playing the waiting game and I have to say it's pretty much my least favorite game to play. You know it, probably, it's the one where you do everything in your power to make a step in a new direction, you throw all your chips in so to speak, and then you have to wait...The good thing is that you know you have done everything you can and now the ball is in someone else’s court, but that doesn’t really make the waiting any more enjoyable. Your future is in someone else’s hands.
On Sunday, my mom emailed me a post about “gracious uncertainty” and it definitely hit the spot:
“Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing.”
How do you keep focused when you are waiting?
I know a friend who is waiting on a pretty big decision to be made and he is doing everything in his power to keep distracted until the verdict is sent to him. He has amped up on his training and is trying to live his life as if the decision was already made. He will be ready when the call comes or the letter arrives.
I on the other hand tend to surround myself with inspiration.. Watch out you might be seeing a bit more of it around here. Now you will know the inspirational posts are just as much for myself as for you. I know that I must keep the dream front of mind. If I don't keep motivated, then I find it is all to easy to revert back to old habits. I really don't want to see all of that hard work go down the drain, I have too much on the lin. I must seek ways to “actively wait” so that I will be in position when it's time to move. I don't want to find myself in the place of wishing that I would have done something differently...
What do you do to keep yourself on track when you are in a process of waiting?
"A half century separates the birth of Elsa Schiaparelli’s Jazz Age fashion house and Miuccia Prada’s debut at the storied luggage company started by her grandfather, but these two consistently thoughtful and thought-provoking bluestockings have each, as cocurator Andrew Bolton notes, used “fashion as a vehicle to provoke, to confront normative conventions of taste, beauty, glamour, and femininity.”
NOSTALGIA: Fantasies of Designer Elsa Schiaparelli—Including a Fan of Crumpled Glass and Newspaper-Print Chintz Hats—Illustrated by Cecil Beaton in 1935
Learn more about the Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” on Vogue.com.