May 15th, 2013
i made this recipe for the little ones over the weekend and it was so yummy. it is a combination of a recipe my mom used to make and some recipes i found online. i had a fridge full of veggies that were going to go bad if i didn’t use them so i thought a pot pie would be the perfect way to serve them up. i had never made a pot pie with yellow squash before, but it was divine. the little ones were most charmed by the fact that i drew in their initials on top of the pie crust! enjoy! x!
May 14th, 2013
since i am so obsessed with travel, i thought i would start a column on the blog called “travel tuesdays”… i am going to reach out to other travel savvy ladies for their tips and expertise on traveling with little ones. the first feature is on one of my favorite cities in the world–other than new york of course–paris! ellen port, an oscar de la renta childrenswear trunk show hostess, shares her tips for visiting paris with your family. i love her recommendations. we took the little lady to paris when she was just 3 months old and i can’t wait to visit again with her and the little prince.
thanks for sharing ellen! see her adorably chic family below
May 13th, 2013
this weekend the little ones and i took a tour of the central park zoo as a part of a special event hosted by the team at ugg australia. from the sea lion show, to the polar bear to all the penguins swimming around, it was a real treat! nate had a bike race that day so i was on my own with the little ones… i find that when its just us, i like to have activities in my back pocket planned out for the day… going from brooklyn to central park was maybe a little ambitious, but luckily the event was so well planned with lots of activities to keep the little ones charmed and delighted. the little lady was entranced by the penguins and the little prince finished off every treat in both gift bags! i really enjoyed getting to know some of the other new york mommy bloggers i hadn’t met yet… i felt really honored that our little crew was invited.
the little lady is wearing one of my favorite spring tops from oscar, the floral circle top
and her new hot pink ugg hightops
… the hightops are a little too big, but she demands to wear them anyway.
the little prince is wearing, what i have coined,
his weekend uniform–an oscar polo shirt
with slouchy jeans!
May 12th, 2013
happy mother’s day everyone. i feel so lucky to be a mom and i am beyond thankful for my mother and my grandmother… i have always been a mama’s girl and a grandma’s girl… i wish i was with them to celebrate. living far away from my family (and nate’s) is especially hard around the holidays… we love you all and can’t wait to see you soon.
to all the mothers and grandmothers featured above, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos in celebration of mother’s day. much love to all! xo
May 12th, 2013
i am lucky to be surrounded my so many amazing women in my life… mothers, grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters… so i thought i would reach out to some of them and ask for special mother’s day memories to share on the blog.
what i love the most is that it is rarely the gifts that stand out… it is the gestures.
May 10th, 2013
in honor of mother’s day i pulled together some inspiring images from my one of my pinterest boards, chic mommies
. when i think about who these women were, what their everyday lives entailed and that they were mothers just like i me, i am blown away. no matter how glamorous they were, how many oscars they received, how many countries they visited… they had little ones who needed diapers changed and books read to them. it makes the world seem a little smaller… as if there are less degrees of separation between my life and theirs.
in the celebration of motherhood, i am constantly reminded how blessed i feel because i love what i do and above all i love being a mom. like audrey hepburn said, the most important thing is to enjoy your life–to be happy–it’s all that matters.
clockwise from top left: 1. audrey hepburn & son sean 2. demi moore & daughter 3. natalie wood & daughter 4. grace kelly & daughter caroline 5. jane birkin & daughter 6. joan crawford & daughter christina 7. ingrid bergman and her children, isabella, robertino and isotta 8. maureen sullivan & daughter mia farrow 9. judy garland & daughter liza minelli 10. jayne mansfield & daughter mariska hargitay 11. brigitte bardot & son 12. shirley mcclain & daughter sachi
May 8th, 2013
we have had a secret project under wraps in the creative department at oscar de la renta for the past couple months. finally the unveiling has arrived—today we launched a beautiful collaboration between oscar de la renta and the digital darling of online communication, paperless post
. our team worked closely with the team at paperless post to bring to life exquisite wedding invitations, save the dates and thank you notes in celebration of oscar timeless elegance and iconic style. this exclusive line of paper and online stationery is inspired directly from textures of lace, embroideries and prints from the runway collections. view the full collection here
below are some examples of how the lace and embroideries on a wedding dress were translated into an elegant stationary collection.
once we started collecting assets for the collaboration, we felt that ready-to-wear prints really brought the collection to life with the colorful palette that is inherent to every oscar de la renta collection. below are some of my favorite invitations.
one of my favorite aspects of this special collaboration is that all the printed pieces are printed on crane’s paper
. for all the stationary aficionados, you know how special crane’s papers are–providing that perfect finishing touch. as experts in stationary, crane’s has some new rules of stationary etiquette that i couldn’t help but share.
be sure to visit paperless post and view the full collection
, i hope you love it as much as we do.