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the stripe - I’ve been wanted to try the Summer Friday's masks for a while and loved this review by Grace Atwood. Love her makeup/beauty reviews in general!

the everygirl - What to expect when you see an FA for the first time. Love this site for quick tips and advice on everything from parenting tips to decor advice. Also experts say you should start investing right after graduation! I wish I had!

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This week was beautiful in CT. We had a few over 80 degree days which I’m not complaining about! I was in a dress mood (surprise!) and gave my shorts and denim a rest for most of the week.

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recipe - On stories this week I shared how I make my iced tea at home. Don’t ask me why but I used to get overwhelmed making it myself and I realized it was because I didn’t have the right tools. Also it never came out quite right (watered down, or not enough flavor). These tea bags made specifically for iced tea make it really easy. Follow the directions on the back of the tin for the perfect cup:) This is the pitcher I use. Its tall and thin making it ideal for the refrigerator door.

reuse - I recently discovered these reusable coffee mugs from porter and am hooked. I ended up gifting them to a few of Luke’s teachers this year. They’re so soft, easy to clean, and they fit in my car cupholder! Not to mention they come in the prettiest pastel colors.

trending - button-up dresses and jumpsuits. Nursing women everywhere should be super excited about one of this summer’s hottest trends. I love this style because it can easily be worn in a conservative office environment, or with sandals headed to the beach. Here’s a style for under $30.

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With the world at our fingertips and everything we could ever need or want just a click away, “the experience” has never been more valuable. The idea that human contact could one day be a commodity is becoming more true every day. When I walk into a coffee shop I‘m not just looking for a good cup of tea. I want it all - a setting that makes me reach for my phone to take a picture, a smiling barista inviting me in, an eclectic mix of locally sourced or homemade treats, and an overall buzz. If I have my kids with me that adds an additional list of pre-recs.

MAMAN in Soho, NYC checks all of these boxes. If you’re someone who also looks for “the experience” and lives in New York or you find yourself passing through, its a sure thing. I’ve been thinking a lot about this. People ask me how I worked in retail for so long and I always say, “It was because of the people”. I love creating a moment for someone and adding value to their day. Who knows….maybe I’ll open a coffee shop one day! :)

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Cindy Trotta at home in gray foyer // gray wallpaper // window seat

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Camille Styles - How to identify your side hustle? READ

Happily Eva After - Five big reasons this NYC born and raised beauty appreciates the suburbs READ

Studio McGee - Summer home inspiration from one of my favorite design teams. If you’re not familiar with their work or their shop, get ready to add to your wishlist! READ

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This was a short week and I kept my wardrobe on the more casual side during the day mostly wearing shorts and denim. One Thursday I had a luncheon and wore this dress and also wore dresses on Friday and Saturday for events.

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podcast - I thought this podcast was fascinating. In it, Elise Loehnen from goop interviews Aposotols Lekkos M.D., a doctor trained in emergency medicine with a Santa Monica based practice specializing in functional medicine. Dr Lekkos looks at the whole patient, including a deep dive into family history, and how one deals with stress. He creates restorative treatment plans focused more on supplements and non traditional remedies such as acupuncture and less on “medicine”. He offers some great tips and makes shocking correlations between diet and disease.

song - This song has been playing on repeat in our house this week. If you follow me on Instagram you may have witnessed my not so well executed lip-synch performance on stories:)

recipe - My favorite condiment for burgers - mix soy free veganaise + siracha + S & P - I made this shrimp burger on Thursday night and it was delicious! Frank is allergic to shellfish so I swapped the shrimp for salmon and used GF buns. Can’t find wakame (seaweed salad) at your local grocery store? Try the fish market!

trend - My best friend Virginia has been telling me about enneagrams for a couple of years now. Finding your “number” (there are nine) can be an essential step towards understanding yourself, achieving success at work, and creating balance and harmony at home. This article breaks down the enneagram basics and what it means for you.

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We’re heading to Nantucket on a family vacation at the end of the month and I’m so excited! Last year was our first time on the island and it was love at first breath. I say breathe because the island is not only beautiful but it smells incredible too. We were only there for 3 days but it felt like a week. Here is a weekend recap and photos from that trip. This year we’ll be staying in a different rental which is also walking distance or a short bicycle ride to town. Everyone has something on their list: a trip to Cisco Brewery, strawberry picking at Bartlett Farm, and many trips to Lemon Press. Heading to the island? Check out my friend Mackenzie’s super local guide.

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Posted on June 2, 2019 .