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May 11th, 2010 No Comments

This trip might come as a bit of a surprise to you. But I’m so excited to be heading up back to my island home.

Here’s what my travel to get there entails:

5am CST – Pry eyelids open

7am – I leave on a JetBlue plane.

11:30am EST – Pry eyelids open again as plan reaches the gate.

11:34am – I set foot into the great state of New York.

1pm – Mani/pedi with Lucy at BB Nails (I haven’t had a mani/pedi since Sarah’s birthday, yikes!).  My love Adrien is joining me!

2:30pm – Meeting #1

4:30pm – Meeting #2

6pm – Drinks with a few of my favorite peeps (minus one new mommy).

7:30pm – Dinner meeting.

9pm – Pass the F out.

Obviously it’ a work trip, but I’m squeezing in a little me time.  And of course, spring hasn’t hit NYC yet so I’m forced to lug multiple pairs of boots across the country.  Whatever, the trip could yield some great partnerships, so keep your fingers crossed.

Below are pics with captions from my entire trip.

 

If you’re flying an airline that shares a terminal with Southwest, 9.5 times out of 10, the security line won’t border on obnoxious, it will be full blown ridiculous.

(This one at Hobby zig-zags and fills the entire terminal.)

Check it out. “That guy” who spilled half her bag in the security line pulled it together and made her flight.

Always my first stop in NYC: BB Nails on the corner of Lex and E 30th. Litterally I get off the plane and take a taxi straight here. Of course, I had to make the appointment with Lucy at least a week in advance. She’s that good! The number here is 212-689-1892.

How sweet is my Megs to come meet me to catch up?! I love this lady.

I’m off to meet G and Charlotte for lunch uptown. Trying out a new iPhone app for pics, what do you think? This effect doesn’t really fit the photo, but it’s my favorite thus far. More to come on this later.

I love surprising people with sweet treats. Usually I make them, but in NYC I have so many favorite bakeries, I pick one per trip and stock up to distribute to friends, people I take meetings with, etc. Such a simple gesture that always makes them smile.

The trick is to bring something people love and wouldn’t get for themselves (cupcakes from Sprinkles/Crave/Buttercup) or truly unique that people might not know about.

Today I picked up unbelievably delicious brownie bites from Bouchon bakery at Columbus Circle on my way to meet G. Another favorite is the cinnamon toast from Stumptown coffee. In Houston I go to Dapaco’s in the Heights for tres leches cake. As for LA, my go-to is Delucious cookies from Food+Lab.

I got my daily dose of Charlotte in person today. She’s such a good baby!!

For more of this precious face and tips from her beautiful mommy visit G’s blog www.georgiegirlnyc.com

The real deal in action.

G is quite a stylish mommy. She makes motherhood look so simple and glamorous! Love her Tory Burch shades and Steve Madden flats.

Maybe One Day Head To Toe:

— Marc by Marc Jacobs sunnies

— Yumi-Mazao trench from Encore

— Black leggings

— Fendi boots

— Faux snake clutch from vintage store on 19th street in Houston

I’ve always wanted a white trench, but it’s so impractical for New Yorkers who need outerwear that can look clean even though it’s embarrassingly dirty. For Houston and LA, a white trench will get a couple months of good use without looking worn.

As for a mommies, a white anything probably got pushed to the back of your closet. Just shows you the “Maybe One Day” isn’t necessarily around the corner for me.

After my last trip to NYC, I had put all of my boots away for summer. But never underestimate New York weather to throw a wrench in your plan. These Fendi boots have actually lasted through 3 years in New York, and with a little shine, look as good as new. (Side note: Did you see the video Adrien, Sarah, and I made on the roof of Gawker when Adrien was strutting his stuff in these boots? Too funny. Oh the memories!) Ok, he’s done. 10 minutes and 6 bucks later, these boots are ready to walk again.

Is it just me or is it true that the NY Times is a much better read in print than online? I lead a digital life, but you really can’t beat reading The Times (or WSJ or Vogue) in your hands. Some things just don’t translate. And it’s nice to go old school from time to time. Just my opinion.

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Bow Down To The iPad?

January 27th, 2010 1 Comment

Bow down to the iPad?

Right now several sites are liveblogging Steve Jobs explaining the features of the much anticipated Apple tablet, but I can’t seem to find one that actually shows Jobs talking.

Meghan Asha is livestreaming commentary with CrunchGear about what is going on at the event, but it’s still difficult to decipher.  The audio feed they have just came on with a huge applause.

Here’s what they can report thus far:

  • 0.5 inch thin and weighs 1.5 lbs
  • 9.7 inch screen
  • You can hold it two ways
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • You can browse a full website
  • Same Apps as iPhone, you can view them full screen
  • No camera
  • There’s a chip inside
  • No idea how much it costs
  • Environmentally friendly

You can follow along with Gizmodo’s liveblog and then have Meghan’s livestream for commentary in the background.

I’m awaiting Gizmodo’s official review, but it sounds like a big iTouch….

UPDATE: Gizmodo reviews the iPad for $500.

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December 29th, 2009

Skyping with my Megs today was a much needed break from my endless to-do list.

As proud mothers often do, we showed off our kids!

The poor girl has pink eye, but still looks amazing au natural.  I, on the other hand, look like Casper after he rolls out of bed.

We also made plans for CES.  I’m so glad she’ll be there because I don’t know that many people in the biz.  Plus, all of the new technology can be intimidating! We’re both excited to go and enjoy the event this year without having a set agenda.

December 17th, 2009 No Comments

Happy Birthday to My Megs!

The sexiest geek you’ll ever meet

And she’s also oh so sweet.

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December 17th, 2009 No Comments

I know you’re not a fan of your special day, but I’m so happy to know you’ll enjoy it this year!  Of course ping pong will keep your spirits high.

Wish I could come and get my ass kicked all over the table (but you know me, before long I would have beer pong set up!)

Happy Birthday my love!

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December 17th, 2009 No Comments

Mason sends you a big kiss too Megs!

September 9th, 2009 No Comments

Me: Loving this dress, good choice Meghan.

Megan: Yeah, you look tall…and long…and red…

Me: Haha.

Julia: You look like a tampon.

Everyone: hahaha.

(Megs pulled this lovely Cynthia Steffe dress from Jessie James in Greenwich Village for me. Red is a huge trend for fall, btw.)

August 1st, 2009 No Comments

I’ve missed you, missed you, missed you Meghan! x x x x