summer snaps

A few summer snaps  snippets of a season past >> 1 + 3) classic red mailbox + picket fence, on my great-aunt’s property in pennsylvania; that was her old stone house in the background, with ivy crawling up the chimney {you can read about the attic here} 2) packing up flowers with my bridesmaids from my aunt’s garden in the Adirondacks to take to the wedding site – I just l-o-v-e those fresh summer colors 4) I will call this still life of croquet set and Adirondack chair 5) little Zelda in the field
{photos taken on my iPhone}


lox papers loves lilly!

When the girls at the Pink Palace asked me to create an inspiration collage on one of my favorite American icons, Lilly Pulitzer, I l-e-a-p-e-d at the opportunity (I literally jumped up out of my chair with excitement)! As a New England prep schooler, Lilly played quite a hand in shaping my personal aesthetic and style. I hope you enjoy my musings on this phenomenal woman & brand

An enormous t-h-a-n-k you to the marketing team at Lilly for your wonderful support!
{images from the Lilly archives, provided by Lilly Pulitzer}


rain check


On our second straight day of rain in New York, I thought up a little list of things one might do. What do you enjoy doing on a rainy day?

{images: wallpaper philadelphia guide; umbrella; fox tights; friends of types' rain check; vintage pink phone; slim aarons' photographs 1 & 2; The Good Cook series; classic burberry trench; scissors from kate's paperie; needlepoint foxes; hunter boots; 1960s hermes 3000 portable typewriter; margot tenenbaum


field trip

I may not be packing my bag full of books and heading off to school every day, but I do have plenty of field trips planned. I hope you all get to take the time to explore new spots this season, whether it's a train ride away or just around the corner >> 1) vintage seagrams keychain on ebay 2) read up on your favorite first lady 3) vintage gold bracelet from doyle & doyle 4) checked top by toast 5) if I had the money, I would purchase this ancient fossil from sotheby's 6) beautiful old matchbook cover 7) magnifying glass pendant, on ebay 8) if only maira kalman had illustrated my elementary school grammar books 9) lavender jade gold earrings from doyle & doyle 10) vintage embossed pencil 11) butterflies, dried and sold individually, so you can create your own shadow box collection 12) yet another much more stylish dictionary than the Websters we lugged around 13) highlighted notepads 14) cute calling card, always good to have on hand 15) a kodak 35 manual 16) I a-d-o-re this green box of staples 17) lily & jae pencil skirt 18) if I had the cash, this franck muller watch would be mine as well 19) an ever handy tote to lug home your flea market finds 20) postcard of buster keaton's home 21) nice low-tops! by marais USA