Ok so I’m about a week late on this one. The first day of fall was last Friday (sorry between moving and work, life has been insane). Anyway, fall is officially here and while I can categorically say that I hate winter, I do love fall. There is something about the cooler weather that just [...]
I’m really excited to have my wedding in the Outer Banks, but every once and a while I wish we could just use vendors from Brooklyn. There are so many amazing options. Saipua is a vendor I would absolutely die for! Based in Red Hook, they have some of the most beautiful arrangements. Damn! For [...]
Well, I’ve finally overcome that daunting task of choosing a color palette for the wedding. It was tough but I think I found something that works for our location and our tastes. We are getting married in Duck, NC (I think it is still standing after Hurricane Irene) and while we are going to be [...]
Happy July 4th! To get us all in the patriotic mood, here are some really awesome vintage patriotic stamps. I think my favorites are the Olympic stamps, but they are all pretty special.
The 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky tells the fictional story of a romantic affair between Chanel and Stravinsky. Most of the film takes place at Chanel’s country home that is decorated almost entirely in black and white. The interiors are breath-taking to say the least. Here are a few scenes from the movie. [...]
Navigating all of the wedding and party planning themes, ideas and DIY projects out there is a bit daunting. There are so many great ideas in magazines and online that I’m afraid I might just go completely mad when it comes to my wedding. I don’t want to have a hodgepodge of things. I want [...]
OK, so one thing I do know about my wedding is that I will have some form of pink in the color scheme…sorry Josh, I just love pink. But I don’t want any old pink. I want a salmon/coral/orangey pink. Something not too girly but rather a more mature, neutral-ish pink. So imagine my excitement [...]
I spent all of Sunday hungover from what was an epic bachelorette party for my friend Shana. I even had blisters on my feet from dancing to 80′s music all night! So on top of having a headache all day, it also hurt every time I took a step! Shana is a college friend of [...]
In case you didn’t know, the name 2nd Floor Living comes from a Feist song called “Mushaboom.” It is about wanting to have a home and a family (aka be a grown-up) but not having the means to do it yet. Seems fitting right? Well, now I am making a big step towards being a [...]
Hello Readers As you have probably noticed, I haven’t been posting much lately. My bad! Life has just been super busy. The truth is that I am having to put my energy towards other things right now. BUT I WILL BE BACK DAMMIT! Thanks for checking in. And when I post again I will be [...]
About a year ago I bought some ginger jars at Pearl River Mart in Manhattan. I think they were about $10 each. And recently after seeing some lamps on ebay with similar ginger jar bases (selling for a few hundred dollars!) I decided to make my own cheap-o version. (Both of these lamp sets are [...]
Over the holidays I discovered an online shop called Terrain. I initially took notice because they had some beautiful, earthy holiday decorations but in general they sell housewares, gardening supplies and even jewelry . At first, Terrain looks like just another cute little online store, but it is actually owned by Urban Outfitters (who also [...]
In this month’s Martha Stewart Living, there is an article on people and their collections. One couple, Shauna Alteria and Stephen Loidolt, has an amazing collection of vintage tin dollhouses. I know that sounds very weird and grandma-like, but these retro houses are really pretty cool. There are a bunch on sale on ebay and [...]
Wow! Just saw this on Gothamist and thought I should share. These are amazing spaces! Can you imagine waiting for the train in one of these crazy painted caves? Its also really funny when you compare these to photos of New York’s subway. So so sad.
When you’re sick, you watch a lot of TV. More specifically, you watch shows that you would never watch if you weren’t sick and too weak to pick up the remote. I had a day like this last weekend. Somehow I managed to watch the 2011 RV special on HGTV (it is amazing what they [...]