Three Thrills by Thursday

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Glossier. Over the weekend I stopped by the Glossier Showroom in NYC & picked up two of their lip colors: Jam & Crush. The store is as simply elegant as the rest of their campaign. I love these lipsticks because the color adapts to your own pigment, so each color looks different on every person. It has a creamier feel to it but appears matte after application. The lipstick itself appears more natural than a lot of other lipsticks I own, which is great when going for a less “done-up” look. I also cannot wait to try their other products!


This week, for the first time, I dropped into Pink Soda, a great new blowout bar & full beauty salon in Stamford. I got their signature blowout which took only 45 minutes & lasted the whole weekend! Highly recommend.


It’s no secret I love a good sweet treat. I contacted Hayleycakes and Cookies for these incredible Beyonce themed bachelorette cookies. Just following their Instagram makes me want to become a baker- though I could never even fathom having that much icing talent. Spoiler alert: the cookies taste even better than they look.




Three Thrills by Thursday

Happy Thursday! For those of you who may have stumbled upon this post, hi! Most Thursdays I like the share the highlights of my week- three for alliteration’s sake. Think of it as your parent’s asking the highlight of your day at the dinner table. Feel free to comment with your week’s highlights!


Wedding planning! We have officially set a date & booked a venue which means the real fun can begin! We couldn’t be happier to be getting married in our home state & favorite city, Cleveland, in September 2018!


Did you watch the eclipse this week? I watched from work where we could see it… but didn’t see too much of a change. Here are some awesome shots people captured during in totality zones.


// shoes //

fall foot fashion. I know we’re not even into September yet but every fall I always end up splurging on vests, new jeans, cozy sweaters etc and always forget about my feet. I love these mules for a great transition shoe into autumn & they’re available in a myriad of colors for every wardrobe.


Three Thrills by Thursday

  1. Summer Reading- remember getting assigned books over the summer in middle school? I was never too excited about being forced to read during my summer vacation but now I can’t wait. Funny how that works. My parents sent a surprise package a few weeks ago with some of New York Times Bestsellers and I can’t wait to dive into these reads.
  2. Summer Writing- I am SO excited to share my Cuba travel guide with you next week. As I started writing, I realized I had so many details I wanted to share with you so I’ve decided to break it up into a small series.
  3. Greetabl– my newest obsession and a sweet way to send a love note to your sig O, BFF or anyone who needs a little pick me up. When sending a card just isn’t enough, Greetabl includes a little treat ranging from new lipstick to chocolates to cozy socks. The best part? You can include your own photos as a personalized touch.

Hope you’re all ready to enjoy a nice long weekend! I’m headed south of the Mason Dixon for a little lake weekend.


Three Thrills by Thursday

  1. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. Truth be told, I was WAY overdue for a new book. Working so many hours lately, I haven’t had the time to peruse Barnes & Noble (one of my favorite past times). When I knew I wouldn’t have any service or wifi in Cuba, I grabbed this book. I was actually LOL’ing on the plane. I loved her previous book and this sequel does not disappoint. Mindy, can we please be best friends?!
  2. Me & Mats – I stumbled upon this beautiful brand from Amsterdam in one of my favorite local stores here in Stamford. Their candles are beautifully wrapped in thick, printed paper with good type. I am such a sucker for good packaging. How incredible is that palm paper? Spoiler alert: they smell even better than they look.
  3.  Sorry for the ear bug but this song has been stuck in my head since I touched down in Cuba..


Three Thrills by Thursday

Happy Thursday, babes! I honestly cannot catch a grip on just how quickly time is moving. Autumn is definitely settling in our here on the east coast and though it’s very welcome, I’m still holding onto hopes of an indian summer (preferably a weekend, mother nature, if you’re reading!)

First thrill this week is just an overall general update… My Mexico trip, for my dear friend’s bachelorette, will go down in history as one of the greatest trips of all time. See Instagram for Mexico photos as there are too many fabulous ones to post. Otherwise, see below for a quick insta- roundup.


sneakily easy, yet beautiful, pie recipe that I cannot wait to share


stunning cake from Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes for Lauren’s Kate Spade bridal shower


our hearts ( & glasses) so full, celebrating our bride to be!


so much fun at the Town & Country Polo Finals in Greenwich

img_2722stunning sunset from the harbor


soaking in the last little bit of summer fleurs with these dahlias


pre- regatta (cheers!)

My second thrill this week, admittedly, is something I’m a little late to the game for: Trunk Club. For those of you who are in my boat, Trunk Club gives you a personal stylist who, after getting to know your style, sends you a trunk of hand picked items. I was so skeptical because half the time I can barely pick out clothes for myself. Sara, my stylist, hit it out of the park because my trunk was amazing! I wish I would have known about this in college, too! I am so addicted and who doesn’t want to come home to a surprise new wardrobe every few weeks? Sign me up! If you’re interested, click here!

Lastly, I’m gushing over a beautiful, affordable new jewelry brand *heart eyes* Shashi. Based out of NYC, these pieces are great to pair with every day attire but also are great to dress up that LBD on date night. I love the tassels- they are so fun. I also love this line because they make awesome gifts.


Three Thrills by Thursday

Rabbit, Rabbit!

Happy Thursday, babes & first day of September!

I hope you’ve had a quick week and are prepping for this nice long weekend ahead. I’m headed to Mexico to celebrate one of my best friends on her bachelorette trip. I. can’t. wait.

My thrills this week are a little overshadowed by my trip to the Museum of Ice Cream. This attraction has taken social media by storm and upon opening, sold out in just 3 short days. I got tickets back in June and had been counting down the days until last Monday. The museum is comparable to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with a chocolate room, edible helium balloons, giant sprinkle pool and even a magic pill that turns a lemon slice sweet. It was so magical and I wish I was still laying in the sprinkle pool while writing this.

Secondly, I wanted to shared one of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow. Have you ever needed a few minutes to clear your head at work and wished you were elsewhere? Follow @graymalin! His photos are stunningly beautiful and transport you anywhere from the Amalfi Coast to a very bubbly bottle of champagne. His website also has incredible photos which make phenomenal phone screen savers.

Finally, a few days ago Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere posted the best food instagrams to follow. Check these out, they look pretty delish. I also LOVE How Sweet Eats.


Three Thrills by Thursday

Happy Friday eve!! Here are a few of my thrills by today… Thursday!

  1. Recently, one of my very best friends came to visit and we deemed that Saturday Treat Yo Self 2016. It was phenomenal. We of course skipped over to Dry Bar, which is totally my obsession. I love a good blow out and Dry Bar does it best. It was super hot and humid in the city but somehow the magicians at Dry Bar managed to keep our hair under control and looking fabulous for the rest of the night. I’m a sucker for a beautiful aesthetic too and the aura inside Dry Bar is so fun. Lots of white marble with their signature color yellow adorning the decor.. as well as mimosas. Need I say more? Do yourself a favor and treat yo self.

  2. Secondly, I am loving this brand of nail polish: Smith & Cult. As someone who works in the CPG industry, I LOVE good packaging. I love their bottles and the slight imperfection on the caps, so beautiful. Their colors are phenomenal and I can’t help but want to order all the deep oxblood/ marsala colors for fall. The polish itself wore incredibly well and was extremely resilient to water, I only ended up taking it off because my nails grow too quickly. A definite recommend. Has anyone tried their make up? If it’s half as great as their polish, I’m in.
  3. If we’re sticking to the beauty trend here, I’ll admit my faults. For a while I’d be fighting it, but in the end I have to admit… I, too, love the Kylie Jenner lip kits. After trying a friend’s Candy K (circa treat yo self 2016 weekend) I really love the way it wears and the color. I finally caved and last night my very own Kylie Jenner lip kit arrived in the mail. I’ll admit it, I was wrong. What other colors do you guys recommend?