Friday, September 22, 2017

DINER EN BLANC 2017: what i wore!

this year, for DINER EN BLANC 2017, i took a gamble and played 
a little game of "let's look in the closet and pull out everything white." 
 luckily, it paid off! 

as a busy mama, with no attention span or time for shopping
 (even though i work in retail and play with clothes all day long!)
 i often find myself thanking past-sami for being such a thrift queen, 
stock-piling dresses for my future use!

the dress i wore was from my best friend's wedding a few years ago-
it is a fun eyelet, which was perfect for an end of summer fete.

my feather wrap added yet another texture to my all-white ensemble,
and just the right amount of warmth for a late summer evening.
i've had it for-ev-er and it's actually from forever 21!

i piled on a mixture of vintage/ j-crew and betsey johnson baubles,which all seemed to 
have a lavender tone to them. i brought along a lavender kate spade bag (conveniently
not pictured for breaking the all-white rule!) and gold gucci-inspired sandals 
from asos. my lipstick was a purpley mixture of playtime and pink popcorn by mac ;)

like last year, my favorite part of diner en blanc was getting to spend time to
my blog wife/ blog partner in crime, lei ann. we always seem to be coordinated
whenever we meet up-but this time it was on purpose!

thank you to lei ann for the fabulous photos :)

Monday, September 18, 2017


after months and months of being shut up in the house with babies hanging off of my
every limb, i was set free, into the concrete jungle, to roam around with a bunch of well-dressed, 
white-clad strangers at this year's DINER EN BLANC!

much like diner en blanc 2016, (which i covered, here!)  upwards of 2,000 dinner-guests
descended upon a secret location- set up their dining space, collected their wine, 
and sat down to enjoy a lovely feast (that they brought themselves).

this year's location, disclosed only an hour before, 
was a veritable wonderland right in the middle of the city : boston's 
rose fitzgerald kennedy greenway (at milk street/atlantic ave.)
guests were led by DEBbos volunteers from various meeting points throughout
the city, and the set up went off without a hitch!

the most mesmerizing part of the location, was definitely rings fountain, which provided a glamorous backdrop to the city location. the soothing music from john everett martin featuring
bob christopherson and gregory holt, also lent itself to the romantic atmosphere.

created almost 30 years ago, in paris, le diner en blanc has brought together
 communities in 80+ cities- to promote elegance, gallantry and togetherness-
something the world needs alot more of these days. xo

Thursday, September 14, 2017


two years ago, i introduced you to trillfit- a unique fitness experience dedicated
to celebrating urban culture through amazing music and a well-curated assortment
of classes in a variety of exciting locations throughout boston.

 since then, what has been lauded as "boston's coolest hip hop workout party"
by racked, has become a little more permanent (with most classes taking place at
studio 52 in boston), a little more prestigious, (with nods from improper bostonian for 
best of boston 2016, and mentions from in style to boston magazine
and ALOT more exciting (see below!!!)

 this weekend, trillfit is boldly bringing to the boston area the
"first-of-its-kind Hip-Hop Fitness Festival!": TRILLFEST!

trillfest is a one-day outdoor wellness/music festival extravaganza,
offering everything from fitness classes to meditation sessions -
live DJs to delicious food trucks, and everything in between.

check out the full lineup & grab your tix here!