Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Weekend

Yesterday, Little Lady in the Big Apple hit a milestone by reaching 20K views - 10K of them since mid-March. Whether you stumble upon my site or return occasionally to read, I thank you kindly!

Want to become a follower and don't know how? You can simply press the "join this site" button on the right-hand sidebar or follow via Bloglovin'.

Now for a few things you need to check out:

My new guilty pleasure: Suri's Burn Book. --- cracks. me. up.

I saw this illuminated dog leash in this month's Real Simple magazine and thought it was such a great idea!

I love these striped sheets. I have the standard shams, see?

These bad-boys are unfairly delicious. Treat yourself.

Here are 24 essential places to visit in NYC according to Daily Candy. I actually have brunch club on Sunday at the last suggestion, Locanda Verde, and am so excited to give it a try!

Lastly, this is in honor of my special guest this weekend -
he loves huskies. :) Enjoy!

Happy weekend. xx.

until next time,


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back from the Beach

I'm back from a long weekend in Virginia Beach
spent with people I love dearly. 
And boy, do I miss them.

We enjoyed the ocean, drank pina coladas & daiquiris poolside,
and ate seafood by the boats on the bay.

This was my dinner that night, before and after
 I attacked it with the impossible-to-use-crab-metal-cutter-thingamajig. 

"leg on lap, leg on lap!" (wink)

The last night, we watched fireworks from our hotel balcony.

It was a great finale to a weekend full of wonderful memories.

And then, of course, it was time to travel home...

I'll spare you the nitty-gritty about waiting on two planes on the runway for hours before getting back on the first plane
(one of those dinky ones with one seat on the left and two on the right)
and experiencing a terrifying & turbulent
 journey through heavy storms.
Let's just say that I am extremely thankful to the big guys in the sky, God and the pilot, for getting me home safely.

I also owe a big "thanks!" to a nice fella named David
who told stories to distract me and promised
 he'd be my hug partner if I needed one. 

Our world needs more of that -
- people who are willing to be hug partners.

In attempt to focus on the positive,
I'll show you some highlights of that day.

1. traveling is always more fun with pink luggage.
2. magazines, Harry Potter, a sketchbook, tomato juice =
recipe to remain a happy camper whilst
sitting on a stuffy plane on the runway.
3. always always travel in something comfy.
you just never know! ;)

until next time,


Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Few Things to Share

Hello, hello!

I'm taking a 4-day weekend to spend time with some fabulous women in my family (can't WAIT!), get some much needed feet-in-the-sand therapy, work on my tan freckles, get my DQ blizzard fix, and read Harry Potter. (I have never read the books or seen any of the movies, but I'm finally jumping on board. I'm only about 60 pages into the first one and I'm already hooked!)

I have a few things to share before I go:

Tonight I return to the letterpress studio to begin a series of classes to continue working on this project. Big smiles. :)

I think this would make an adorable baby gift.

My friend recently told me about this online boutique. Really cute things. (thanks, Nic!)

Here is a great list of 20 uplifting quotes and pieces of advice.

I learned my lesson about soft iPhone cases and got a new one.

I'm kind of obsessed. You can purchase it here.

Do you ever want to order something online and you discover that the particular retailer doesn't have an online shopping website? Like Zara or H&M? And do you ever need to order a few things from multiple stores, but you're kicking yourself for the multiple shipping fees? Check out Suddenlee. According to Refinery29, you can shop from over 300 shops (including those without US e-commerce), bundle with other purchases from other stores and have it shipped to you the very next day.

Want something to do on Saturday? Head to the New Museum's Block Party. Admission is free.
Also, here is a list of all the street fairs happening in the city this weekend.
I'm sure you've noticed the friendship bracelet craze happening right now. Here's a fun little guide on how to make your own!

I'm no mother, but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading Joanna Goddard's series that she did with seven guest bloggers on juggling work and motherhood.
Lastly, I leave you with some beach bag love.

(I hope you've enjoyed these shopping sets as a recent addition to Little Lady. They've been fun little nighttime I'm-going-to-pretend-I-have-my-own-magazine projects.)

striped beach bags!

until next time,


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Questions or Comments?

questions or comments?
post suggestions?
need advice?

just click on the link on the sidebar that says,
"email little lady!"

happy blogging & reading, friends.

until next time,


The Tortoise and the Horn

the tortoise...


...and the horn.


until next time,


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NYC Post Offices

I know that I tend to struggle with routine tasks more than the average person. I am a klutz, I am awkward, inanimate objects have teamed up and conspired against me, I have accidentally super glued a pink high-heel to my hand, managed to get my pant leg stuck inside the vacuum cleaner, I continue to smack my head on everything in my nearby surroundings (all questions answered!), and I discover great difficulty in completing tasks that seem so easy-breezy-sheezy for others.

I'd like to talk about my hopeless struggle with the scary land of NYC post offices. It's important to note that NYC post offices are vastly different (at least for me) from what I grew up knowing.

How so?

I used to know post offices as a calm and happy operation. I could stroll in at a granny's pace and ask for advice while the smiley postal worker remained eager to help and show me the cute new Dalmatian stamps.

Here? It's like entering a freakin' war zone. Don't let them fool you, no one is on your side.

Walking into a NYC post office is like walking into a NYC Starbucks. You best know what you want.

This city is designed to appreciate the person that marches in and announces, "I need 2 drinks: one Grande coffee in a Venti cup with 2 pumps hazelnut, 2 pumps vanilla, 1 pump caramel, 2 Equals and 4 Sweet & Lows, filled to the top with cream with extra cream on the side, double cupped with no sleeve. Second is an iced Venti, 2 regular shots, one decaf, 3 pumps white mocha, 4 pumps gingerbread, half soy, half nonfat, 2 Splenda, easy on the ice, with caramel and chocolate drizzle on top, the ratio of caramel to chocolate 3 to 1. THANKS."

Me? "Um, let me see.........................ok, I'll have...........a small coffee. TALL, yes that's what I meant."

Just like you have to enter Starbucks knowing your specific coffee order, you must be also be prepared and equipped the second you set foot in a post office here, knowing exactly how you would like to send that parcel of yours.

What? You need to purchase a box?

Sometimes they have those. But good luck putting them together. I'm like a damn chimpanzee in the corner trying to perform origami tricks.

You need a pen? Well there might be one attached to a metal-ball-string, but it no longer works.

You need tape? You're going to have to ask the drill sergeant "helper" that stands by the line. He or she will hate you for actually needing something. If you get to use one of their ghetto and extra-sharp tape rolls, well muahaha, have fun.

If you survive long enough to make it to a window, you will need everything set and ready to go. You're sending a liquid? You need a delivery confirmation? You

Wait, you're not sure about the correct responses to any of the aforementioned questions?

(Is lipgloss a liquid? Idunno! Idunno!)

What's that? You haven't addressed it yet?!

Alright, loser, you're going to have to step aside. Be prepared to anger someone (most likely the same lovely gem-of-a-person who placed that absurd Starbucks order) as you attempt to butt back in line to give your package to the postal worker who only pretended to care about your niece's birthday present. And don't even get me started on what these establishments are like around the holidays or Tax Day.

Long story short, I always leave the post office severely disheveled and in desperate need of a Jack & Diet. I wonder, do others feel the same way? Or am I alone in this? Does everyone else find their p.o. encounters easy-breezy-sheezy?

Le sigh...

until next time,

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