My Favorite Shop

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If you live in the Metrowest, Western Mass area and haven’t made a trip to Green St. in Worcester I’m telling you now, DO IT.  Besides housing the new location of Seed to Stem, whom I’ve blogged about before at their old location (here) there’s also the incredible antique shop Crompton Collective downstairs and Birch Tree Bread Company upstairs (who I’ve also raved about.)

I was blown away be the interior of the new From Seed to Stem location, it’s enchanting. You feel like you’re visiting a museum but everything is for sale. There’s exponential variety hidden in this gem, it’s not just crystals and plants. Home decor, candles, books, beauty product, jewelry – it’s a wonderland.  We ended up leaving with three things, a botanist poster on succulents, a fern who we named Fern J. Williams (I’m not sure why) and a clay pot.

This is a business that knows who they are. Seed to Stem is unique and caters to a particular style and aesthetic, it’s difficult to find a place with so much individuality now a days. If you find yourself on this side of town, make From Seed to Stem and the shops on Green St. a destination. XX EM

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PS. I did in fact order the same thing when I blogged about Birch Tree Bread company the first time, they’re my go to’s, except now they have Kombucha on tap and it made my day.

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Outbound| Outfit Details

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All black everything, well almost. The jeans are Zara, leather jacket LF, top is Uniglo and the shoes are Asos. Not sure if I 100% love the shoes with this look, I’d prefer sneakers or black boots but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone.

I ALMOST FORGOT the sunglasses are vintage from 1966 bought at the Brooklyn flee market and the lipstick is Mac.

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The location is important because it’s one of the last stops on the commuter rail in the town where I grew up. It symbolizes my move to Brooklyn – really, really outbound.

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EM XX

CitizenM | Hotel Review

YO, I think I know where you’re going to stay next time you’re in Manhattan.

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On the corner of Broadway and 50th St. you’ll find the CitizenM resting between NYC architecture in all its Dutch designed glory. It’s modern and eye catching. The walls are filled with thoughtful ‘”nick nacks” and exaggerated decor. Pops of color balance out the black colored wood and furniture. The hotel makes you feel like you’re on vacation – even if you’re in a familiar city. Besides the maid service, food,  and bartending – you’re given the control. You check yourself in and do your thing.

Even the elevator was cool.

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The rooms are simplified in the best way possible – just an XL Large bed against a wall length window. Everything is iPad controlled – including the color of the room…. I know… once again, so cool.

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Purple was our color of choice.

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Falling asleep to the city lights and waking up in skyscraper shadows was glorious. Also, the temperature of the room was perfect – I like a chilled room when I sleep so I can cocoon myself in the blankets. If a cold room isn’t your jam, you can adjust the temp.

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When you reserve a room you’re given a secret message to tell the bartender for a free drink. I can’t express to you how excited my boyfriend was to do that. CitizenM has a beautiful rooftop bar with indoor and outdoor seating. We got both our drinks for free, both very good, and our bartender was awesome. We enjoyed happy hour with bar snacks and an unforgettable view.

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The outdoor rooftop. Obviously had Chris take picture but the wind wasn’t having it.

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We bopped around that night using all the NYC recommendations CitizenM offers you on the iPad. We had pizza at the B Side and ran across the street for a night cap. Everything was in walking distance.

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I’m always really sad to leave NY. That morning we grabbed a quick breakfast with the recommendation from the guy at the front desk. Really good coffee – and I work for a coffee roaster so I have a genuine opinion. Then we were off. Only 2 months now until we call NYC home. THANK GOD.

Also, shout out to our Uber driver for being amazing and telling us everything he possible could in the 10 minutes he had with us including “perfection is boring” as we walked off. I couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary with my love.

EM X

Two Outfits, One Broke Girl

Ever find yourself in a wardrobe slump? I have picked up a few new pieces here and there, meaning my ideas for styling them are endless but at the moment my closet isn’t very inspiring.  “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” or “No New Clothes Till Brooklyn”? I’m doing my best to work with what I got – I mean I really can’t complain I have a lot, lots of which I should donate and hope too (check out my Poshmark – @enoves.) Here are a couple looks I’ve comprised if you’re looking for a little closet inspiration yourself these days! Inspired by Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What – she’s a classic. EM X

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Graphic T – $34 Urban Outfitter HERE
Faux Leather Jacket – $100 Topshop HERE
Chino Trousers – $49.90 Zara HERE
Shoes – $495 Celiné
Perfume – $105 Commodity HERE

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Blazer – $169.00 Zara HERE
Jeans – $34.99 H&M HERE
Sneakers – $55 Vans HERE
Hoodie – Sketchy Tank 59.95 HERE
Choker – $180 Adinas Jewels HERE

Bedford-STYLEvesant

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SLEEVES. Exaggerated,  embellished, frilly, fun – sleeves are probably the easiest trend to conquer this Spring and I am *toot toot on board! WHERE? Zara has so many sleeve statements it’s easy to get lost in the frill of it all. I picked up this pullover along with a couple other pieces you’ll see in my next post (all about Brooklyn.)  The jeans? Ya, they were $10 on sale at H&M, I know, I don’t know why either. The belt is Gucci and shoes are also Zara, last season. Oh right, the glasses! Stole them from my friend on Halloween, thank you IParty. When you’re saving every last penny for a move (hint hint) making the most of your closet and sales are the key.

Special thanks to Rosie for taking these photos and being a bomb ass host.

Love you all,

EM XX

Editorial Time Capsule: Italian Vogue 1990

 

“The Sisters”

Italian Vogue, Summer 1990

Styled by Alice Gentilucci and photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth

Linda Evangelista & Christy Turlington

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Fashion is a constant evolution, so for one to say that style triumphed  at a specific time is relative, but damn those 9o’s.  I watched the film “Unzipped” when I came home from Brooklyn for NYE. Naomi Campbell,Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss & Cindy Crawford all being candid. I’ve been aware of these supermodels my entire life but never zoomed in.

It’s easy to become infatuated with these women. They’re beautiful, fashionable, & mysterious. In a world of Hadids, Jenners, and Victoria Secret fashion shows I’ve been feeling inspirationally stale. I’m not saying these women are not gorgeous and talented, I’ve just been feeling a bored from their media saturation. I recommend seeking out editorials of the past by photographers, stylists and creators to give you a push in a new direction. X em

How to start off the New Year.

Get on a train that brings you to Grand Central Station.

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Take a photo of your outfit.

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Obsess over your friend’s Brooklyn apartment.

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Cuddle, catch up and drink some wine.

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Go to a hipster bar and love it. OH and Don’t forgot to play shuffleboard.

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Wake up and need coffee. Go to a gorgeous cafe that’s just a short walk away cause you’re in Brooklyn and you can do that.

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Walk the brooklyn bridge if you feel touristy, eat shake shack if you’re hangry.

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Eat Cheese, drink more wine, take some tequila shots. Make sure it’s in good company.

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Look out at Manhatten from a balcony in Bushwick. Hug someone.

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Go on the roof. Sit there for a while with a bottle of champagne in your hand. Get emotional. If you’re afraid of falling, scoot on your bum down the stairs.

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Dance at midnight and if the opportunity arises, kiss someone.

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Cure your hangover with a donut.

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Get back on the train. Have an allergy attack (this is actually not recommended, avoid at all costs) and go home.

Feel inspired.

Feel excited.

Get ready to move to Brooklyn.

x Em