I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

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As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

Weekly Photo

When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

Weekly Style

When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

Weekly Puppies

Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

Weekly Coffee

The Latest Addition To My Family…

The Latest Addition To My Family...

They’re twins. I think I’ll call them Francesca and Paola. Because they are so obviously Italian.

Here’s hoping that they won’t end up giving me blisters!

Like My Senile Aunt Mavis

I woke up yesterday morning exhausted. Sleep taunted me all night…dancing around my head all evening and just as I began to fall into my REM cycle, it would pull away, snapping me out of any dream I had been having. So, when I woke up, I was clearly not in my right mind. I went about my morning, showering, drying my hair, makeup, getting dressed. And I chose these shoes:

Like My Senile Aunt Mavis

These may not have been the smartest shoe choice considering I had 3 hours of sleep the night before. But I braved them anyway, take each step carefully, reminding myself to walk heel to toe. Heel, toe; heel toe, heel toe….because if you haven’t noticed, when you walk in really big heels, you tend to forget to walk normally and start compensating, walking toe to heel. And that, my friends, is when you end up looking like a 14 year old wearing her mother’s heels for the first time. This lesson has been brought to you by Colleen…please, don’t hesitate to take notes.

I was so concerned with walking correctly and putting the rest of my outfit together that I failed to notice one small detail:

Like My Senile Aunt Mavis

That I put on two different socks. I’m a fashion failure.

And please ignore my stout ankles…it doesn’t matter how much I work out. Those tree stump ankles will NEVER disappear.

Learning To Walk

Learning To Walk

Sean worked very hard to get her paws into these tennis shoes…

Next thing you know, she’ll be wearing my heels, stealing my clothes and borrowing my lipgloss for her hot dates.



It’s contest time again!  Mainly because I have a stack of books on my shelf that I need to get rid of so that I don’t have to move yet another box to the new place!

So, Sean and I started moving into the new place this weekend. The idea behind this is that since we have incredibly nice friends who have agreed to help us move next Saturday, we wanted to do as much on our own so not to take advantage of said awesome friends’ generosity. And this weekend, we moved essentially all of our loose items–books, a lot of clothes, shoes, dvd’s. Essentially all that’s left is a few boxes of misc stuff and furniture.  And i have realized that my stuff can be broken down into 4 categories…and that’s it. I have furniture, shoes, clothes and books. Literally…that is all

So, here’s the contest…you have to guess (leaving the answer in the comment section) what I have the most of…furniture, shoes, clothes or books? I’ll give you a hint: It’s not furniture.

I have plenty of prizes, so even if there are several winners, everyone will get prizes. Pictured is a package of one prize (though, again there are many others). This package is the graphic novel prize which will also include The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Other prizes include Jodi Picoult’s The Tenth Circle, a historical fiction novel entitled Women of the House by Jean Zimmermon, Planet Dog (A Dog Dictionary) by Sandra and Harry Choron, and The Fantasy Book (unauthored).

The answer will be revealed one week from today under Weekly Style as well.

Water, Water Everywhere…But Not A Drop To Drink

Water, Water Everywhere...But Not A Drop To Drink

(Conversation several weeks ago while window shopping with Emily)

Me: I want these.

Emily: I think they’re on sale.

Me: I know. I can’t afford them.

Emily: You don’t even know how much they are.

Me: Doesn’t matter…I still can’t afford them.

Young Designer’s Market

Young Designers Market

I was taking my normal weekend stroll around the West Village with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, when I noticed a brightly colored and aesthetically pleasing sign on Hudson St (between Christopher St and Grove St).

The sign read: Young Designers Market. Two things popped into my mind at that moment; one – “Oh my god, what an amazing place to buy something else that I can’t afford and have no room for,” and two – the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie meets Aiden at the furniture showroom.
It’s unfortunate that I already have a boyfriend…what a wonderful introductory relationship story that would make! “Our eyes met from across the room, me holding a vintage pair of strappy sandals. He strolls over to me, runs his hand along the buckle and in a sexy Italian accent states, ‘I bought the leather for zese shooze using ze money I made from my vineyard een Sardinia.’ I sighed, grabbing my boyfriend’s hand and dragged him into the cool air conditioning of the marketplace. I made a mental note to mention that I was a writer in the case that they may give me a discount. (Yes, just like Carrie claimed to be a designer to get the furniture discount from Aiden. Only, I wasn’t lying.)
This market was absolutely wonderful! It was filled mostly with jewelry designers and artists specializing in silkscreen. I was thoroughly impressed with the talent there. Among the many jewelry stands, there was also a vintage clothing designer, a shoe collector (as pictured), and a hat maker.
This image of one of the shoe racks was pretty much like walking into my own version of heaven. Only, these types of flats KILL my feet way more than any heels I own. Something about my high arch…I don’t know.

I highly recommend checking the Young Designers Market out if you are in the downtown neighborhood. It is free to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 7pm on 268 Mulberry Street (Between Prince and Houston) and also every Saturday from 12pm – 7pm at 490 Hudson St. For more information, please visit: