Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow & Homemade Waffles

It's a snowy day in New York. We're getting a lot of this white stuff this year. It's beautiful to look at (if you have nowhere to go) but it kinda cancels all your plans. We decided to make the most of the indoors and make blueberry waffles for brunch. The powdered sugar we sifted on to our waffles looks a lot like snow, no?

Beautiful snow day

Snow on our waffles
Warm maple syrup 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Downtown Aruba

Sometimes its nice to change scenery and see what downtown has to offer. Thats where the best of everything is. So we hopped in a taxi and soon enough we found ourselves in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. We loved checking out all the different shops. Mid shopping we stopped at an adorable cafe, Taste of Belgium where we ordered cappuccinos.

After we were recharged, we came across a familiar store that we saw when we were in Barcelona, Spain a few years ago. Little did we know that we hear something familiar inside...

Question: Do you ever hear a song in a store and are dying to know who sings it? While lounging pool side and doing aqua zumba, we heard this catchy song. Problem was we had no way of finding out the name of the song or who sang it. Luckily we heard the song as soon as we walked into Custo Barcelona (which we must say was one of our favorite stores downtown). We immediately asked the nice employee to identify the song for us. He wrote the info on a piece of paper and as soon as we got home we downloaded it from iTunes. We dare you to listen to the song without the urge to move your body. Check it out! The song is called Papa Americano. 

Love the facade

Forever 21 Dress, Madewell Necklace, J.Crew Bangles

Madewell T-shirt, J.Crew bracelets

Best cappuccino!

Lovely fountain

Friday, January 21, 2011


While we were out one afternoon shopping at Paseo Herencia Mall, we unexpectedly came across a crepe stand named La Creperie de Paseo! We were surprised that we could enjoy this French delicacy on our vacation in Aruba. They offered a variety of crepes, both sweet and savory. We ordered nutella crepes with bananas and eagerly waited as we watched our crepes being made. They say you eat with your eyes first and we couldn't wait to have our first bites... 
The crepes tasted absolutely amazing. The bananas were especially sweet and the nutella oozed out when we cut into our crepes. We were so happy we stumbled upon this crepe stand. 


Nutella Crepe with bananas


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Beach Fun!

These are just a few pictures of us having fun on the beach. Looking at these pictures makes us wish we were back in Aruba, especially since it is supposed to snow in New York again tomorrow. 

Victoria's Secret bathing suit

Gilly Hicks bathing suit
Peace & Faith
Marc by Marc Jacobs bathing suit and Jac Vanek bracelet
H&M bathing suit
ESPRIT T-shirt
DKNY bathing suit
Tory Burch T-shirt and J.Crew hat

So Relaxing



I've been looking for the perfect hat and luckily I found it in a boutique while in Aruba. It reminded of Audrey Hepburn's many hats in Breakfast at Tiffany's. So with hat in tow, I borrowed my mother's pearls and they ended up being the perfect accessories for my shift dress.
While my signature dress is the shift dress, Gina is obsessed with floral sundresses. Floral patterns can easily be too loud and tacky, but she found one in the softest yellow which I absolutely love.
That night we both wore our dresses with flowers and coincidentally, we ended up eating at a restaurant named Blossoms.

H&M Dress, Coach Shoes, Mother's pearls
Strike a Pose
Love Cat Eye sunglasses!

Kate Middleton hat? Check. Just needed Prince William as my dinner date.

Gilly Hicks floral sundress, Banana Republic wedges, David Yurman necklace,
J.Crew bangles

Sitting Pretty

Stepping Stones...