Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gems


How stunning are these gemstone scarves? Given my current goal of finding new art, I immediately thought of framing one of these in a lucite frame, kind of like this. Wouldn’t that be the best? Also, the scarves kind of remind me of artist Carly Waito’s work, two of which are for sale for way out of my price range here, so this seems like these scarves may be a less expensive alternative to achieving a similar look. And who am I kidding, wearing them wouldn't be so bad either.
xx Molly


Bornite Coated Chacolite by Carly Waito, oil on masonite

Monday, April 29, 2013

Greenery

Ann Taylor Blouse, Anthropologie Skirt (similar here), Kate Spade Bag, Cole Haan Shoes, Free People Sweater and Sunnies

This weekend I was at it again, blending in with the spring colors around me. The weather was everything I’d been hoping for, and we spent plenty of time outside exploring Central Park, Riverside Park, and the West Village, all favorites of mine.
xx Molly

Friday, April 26, 2013

Curator

Spring Bloom III by Luann Ostergaard

Lately I’ve found myself intensely interested in expanding my art collection. I’m not really sure when it started, or why even, or, let’s be honest, where I would hang new art, thank you small NYC apartment, but all I know is that I’m obsessed. The biggest thing is that I would like to have some pieces by current artists, artists who maybe, just maybe, I could afford an original from, too. While I’ll always adore my Impressionist painters, there’s nothing wrong with having a healthy mix, right? Here are some of my recent favorite discoveries. Do you have any go-to artists?
xx Molly


Christie Lau, who I happened to study with in France, has work that is absolutely stunning. I honestly love everything she does. Some of her pieces are available through etsy, with many more available for your viewing pleasure on her blog.  
Pink Black  by Julian Hoenig

Untitled by Lindsay Cowles

Nocturne by Elizabeth Chapman

Zebra by Britt Browne

Red Preul by Hunt Slonem

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Camo

Anthropolgie Trench, J Crew Pants, Kate Spade Bag (similar here)

I’m appreciative of the flowering plants and trees, as of late, and pleasantly surprised that my seasonal allergies have yet to kick in. While the flowers have been inspiring me to wear bright colors in celebration of warmth to come, I’m always surprised at just how much black New Yorkers wear. So although I may be sticking out from my fellow NYC residents, at least I’m blending in with nature.
xx Molly

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ice Box Cake


I have fond memories of making ice box cakes as a child, and coincidentally, so does the boy, but while I always made them with ginger snaps, he always made them with chocolate cookies. This time around we did it my way, but I must admit either variation is equally delicious. These simple treats are easy to make and relatively quick (except for the whole night in the fridge part), and the payoff is more than worth it. All you need to do is make, or buy if you prefer, whipped cream and layer it and the cookies, I like these the best, in a container and let them sit in the fridge overnight. And while I must admit that the boy thinks I’m totally crazy for doing this, I like to put mine in the freezer instead.

xx Molly

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Springing

Anthropolgie Trench, Blazer, Tee, and Jeans, Cole Haan Shoes, Coach Bag, Free People Sunnies

I don’t know about you, but the weather has not really been cooperating with my expectations lately (come on Spring, please). Even the slightest signs of sun and warmth are enough to send me outdoors, which means there have been plenty of runs and walks in central park, as of late. Here’s to hoping that if we all just hang in there a tiny bit longer, and cross our fingers really tightly, Spring will really have sprung before we know it.
xx Molly
P.S. Have you seen this fascinating video? Really puts outer beauty and self perception into perspective.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Recently


Happy Earth Day! Will you be doing anything to “celebrate”? The boy and I always try to do our small parts by recycling, not running the sink water too long, buying local when we can, you know, the usual, but we’re certainly not perfect in our endeavours. Are there any little things you do that we could easily incorporate?
On another note, I want to take a moment to explain my long absence from this blog. After emerging from yet another crazily busy winter at work, I found myself really uninspired and uninterested in maintaining this little creative outlet, mostly because I just wasn’t feeling passionate about it and just really needed a break. But it appears that some time off was just what I needed to feel reinvigorated, and so here I am, jumping back into it. Two things that really helped to get me inspired again, are a couple regular features that I’ll be adding to sequins and spices, in collaboration with two of my favorite ladies, so look out for those in the coming weeks. Thanks for bearing with me in my absence; it feels good to be back.
xx Molly




*So many crazy costumes and hats at the NYC Easter "Parade", which is really more like mingling in the street than anything formal*

*If you look closely, you can see a monkey from the Central Park Zoo*