Grand Cayman Island Vacation Diary + Travel Guide

I have to admit, when my mother-in-law Yana invited me to join her on a girls’ trip with my sister-in-law Rachel to Grand Cayman Island last month, it wasn’t an immediate “yes!” Before having Adina, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought - after all, my life motto is #YOLO. But as a new mom, I started running through the list of reasons it would be easier not to go… How would Adina sleep while we’re away? What would the flight be like with a six month old? Feeding her would be harder since we started solid foods. It would be the longest time we were ever away from Michael. And the list went on… 

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Backyard Makeover

One of the things that set our apartment apart from the other places we looked at was the outdoor space. Since we are on the ground floor of a brownstone, we have private access to the garden behind our building. When we first moved in, it looked like an overgrown jungle, full of weeds and plants that were in desperate need of grooming. Although it didn’t look like much, we saw potential for a beautiful natural oasis in the busy city.

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Spring Living Room Update!

Slowly but surely, I have been updating our home for spring - mostly just changing things around from pillows to our coffee table to our shelves. This is probably my favorite thing to do since you don’t have to spend any money when you shop around your own home! But we recently made a simple (and affordable) update that has transformed the way our living room and whole home feels - we added curtains!

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Adina's 6 Month Update

Oh my goodness! I can hardly believe I’m writing Adina’s 6 Month Update! How is my little baby half a year old?! Time is flying too fast! She is full of personality and I love how more and more of her personality comes through each day. While on one hand, it seems like this little peanut was just born, it also feels like so long ago. As excited as I am for all the major milestones ahead, I hope it doesn’t go by quite as fast. I really want to cherish every moment with our sweet girl! Here’s a little update about life with our favorite little gal at 6 months:

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Clothing Swap with Fashion Blogger Petite Rachelle!

I don’t go clothing shopping that often. I find combing through the racks at big department stores overwhelming, I end up doing more “window shopping” than actually getting anything at small boutiques, and I don’t love online shopping since I prefer to try things on before I buy them. Growing up, my sister and I shared all of our clothes with each other and I was always swapping pieces with my girlfriends from school and camp, which was a fun way to freshen up my wardrobe without the hassle of shopping. That is why I absolutely love the semi-annual Petite Swap & Shop, a curated clothing swap hosted by my friend and stylist Rachel Klein of Petite Rachelle!

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