We weren't able to make it back South this year for our annual Labor Day beach trip, and we were completely bummed. So we decided to console ourselves with a day trip to Long Island for a little bit of vineyard hopping. It was so nice to get out of the city just the four of us, and we spent the entire day outside since Bo came along. It was just what the doctor ordered, and we brought back some beautiful sunflowers and delicious blueberries to ease us into another week. This was our favorite vineyard for ambiance (they had a huge tent for shade and a petting zoo), and this was our favorite vineyard for taste. Also, May found her one true love as evidenced by the picture above. She now pitches a fit when we make her find another play toy. Happy hump day!
How do you send your invitations? I have done both, but my preferred method is snail mail. I love paper and pens and my return address stamp too much to abandon ship. I am going to try and do some variation on the above invites for May's first birthday party (writing out the details instead of printed balloons). Wouldn't it make your day to receive something so cheery in the mail? Also, it looks pretty easy to DIY. I'll let y'all know how it goes!
I have been quite blog delinquent, but I am going to try and be better about keeping up-to-date. Miss May has certainly been taking all of my energy; however, it is time to give my brain other things to think about besides crawling, diapers, teething and separation anxiety. One of the things I miss about living in The South are the really cute gift boutiques that every town has, no matter how big or small. I love browsing the pretty stationary and beautiful housewares. It is easy to stop in and grab a quick birthday gift for a friend or a hostess gift for the party you are headed to that evening. The boutique gift stores up here are usually either incredibly expensive or not quite my taste; however, Pink Olive is exactly what I have been looking for. I read about their new East Village shop, so May and I headed over last week to investigate. I stayed in the approx. 200 square foot store for a good thirty minutes because there was something new to look at everywhere I turned. It was incredible and gave me the taste of home I was craving. I am so happy to know where I can go for the perfect gift for friends (and a little something fun for myself as well). Picture by Miha Matei via Pink Olive