Life Lately: Volume 85

Our house felt very strange and quiet this week because Amalia spent most of it at my dad’s house in New Hampshire for her April break. We left her there after Easter and my dad drove her back down on Wednesday night on his way to the city. Going from two to one kids for 4 days was like a vacation though, let me tell ya. It was both relaxing and sad without her. At 7pm when Luca went to sleep, Anel and I didn’t know what to do with ourselves!

I realized that you can’t appreciate the simplicity of one child until you have two and get a break. Lukey was so happy to have lots of one on one time with each of us, but kept asking where Amalia was. He definitely missed his big sister and was excited to show her his trucks when she came home.

The house feels complete again now that she’s back. It’s been 80 degrees for the last few days so we’ve been soaking up the sun, taking beach walks, and feeling excited for spring and summer. This weekend we’re celebrating Luca’s 2nd birthday (I can hardly believe it) with friends and family.

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See you next week when I’ll have a 2-year old, and enjoy some fascinating reads below!

Pictured above: My Dress / Amalia’s Dress (size up)


The pop culture moments that defined the Covid era.

Why are your favorite TV shows are ending early?

How fun is this colorful cut-out dress?

Ivanka Trump’s downfall is looking a lot like Shiv Roy’s. Love the Trump/Succession comparisons.

Sex and sobriety.

I wore this smocked dress in an IG story this week and you guys went nuts for it!

If you get too invested in a fake friendship (parasocial relationship), your real ones might suffer. Fascinating read!

Harvey Karp knows how to make babies happy.

Oh my gosh I am obsessed with this under $200 dress.

30 recipes to make this month. Number 5 looks amazing.

The best new hotels around the world, according to Town & Country.

Pale pink jeans? Sign me up for this trend stat. This pair is under $100.

Parties aren’t fun anymore!

A system for developing thick skin in three steps.

I can’t decide if I love or hate these hot pink adult jellies.

Is there life after influencing? This article about an influencer who ditched it all to work in a corporate office made me really think.


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