Life Lately: Volume 86

When I tell you that 2023 has been the busiest, most exciting, overwhelming, fun, scary, and amazing year for me so far with work stuff, I am not exaggerating! I always told myself when Luca turns two I’ll figure out what’s next. And apparently that’s everything all at once lol.

Writing my cookbook has been fairly all-consuming but in the best way possible. It’s all I want to do. I love recipe testing and figuring out how to make dishes taste perfect for the book. It has me excited to get up in the morning and get to work. I feel so lucky that I’m able to do this. You guys, it’s going to be SO good! I can’t believe I have to wait until next spring to share it.

And launching my shop with Flagship last week was another really exciting consulting project that traveled over to the blog. It’s such a cool concept for content creators and small businesses and it’s fun to be one of the first people to have it go live.

This week we celebrated Luca and Anel’s birthdays which was quite festive. Amalia loves birthdays and decorating, so she and I had a lot of fun with that. I also got to moderate a panel on anxiety and gut health which was fascinating. Our gut brain connection is a lot stronger than I ever realized. I learned a ton and am hoping to interview the panelists for a blog post soon.

On a superficial note from the evening, I finally tried the KITSCH heatless curling set and fell in love with the curls it gave me. It’s such an easy, affordable (under $20!) way to get perfect curls.

Yesterday I did another really huge personal thing that I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid but I’ll share more on that next week! I’m planning to take the weekend off of social media and will see you guys on Monday.

Pictured above: Pink Dress


Are you a silky mom, a crunchie mom, or a scrunchie mom? Best read on the internet this week (scrunchie for me!)

Is marital hate really normal? My second favorite read of the week!

How pretty is this simple wicker cachepot to use as a planter or vase?

The not-so-secret key to emotional balance.

The underrated pleasures of eating dinner early. 100% agree with all of this.

Congratulations to Grace on the launch of her collection with Addison Bay! It is so fun and colorful. These leggings are my favorite piece.

The real hero of Ted Lasso. Is it Nate Shelley?

The myth of the broke millennial. After a rough start, our gen is thriving. Why doesn’t it feel that way?

I love this happy little dress so much.

The 100 best restaurants in New York City. Dying to try number one, especially as a Top Chef fan.

J.Crew is having a big sale this weekend! There is so much good stuff like this striped shirt dress, this SZ Blockprint x J.Crew swimsuit (I also love the reversible beach tote from this collab), and their classic roll-neck sweater. Use code SHOPNOW for 30% off and code SALEONSALE for up to 60% off sale items.

Some anxiety coping skills to add to your list.

I love these colorful unisex kids pull-on shorts… also kind of want a pair for myself TBH.

I love reading behind the scenes stories from my favorite shows. This interview with the director of Succession S4 E4 about shooting the episode almost completely in Logan Roy’s apartment was fascinating. It has spoilers so only read it if you’re caught up!

The perfect Mother’s Day dress.

12 books every woman in her 30s should read.

Summer casual in a dress from The Gap.

Jennifer Coolidge has life advice for you.

A friend of mine has these Hermes dupe sandals and swears that you can’t tell them apart from the real thing. I ordered them and will report back but they look too good not to share ASAP.

Now that it’s grill season… Tips for cleaning your grill.

Picky eating is a state of mind. Could someone please come tell this to my daughter?


Introducing the Lemon Stripes Market
Shopbop Spring Style Event
Lessons Learned in 6 Months of (Mostly) Sobriety