June 7, 2019

Hello, June & Summer Planning!

Coffee & Summer Planning!

Hello, Friday!

Hello, June! Hard to believe we’re a few weeks away from summer. I have so many things on my summer bucket list, including attending the US Open (a yearly tradition with my father), a Summer Streets bike ride, renting a house upstate with a few friends and our families (already booked!) and a weekend getaway with a few girlfriends, sans kids. Italy is happening in less than two weeks, so at the moment, that’s all I’m prepping for. Once we’re back, I’ll get to planning some other activities because quite honestly, that’s really what keeps me going and happy.

Other than that, below are a few of my favorite links, a few new purchases and things that have been catching my eye:

I recently got AirPods after my Bose SoundSport stopped working on me, which I’m going to attempt and return. Not sure why I didn’t go with Apple to begin with, but after reluctantly shelling out over $159 on the pods, I’m happy I finally took the plunge. I love the compact little case they come in and they really do make working out, commuting and talking on the phone, so much better.

Can coconut oil actually help a sunburn?

Nespresso just came out with their Australian Summer coffee capsules that are meant to be served over ice! We’ve been experimenting with them and they’re delicious.

Kat shares how to find a apartment in NYC! She’s done it several times, so I’d trust her advice.

Adorable beach coverup that doubles as a dress. Just ordered it for Italy!

The key to grilling vegetables at a summer BBQ.

I made this spring pea pasta and burrata recipe this past week and I cannot tell you guys how delicious it was. Keith and I both had two bowls and had to stop ourselves from going back for me. It was dangerously good and so incredibly easy. Cannot recommend enough! Just keep in mind, the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes which we loved, but if you don’t love heat, scale back.

How to pack for a destination wedding.

The best rooftops in NYC

I shared this dress on instastories (saved in my “bump style” highlight) and it was my most clicked item in the past month. Not maternity, but works well if you don’t mind a shorter number.

Work-place burnout is a serious thing.

Budget-friendly versions of my Hermès slides here & here.

Best tips for protecting your skin this summer.

Perfect sweater for chilly, summer evenings.

Talk about dedication!

Have the best weekend!



  • Roses for Fridays | by mia

    I’m also thinking of shelling out the dough for the AirPods on my next iPhone upgrade. Glad to hear they are comfy and convenient.
    Happy weekend ahead Beautiful!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Kat

    Thanks for including me Helena!! xo Kat

  • Janine

    Sounds like you have some amazing trips and activities coming up, that’s great! I love summer for that – you just seem to be able to get out and explore more.
    xx Janine

  • Carina

    Looks like you are goung to have an awesome summer!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

  • Stacie

    Hi Helena! Thanks for your great blog and instagram! I’ve gained so much knowledge from fashion to being a mommy :). Can you include the Cauliflower pizza crust to your Instagram or blog? I’ve searched the both and can’t seem to find it. It was in your instastories I believe. Thanks and have a great week!!!

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  • trendingfacts

    Looks like you are goung to have an awesome summer!

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