Behind the Scenes: An Editorial featuring Tristin and Tyler!

Lights, camera, HUGS! This sweet, energetic video was created by Tristin and Tyler, who were a part of my Elephant In The Room editorial for Little Revolution magazine earlier this year.

Tristin and Tyler are twin brothers, media personalities, models + actors who live in NYC and love to check out and share what’s cool for kids on this website and their YouTube Channel! Whether they are sharing the coolest activities for kids on television, checking out the hottest spots for families in NYC in their series What’s Up, City Kid!?doing a live cooking demonstration or getting silly in their upcoming series What If?, Tristin + Tyler are taking media by storm!

Thank you so much, T&T for this fabulous memory!

for love of coffee

It's day five, no coffee. Sweet-ish and caramel-tinged, frothy and dessert-like. Oh, java. (sigh) I miss you.

We were so good together.

I decided that my 4-cup per day habit was out of hand when I started having trouble sleeping. This has happened before. The last time it happened, I just went a few days without coffee at all, and my symptoms of lethargy-yet-sleeplessness disappeared! For a whole year, almost! But now they're back, and on Monday of this week, I embarked on 7 days without having any coffee at all.

Day Five. (whimper)

Ninth Street Espresso mugs, great diner shape. 

I was trolling the archives for the 5 million shoots I'm behind on blogging, and the first one that came to mind was when I shot with Joe Speicher of Ground to Grounds at Ninth Street Espresso earlier this year. 

Ground to Grounds is a must-click if you're a coffee nerd like me. It's an online publication about the world of coffee. From farm to cup, and everything in between. Their Instagram feed is a love note to my favorite bean, and their site always has profiles of cool coffee shops across the country. After our visit, Joe put together this cool post featuring our afternoon getting to know Ninth Street Espresso General Manager Trey Wrage. He used to live in my hometown, Santa Cruz, CA!

Ninth Street Espresso has been a favorite of mine for a sweet tiny cup of espresso ever since I discovered them when I worked near their outpost in Chelsea Market. This time, I got to tour two other locations!

Drool with me? Better yet, go have a cup of coffee for me. I have to last until Monday. 

happy place.

p.s. On Day 1 and 2 of a coffee-free existence, the difficulty was pretty much all mental. I just WANTED it, because it looks and tastes like sweet, sweet heaven. But I didn't have a crazy headache, and I did have more energy, weirdly. On Day 5, I'm just getting downright nostalgic for the old days. Like, last-Sunday old. I think all this sleep I'm getting is getting to my head. Everything will feel normal come Monday, when I am back to my awesomely jittery self. COFFEE!

that time I met Anna Sui

That time I met Anna Sui... and she was completely rad!

Head over to the indispensable Beauty Blitz to read their full coverage of our visit, where Anna gives us a sneak peek of her world. Beauty Blitz is one of the savviest destinations for everything beauty, and it's run by the sweet and supersmart Polly Blitzer, who is also a stone cold pro. Love her.

Also hit up the original bohemian queen herself at AnnaSui.com and fall down the girly rabbit hole!

Writer Wendy Rodewald-Sulz can be found being fabulous on Instagram.

Anna Sui showroom, Manhattan

Follow Beauty Blitz online, on Facebook and on Instagram. I would! (I do!)

Rachael + Cooper: featured on Style Me Pretty

It's finally the day I get to share a wedding closer to my heart than I can put into words. So much love and beauty in one stunning place. And no cell reception to boot! Head over to Style Me Pretty, one of the BEST wedding blogs out there, to view the whole wedding. Big grins all day for me!