Category Archives: NYC

My TV Debut

A few weeks ago, I was having a quiet night at home when I got an email from the StitchFix PR rep. CBS New York was doing a segment on them, and they wanted a local customer. Did I want to be on TV?

Um, YES! I did a quick pre-interview with the CBS producer on my way to Lacey’s rehearsal dinner. She asked why I did StitchFix, and I said something along the lines of “to branch out from my usual Lilly Pulitzer and J. Crew.”

I guess I passed the pre-interview, because the producer asked when she could come over to my apartment with her camera person.

And then they walked in and saw I even have a Lilly painting on my wall, because, yes, I am that girl.

Well, the segment aired last night!

I was taking a bath when Lacey called “do you want to come over and watch yourself on TV??” (I canceled my cable years ago because I was completely throwing money away because I watch so little TV.) I had been about to go to sleep, thinking I’d just catch the video clip online…but Bailey and I walked over, because I thought it’d be fun to be around friends to watch.

Watching yourself on TV is WEIRD, y’all. I watched through my hand like I was watching a horror movie. WHAT DID I SAY? WHAT WAS ABOUT TO COME OUT OF MY MOUTH? I can be entirely too self-critical, but I am happy with how the segment came out! I have graduated from drinking cocktails on air. You can trust me to talk, people.


All You Need is Love

Nearly seven years ago, I moved to NYC from DC. (Also known as one of the best things I ever did.)

I met Lacey through a mutual ex shortly after moving here, and she’s been one of my best friends ever since. She’s been there for me at my worst, my best, and everywhere in between. She’s my number one race cheerleader and patiently spectates my athletic pursuits with my mom, dragging her all over NYC. (And now I’m tearing up just writing this because I’m the biggest sap in the world.)

And last night, she married the love her life and threw a pretty epic party.

And I am exhausted. (But happily, not hungover. Moderation for the win.)

Yesterday started at 7am, so I could knock some things off my to-do list before heading down to meet the bridal party at 10am. I ran, got some work and cleaning done, dropped Bailey off at doggie daycare and headed to the Trump Soho to begin the prepping.


JK, #wokeuplikethis.

She had hair and makeup come to the bridal suite, which was much more relaxing than going to a salon.


Do you see that foam roller in the background? HERO. I am glad she appreciates the importance of self myofascial release on her big day. And yeah, I loved her makeup artist.

SoHi Trump Soho

We headed up to the rooftop of the Trump Soho to take wedding photos, with this great view. I can’t wait to see the final pics, because her photographer did some totally ridiculous Vogue-style photos with the bridal party.

Wedding Day Burpees

Lacey’s not a runner, so she didn’t do a wedding day run, but I did talk her into some wedding day burpees, like a champ.

Lacey Vera Wang Dress

Hi, gorgeous!

Wine Themed Bridal Party

Why am I blurry? I don’t really know BUT I will say that I ended up loving my dress. I didn’t at first because the style is very dramatic for me, but I ended up loving the sass in it. Since the wedding was at City Winery, Lacey’s color palette was wine-themed.

Cherry Lazaro Bridesmaid Dresses

Her sister-in-law and I were basically twins.

City Winery Wedding

The gorgeous happy couple. I cried like a freaking baby during their ceremony — they wrote their vows themselves and they were so perfectly them, and absolutely hilarious. Again, MAD props to the makeup artist who had magic waterproof makeup. My eyeliner ran a bit but not much and she was in the bridal suite post-wedding for touch-ups. She took one look me and was like yeah, you, over here.

City Winery Wedding

And my lovely dates.

The theme of their wedding was “All You Need is Love,” and it was a night filled with so much fun and love last night. And an amazing band. My calves are sore, I’m exhausted, but I had a great time.