decluttering & finally breathing

When people used to ask, “how do you do it?” as i was finishing up my last year of grad school, I was relieved that they’d never get a peek into my home.  If they had seen what my house looked like at any given moment, they might have said, “oh, that’s how she’s able…

vineyard hopping

a pic post because it’s hump day and I’m thinking of this past Sunday spent at the vineyards ☀️🍷🤗

fall/pumpkin-themed party

remember this? I was taking a stroll down memory lane (aka iCloud)  and found some pictures of the ‘pumpkin process’ behind Maria and Chris’ engagement party decor. Look at us hard at work 🙂 We had a vision and it was so beautiful to see it come to fruition! Check it out.  

summertime sadness// the next 21 days

School begins in 21 days, so I am beginning to get that end-of-summer feeling that leaves me a bit anxious and obsessive ((how will i get everything ready? // I need to get everything done NOW!)) I think everyone experiences “summertime sadness” in their own way. Regardless of how you experience it and/or deal with it, I…

POP UP

GIA LATELY will be having pop-up events sporadically & we hope you’ll be there to support us at our next one! Our goal is to engage with you & tell you all about what GIA LATELY has to offer. We want to give you an opportunity to size us up & share your thoughts with…

library card explorer

Do you hold a queens, bklyn, or nyc library card? Great! Do you have a pin number? Even better because now you’re able to gain free admission to some of the greatest cultural institutions our beautiful city has to offer. Visit Culture Pass  to begin reserving your FREE passes. Don’t wait! Some of my favorite places…

social media: what we share; what we don’t share.

I love social media and that is no secret. I love sharing images and scrolling through images. I’m naturally introverted and use Instagram as a means to stay connected to the people I admire/like/love in a way that is most comfortable for my personality. Recently, though, I’ve begun to think about the downfalls of social…

Astoria Food Coma

Sunday night, so… Lessons need to be finalized. 3 kids need to get ready for bed. I should probably figure out what I’m eating/wearing tomorrow, but… …I am so full. We had lunch at Sugar Freak in Astoria and the food is just some of the best comfort food you’ll find in Queens. Scroll down…

A visit to the Noguchi Museum

It took Joey some time to warm up and get comfortable yesterday, but overall the experience was much better than last weekend’s baseball practice disaster. Well, he’s not into sports, but he does love museums! Obviously I couldn’t be happier. Anyway, We love the Noguchi Museum! They have wonderful programs for kids on the weekends….

Sweet Sunday

I am happy to say that Rob and I ended the weekend on a sweet note by setting a Sunday night dessert date. We walked (yes, walked) to a nearby neighborhood Greek cafe for some baklava and lattes.As corny as this will sound, I’m so proud of us. We are making a solid effort to…