Happy Weekend.October 24 2014, 0 Comments

To Do:

  • The East River State Park 2014 FALL FESTIVAL. Sunday October 26th, 10AM-2PM Pumpkins, Music, Food, Family Activities, FUN! FREE! FREE! FREE 
  • Java Street Garden Fall Festival Potluck & BBQ  Saturday, October 25, 2014 ,4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Boo (some Halloween things to do):

  • ProspectPark Creepy Crawly Halloween
  • Greenpoint's Annual Witch's Walk! Friday, October 31, 2014 4:00pm  5:00pm  Flying Squirrel is happy to bring it's most beloved Halloween parade back to Greenpoint again this year. The phone has been ringing off the hook with inquiries so we just know this year will be the best yet! Line up at Flying Squirrel at 87 Oak St. between 4 - 4:30pm. This year's event promises even more fun, crafts and goodies and even food sponsored by the new Two Boots Pizza on Driggs!
  • Town Square's Nov 1stGreenpoint Parade 1 PM Costumed Parade at Noble Street between Franklin & West Streets, Brooklyn
  • November 1stis Brooklyn Baby Fest (includes childcare and Halloween parade)!

Worth The Read: 

  • A cool program I was reminded of by a fellow mom are the workshops Moma offers for families on weekends for free, they fill up fast but worth keeping an eye on.
  • Girl Busts Parents ad Tooth Fairy via Yahoo
  • Moms You Meet Trick & Treating via Popsugar

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Cravings Crawl: Rachel Drori via Well Rounded NYOctober 23 2014, 0 Comments

The founder of Daily Harvest shows us some tops spots to satisfy your pregnancy taste buds in NYC.

 

Pregnancy can do a funny thing to a woman. We’ve seen veggie obsessives become omnivores, sugar addicts turn savory and meat lovers go cold turkey. All because of the tiny little human inside.

Recently we had the pleasure of accompanying Rachel Drori, the founder of the brand new organic ready-to-blend smoothie delivery service Daily Harvest (our new obsession), to indulge her personal cravings near her Manhattan home. As a seasoned New Yorker with some serious knowledge about health and food, we wanted to find out what she’s been eating during her first pregnancy. And let us tell you, as seasoned New Yorkers who just so happened to be food lovers ourselves, we were so very happy we followed her along on this this cravings crawl with our friends at Old Navy.

Check out her picks.

HU KITCHEN

Greenwich Village
“When I want something nourishing and don’t have time to think about what’s in my food, I head to Hu Kitchen. I know whatever I choose will be unprocessed and free of pesticides and hormones. Their Mash Bar is perfect for a sweet craving while their prepared foods are perfect for a hearty and savory fix.”

BREADS BAKERY

Union Square
“Bread’s Bakery is a true guilty pleasure. Their rugula satisfies my chocolate addiction by being indulgent and rich as well as practically bite-sized, so just one does the trick. I also love their quinoa salad!”

OOTOYA
Flatiron
“My first trimester was the era of chicken wings. They were all I wanted! Ootoya does them up perfectly as yakitori with a fresh grilled taste to satisfy the little carnivore growing inside. Plus, all their meat is free range which is a huge plus.”

 Love Rachel’s Look? She’s decked out in Old Navy from head to toe!

Here’s what she’s wearing:
Maternity Low-Panel Boyfriend Skinny Jeans, $39.94 / Holy Chic Maternity T-Shirt, $14.94 / Women’s Collarless Blazer, $49.94 / Women’s Sueded Faux-Leather Ankle Boots (similar style), $34.94 /Women’s Bucket Bag, $29.94 / Women’s Gauze Diamond-Pattern Scarf, $16.94 / Women’s Felt Cap, $14.94

Go ahead and fulfill your own fashion craving–hop on over to our giveaway to enter to win a $100 Old Navy gift card to replicate this look or find your own pregnancy style!

This post was brought to you by Old Navy.

Kaity Velez

Kaity Velez

Co-founder and editor of Well Rounded NY Kaity Velez is a former menswear editor who cannot believe she was ever scared of being a mom. Currently residing with her toddler and fiancé in her beloved Brooklyn, she is kept in a constant state of awe by her little guy. You can often track her down at her local pie shop working on anything pregnancy and new mom-related. And trying to not to eat pie. At least not too much of it.


A boy's room (get's an update) ...October 21 2014, 0 Comments

 

I mentioned some months back while I was on a business trip my hubby decided to change up our apartment. He took what was my son's room and play area and made this into our new living room space and what was our living room (confused yet?) into a part kid's room/part office for moi. This is typical of New Yorkers, we often have to either move out for more space or re-work what we have. 

Since my son's room went from an ample amount of natural light, with a (non working) fireplace which up the ante on the room decor, to this tiny nook his room was frankly looking depressing. My son actually hasn't mind the space shift since he loves to be near me when I am working yet I wanted to give my son's nook (this is what I call it since it's not really a room) a mini face lift. This is where Land Of Nod comes in. My wish for the space was not for a total over haul. I wanted to be able to work with items we owed already yet wanted have a handful of new pieces that would feel fresh yet help my boy's room look like a kid's room. Not a toddler's room but that of a young boy. I didn't want one running theme but wanted the colors to work together, feel clean and have lasting value. The result is exactly what I wanted, I love the 5 items from LON , they really took the room to a clean yet stylish aesthetic that will not fade but can be built on.  

We moved this bench from the living room to against the chalk wall my son's uses to draw and practice homework. One of many 'toy' areas. The owl was purchased while I was pregnant with my boy from ABC Carpet and lived in his nursery, it is one of his favorite animals so it gets a primo spot. He collects sticks on a daily basis. This is an easy way for the toys to be stored and remain clutter free.

   

Old with the new. I took a new frame that someone put on the giveaway table at work and painted it with Martha Stewart glow in the dark paint. I added a watercolor painting my son painted of me, see my brown legs and purple hair?

My son loves how the frame glows when the lights are out. The circle print was another gift from the home editor who knew I was on the look out for prints for the room. I love the idea of doing this as a DIY. It will be part of the Kate Spade Saturday + West Elm Collection launching Spring 2015.

The Honeycomb bookshelf is a perfect way to display my son's favorite figurines and the shelf works well for such a compact space.

The neutral bedding is simple but not boring. The rich color of the duvet acts as a nice base and everything else just sort of pops around it. I wanted the room to graduate from character bedding and the gold polka a dots are fun with a bit of glitz. The pillows (pictured in top photo) feel boy and chic. The basket, poof and rug were taken from other rooms and re-worked into the new look.


                                   

                                                        

 

  

  1. Equestrian Throw Pillow
  2. Honeycomb Wall Shelf
  3. Shield Throw Pillow
  4. My Grey Chambray Duvet Cover in Twin
  5. Gold Dot Sheet Set in Twin

 

Posted by Donna

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This post was partially sponsored, all written content is my own.                  

 

 

 


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