Inspiration Wednesday: A Brooklyn Brownstone

Some beautiful interior photos from a Brooklyn brownstone. I don’t know what I love the most: the marble kitchen, hardwood floors, restored fireplace or beautiful staircase! What would your ideal apartment look like?


Ally HOctober 29, 2014 - 11:21 am

This is so beautiful, teeming amounts of natural lighting. I love the elegant and intricate structural details, but I also love the simplistic kitchen. Thanks for sharing this! <3

x, Ally | Aye, Sir! Ally

JoannaOctober 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love the staircase!!

SherOctober 29, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Right? I rarely see staircases in NYC apartments. Thanks for stopping by Joanna!

EricaOctober 29, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Such a beautiful place! Swoon.<3


XinOctober 30, 2014 - 4:48 am

Love the photos! Amazing blog!


SherOctober 30, 2014 - 9:07 am

Aw, thanks so much for the kind words Xin!

JoyceOctober 30, 2014 - 12:21 pm

This looks gorgeous! I love the juxtaposition of the classic/traditional building and modern furniture. I can’t imagine this actually being in Brooklyn!

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SherOctober 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I know right? I would totally move to brooklyn for an apt like that..!

The Meatball Shop

Mhm – the Meatball shop has the most amazing mini meatball sandwiches. As I all too often do, I arrived starving and completely over ordered. The amused water unloaded plate after plate of food and even got confused, and gave us more than we ordered ha! I liked the spicy pork and classic beef meatballs the best […]


AllyOctober 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm

This is totally making me hungry!!! I am 100% craving a meatball sandwich now.

x, Ally | Aye, Sir! Ally

THE|AVANTGUARDIANOctober 28, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Meatball sandwiches, how could one resist! And they’re bite-sized as well! You’re making me hungry..

AdeOctober 29, 2014 - 9:10 am

What A Stoop

Here are the rest of the photos we shot on film. I love the grand brownstone buildings that line central park and especially those with giant stoops. I wish I could afford to buy a building (ha ha)… but until then, I’ll settle for a quick snapshot or two on those magnificent steps!


Ally HOctober 27, 2014 - 12:45 pm

I’m loving the foliage lining the building!! Beautiful and grand.

StylingFunOctober 27, 2014 - 4:11 pm
SherOctober 27, 2014 - 4:51 pm

The foliage totally caught my eye when I was walking on the street and I love how grand the buildings all looked! Thanks for stopping by Ally

SherOctober 27, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Thanks StylingFun!

ClaireOctober 28, 2014 - 1:55 am

Love this street style look!

God bless,
XO, Claire

ClaireOctober 28, 2014 - 1:57 am

You look so street style chic!

God bless,
XO, Claire

JoyceOctober 28, 2014 - 9:54 am

Ooh, I really like how the rest of these turned out! :) I especially love the coloring, shadowing and your jacket!

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SherOctober 28, 2014 - 10:03 am

Thanks hun!

Eea PetrescuOctober 29, 2014 - 5:55 am

Lovely outfit. You did a great job with this post!


GabyOctober 30, 2014 - 10:04 am

You look amazing! Love the whole post!
Great outfit :)

Big kiss from Mexico city.
Come and visit my blog if you want! :)


SherOctober 30, 2014 - 11:29 am

Thanks so much Gaby! So nice to meet someone from another city! Will definitely check your blog out :)

In the Shadows

Jacket | Sweater | Skirt | Bag | Bracelet | Boots Here’s a sneak peak of some (gratuitous) shots of me from one of the first fall days here in NYC. I’ve been wearing these rag and bone harrow boots to death lately – they’re surprisingly comfortable despite a 3.5 inch heel. I’m a new […]


CarrieOctober 21, 2014 - 11:37 am

Love how film gave the photos such a moody green tint. Analog Photography is always such a surprise. Nice shots!

SherOctober 21, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Thanks Carrie!

RashgmaalOctober 21, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Love this outfit, well put together.

SherOctober 21, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Thanks Rashgmaal!

~ Carmen ~October 21, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Film cameras are so thrilling. You only get a certain amount of shots, so it’s more challenging for both model & photographer (in a good way). Love love love the bag strap. :] // ☼ ☯

SherOctober 21, 2014 - 5:22 pm

not to mention you have to wait to see how all the images come out! i don’t know if i love or hate the suspense yet Carmen ha!

MR ESSENTIALISTOctober 21, 2014 - 9:49 pm
LouiseOctober 22, 2014 - 10:58 am

I love your ourfit so much! It’s perfection!! <3

Your blog is amazing, thanks for popping by and commenting on mine. Always returning the support

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EricaOctober 22, 2014 - 11:55 am

Such a chic look! Love the white bag accent :) x


SherOctober 22, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Aw, thanks Erica! Always love your style hun

JoannaOctober 22, 2014 - 2:37 pm

You look great!! Love those Rag & Bone booties :)

SherOctober 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Thanks Joanna! :)

Emi & KimiOctober 22, 2014 - 8:05 pm
SherOctober 23, 2014 - 2:37 am

Thanks for stopping by Emi!

THE|AVANTGUARDIANOctober 23, 2014 - 2:58 am

Love this outfit! It looks so elegant and chic! You look lovely girl ;)

XinOctober 23, 2014 - 4:48 am

Love the photos and your outfit! And I love the layout of your blog!!


Beauty FollowerOctober 23, 2014 - 7:26 am

Love your outfit dear!

StefaniaOctober 23, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Stunning photos & awesome outfit!!

CarolynOctober 24, 2014 - 12:31 am

gorgeous boots and bag! love rag & bone

BecOctober 24, 2014 - 7:28 am

That light is just stunning!

MD BabuOctober 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The Wayfarer

We sat down to a delicious seafood meal at the Wayfarer one friday night. The restaurant is in midtown just south of central park, and has a magnificent bar and quite a lot of seating. I imagine the place is filled with business lunches during the day, but on a friday evening was quite quiet […]


Conrad Koh Samui Hotel Review

Conrad Koh Samui Staying at the Conrad Koh Samui was like an incredible dream. A beautiful suite at the end of a hilly cul de sac, our own private infinity pool, and a view of the ocean – what more is there to paradise? Although it occasionally thunderstormed during our stay, nothing could dampen our […]


EricaOctober 17, 2014 - 11:04 am

Wow, this does look like a dream! Such an amazing place. Love all your travel photos!! Makes me want to go somewhere far and wide…. xx


Kelsey BangOctober 17, 2014 - 12:07 pm

I’ve been wanting to go to Thailand so badly! This place looks beautiful!

JoyceOctober 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Love seeing the detailed photographs. How is this place real?! The daily fresh juice, infinity pools, and views–I don’t know how you got yourself to leave

JoannaOctober 17, 2014 - 2:50 pm

This resort looks so luxurious and relaxing, I don’t think I’d mind the isolation! One of my best friends is from Thailand and is always telling me how beautiful it is there.

MaggieOctober 17, 2014 - 5:07 pm

OH my gosh this is insanely beautiful!! I need to add this to my travel list…one day! :)


StefanoOctober 18, 2014 - 4:35 am

Thanks for the great review and for staying at the Conrad Koh Samui.

I do appreciate reading your review and thought adding this link of a video taken just recently:

Once again, thanks a lot.

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Joyce, I had to pinch myself every day! xx

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

joanna it truly is! thailand is quite far but if you ever make it out to SE Asia I wholeheartedly recommend koh samui :)

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:01 pm

thanks for stopping by Maggie! i hope you get a chance to go someday!

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:02 pm

wow Stefano – no idea you guys read reviews! I had the most amazing time so I’m glad I was able to share a few pictures / thoughts on my stay :)

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Hi Kelsey – thanks for stopping by! Ooh definitely add Samui to your list of places to go in Thailand!

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Aw, thanks Erica! Love your photos out and about NYC :)

Ina NuvoOctober 18, 2014 - 8:13 pm

such a beautiful place… do you visit thailand often?

Ina Nuvo <3

Heidi D.October 18, 2014 - 9:42 pm

This place looks AMAZING! What an incredible trip.

Heidi D.

Beauty FollowerOctober 19, 2014 - 4:23 am

Simply amazing hotel!

Van LeOctober 19, 2014 - 4:59 pm

This is so breathtaking, I’m so jealous of your travels <3

FabriziaOctober 20, 2014 - 2:43 am

This place is amazing, like it!
Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

SherOctober 20, 2014 - 8:44 am

Hi Ina – actually it was my first time! Have you been to thailand before?

SherOctober 20, 2014 - 8:44 am

Thanks for stopping by Van!

Blue Hour

I took these photos in the early morning before sunrise on Koh Samui, hoping for some pretty sunrise shots. I’m usually not much of a morning person, but we woke up early to watch the US soccer game (it was world cup season at the time) and I was in the mood to stay up […]


SadieOctober 15, 2014 - 9:35 am

Wow such beautiful pictures :) xx

SiennaOctober 15, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Oh wow, I miss Koh Samui so much. It’s so under the radar, not a lot of people go there. Your photos are lovely!

EricaOctober 16, 2014 - 9:55 am

These are beautiful Sher! The light (or lack thereof) is gorgeous. Love this time of day.


AmyOctober 16, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Hi Sher, thank you for your lovely comment on BLANC IVORY! Just wanted to drop by and tell you that your blog is absolutely amazing and your photographs are just breathtaking — you have a new reader now! X

SherOctober 16, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Thanks for the kind words Erica!

SherOctober 16, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Thanks Sienna! It did seem like some of the other islands were more popular but I thought Samui was absolutely incredible xx

SherOctober 16, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Thanks Sadie!

SherOctober 16, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Thanks for stopping by Amy :)

JoyceOctober 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Let’s see our luck this weekend for blue hour :D

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

haha yes! hopefully we get more golden-y light..

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Thanks so much Sadie!

Koh Samui Part I – Chaweng Beach

Chaweng, Koh Samui From northern Chiang Mai, we flew directly to Koh Samui island. The flight was short and pleasant – even though it was only about 2 hours, they still served us lunch! I thought that was a nice touch. We decided to split up our Koh Samui trip in two and spent a couple […]


StephanieOctober 13, 2014 - 10:32 pm

How gorgeous! I love the pictures. It looks so relaxing and beautiful there. xo

SaskiaOctober 14, 2014 - 7:22 am

Oh noo!! Nothing worse than the smell of durian – I really hate that fruit!

Saskia /

JoyceOctober 14, 2014 - 10:22 am

Ahh the Thai resort takes me back to my summer trip there…How is it Oct already!? And lol at your durian story. How did you get the smell out of the room?!

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SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Ha.. erm the cleaning staff helped. We escaped to the pool LOL

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Thanks for the kind words Stephanie!

SherOctober 18, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Saskia – total lesson learned, never buy durian!!! haha

MD BabuOctober 24, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Definitely a perfect place for a great vacation.


I’m always down for some comforting Italian so I went with my family to L’artusi a couple weeks ago. The menu had so many things that looked good, that we ordered a number of small plates to share. My favorites were the mushrooms, octopus and beet raviolis! The dessert was delicious too – a mix of […]