1. fact: moms need caffeine.  This charming mug from Shopbop is the perfect way to start the day - sealed with a kiss!
2. This Sugarboo frame makes my heart skip a beat, for our beautiful darlings, are the sweetest gift!
3. Few things make me happier than Human of New York - Brandon Stanton's latest edition - Little Humans is sure to deliver a smile to moms of every age.
4. Remind mom she's "the best" with this engraved Mint Julep cup - perfect for mom's desk or cocktail! {or both} 
5. Everyone could use a cheerful reminder to stop and smell the roses.  Love this delightful framed print!
6. All we truly want is 5 more minutes of sleep.  Give mom this eye mask and let her sleep in on Mother's Day!
7. Give mom a lift with this uplifting rose water.  It is my favorite Beautycounter gift - 
a healthy luxury that mom deserves!
8. Adore this clever picnic blanket. Wrap it up and pack her a picnic to go with it and enjoy the day!
9.  Obsessed with The Giving Keys.

10. Treat your queen to the divine Cleopatra candle from Tocca.
11.  Let mom indulge with MarieBelle Chocolates - gorgeous and delicious works of art that melt in you mouth.  Almost too pretty to eat.
12. Brighten Mom's day with these cheerful earrings.
13. For the Mom who has it all - a monogrammed cookbook holder.  
14.  When in doubt, give bubbly!  And if you're of age, maybe she'll share it with you.

Shop More Mom's day Faves:


I'm a long time fan of Krista Ewart's work - ever since I first laid eyes on her darling decorated beach bungalow. . . 

pink fridge and scallop detail everywhere?  yes, please.

So I was thrilled to see her perfectly charming home on the May cover of House Beautiful.  I spy lots and lots of Quadrille and Coleen & Company, among many other favorites.

Henriot Floral and pink stripes? yes, yes . . . YES.

THIS . . . 

outdoor area, is everything.

See more of her beautiful home and delightful interview here {her hubs gives her free reign - ahem, pay attention, HF}

KRISTA EWART, you rock.


We had many adventures this past week during C & P's April break . . . We squeezed in a brief trip to one of my fave places on the planet.  
Every time I visit New York, I'm desperate to bring a bit of it back home with me. 
5. came across the lovely VERRIER BOUTIQUE as we were leaving grand central - adore their sparkly designs and will be purchasing a glittery print for C & P's room.
6. and of course the best thing you can bring home from NYC are the memories . . . we loved seeing MATILDA on broadway with Auntie Genine, and the train ride was fun, too.
*rainbow tix image via

Phoebe says her fave song from the show is 'WHEN I GROW UP' - which obvs makes me cry. Perhaps it was the swings, but I'm hoping it's a little bit more than that.

Thank you, Auntie Genine, for the wonderful trip, and thank you, Mom, for exposing me to Broadway & the other magical experiences the big Apple has to offer, so many times when I was young.
And thank you, New York, for never ever disappointing.


It's Marathon Monday here in Boston.
I get beyond emo about the marathon  . . .
And the runners this year trained during the worst winter in history- literally.

My two fave people in the world earned their medals - and being a spectator on both those days was an unparalleled experience.
I was filled with awe and pride, for them, and the complete strangers who ran beside them.  

 I could go on and on but instead I'll let these ad campaigns and real-life images speak for themselves.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.



there's an unsung hero in our household, my namesake, miss looloo. {get it? LOOMIS?}
i over instagram her with the hashtag - bitchisstunning . . . for obvious reasons.
here's a few highlights.  If you're wondering why there are only 110 pics it's because I've only been on insta for 3 out of her 9 years of life.  yikes.


bitch, you are stunning! 
and perfect minus the eating poo and hairy eyeball
bitch puts up with a lot . . .

we love you, miss looloo mcgoo!