For those of you who thought I just won the lottery, sorry to disappoint ;) I’m a rich girl, and I am not talking about money here. A lot of (rather sad) things have happened in NYC these past couple of weeks, things that I had made me thinking about my life a lot…and how lucky I am to have what I have. A loving husband. Two amazing, happy little girls. A roof over my head and heat to keep me and my family warm this winter. Friends that are here for me, rain or shine.

That’s the kind of gold I’m talking about, friends. That’s the only kind that really matters, anyway.

1. Hedgehog measuring cups at Anthropologie. |2. Golden twig pencils by Inkkit. |3. Gold dipped earrings by A Merry Mishap |4. Golden glitter elephants by Wish Daisy.|5. Let’s go anywhere print by Jump Off the Page.|6. Rings by Ayako Kanari.

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Ladies, check out this pretty, happy coat rack at The Lollipop Shoppe. It’s gonna kick the gloominess out of your winter, no doubt about that – Brrrr it’s been cold and snowy here! And the little ones can play with this oh-so-adorable candy-stripped elephant at Anthropologie.

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As in, totally in love…the old-school feel of these big knits with a bright, modern twist – perfection for the little ones fingers and toes! Dutch label Bieq gives such attention to detail to everything it designs, and all the knits are made by hand with the greatest of care. Bieq‘s entire business model helps support women in developing countries by providing them with an extra income while knitting for Bieq, in groups or at home with their families. Angelique, the woman behind Bieq, told me that she fell in love with knitting when her grandmother taught her when she was little…and I’m so glad she’s living her passion to keep the little ones warm and oh-so-cute!

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L: the home of Poppy Lane & Scott Gibson via the Designe Files | R: Stone fruit tartelettes by Cannelle et Vanille.

It’s always so. The minute cold air arrives and winter really sets, my minds starts drifting off to the thoughts warm days and fresh breeze. And when I saw this Australian home, my little summer-longing heart started beating fast. It’s such a simple, genuine and gorgeous home. Flowers and plants are everywhere in this home, and it really helps give it a fresh feel. I think I could spend hours and hours in that pretty kitchen baking things with the girls. I’m in love!

And with that, some fresh tartelettes by Cannelle & Vanille. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of all of her recipes, and this one is definitely on my list of desserts to try next summer. Tartelettes are one of my favorite desserts in the whole wide world. They are sweet but not too sweet, and the freshness of the fruits that sits on top is so wonderful! Find the recipe for these gorgeous little tarts here.

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Happy Monday Friends, hope you had a great weekend! Sorry about the few missed posts last week, but with the crazy week we had here in NYC, I needed a break. Thankfully our neighborhood didn’t get hit bad, and things are slowly starting to get back to normal….at least in Manhattan. Other parts of New York, like Staten Island, were hit very hard, and are still far from being back to normal.

In any case, I thought I’d share my little wish list for November – random things that I long for. Like warm cloths – it’s getting pretty chilly here!-, something sweet to sip on, and new travels bags for my trip to Arizona for Thanksgiving. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, and I’m so so excited to go back – it’s been four years since I last saw my friends!

What about you guys? Anything fun planned this November?

Images: 1. I totally have a thing for colored jackets this winter! Aspen jacket at Boden. |2. I take my camera EVERYWHERE – and this pretty Kelly Moore bag will fit my camera AND my laptop. Score! |3. Yum, sipping strawberry milk while reading under the blankets.|4. How lovely are these mittens by Sarah McNeil?!| 5. Easy to spot. Easy to move around. Need this Jelly Bean trolley in yellow at Flight 001.

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Happy halloween everybody! It’s definitely going to be a bit different here on the East coast since we’re trying to fix everything up after Sandy. Apparently our building now has electricity, so we’re going to drive back home this morning. Not sure I will have internet once we arrive – so if you don’t here from me tomorrow/Friday, that’s why! Hope you guys have plans for Halloween that are a bit more fun than ours :) Let me know what you’re up to!

Images: 1. How awesome/spooky is this doll makeup?! |2. Make some fun halloween balloons with the kiddos! |3. I’d love to see one of these little guys in my latte today! |4. Bat pumpkins? Yes! |5. Halloween wouldn’t be halloween without some black cats….these for munching!

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Left: Madrid loft via Elle Decor Spain | Right: Lemon cupcakes with raspberry curd filling by Smells Like Home.

As I am writing this, it is Monday afternoon and I am siting in my friends’ living room as our building in Battery Park city has been evacuated, and the wind and rain are really picking up now – Hurricane Sandy is coming our way and we’ve done all we can to try an prepare for what Sandy is bringing our way. If you don’t hear from me in the next few days, it will probably be because of a power outage. Stay safe friends on the East Coast!

That being said, I wanted to show you guys this little Spanish beauty of an apartment. Love the colors, love the wood, the exposed beams, and the height of the ceiling. And really, the mix of styles is just spectacular – this apartment has so much personality. A beauty to the eyes!

And if I lived in this loft, I could definitely see myself lying on that bed with a good book in my hands, eating some of these delicious lemon cupcakes with raspberry curd filling by Smells Like Home. If we don’t loose power, maybe I’ll resume to my baking soon ;) Find the cupcake recipe here!

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One of my favorite shops is turning one on Thursday, and I couldn’t miss this sweet occasion to celebrate with Lindsay over her shop’s first birthday. So I know that usually, we GIVE people something for their birthday, but instead I’ve made a little wish list for myself – some of my favorite things from Darling Clementine. And you know the best news of all? Darling Clementine is having a huge giveaway, which means many of these (beyond adorable) things could be yours-all-yours. Check it out here! And the bestest (yes yes, I said that) news of all is that you, my lovely readers, also get a 10% discount on anything you order at Darling Clementine before November 9th. Just use code: dcturns1

Now that’s a happy birthday if I’ve ever seen one :)

1. Wild things crown | 2. Alice in Wonderland Book | 3. Badger | 4. Bunny mittens | 5. Lollipop Pants | 6. Sippy cups

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Today I want to introduce Jenn from Ambrosia Girl to you, my dear readers. I discovered Jenn’s work because she is a contributor to Dot Coms For Moms like me, and I’ve simply been blown away by her work and creativity. Thanks for sharing your dreams with us, Jenn!


Hi there! My name is Jenn Kirk and I blog about crafts, my family, and share some of my design work at Ambrosia Creative. It’s been just over seven years since I’ve finished my undergrad in graphic communication, and as I was fresh off the heels of intense studying, finals, and completing senior projects, I swore I was finished with school for good. Fast forward to present day, I realize I miss the stimulating academic environment and challenging subjects. It would be a dream to once again be immersed as a full-time student and pursue a second degree. Perhaps social justice, or art history, or maybe cultural anthropology — there is quite a bit I’d love to learn!

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Inspired by this poster, I asked some of my favorite bloggers about their crazy dreams. I love to visit Ashley’s blog, Girly Obsessions, to read about all the girly things Ashley is obsessing about…and gossip with her about them :) And here’s one big dream on Ashley’s mind!

Hi everyone! This is Ashley from GirlyObsessions, and I’m so happy to be today’s guest blogger on This Little Street. One of my greatest passions in life is traveling, and I am so fortunate to have been able to visit some incredible destinations. I also love (and am beyond obsessed with) elephants, so my ultimate vacation obsession would be an African safari. And not just any safari. I want to be riding ON the elephant. (Yes, there are places you can do this!) But here’s the thing…I’m not really an outdoorsy person. Mainly because bugs freak me out. I love being outdoors and photographing nature, but I like leaving it behind at night while sleeping in a comfy bed. And I’m fully aware that I’d have to sleep in some sort of tent while on safari. With very large mosquitos. And possibly go without showering for days.

 

But whatever. I understand the purpose of a safari is not to be stylish, but like I said, this is my dream vacation. And this little collection I’ve put together represents that dream…which I hope one day will come true!

1. A Sassy Chic head scarf from Cara Accessories is a necessity  |  2. Carry your camera gear in this stylish Ona satchel  |  3. A cool top for the hot weather, by TopShop  |  4. Modern cargo pants from J. Brand  |  5. Prep for lots of walking in these Steve Madden boots  |  6. Decorative animal busts tell the story of your trip, from Anthropologie  |  7. Jot down your memoirs on these Kate Spade notepads  |  8. Stay lucky with these adorable elephant charms from Dogeared

Main image courtesy of Camp Jabulani.

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