As the bump gets bigger (and bigger) I've turned my attention to all things baby these days. One of the things I feel quite strongly about are toys for the baby, i'd like to keep things minimal, wooden, no plastic and education focused. So when I received these wonderful animal wooden toys in the post yesterday, they really hit the nail on the head for me. These will definitely go in my future son's toy box. From Handpicked Collection out of the UK.
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"The zebras on the red walls at this restaurant have been mesmerizing kids since it opened in 1945." Gino - a gem of a place, they have good no fuss Italian food, good prices and a colourful staff and clientele! It is pure old school. I took my sister there a few nights ago, it was good fun. Thanks to my newly married friend S for introducing me to my new favorite place in town.
Check out this great wallpaper, I would love to do use this for our dining room.
The entrance, love the yellow doors.
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I've been collecting images and inspiration for our nursery lately. We are thinking about a nice butter yellow for the walls, and Dwell Studio for Target has some nice looking cribs and changing table, and we plan on taking lots of cues from the image below.
A teepee & colorful mobiles are must haves.
I love these built in bookshelves, perfect reach for a little reader.
I love the idea of this wall map of the world.
Decals of animals are great. Love this giraffe.
A crib like this and a giraffe like that, are you seeing a theme here?
Apologies for not noting the source of the images, in my search for inspiration I neglected to catalogue the source. If you see something that is familiar, please let me know.
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
We have light snow flurries in New York right now and the weather is meant to get very chilly this weekend. We are planning on staying warm and cosy this weekend. I could get used to a home in the mountains like the one below.
All images from The New York Times
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Friday, January 08, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Last night Conor and I (rather spontaneously) went to see A View from a Bridge, a classic Arthur Miller play starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. I think the fact that Scarlett was in it sealed the deal for Conor! It was brilliant, gripping and Liev was amazing as Eddie Carbone.
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Wednesday, January 06, 2010
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Wishing all of you out there a wonderful 2010, the year of the Tiger (the zodiac sign, not the golfer, he has enough on his plate)! Thank you for all your fantastic support, for visiting my little blog here and for welcoming me into this truly inspiring community. Every comment, every email is read with a big smile on my face, just knowing people might enjoy something I post or feel a connection to it, makes me very happy. Here's to a new year and a new decade and may all your 2010 wishes come true! Michelle xoxo
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Monday, January 04, 2010