Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thank you for being my dad...

Friday, June 10, 2011

summer rides...

One of the best parts of having a store in a small town in the summer is getting to check out all the fun bikes people park out front while walking through the store, and while getting ice cream next door. I met a couple over the weekend who are spending July and August in Old Greenwich, with no car, just two bikes! Its the perfect town to spend your summer on a bike... The beach is an easy ride from pretty much anywhere in town, as is the train station if you get a little stir crazy!

I felt inspired to blog about all the fun bike options out there, perfect for a small town in the summer.
1. The  "Velorbis", is a low maintenance Dutch style bicycle that reflects the elements of world-renowed Danish design. The stylish and iconic aesthetic makes this a very versatile country (or city) bike. Check them (and more images) out at

2. All over Old Greenwich you see (I dont know what they are called so I call them...) "Cargo Bikes". They are basically a cross between a bicycle built for two, and a wagon. When I was little my dad would would pull me and friends around our farm in Maryland, in a tractor pulling a wagon. We would jump off (being the youngest of all the kids, PUSHED is probably a better word to use) and try and jump back on. (Im the twerp with the pigtails.)
So somewhere between a wagon and a bike you find the "Cargo Bike". It makes a fun and functional way to get around town. This eco friendly version of the family tractor can carry 1-2 passengers, or cargo and makes running errands a little more fun!
Bikes available at (and images from): & at

3.The beach cruiser. Pretty self explanatory and very cute. Check out for best cruiser bikes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend in the Hamptons...

I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the Hamptons during Memorial Day week with one of my best friends. It was a great few days and a well needed vacation! We spent our time enjoying the outdoors, the wonderful shopping, visiting nursery's & antique shops, dining & relaxing. I had not been to the Hamptons since  college and cannot wait to go back!

M, Thanks for a great few days, I had so much fun and loved hanging out with no plans!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

dreaming of Nantucket...

This morning my friend sent me the most amazing beach cottage photos of her Sister and Brother in laws new 
"Home away from Home" in Nantucket.

They spent their first weekend there this past Memorial day and as you can imagine, are as happy as can be in their new renovated Beach House. I died when I saw the pictures. Kerry designed most of the house herself (With some help on a few key pieces), and also managed the renovation... while being an amazing mother of 4 adorable little kids! 
Kerry found her inspiration from the Island itself and from clippings of interiors  for colors and textures used.
I cant get enough of the chandelier...  love the mermaids... I also LOVE how you hardly notice the TV,  
instead their amazing view is the focal point!

I love the blue and lime accents and of course the fabric on the chairs. Kerry had help from Lynn Morgan on the fabrics she chose. In my opinion the neutral tones and pop of color (that mirrors the view) really make the room. I bet the kids will have fun adding to the drift wood collection this summer!

Using the mirror as the back splash was such a great chance to bring more of the amazing view inside! And of course I like seeing the aqua martini shaker on the second shelf... 
Its 5 o'clock somewhere!

Local designer Louise Brooks helped Kerry with the beautiful architecture design of the house.

Bunk room for the kids:

Each of the 4 bunk have their own little bedside shelves for their beach treasures!
Step out the back door and your off to the beach! 

Have a great summer guys, 
the house truly is a beach treasure!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer cocktails and trunk show

About Mommy & Ned:
"I believe in simple concepts, natural fibers, and fantastic fabrics. Everything is handmade by me, Ned's Mommy, and guaranteed to be practical and special." -Marcia Davis, Mommy & Ned
10% discount 
on Summer Jewelry!

(Cupcake & Cocktail images from and