This is My Cup of Tea

Photo by Linsey Laidlaw.

You guys – I’ve been dying to tell you about a brand spanking new design blog written by my dear friend, Linsey Laidlaw.  Do you remember the Tapas Party in Brooklyn?  She was the genius behind that whole thing.  Or the Sexy Haikus?  She designed them!  This woman is one of the most talented I know and has the best taste in everything.  She seems to be in the “know” with everything cool.  I don’t know quite how she does it.  And now I’m just glad that any ol’ time we can all get a constant stream of what is going on in that brain of hers…..because at all times I really do have to restrain myself from asking….Where did you get that?  What is your best source for ____?  What would you do for these party decorations?  What is the best Indian restaurant in NY?  Where did you get those oxfords?  Exactly what color is that nail polish?  And PLEASE give me that recipe!

To give you a sneak peak of what you’ll find on her blog…….may I leave you with a link to these unbelievable baby birth announcements….Note: they are NOT IN PRINT….They are in VIDEO!  Oh my, they are beautiful!!!  I could just melt.  I can’t help but tear up while watching these.  They make my heart just SWELL.  I want to keep watching them again and again.  Especially the one of my friends who had to get to the hospital during the blizzard of all blizzards here in New York last winter!  Luckily they had a JEEP & A POLICE ESCORT all the way from Brooklyn to Manhattan.  Ok, as I write this I just have to go watch it again…….my heart is already beating.


Want to read some new stuff about us, including our favorite rapper?  🙂 We just got featured on Greetings from Texas!  We feel so honored every time someone wants to feature us!!!  Don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for guest posts….and we just might even send you a guest post for consideration 🙂


And – I can’t help but tell you how much I love the blogging community here in New York.
Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting up with two blogger friends, Natalie Holbrook and Jenny Komenda.  It was so great to get together and chat all things blogging.  Natalie’s apartment could be the cutest thing ever.  (Sorry I didn’t take more photos of it as I was gawking!)  And to my delight, Natalie had the most beautiful spread of tea & sweets for us.  You guys, the woman made sure every bit of it was gluten-free and dairy-free.  I can’t tell you much that means because  – oh man, for someone GF/DF, you KNOW firsthand how tricky it is at the grocery store….so to have someone go to that effort for you….well, it could be one of the kindest gestures ever.

The menu?  Beautiful meringue cookies, homemade marshmallows from City Bakery (one of my favorites in the city), licorice & cinnamon bears, sweet tarts, strawberries, kettle corn, peppermint tea, blood orange sparkling French soda.  And dear Jenny brought macarons.  Oh, love those women.  And, love seeing them as moms.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  We have lots planned for you for next week.  Can’t wait to have you back.  In the meantime, we’ll be going to this art exhibit today.  I’ll be marching straight to NARS to buy this lipstick (Jenny had it on & it may be the most perfect pink lipstick ever).  And we have some good meals at home on the docket.  They will likely include some rice & beans and 3 kinds of salsas.

Love to all our readers,


P.S.   Watch for us in the Deseret News next week (the newspaper in Salt Lake City).  We did an interview with them recently.  Can’t wait to see the article.

P.P.S.  LOVED this interview on the Happiness Project with Gabrielle Blair (Design Mom).  Hear what makes her happy.  It’s honest & refreshing and really worthwhile read (per usual!)

P.P.P.S.  Just kidding.  I’ll stop now 🙂 🙂  Even though there’s always so much more I want to share with you.

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  1. natalie holbrook February 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    looooooOOOOOooved having you over! and can't weet till i see you next!

  2. linsey February 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    aww Mara I am blushing (and laughing. I wish I was half as cool as you say.) And that tea party looks amazing!

  3. Molly February 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Aw. Makes me want to have a little tea party of my own. Only outside. It is ridiculous here right now. 75 in February? Yes, please.

  4. ellen February 26, 2012 at 3:59 am - Reply

    I met Joe through his friend Mat in Boston. I love his video about Isabella's birth in the snow storm.

  5. Beth February 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I now want to have a tea party. Video is so cute. Very cool stuff

  6. brazilian women for marriage February 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Is that an avocado? Have a great party with family is a memorable event in family reunions. I love this blog.

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