Cabana Southampton

Strolling through Southampton last Monday, I came across an interesting and beautifully curated pop-up shop, Cabana Southampton. The “Come Sale Away” sign drew me in….

unnamed-27A line of brightly colored sneakers covered about 15 feet of the front of the store. The dressing rooms were little striped tents that reminded me of mosquito tents for the beach.

A Peek Inside Cabana Southampton

Store owner Julie Heller explained that the store is inspired by vintage pieces. There are vintage books, gorgeous artwork, vintage Chanel handbags & jewelry, candles and stationary that are creatively detailed.

Based in NYC as ERA|LUXE, a cult-fave luxury vintage store, Heller decided to bring the shop to where she summer’s in Southampton, NY. The vintage does so well that she wanted to bring in new products from different designer brands that weren’t well represented on the east end of Long Island/Hampton’s.

Everything inside makes everyone that enters want to purchase something – I guarantee there is at least one piece in this store that will “speak to you.” There are TONS of awesome gifts in this shop – things that you’d “never buy for yourself” but you actually will because that’s how fab it is.

The Cabana Southampton Instagram is loaded with beautifully curated photos of products sold in the shop and gorgeous Hampton’s beachfront views – what’s not to love / “like”? The ever popular HASHTAG HAMPTONS gear is placed around the store between books, scented candles & sprays, accessories and perfectly placed artwork/paintings.

Limited Edition Barbara Kruger sunglasses by Freeway Eyewear // swanky lingerie
#HASHTAGHAMPTONS // Headpieces by Gigi Burris 
#ART and oversize bags ❤ 

They’re staying open until mid-September so I suggest checking it out if you’re on the east end for any of the remaining weeks of summer! There’s an online shop for Cabana Southampton as well so if your weekends are already full of day trips & cocktails for the remainder of the summer, you can still check out all the goods.


Chiara Ferragni

Not only am I obsessed with taking selfies… I am also obsessed with taking selfies with selfie-obsessed fashion bloggers turned fashion designers. Chiara Ferragni is arguably the most successful fashion blogger on the planet. Her team is responsible for The Blonde Salad. She’s an inspiration to up-and-coming fashion people and writers in general, showing that yes – you can develop a lucrative and successful career, starting with writing and curating your own website.

Major moment with matching sunglasses. Mine, Illesteva.

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Kayak Life

Outdoor water activities are the BEST things to do during summer months on Long Island. Went kayaking / SUP yesterday on the Great South Bay from Bellport, NY. Below are some photos, while I’m laying in bed this rainy morning (afternoon, actually) reminiscing. 

Bellport Village, Long Island
Heading toward the Great South Bay

Different Ways to Drink

Paint Nite NYC is an innovative and fun way to have a glass of wine while actually accomplishing and creating something beautiful! (usually)

I’ve recently attended my 2nd Paint Nite NYC at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers with a bunch of the girls. It’s a great concept for an easy night out! You’re making something pretty while chatting & catching up with friends and you don’t actually drink more than 1-2 beverages. The painting we made was extremely simple & rated “easy.” Next time I’m totes trying a “medium” level of difficulty! Below are some photos of our Paint Nite Out!








Smile for a Stranger

The years between 18 and 28 are the most difficult, psychologically. Because it’s make or break time. You no longer have the excuse of “youth” and it’s time to become an “adult” – but you are just not ready.

Enjoy acting like a child, especially in a world where the adult stuff tends to get the best of us.

I’ve been admiring this amazing street art by Kelsey Montague on the corner of Kenmare St. & Mott St. in Nolita, a block away from where I work. The piece was hand drawn in paint pen and looks super rad. I passed by the mural a few times this week wanting have my photo taken in front of it, obvi – but with no luck. No innocent bystanders to harass….

Until yesterday, I was walking super fast passed it & noticed a man who stopped on the side of the road, got off his bike and was animatedly snapping photos. I stopped in my tracks and asked him if he wouldn’t mind taking a photo of me in front of it?

Turns out, this guy absolutely RULESSS! He had his helmet on with his Go-Pro attached and literally started directing me into different poses. He was posing exactly how he wanted me to look, of course – making it super epic to watch & act. I was laughing so hard, as you can see in a few of the photos. Afternoon was made! Had such a blast for a quick 3 minutes with this complete stranger. Random events like this help remind me that it’s more fun to be young. Act silly. Be weird. Just because you’re supposed to be an “adult” doesn’t mean you need to feel or act like one.

Live on betches, live. on.

Kenmare St. & Mott St.
Now, look down.
Now FLY!
Spread your wings.
RAWR – haha but no, if you saw what this man looked like directing me, you would cry laugh.