14 March, 2012


 bathing beauty
Veda and I took an impromptu trip to Miami this weekend to visit with a dear friend and her new baby boy. We had a blast- hanging on the beach, playing in the sand, chasing birds, clapping at waves, cooling off in the pool, napping ocean side and just getting some good quality time with friends. We treated ourselves to a room at the Sagamore, a surprisingly kid friendly art hotel right on the beach. For someone who hasn't been on vacation in over a year (besides visiting family), this was a treat! Also, the room had a separate living room where I could shut the door- essential for a baby who goes to sleep at 8pm (unless you don't mind hanging out in the bathroom for the rest of the night!). We even got to see my dad and his family for a lunch date at a playground one afternoon. The trip was pretty quick, but it certainly was nice to feel the warm sun on our winter bones! Veda was surprisingly easy to travel with, though solo airline travel with a 1 year is some serious stuff... I think she was just so excited by all the new places and things. She was an absolute gem. I would do it again in a heartbeat! But next time, it would be fun to have daddy along (he was on a rare work trip)!!
the Sagamore
Jamie and cute-as-can-be Beckett
 the view from our room!
 Veda with her aunt Jenna
 a sleepy Veda with me and my little brother and sister!
 Veda with great aunt Beth
someone LOVING the beach
ordering lunch by the pool
playing footsies with Beckett
mamas and babies

some sand may or may not have been eaten...
you know you had fun when you need a vacation from your vacation..


  1. Such lovely photos, that frilly swimming costume is sooo cute and those fab Saltwater sandals, perfect. Would love to wear the same myself!

  2. i know... i would love to find a suit like that in my size! : )

  3. That's it - I have to order some Saltwaters for the kids & myself, can't resist. Could you advise me - I'm living in France & don't fancy the prospect of returning wrong sizes to the US - can you confirm they are large fits? I've heard you need to go a size down on them??? Excuse me for the strange question...

    1. Yes, I would say they run a bit large. Veda's feet measure just over 4", and her sandals are a size 3 infant- and there's still some room to grow. I imagine they'll fit her through the summer. Hope that helps!! : )

  4. I have 2 girls....5yr old and 8 mths old and would love to dress them as well as you dress your girl....where are your favorite shopping spots for her?

    1. You're too sweet!! I buy a lot of stuff at children's consignment shops when I can.. sometimes the stuff has barely been worn! I also like online shops like Gilt.com and MyHabit.com b/c you can get a lot of things at good prices. Vintage pieces are my favorites because they are unique- Etsy.com and Ebay are good places for that. I think Estella has beautiful stuff, but usually only shop when it's on sale... hope this helps!

    2. Thanks so much! Now for some fun internet searching ;)