Daily Covet: Westin Home Collection, Heaven on Earth

I revisited my favorite hotel bed this weekend.

My husband and I had a staycation for our 8th Anniversary, and stayed at this little hotel in Midtown.  It wasn’t the “Presidential Suite” at some swanky high-rise hotel or a European-style room at a boutique hotel downtown.  But it was the room I wanted at the Element Hotel, a cool, modern, extended-stay part of the Westin group, and home to the Westin Home Collection.

The king-sized bed has layer upon layer upon layer of white, down and high thread count Egyptian cotton.  You can’t even imagine the fantastic night’s sleep you can get in this bed.

And since I HATE my own new mattress, it is this Westin Home mattress and bedding that I dream about at night!  And it’s possible to buy them… for a price.

Daily Covet: Easter Dress

We are just days from Easter, and this girl is thinking Easter dresses.  And since I have only boys, I get to buy easter dresses for me instead.

Easter is just one of those holidays that is fun to dress for.  It’s almost like dressing for the Kentucky Derby.  It calls to mind bright colors, feminine silhouettes, seersucker suits and let’s not forget, big hats with grosgrain ribbon.

Today, I’m posting some super cute, feminine and mostly bright dresses that I’d love to pair with my Eater bonnet.

What about you?  Do you like dressing for Easter?

Colorblock Shift Dress, LOFT.com $89 .50

Cotton Sweeney Dress, katespade.com $378

Silver Screen Dress, katespade.com $388

Attaché Dress in Linen-Canvas, jcrew.com $158

Akris Punto Belted Stripe Dress, saksfifthavenue.com $1250


Sundays Mornings Are My Favorite!

I love Sunday mornings.  I rarely sleep in because it’s my favorite day of the week and because I have a 9-month-old that gets up at the crack of dawn.  I wouldn’t want to miss a minute of the day on Sunday though.

We aren’t religious, so we are not one of those families rushing around trying to find our least wrinkled Sunday best and piling into the car to go spend an hour with screaming, squirmy kids all for the joy of getting the “message.”

Our Sunday mornings are quiet, filled with newspapers, laptops, kids playing on the floor, hot coffee and breakfast.  I rarely think about the week ahead because it’s the one time I’m in the moment.

Yes, I know that it’s the day before the dreaded Monday but I liken it to the period of time right before you fall asleep at night, where you know you are going to be sleeping soon but you are conscious enough to know how wonderful it feels to be on the verge.

My advice – enjoy your Sunday.  It’s the quiet before the storm….