Backyard (Inspired) Entertaining.

Living in Manhattan, one of the things I really miss is having an outdoor space to entertain friends and family. Outdoor spaces here are few, far between, and/or very expensive. Recently, I hosted a fun little night for a few of my friends with Mike’s Hard Lemonadeinspired by the idea of backyard entertaining.

Stripe Finds // Little discoveries you'll love


These Sam Edelman booties are pretty much the perfect casual Fall boot. The low (1.5 inch) heel makes them great for running around the city, and I like that the heel isn’t covered (I always manage to ding mine!) They come in four colors and are priced affordably… under $150!


This luxe water bottle from S’well has changed my gym game for the better. I love my BKR bottles but they just don’t hold enough water. This guy holds 17 oz. of fluid + keeps beverages cold for 24 hours. The sleek shape makes it fit easily into all of my bags.

bling, bling

I was a little over monogrammed necklaces (sorry!) until I spied this one at BaubleBar. The longer chain + spinning central element make it feel unique and special (not to mention fun to play with.) It will layer perfectly with shorter gold necklaces.

bag lady

I’ve been really impressed with all of J.Crew’s new arrivals this season but am particularly drawn to the new “Bennett” crossbody bag. The size + silhouette is perfect, and doubles as a clutch if you take off the strap. Also, you can monogram it. The spearmint hue is fun and unexpected.