Thursday, 20 January 2011

Guest ♥ 2 - A Day in the Life

Welcome to my second guest in my Life in Pictures series. Many of you I know, will already by familiar with Nicolette Mason. As I keep telling her, she is living my dream life in Brooklyn in New York, USA. She travels extensively to my dream destinations of Tokyo, Berlin and most recently Bali. She writes for Vogue Italia. And of course, she wears my dream wardrobe, filled with designer pieces with a lot of sparkle. So she seemed like a very obvious choice to ask to be part of this series. I am quite fascinated with her life and I'm sure you will be too. Here is a Day in the Life of Nicolette...

On Friday, I started my day with a single-egg omelette, a piece of toast with truffle butter, and a cup of Earl Grey Tea.

After breakfast, I migrated to my computer to devote several hours to writing. I managed to complete an article for Vogue Italia about Crystal Ren's rapid rise, as well as an essay for my own personal body of work.

With several hours of solid work under my bed, I finally mustered up the courage to properly get dressed to venture outside to run several errands. A simple task turned daunting when the weather is absolutely frigid! I settled on a black wool Marc Jacobs dress worn with thick tights under a faux fur coat.

The walk through my neighbourhood was chilling, so cold that the nearly week-old snow could still be found everywhere!

After a stop at the post office, I headed to my first real destination: Brook Farm General Store, an adorable shop in Wiliamsburg that sells everything from soap to miniature chalk boards to dog collars. As I've been using rose water as a toner for years, I decided to try out Robert's Rose Water, and brought a bottle home with me.

The shop owners have an amazing and expansive collection of vinyl records. Friday's playlist was Amy Winehouse.

Brook Farm is also home to the most wonderful beagle puppy, Nutmeg!



By this time of day, I had worked up quite the appetite, so my significant other and I set out to try La Superior, a Mexican restaurant in my neighbourhood that neither of us had been to.

We tried a sampling of tacos (chipotle shrimp, grilled fish) and had a side dish of corn.

After lunch, I stopped by my local book shop, Spoonbill & Sugartown. Spoonbill has a really fatastic selection of independent periodicals and magazines that I love browsing for inspiration.

My final stop before heading home to do more work was to Brooklyn Charm,a jewelry supply store where patrons can make necklace and charm bracelets. I was there for anothr purpose, however - to buy yards of metal for my own accessories line, Prey for Dawn.


With more work to do and a necklace to make, I took my supplies home and devoted another few hours before the S.O. and I would meet for dinner at Rye, one of our favourite restaurants in NYC. I had a beautifully prepared free-form lasagne with mushrooms. It was incredible, and managed to put me right to sleep!


Sarah said...

Cute - I especially love the first picture. A heart shaped omelette!

andrea said...

I really enjoy this type of post :)

Little Lj said...

I miss Brooklyn. *sigh*

Tamara Nicole said...

I loved all of these phtoos, how fun! Esp the egg omlet in a heart shape, love it!!!

Becky said...

Love this post, especially the heart-shaped omelette, the striped to-do list and the puppy!

sacramento said...

What a fantastic life in photos.
Thank you for sharing.
Your photos are always amazing.

Cloud of Secrets said...

Delightful! I like how she is definitely working -- writing and doing her accessories line -- but she also has opportunities to appreciate restaurants, attractive shops, and a yummy breakfast. Would that we could all find that balance!

MargieF said...

this is a lovely life. i need to find a shop that sells jewellery making supplies, ebay just isnt cutting it.

Hannah said...

I love these posts so much, a heart shaped omelet, beautiful!!!

Hannah xx

Lets_go_find_a_Rain_beau! said...

I love Nicolette & her blog! She really seems to live the good life! :-)



Rachel said...

I am so jealous of her life - it looks so incredible!

❤Cate❤ said...

is that a heart shaped omelette? so cute <3

I love these posts such a wonderful glimpse into someone elses life xoxosu

Helen said...

Oh her life seems so beautiful! I'd love to visit Brooklyn.

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

I want this life! The photos are really intimate without being too much so.

Great post.

Carina said...

What a wonderful lfe in pictures, I imagine her to be so cultured as she balances work life with going to fancy restaurants and the like.

xx Carina

gee said...

this post was perfect.
oooh how i wish i lived in many beautiful places to wander & so much inspiration.
that beagle is the cutest thing ever..<3

the exhausted etiquette (kirstine) said...

I have a beagle too! yours is so so cute, oh my goodness! :)))


Shamini said...

beautiful pictures!!
heart-shaped omelette!
that's so cute!


janettaylor said...

I love heart shaped omlette! :D


Vicki said...

yup its settled.. i want her id love to live in brooklyn!!! great post idea my dear! :) x

Maria Ana said...

That is the kind of life I want to have. I was not made to be in an office from 9.30 to 18.30 doing uncreative stuff... :(

So inspiring!

Harriet said...

Gosh, sounds like the perfect day! I am going to have to go see her blog straight away as she sounds lovely!

Jazzabelle said...

oh, what a lovely guest post! the first picture is just perfect, what a adorable and tasty looking breakfast! xx

Casee Marie said...

I love these series! It's always fun to have a peak into someone else's day-to-day. And I can sufficiently say I want Nicolette's life, haha.

Filipa said...

What an interesting life! :) I would love to be in touch with Vogue , ANYHOW- writing or any other way! Beautiful pictures, loved her article in V Italia!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

is that a heart shaped egg on your sandwich? if yes, how cute!

FromGemWithLove said...

Amazing xx

Mat said...

first i've heard you headed to NYC,for a minute i was thinking wow newcastle looks amazing at the moment!

the food looks nice as always

nicolette said...

Thanks so much Paula for including me in this feature, again! The comments are cracking me up - guess some people didn't pick up on the guest post :)

And yes, the omelette is heart-shaped! I was gifted a heart-shaped egg/pancake mold when I first moved into my home.

Marissa said...

This is such a fun post! Loved looking through your day in pictures. I adore that heart shaped egg :)


Electric Lady said...

yup, her life sounds pretty fun, but i've been reading your blog for a while now and yours sounds equally awesome too! i love your concept of "life in pictures."