7:30 AM Wake up and take my Pomeranian Ponyboy for a walk through our Brooklyn neighborhood Greenpoint. We meet my husband Zac for coffee around the corner at Grumpy’s and walk back home together.
8:30 AM Get home and turn on the Today Show. Zac and I each chose a Candelles candle to burn during our work day. While quarantining in NYC last year, we really found that candles to help us stay focused and comfortable, so they have become part of our daily routine. This morning I go with the scent Peony Blossoms!
9:00 AM Post to Instagram, respond to DMs, start checking my email. As a home & garden content creator, the springtime is super busy for me. Everyone is eager to start gardening and I love sharing tips & tricks with my followers.
11 AM-1PM The middle of my day really depends on what day it is, but today I am volunteering with my local mutual aid group and delivering lunches to my neighbors. During the pandemic our community really came together to help each other out and we’ve continued to do so during this recovery stage.
1:30 PM Make lunch and check Instagram. I’m getting ready to launch my home & garden online boutique soon, so I need to make sure I will be available when the merch is delivered. And of course I will be carrying Candelles candles! I also have to plan for my garden’s soil and plant deliveries this week.
2:00 PM Start working on floral arrangements and decor for tonight’s dinner. My friend Christina is turning 32, but always wanted to celebrate her quinceañera… so we’re going to make it happen! I’m using Frida Khalo, the beautiful flowering plants in Mexico City, and the colors of papel picado for inspiration. I purchased brightly colored carnations, statice, birds of paradise, freesia, and protea flowers from my favorite bodega. Plus, mini piñatas and colorful table runners to pull together the whole vibe at dinner.
4:30 PM Pack up all the décor and get in a cab to Bushwick. We’re all meeting for the birthday dinner at Mesa Azteca. I set up our table on the patio for 15 people and patiently await all the guests!
6:00 PM Christina arrives and it's time for margaritas and tacos!
8:00 PM Zac and I leave the party and head back to Greenpoint. Its time to burn another candle, (this time I chose Favorite Sweater!) watch the rest of whatever Netflix show I’m binging (The Circle!) and get ready for bed. Thanks for spending the day with me!