Friday Favorites

February 21, 2020
Happy Friday, friends! Who doesn't love a short work week and what's promising to be a relatively nice weather weekend for us here! We celebrated Gary's birthday with a dinner date at a new restaurant in Boston called Mariel. It's a Cuban restaurant with a very fun Miami vibe! I cannot say enough great things about the food and service - seriously, everything we ate was beyond delicious. All the food is meant to be shared and our favorite was the Fufu Gnocchi, which honestly was one of the best things I've ever eaten!

(Notice all the great toys at our feet!)

They treated us to a glass of champagne since we were celebrating Gary's birthday!
What's in my Amazon Cart?! A few random bits that I'm getting ahead of vacation and also just because. 
 Love this one piece swimsuit and it has fantastic reviews. 
 This dainty necklace hits at the perfect length with the other one I wear every day. 
Bought this ruffle skirt for our trip to Portugal and also for warmer months. Comes in a ton of fun colors. 
Links & Other things
  • I loved this article about how to raise kind kids
  • I tried this nail polish I mentioned last week and 3 coats seemed to have done the trick at not chipping as easily. Also, it lives up to the hype of drying fast! 
  • This was a fun read from The Everymom on a morning routine with 2 kids
  • Our Air Fryer may just be my favorite kitchen appliance - can't wait to try some of these foods from Trader Joe's that are perfectly done in the air fryer. 

In case you missed it I shared some recently read books and spring work wear pieces I'm eyeing! Hope you have the best weekend!


  1. The fab pic of you two cracks me up with all the toys. I remember those days, lol. The swimsuit is almost as darling as you! xo

  2. I love the restaurant. It looks so good. What a cute swimsuit. Happy weekend.

  3. That ruffle skirt is super cute!

  4. What a perfect bday dinner! I have a top that looks super similar to the style of that skirt. Same color, print and it’s tiered too, just with short sleeves lol. I can’t relate more to all the toys in the living area. They take over everything! Have a great weekend!

  5. I have to try that nail polish immediately! Thanks for sharing lady! Hope you have a great weekend! XO

  6. That restaurant looks amazing and so do you two! I need to try that nail polish. I've been using Zoya for awhile that also has less chemicals, but I need some new shades. I am so happy it's supposed to be a decent weekend. It's freezing here today! Have a great weekend!

  7. That restaurant has such cool ambiance! I was eyeing one of the sweaters in your work wear post, but by the time I got to shopping it was all sold out. :( Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. What an awesome-sounding new restaurant! I'll have to add that to my list for whenever we *finally* make it back towards Boston. I love love love that one-piece, too! I've had some great luck with Cupshe in the past :) happy Friday!

  9. Can you tell me how you have time to read??? You have a full time job, you have a blog, you have a husband and a baby and don't you also have a part time wedding gig that you do? I'm in awe. Please do a post on how you get things done!!!

  10. Happy Birthday, Gary! That restaurant looks beautiful! You all are such a handsome couple. Cheers!

  11. That's one chic one-piece swimsuit dear! Anyway, happy birthday to Gary!

    Jessica |


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