a new year is all about starting fresh, doing things differently, trying something new. well, i’ve always used fridays as the day to talk about a favorite thing- something i love, hence the name “friday favorites.”

with the new year i’m going to do “friday favorites” a little differently. every day there is something new i discover, a new book, or an amazing interior, a new movie i have to see, a new item of clothing, or a new gadget, it seems i’m always falling in love with something and feeling inspired. so i thought why just talk about one thing on fridays, why not create a list of whats inspiring me- and, you know i love a list, please let me know if you like it too. so here goes the first FF list of 2014- FF/01

– i’m loving emilia fanjul’s locust valley house in the january issue of vogue, especially the architecture and the gardens.

– i’m loving the new nike + fuelband SE- a little black bracelet you wear that tracks your daily activity. after all a new year is a great time to get fit. read about it all about it here and buy it here. mine is on it’s way!

– i got the new february issue of house beautiful this week- great issue! the miles redd project is insane- love him! see it here.

– i love to customize things, and i love to monogram things, therefore, i’m so excited about my 2 new pairs of new balance 993 sneakers, my favorite tennis shoe, been wearing the same grey sneaker for 15 years- i picked my color, my materials, and yes, i even added my initials- you can too! do it here.

– i love black and white fashion, i especially love all the new women’s black and white fashion added to the MDS Store– see the whole collection here.

– everyone has been blogging about model daria werbowy on the cover of the new harper’s bazaar– hailed as the return of the model to magazine covers, yes, that’s cool, but not as cool as who’s on the cover of the new february issue of vogue– a real girl!


Emila Fanjul’s Locust Valley, NY, house in Vogue/ see here


Nike + Fuelband SE / buy here


A Miles Redd designed home in brooklyn, currently in the new February issue of House Beautiful / see here


Customize your own New Balance 993 Sneakers, you can even monogram them/ buy here


I love this marni dress just added to the MDS Store/ buy here


Girls star, Lena Dunham, on the cover of the February issue of vogue/ from many reasons i think this is cool!


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