Hello Friends! It was a rad day at BlogHer. My panel is finished. (Grace was smart. Alex was hilarious.) And the audience asked brilliant questions. From there, it was time for a quick change and then I went straight to the Gala.

Oh my. I don’t even have words for the awesomeness of the Gala. The only negative I could come up with is that I was enjoying myself so much (I was busy painting words on people), that I forgot to take pictures. : )

While I’m in New York doing all things BlogHer, here are a few things I’ve wanted to share with you.

Cool white bathrooms.
-Whoa. Look at these images from the Mount St. Helens volcano blast back in the day.
Draw your own earrings.
Hand gestures.
This tiny space looks absolutely magical.
-Living in the west makes me want to own a Maynard Dixon painting (I can dream…).
-Home inspiration: styling ideas (including the great image above).
-Loving all things preppy? Me too. I want a copy of Take Ivy.

I write a daily post for Babble’s Family Style blog. Here are this week’s posts:
Super sweet baby toys — I love the wrist rattles.
-A keepsake journal for keeping track of your baby’s schedule.
Fall backpacks in fun prints.
United States cutting boards.
-The top 5 well-designed baby books.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I have some fun BlogHer activities tomorrow (a couple of interviews and a photoshoot), and then I’m hoping to spend some time hanging out in the city. If the day goes really well, I’ll even make it to H&M — my kids asked me to bring back jeans for Back to School. I fly home Sunday morning and I’ll see you back here on Monday. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — It must be said: June has been an absolute trooper. She is a delight.

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