Monday, May 6, 2013


{ 6th street between Avenues B and C }

I have to admit, there are some serious perks to living in Alphabet City. Along with more cool, quaint and delicious bars and restaurants than I'll ever be able to try -- we have gardens. Around corners and nestled between apartments and bodegas are community gardens, lovingly maintained and tended-to by residents nearby. 

My favorite one so far was introduced to me (via an Instagram comment, naturally) by my friend Kate. It also happens to be right next to my favorite restaurant in the hood, Grape & Grain. Right there on 6th street is an oasis that feels worlds away. It's lush, extremely well taken care of, and has a pond and a tree house. It's also quiet. I took Lexi there on Saturday afternoon to snap some photos and just generally enjoy this peaceful little spot.

{ Beyond obsessed with these. Comfortable, easy-to-wear, and cool. }

Truth be told, you will not frequently find me wearing heels for a stroll around my neighborhood, but you will almost always find me in a denim shirt from Madewell. This dark wash (as well as the light wash) are in ultra-heavy rotation these days. (Both were well-worth the $70 investment.) I especially love the contrast this dark denim gives with my stark white Paige 'Skyline' jeans. Easy, spring-y, and very me.

[Photos by Lexi]


  1. Lovely photos!

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  2. You look lovely, Taylor. The pictures are so elegant and peaceful.


  3. obsessed with all of coach's heels for summer-- these are amazing!!


  4. Beautiful photos! That treehouse is amazing. Way to utilize a great space.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  5. UMMMMM HELLO, Coach heels! And I love your secret garden. There's something magical about a pop of nature in the middle of the city.

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

  6. cheers particularly for the quickstart vids, I was so excited after downloading the tools that you cannot imagine how disappointed I was to discover I couldn’t get them to work! You came to my rescue and saved the day!