New {York} Me


designer Pellegrino
Candy dress @ Dylans Candy Bar

Alice’s Tea Cup

I thought I would share a few more pictures from my whirlwind trip. I ate at some great places {Balthazara’s}, I shopped in Soho {Uniqlo & AllSaints = drool & drool} and I connected with some truly great people. This time what I brought back was something far better than a piece of clothing or trinket to display. I brought back new friendships, inspiration, hope, and even a dose of courage.
Do you ever find yourself passing up things because they seem too big, too much trouble or maybe you even feel a little afraid? I do. I pass up on great opportunities, things I want to do and things I think I should do but I somehow talk myself out of them. When this trip came up at the last minute my instinct was that I wanted to go and then as usual I began to talk myself out of it.
I heard something the other week in a course that I’m taking . . .
“It’s better to feel fear than it is to feel regret.”
This thought kind of rocked my world. I let fear stop me from doing so many things. Things I see other people do with ease. And do you know what happens then…..regret, resentment and sometimes even jealousy. Ugly little things that take up residence and can turn into giant big things. Regret lasts far longer than a day or two of fear (and believe me I know how horrible fear can feel. It can make you physically sick).
Are there any opportunities or things that you are passing up or holding back on because of fear?
Just a little word of encouragement for you today. You are stronger than you think and when you take that step and do that thing, whatever it is, you’ll get a new dose of courage to carry in your pocket for the next time.
Happy Weekend!


  • Metallo Bianco Jewelry
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 11:01am

    Thank you for sharing the pics…and I LOVE that quote, "It's better to feel fear than it is to feel regret." That is going to be my new motto. :)

  • A Perfect Gray
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 11:28am

    wonderful post. I almost talked myself outta going, too. so glad I went….

    thanks for the inspiration…


  • K. Crane: Big Fat Art Cloth
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 12:08pm

    Thank you so much. Since leaving Chicago after living there for 20 years and now living in Kentucky, I find myself often hiding in my little cave and looking at pictures of me in my single, city days and saying, "that's still me. I'm still that girl." I'm going back to Chicago for a week in october. I can't wait!

  • jessica
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 2:05pm

    Love this. And loveYOU.

  • bink and boo
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 4:59pm

    Thank you for the inspiration. I needed to hear this. I am so glad that you had a good time in NY.

  • Miz.November
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 10:08pm

    Great post. I fear way too much in life. I've actually been wanting this new book called Fearless by Max Lucado.

    I'm glad you took the trip. :)

  • Cindy Rand
    Commented on September 24th, 2010 at 10:51pm

    Sounds like you made the right decision to go! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Glad you decided to go for it! :-)

  • Jane, Naples, Florida
    Commented on September 25th, 2010 at 5:00am

    Thank you! I am off to Paris in
    a few weeks, and a bit fearful..
    your post definitely helped. You
    have a beautiful, inspirational

    Flora Doora

  • Mela
    Commented on September 25th, 2010 at 5:39am

    I love that cute dress with stripes :)
    xo Mela

  • Life love, clutter and other beautiful things.
    Commented on September 26th, 2010 at 6:08am

    Fabulous sentiment! Gorgeous pics too.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on September 26th, 2010 at 11:57pm

    Thank you guys for the sweet comments. I so happy to have encouraged a few and to know that we all are at the same place sometimes.

    xx trina

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on September 28th, 2010 at 4:52am

    jealous, so v.v. jealous right now. love your words, i think it is a common dilema. good on you for acknowledging it trina and doing something! jx

  • Island Missy
    Commented on September 28th, 2010 at 6:34am

    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip and some wonderful & inspiring words. The power of your words are like anything I've read in weeks. It comes to see that you find inspiration in the most unexpected places. For me your blog is a place I visit ofen to see things that I like: Pictures, photos, design objects. today I found something else.
    I used to live in NYC until I got married to my French hubbie. Now I live in another great place,Paris. Ever since I've come here it's been uphill. It's been a mix of melancholy, leaving my career to start from scratch, learning to live in another culture that's really taken a lot of me. I'm known as courageous and perseverant back home and lately things have become so dull and un-inspiring. Reading your message was like a ring of a bell. Thanks for sharing your message. I will write this on a special place on my desk.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on September 28th, 2010 at 9:07pm

    Thanks, Jules!

    Island Missy – thank you for sharing your story. I often dream of living in France but as you said living in a different culture must be really challenging. And you are a strong person for doing what you are doing and each day you'll become more stronger! xx

  • Holly Goes Lightly
    Commented on October 18th, 2010 at 8:42pm

    thank you

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