HELLO, VAN FLUTES

LIFESTYLE BLOG

May 14, 2018

There's this formula we all think our pregnancy is going to follow. The morning sickness, followed by crazy cravings and the cute bump, "glowing" skin and finally with you pushing your beautiful baby into the world in a bespoke robe with this perfect "I woke up like this" look. The experience later to be shared on Instagram with professional photog...

April 30, 2018

Did anyone ever tell me that newborns would be this hard? Because I really don't think anyone ever told me... Instagram and Facebook moms make it look so easy! These past 7 weeks have rocked my world and I only have one kid, a hands-on husband and a temporarily live-in mother to help! Hats off to single parents and parents of multiples! One (of the...

February 13, 2018

I love having flowers in the house. Well, really any plants and greenery. But just because I love them, doesn't always mean they love me back. I've tossed even the "easiest" house plants in the trash and was convinced my house was toxic (because obviously it was my house, not me). Thankfully, when it comes to fresh flowers in the house, I seem to h...

December 23, 2017

Beginning December 26th we switch gears from gift giving to Christmas clearance extravaganza, better known as boxing day in some countries. The days preceding Christmas can feel like a shopping hangover (or even just an actual hangover) but this is your prime time to do some savvy shopping. I know, I know, more shopping?! I promise you'll thank me...

December 14, 2017

Winter in New York is magical. It's truly every scene from every Christmas movie ever set in NYC. The crisp air has made us forget all about those sweaty subway rides from the summer past and the first dusting of snow over Central Park begins to melt our cold New Yorker souls. While winter everywhere else can be fairly miserable, in NYC it comes wi...

December 5, 2017

With just 14 weeks left... there are lots of things we have, and lots of things we don't have. Thankfully, all my mom friends really came through for me when it came time to finding out what we actually NEED. Now as we all know, some of the best baby stuff isn't actually a need but more of an "OMG this is the most adorable thing I've ever seen" as...

November 7, 2017

I think that at this point, the news is out, WE'RE PREGNANT! If you're planning on throwing a gender neutral baby shower, it's probably because you've decided to wait to find out the sex of your baby 'til due day. I however, do not have that kind of patience, so when it came time to throw a baby shower in the US with my friends and family, we were...

September 18, 2017

So you've decided you wan't to start a blog? Or maybe you haven't 100% committed to the idea yet and you're just doing a little research. As someone who knew very little about blogging when I started "Hello, Van Flutes" earlier this year, it seemed a little overwhelming to know where to start. That coupled with the fear of what I'd actually write a...

July 26, 2017

Even if you think you're going to be one of those laid back, simple brides, saying "yes" is a BIG deal when finding your dress...and uh...fiancé. It's best to be prepared if you want to eliminate, or at least reduce, stress and anxiety about finding your perfect dress. Here are my tips for doing just that.

Budget Reality Check

Listen, these things do...

July 17, 2017

Maybe it was Ed Sheeran's new song "Barcelona" or maybe it was all of the beautiful Gaudi Architecture (and red wine), but Barcelona Spain officially has a place in my heart. These are my must-do's and more importantly, MUST EATS for 3 days in Barcelona.

THINGS TO DO:

Maybe you've heard of the architect and genius Gaudi, maybe you haven't. I'll be ho...

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