Better Together

Last week, family and friends gathered to honor the life of my great aunt Elaine, who died at age 89 after a long illness. I showed up just a few minutes before the service began, as is my way, and settled in next to my little sister, Betsey. Displayed on the dais of the funeral… Continue reading Better Together

Solstice Satisfaction

Few things are better than summer. Garden vegetables, hospitable southern humidity, and strong cold drinks mark the season that'd come to be remembered for one thing: adventures. Whether you're hosting a garden party, day-tripping to your favorite city, cruising the Bold City by bike, or strolling the beach at sunset; Summer is meant for activity.… Continue reading Solstice Satisfaction

Momni Milestones: Making Room to Grow

A month ago, I stood in front of 350 people, looking out at a Fashion Show that a dream team of coworkers and I had spent four months -- who am I kidding -- a whole year planning for. That Thursday I had opened the shop, sold last minute tickets to the show, taped line-up… Continue reading Momni Milestones: Making Room to Grow

Momni Summer Writing Contest

As big as our Momni community is now, it's important to remember that it started with just two special people: Joy Lee and her mother, Mary. Eight years after the pair first started their business, the family business has grown along with its aspirations. From in-shop events, to buzz word fashion shows, to our everyday… Continue reading Momni Summer Writing Contest

Self Care Benders

Grey light brushed my eyes on a Tuesday morning with soft severity. An exhausted snooze button met my hand for the sixth time, and I rolled over a dark mass of pillows to find my round tabby cat, Pumpkin, staring at me with an exceptionally annoyed look. I know that seeing, "Get up you lazy… Continue reading Self Care Benders

Model Citizen

When I was offered a spot as a model in my favorite boutique’s second annual fashion show, it was like receiving my letter from Hogwarts. But as the day of the show approached, I became nervous, palpably so. I felt like I hadn’t prepared at all. The outfits had been chosen, sure. But was I… Continue reading Model Citizen