The Situation is… Body Talk

The situation is… I am 5’2” with a short torso, small waist, small shoulders, curves and a big booty.

Clothes don’t fit me. And let me tell you, it is so frustrating.  (And I know I am not the only one out there!)

While I was in Nantucket, Emily asked me if I wanted to model for the online store.  Of course I wanted to say “YES!”, but I thought it would be better for our tall, thin, long, perfect little sister, Caroline to do it.  She would show off the clothes better than me!  My sisters and Tim insisted that I should do it.  They wanted the online store to represent real girls… all shapes and heights (and hairstyles)!  Here is how the shoot turned out…

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What do you think? Not horrible.  I was very surprised by the results and I am so happy I did it!

If you live in Los Angeles and are trying to break into the “industry” (an industry that is centered around image), you will definitely have times when you struggle with your own body image.  You always hear people talking about what juice diet or cleanse that they are on.  Raw food this and gluten free that.  All actresses and aspiring actresses have this notion in their heads that they need to be 10 pounds lighter than normal because the camera really does add 10 pounds.  I work my butt off at the Tracy Anderson Studio and I’m still not what the industry would think to be “perfect”.  It’s hard not to worry about it or obsess over it.  I like to eat, but really the eating thing is more important than the actual working out.

I am really inspired by Jennifer Lawrence and her view on her body image.  She is very vocal about it and is a great role model for women and young girls!  You don’t have to be stick thin to make it.  I think she is so hot!


I think confidence is the key to this industry, and that is my new outlook on it!  I am letting go of the worrying and starting to own what I got ;)  I am going to work out as hard as I can, but still listen to my body.  If I can’t work out one day… life will go on!  I will eat healthy (which I normally do and love to do) but if I want to eat a whole box of Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese every once in a while, then I am going to do it.

So thank you, JLaw, for being an inspiration to me.  And to Marilyn Monroe too, who was one of the firsts to prove that this industry loves a woman who is not just skin and bones but who is sexy and confident!

“A Night in the Courtyard” Party


Last night Milly & Grace teamed up with our neighbors in the courtyard for a little block party!  We wanted to celebrate the end of another great summer season and also to show our appreciation to all our loyal customers and friends.


We served macaroons from Petticoat Row Bakery, pink cakepops made by Tim’s husband Santi and pink champagne!


The Diane Firsten Team had a beautiful spread of light bites along with a signature drink in the cutest mini mason jars!


Bodega provided food from the Green and also some tasty Moscow Mules!


The girls at Monelle had mini pink cupcakes and wine!


Even Cape Cod 5 Bank got in on the fun with their appetizers, bank souvenirs and some giveaways!


Lady V or Virna provided some light music for the courtyard!  Thanks for being the “Courtyard DJ” Virna! You rocked it!


It was so much fun to see everyone after such a busy summer season!





Thanks to everyone who spent “A Night in the Courtyard!”


Boston POPS on Nantucket

Pops Saturday is the day that the Boston POPS come over to the island as well as one guest star (this year it was Matthew Morrison!) to perform a benefit concert for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. And POPS Saturday is my favorite Saturday. On POPS Saturday, people ask you all day long if you’re “popping” (yes, we have turned the name of the orchestra into a verb). To which we reply “oh yes we are!” We even close the store early to make the event! Everyone is so excited and happy all day long to know that their night will be spent gathered together with their favorite company picnicking, signing, watching fireworks, and, most importantly, giving back to their community.










We always have the best time, and this year is no different. I can’t wait until next year!

**Warning: This event is not for the faint of heart. Preparation begins in the morning with cooking food. Then, around 3 o’clock you need to head down to the beach (and park about a mile away because streets around the concert are blocked off) to score a spot for a concert that starts 4 hours later. And then after the concert, you have to lug all of your belongings back to your car parked a mile away. But, it’s totally worth it!