My name is Nicole and I have a passion for creativity, culture and style. Living in New York, I come into contact with inspiration everyday and it can be a bit overwhelming.  Happy Pretty Things is a place where I can collect my inspirations and share my discoveries with readers like you! When I'm not blogging, I can be found searching for the perfect pizza with my husband Joe or exploring Central Park with my french bulldog Rocco. I also can be found illustrating and designing stationery cards under the Etsy shop, Nicole Marie Paperie.  To view more of my illustrations, you can also visit www.nicolealesi.com.