Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift Guide..for the kids

forget monday muse...we have more people on the list and this one is most important!!!  
My little girl is quite girly and loves presents...don't they all?  So shower them with what they will enjoy.  I found most of these at Sweet WIlliam...a store close to my house that I just adore.  They have one in Brooklyn too and online.
Are you still shopping like me?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gift wish list

 1| This outfit by theory....i love the proportions and quality  2| céline dream 3| my favorite notecards by sugar paper
 4| i adore these with black diamonds by my dear friend Jane Pope Collection 5| new year notecards by riffle paper co. 
6| chanel nail polish...i collect these cuties:) 7| dior lip conditioner this is an amazing product 8| macaroons by ladurée they have a shop in nyc's the best thing i have ever tasted 9| cashmere robe
 10| this bike for my downtown life

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Muse...CAPRI

 1| Vintage divers need comfort..with our CAPRI's bib halter tie neck you can dive all you want:) 
2| CAPRI maillot in a textures black fabric with sparkly white's very french...oui? 
Our Capri Maillot is a style we brought back this season by your I hope you like the two new colors we are making it in 3| Ruffles by the beach...why not! 4| The low cut back is a nice contrast to the covered cleavage.  I just love the open back much more then boobies in your face.  BE CLASSY WEAR CAPRI!  available in seafoam/polka dot, the classic buff/champagne, and black/white.
all above images via Pinterest

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift Guide..for the girls

1| Meamea Paperie letter pressed cards  2| Our sexy Sardinia maillot illustrated by Gadabout (you can choose from many cute drawings to fit your giftee 3| Beautiful gemstone magnets 4| Samudra cosmetic bags perfect for the ocean lovers:) 5| lets face it all girls need to clean their clothes and house but it's not fun unless you have the Laundress (#6) then you can be as fashionable as this lady in 6|  photograph by  Jamie Nelson, makeup by my fav Lottie Stannard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DECK THE HALLS..pop up shop

We are so excited to be doing this Pop Up shop (opening party this Saturday 6-10pm) in Nolita...the place will be full of up and coming designers, food vendors and decorated by local artist!  Come holiday shopping with us and support young designers and artist from the neighborhood.  We will have some new things from the brand new 2012 collection!  Don't Miss It!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Muse...ACAPULCO

ACAPULCO is our next bikini with Loop and ball buttons shape.  It comes in 2 colors and a red as pictures and buff/white. 1| loop image 2| Rouge Apker in the red loop bikini 3| Vintage VOGUE 1955 image that's so inspirational. 4| Double ring in gold that has a similar loop look.
All images via Pinterest.
Below are the Monday Muse's from the past (clockwise) AMALFI, ST.TROPEZ, ANTIBES, & TIKI.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday weekend recap...

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!  Our first Thanksgiving as hosts in New York City was wonderful!  We had members of our families..even an aunt and uncle from Poland!  I had fun making a pumkin and pecan pies with Elle...and Nathaniel made most of everything else (i know I'm a lucky girl to have a chef hubster) ...well wait a minute I also made the mashed sweet potatoes:)  I love setting a table and I'm quite happy how it turned out.  We had 10 people over so added the kitchen table to make it longer...what do you think?  Like my new dining room chairs?  Friday we went to the Central Park Zoo and walked down 5th avenue to see the holiday windows at Beargdorf!  You have to go see for yourself because these pictures don't give it justice.  Saturday we went to the Lincoln Center to see The Nutcracker....Elle loved it!  Oh and because of all these awesome babysitters we have here Nathaniel and I got to go to yoga every day!  That's a big treat and made it all the better weekend.  How was your thanksgiving?  What pie do you usually make?

ps. Thank you to all who came by our sample sale!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sample sale monday & tuesday!

Friends and family get an early start tonight from 5-9pm! So come on and get some early holiday shopping done and sip on a little holiday cheer with Me, Katherine Kwei, and Hunter Dixon girls. We'll see everyone one else for this super sale tomorrow!  
Check out the announcement in TIME OUT NY here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Things I'm Thankful for/ gift of press

We are two days away from Thanksgiving, so thanks we must give!  I'm thankful for the chairs that arrived yesterday so my family has something to sit on at the table of feast!   No but seriously...there is sooooo much I have to be thankful for and I won't bore you with all the names of people but I do have a nice little thing to share and a nice little person to THANK!  Her name is Amy Flurry...She taught me how to do my own Public Relations. With 18 year of experience in freelance writing, contributing, producing articles for top national magazines and online publications she knew the editors take on PR.  Later she started her own business... Paper Cut this gave her the other side's view and the need for Press.  She knew both sides so she started to teach these PR seminars out of Athens, GA.  Amy's seminars became a huge hit but she saw a larger audience in need that she wasn't reaching and so she wrote us a book...THANK YOU AMY!!!
Go on buy one for yourself and one for your friend who has their own business and needs press for success!  I learned so much and have been doing my own pr for 2 years now...and have you seen my PRESS PAGE?  just saying...
Not to take anything away from the girls at LEAPFROG PR, who helped me start and also tough me alot along the way...I'm not sure I'll be taking *smack now with out their help for the first two years.  Either way you go about it Amy's book is an awesome tool and there is always more to learn and more press to get.  If you do it yourself you must know it, if you pay someone to do it for you , you must know what to expect.

ps. Read a little more about how Amy decided to write this book here
pps.  A quote of mine is on the back cover!!!  hehe you'll just have to buy it to see :)

*just kidding 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tara Stiles...

I've been thinking a lot about this new interview series I want to introduce here on my blog.  I have made some new friends in nyc and I wanted to share some of them with you.  They are so interesting and inspiring I don't know where to start. 
  My number one person to interview is Tara Stiles  She has inspired not only me but a wide audience around the world with her healthy and relatable approaches to exercise, awareness, nutrition and everyday well being.  There is so much I could ask her I decided to do a whole series about just HER....Thank you Tara for letting me share a lot of your goodness to my readers.  I hope this series will be helpful to your life as it has been to mine.  Lets start by introducing Tara Stiles..."the coolest yoga teacher ever" -vanity fair 
Tara is a yoga teacher, author, model, and a role model.  I have been taking classes for over two months with her and other super teachers at the Strala Yoga studio.  It's making me want to change my life and become a whole peaceful, centered, wise and so on.  Practice is the key NOT perfection! sooo let's start with an fun interview and I'll continue with more on Tara on either Tuesdays or Thursday...just bacause I'm silly like that.  She has a video blog that's careful if you start watching it's hard to stop. And what's better for my blog then a little bikini body HOW TO...right?
  If you don't live in New York City, don't you worry she has videos for sale HERE.  You can also purchase her "Slim Calm Sexy Yoga"
ok here we go with the interview:

ms. Your yoga video with Jane Fonda is so cool!  How did you meet her? 

Jane has been a hero of mine since I can't even remember.  I literally got a phone call asking me if I could come to LA and meet Jane, she's doing a new project and interested in meeting you. . etc.  So of course, I flew out, met with her.  It was so surreal.  It was in a hollywood studio, Jane was sitting on the couch, and I literally sat on the floor at her feet.  I felt most comfortable there.  We spoke about dance and yoga and making yoga something that wasn't scary and that people can connect with easily.  We hit it off and she asked me to be in the project right there.  I was so excited to just be speaking with her.  Ever since we've been friends and she's been so generous in supporting and saying nice thing about me.  She's the best! 

ms: On your video blog you share some eats, yoga routines, answer all kinds of questions but what's something that people may not already know about you and find surprising?

Tara: I'm not super strict with my food.  I think people might get the impression that I am a raw vegan, porton control person, but I really eat based on awareness and how I feel.  I have the occasional pizza and glass of wine, but not every day. 

ms. your yoga studio is located in you find people here more open minded then in other parts of nyc?

Tara: I think people in NYC are generally pretty open minded, but I find that everywhere.  Once you are able to connect, instead of putting yourself above or below another person, we are all the same.  We all want to connect with each other.  It's human nature.  We are a lot simpler creatures than we like to think sometimes :) 

ms. your skin looks amazing and it doesn't look like you wear much least when I see you.:)  What's your beauty routine? Do you get any special treatments in the city?  Go to a cool spa? Trust me...we all want to know!

Tara: I don't go to the spa (except when I'm leading a reatreat at the Standard in Miami) and then it's steam room, sauna, pool, hot tub, yoga on regular rotation.  My skin regimen is juicing, happy thoughts, lots of water, and headstand.   

ms: We are getting together for a girls night...where do you take me in our nolita/soho hood?

Tara: that would be fun.  We'd go to Gemma, the restaurant connected to the Bowery Hotel. 

ms: What is your biggest accomplishment so far in your career?

Tara: A girl recently connected with me via facebook about how I am helping her through a severe eating disorder.  She is finding her center through meditation and yoga and she says my videos help her connect without feeling any pressure.  That makes me happy.  

ms:  lastly..What's your favorite style in our new 2012 collection?:) and when can we see your bikini body videos?

TARA: I like the suit you hooked me up with!  Very pretty and easy.  First bikini video is up!

She's amwesome right...don't you love her too? i'm gonna be late for my 8am yoga class....see ya 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving table decor...

Via louboosa and shoes blog
Via coco and kelly blog

Brad Ford via lonny magazine

the chairs I need via Pinterest
We are hosting Thanksgiving this year in our nyc loft!  I love entertaining and and so excited to have family here with us for my favorite holiday! The above pictures are inspiring my table decor.  I love the organic feeling of the above.  I hope I can create something with the same feel but do you think I can with my gild trimmed china and white/blue metal table? Also it would help if we had dining table chairs!  Since the move we've been living with out those...only using our kitchen chairs, which I have 4 of.  I'll use those for the ends but I'm really hoping they have these in stock for me to buy before the Turkey day.  I better get to it...only 8 days to go.  How are you decorating your table?  I would love to know your inspiration....any tricks of how to make gold trimmed china look organic?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Muse...ST. TROPEZ

Another Slim Arron's photograph favorite...the legendary St. Tropez is located on the French Riviera.  This town was and still is a summer  'playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires', and it is most-enduringly known as the place where the iconic Brigitte Bardot was "discovered" and for its role in the liberation of southern France during World War II...
So naturally we had to name a swimsuit after this beautiful place.

1. Marysia SWIM's ST. TROPEZ available in three colors..the bottoms are the perfect bikini bottoms.  The top has removable pads and ruffles that fit all sizes well | 2. Anja Rubik...the hair inspiration for our shoot, where my jewelry designer friend and I were the hairdresses:) | 3. Catherine Deneuve is St. Tropez, 1965 via PINTEREST | 4. can't make it to our sweet destination?...use this self tanner voted best in 2011 by IN STYLE magazine as for at least the St. Tropez tan.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


The blog world led me to this special lady...Megan Gonzales (pictured above as a little girl and beautiful young lady today) who is the designer behind Maemae Paperie. After drooling over her blog and website I contacted her to design my last lookbook and a fresh take on our logo.  This girl really gets my esthetic and it's because I love all her work so much, we make a great match.
Anywhooo...go check her work yourself and tell me what you think.
She just launched a new website and new pieces in her shop. I don't know about you, but I'm a big stationary lover and all things letterpress fanatic... I have the calendar and the synchronized swimmers box set and I'm absolutely loving them! hmmm christmas gifts anyone???  Get an early start and use the code
 ( FALL 2011) to get a 20 % discount - good until the end of November....but don't think about it too long now...they are LIMITED EDITION!!!  Do you have a favorite?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Muse...ANTIBES

1. Antibes scalloped bikini on Basia via FWP | 2. Scalloped skirt edges | 3. Fancy fries | 4. Scalloped white fence from a Souther California Beach house designed by Krista Ewart via Being Brazen BLOG
 | 5. vintage suits in white

this must be my personal favorite for this collection..
what's yours?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

LUCKY SHOPS ... Nov 4-6

Marysia SWIM is part of LUCKY SHOPS NYC and we are very excited to meet some of you lucky shoppers soon!  If you haven't already, get your tickets by clicking HERE. Check out their website to see what other designers are participating in this sale.  We are excited to be located so close to our friends at Hunter Dixon!  Please stop by and say hello to Marysia, Nathaniel and Helen and enter to win a special giveaway we are doing together with VERIZON and Rebecca Minkoff.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Muse...AMALFI

1| A little vintage suit board I found on Pinterest 2| Amalfi bikini- sold seperately, available in three colors. The bottom looks great with the St. Tropez top also 3| DIY from Creatures comforts 
4| I just love this shot

Meet AMALFI inspired by the beautiful coast of the Mediterrean and  the beautiful shell colors. If you are not a fan of these colors in a swimsuit, we offer it in two others: seafoam and black. 
Which color do you like best?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Montauk surf trip...

Remember when we went chasing the surf after hurricane Irene left the city?  Ditch Plains is my favorite beach in America and the surf was.........too big for moi:(  Nathaniel though, was in heaven and surfed 5 times a day.  This place is heaven for people like us.  It's where surf and fashion worlds meet.  People like Cynthia Rowley via (Refinery29) and Garance Dore and her *boyfriend are frequent visitors and the beach is beautiful.  It's not pretentious like one would think the Hamptons could's layed back cool and I love it!!!
We stayed at this charming resort Sole East with our girl and doggies.
I'm so excited for this weekend because we are going back to Sole East, Montauk!  It's their last weekend being open and I'm excited to celebrate Halloween there. PARTEY!!!
Do you love Montauk too?

* Founder/blogger/photographer Scott Schuman The Sartorialist -only the #1 blog in the world:)
so if you don't know who Garance's boyfriend is-NOW YOU KNOW..hehe

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Muse...TIKI

1. Rouge Apker shot by Ed Kavishe of FWP 2. vintage phone  3. loop beach chair   4. barbie illustration
Welcome to our new series "Monday Muse" the inspiration behind the new 2012 collection.
First up... TIKI, our loop detailed convertible bikini and a little loop inspiration.  This loop detail is so feminine and pretty and what's extra special is that the high-waisted bottom can be folded down by undoing the side buttons and attaching through the loops.  So while the high-waist is a beautiful look you don't have to have the tan line:)  It has a little bit of lingerie and vintage look that Marysia SWIM is known for.  TIKI is  now available for pre-orders in our SHOP and comes in the all white shown here or black with navy loops.  
What do you think of the TIKI?
ps. this is my new series of inspiration for the new collection available NOW!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Baby it's cold outside...

images via Pinterest

We'll walk in the city with friends and kids.  We'll drink lavender hot chocolate and look for pretty pumpkins.  What are you doing this weekend?
Whatever it is...enjoy this crisp time a year.  Xoxo-Marysia

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lindsey Belle... JUMP

Belle she is!  Lindsey is a sweet sweet lady who wanted to photograph/interview me for her great series of  interviews with women who are inspirational enterprenuers!  I'm flattered to have been passed on by my dear friend Jane who passed the biton onto me.  As you can see I had so much FUN jumping for Lindsey here... for the interview and more pictures go and visit Lindsey's BLOG.

It's crazy that even though there are no trees in sight, I LOVE NYC and my new neighborhood pictured above is "da bomb".   The energy here is incredible and lots of trees a train ride away in Central Park..but who needs to breath when you have inspiration!?


ps. are you sick of looking at me yet?  I swear this is the end of the self indulgence for a while...or is it?
pps. on all pictures above I'm wearing out BIARITTZ dress...available for pre-order HERE

Monday, October 17, 2011

Blog Anniversary!

images via pinterest

Happy ONE year to marysia SWIM blog! I can not believe it's been this long already. I am soooo happy that you all are following my little inspiration board.   THANK YOU A MILLION!!!  It's so fun for me to have this blog!   This next year I plan to get a little more organized and keep a theme going. Seeing if I can improve the way I blog:)

I would love to hear from you all what you like and what you think you would like to see more of? less of?  Have any of you followed from the first post on?
I love to hear from you so come on give this blog a little love today.  xoxo-Marysia

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Masculine Nursery for Baby Evans

1. I love chalkboard walls...DIY here  2. Landon Metz art  3. multi leather rug  4. DIY lighting  5.Celadon Cow hide chair Chassity bought in Charleston, SC 6. OEUF Sparrow crib that nicely converts into a toddler bed.

My sweet friend Chassity ( remember her from my series ) from LOOK LINGER LOVE is pregnant with a BOY and had a bunch of interior decorators/bloggers put together a room for the little man to feature here.  I'm no interior designer but I LOVE to decorate!  Since I first heard of her series I started to LOOK at all things nursery on my PINTEREST page and so I hope you'll LINGER here a bit and check out my MASCULINE ROOM. Thank you Chassity for including me among these talented decorators:)
I think simple is best and keeping things calm and natural will help the baby grow up this way too. I can see lots of wooden toys here and black and white doodles framed in a abstract way like this.  However you decide to decorate your child's room it's such a precious time and you'll remember it forever.  I know I remember taping these stripes to paint my own daughter's room at 9 months pregnant then sitting in the room for hours dreaming what it will be like to have a baby there soon....oh the memories


Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Have you seen LUCKY MAGAZINE NOV ISSUE?  Well if you get your hands on out!  There is a Reeves family overload in a Special Advertising for VERIZON'S new phone the HTC RHYME!  Have you see the TV commercial for it?  Sometimes I wish I had 6 arms:) We were chosen by Verizon to star in their new Special Advertising Section for a girly phone HTC RHYME and share all about our business, website and blog!  Perhaps some of you reading this have found us through the magazine..if so WELCOME and thanks for visiting:)  This was my first modeling experience and let me just tell you...NOT EASY!  Bending down on my knees for what felt like an hour... while my child bounced off a tilted surfboard, the wood floor burning my knees, legs shaking while holding the phone at the right height with the screen showing, sucking it in, smiling........that was the hardest shot but really made me realize that modeling is hard work!  I'm going to be much more aware of what I put my models through....HA  at least I didn't have to wear a swimsuit!
I want to thank my friends Jana Gale & Alison Matheny at LUCKY for running the show and getting together an amazing team to shoot this ad.  You girls are AWESOME!!!  Photography by the incredible Mr. Fox (Squire Fox that is), styled by the talented Sarah Clary and hair and makeup by   Vivi Lapidus.
Huge thanks to VERIZON! So fun!  Let's do it again soon:ps.  YOu'll be able to shop our new collection featured in these photos with in days!!!  I'll be back to let you know.  xoxo-marysia

Monday, October 10, 2011

Inspiration Sorbe...

1.  I want this pink hair...what do you think..should I?  1, 2, 3, and 4 (kate moss) via PINTEREST
5. image from Dimity Jone's food blog

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Nathaniel is not only awesome at being a hubby, daddy, and CFO of our company but also AWESOME at SURFING!!!  Check out these photos by Joel DeMott taken last weekend in Lewes, Delaware...our fav little point break where we started surfing together 13 years ago. I've become picky about my surfing conditions (old lady conditions) and will only surf warm, clear, nicely lined up ankle snappers but Natty is a sensation to watch in any conditions...he even has a little fan club at this beach:) Little surf rats worship him!

If you want more, take a look at these two  A & B videos by Austin Dandridge who also did our behind the scenes loobook video 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


So it's that time a year again ...nooo I'm not talking about Paris fashion week...I'm talking about your favorite television shows.... here is my list for this season...
Gossip Girl.... I have to admit I love Chuck Bass he's so dark yet unressistable....Serena and Blair have the wardrobe of our dreams and well it's a guilty pleasure kind of a show but it's what I do on Monday evenings.
Heart of Dixie...I want to see how this goes, I like Rachel Bilson's style but I don't know what kind of an actress she is. (It airs on Mondays 9pm after gossip girl).
Lastly, PANAM...i missed the pilot but I'm watching in now here.
Did you see these shows? What's on your list for this season.  I miss Mad Men...anyone know when that's coming on again?  I head they began to work on season 5.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 19, 2011


I'm soooooo happy to cross another thing on my new year's resolution list!  Last Saturday I took Elle to her first Ballet...SWAN LAKE!!!  New York City Ballet did a spectacular version of this piece of art.  I remember seeing it for the first time while in Ballet school myself...oh how I love the music and the choreography.  After seeing this I have a new take ballet again!  Since I left my professional ballet school in Warsaw, Poland I tried to take classes but the level of ballet in Delaware was not so great...especially coming from where I was......anyway now that I live in New York City there are no excuses...I just hope I can still remember something with out getting kicked out...eeek

next up the nutcracker...hope we can score the thanksgiving tickets for the whole family!
Do you guys like ballet?

ps.  did you see the EMMY'S last night? see my favorite looks here

Friday, September 16, 2011

NYC trunk show with HUNTER DIXON...Sept 22nd 5-8pm

I'm excited for our trunk show with Hunter Dixon next Thursday!  Hunter and Jennifer are taking me under their wing to spread some Marysia Swim love to their loyal customers in nyc....thanks girls! 
 I hope all my marysia SWIM girls will join us for some fun shopping too .  
Fall 2011 items are going to be selling at over 50% off!  
Doesn't this weather feel so nice?!
Have a great weekend!