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A Week in Review

November 18, 2011

{ The Mango Spring Collection preview }

Just as I was gearing up to start that pre-holiday season diet, I end up eating my way through the week. This week started with a ridiculously delicious pasta with two of my favorite ladies from StyleOwner followed by buckets of ricotta cheese at Locanda Verde for a charity event, and last night a bunch of my friends and I gathered for a “family dinner” with a homemade meal of short ribs, potatoes, brussel sprouts, and a cheese plate c/o yours truly. And it doesn’t stop there; one of my best friends is moving to Long Island to live with her boyfriend in the next couple of weeks, so tonight we’re celebrating with a delicious meal and perhaps a little karaoke if we’re feeling up to it.

Diet starts…when?

{ One of my favorite street corners – otherwise known as the Rag & Bone store }

{ Beetle necklaces at the Mango Spring Collection preview – a must for my insect jewelry collection }

{ Crack in the form of Ricotta Cheese at Locanda Verde }

{ the Monster Scarf c/o Spratters & Jayne – have you used my discount code yet!? }

{ A colorful sidewalk after a much needed rain }

NYC Chocolate Festival

November 14, 2011

{ Me at roughly 2 years old hoarding the cupcakes }

As a wee tot I always preferred strawberry or vanilla over chocolate (see above) – something about the richness of chocolate never sat well with my refined two year old taste (kidding). Only in the past year or two have I really started to love chocolate. Milk chocolate. Dark chocolate. Chocolate mousse. You name it, I’m into it.

For my birthday this year, my friend Erin bought me a ticket to the NYC Chocolate Festival. On Saturday afternoon she and I took on the festival head first, hoarding every sample that came our way. Among the dozens upon dozens of chocolate stands, my favorite was easily the six week old bakery, Salt of the Earth. Combining two of my favorite ingredients, salt and chocolate, this baby bakery boasted the best brownies and chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had. Returning to their stand about three times to get a handful of samplings, I’m definitely going to have to order from their bakery sometime this week.

Here are some shots from the festival this past weekend.

{ Salt of the Earth brownies }

Monochromie Homie

October 17, 2011

I’ve been really into monochromatic outfits lately – obviously my all black ensembles don’t count, but just the other day I wore red from head-to-toe and loved looking like a tomato. This look is obviously much more subtle but I love how polished grey looks when paired with similar charcoal hues.

The other great thing about this outfit is that it’s as comfortable as a grey sweatsuit. The trapeze shaped cashmere sweater is as cozy as wearing a blanket and trousers with a little breathing room are a nice change from my everyday skinny jeans. If both pieces came in multiple colors I would definitely own them; I mean how great would this outfit look in emeraldy greens?! Peacock blues?! MUSTARD YELLOWS!? Oy!

The good thing is that this is an easy look to re-create no matter what pieces you have in your closet (sweater and trousers? I know you all have some of those in your wardrobe), so stay tuned for something similar coming real soon…

{ Zara sweater, Jigsaw wool trousers, Giles Deacon x Nine West booties, J.Crew bag }


≡ A Week in Review ≡

September 30, 2011

{ Gifted winter goodies that will unfortunately sit in a drawer for the next few months…}

Next week is already  booked with tons of meetings, events, and shoots so I’m really looking forward to a weekend of relaxation. I’ve been a sick bean for the past two days and as a result am totally wiped! Aside from watching lots of documentaries (currently on National Geographics, “Natures Fury”), I’ll be working on some DIY projects this weekend that will most likely leave my apartment in a big glittery mess.

Here are a few snapshots from this past week which was all fun and games until the mean mucous monster came into my life…

{ The coolest little girl who scooted through my shoot for an upcoming project on Monday }

{ Took my first Bikram yoga class…so much sweat }

{ Cheese class with Erin! }

{ Old school arts & crafts for a DIY project }

{ Death bed sickness = lots of tea with honey }

.:. Fall ▲ List .:.

September 21, 2011

Today marks the first official day of Fall, my favorite time of year. Most people find themselves to be the most productive in the Spring and Summer months (spring cleaning, summer fitness routines, etc) but I’m my most productive self in the Fall and Winter. Something about the temperatures, spending more time at home, and all the holidays gets me in the mood to inspire, create, and accomplish! Here is a list of things I hope to accomplish this Fall:

  1. Go pumpkin picking
  2. Learn how to needle point (and ultimately make one of these)
  3. Spend a day in Central Park collecting leaves
  4. Knit a pair of fingerless gloves
  5. Take a pasta making class
  6. Eat the pasta that I hope to make and then go to the gym….
image via pinterest