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The Intellectual Pile Up

October 24, 2013


There’s this thing that happens to me on an almost weekly basis. No, it’s not that I forget to take my birth control or leave the house wearing two different socks (though both of these scenarios do happen), it’s actually much more intellectual than that. Can you tell I’m wearing my glasses right now? Just kidding, I don’t have glasses.


Each week my kitchen table turns into a pile up of newspapers, weeklies, and magazines that my mailman stuffs into my mailbox. And each day, as a new one arrives and I toss it atop the ever-growing stack, I tell myself that I will spend the evening burning through each publication. But by the time 6PM rolls around, all I want is to vegetate in front of my TV to the twangs of George Costanza, and I therefore end up leaving my stack of intellectual goodies for yet another day of unfulfilled promises.

For those of you who are paperless aficionados, perhaps this is the moment where you’re itching to tell me to take my subscriptions to Tablet Town, and I hear you, I do. If I went paperless I wouldn’t have a giant stack of unread articles staring me in the face every time I go to check on the contents of my fridge. I could also accomplish a lot of this reading while riding the subway or sitting in the waiting room of my gynecologist’s office. I’d also probably be sparing my mailman the pain of rolling and cramming each magazine into my small, rectangular mailbox. But even with all of these justifications, I cannot bring myself to move my weekly reading build up to the digital world. Here’s why:

For starters, I like the reminder that I have all this reading to devour and enjoy. If I had my subscriptions on my iPad I could simply “Mark as Read” and no longer trouble myself with the notion of so many unread articles. I am also a sucker for tear outs and underlining — two tactile functions that fail to translate as coherently to our beloved tablets. And lastly, this pile up allows me the opportunity to shut off for a couple of hours. With a giant stack of magazines at my disposal, I allot myself an hour or two where I leave my computer and cell phone in the other room — something that’s not so simple when you’re addicted to hitting the refresh button on Instagram — fill up a mug of coffee if it’s the morning or a glass of wine if it’s the evening, and sit indian style, moving my eyes from left to right, absorbing whatever these prints have to offer. Call it meditation, call it neurosis, call it a waste of paper — it’s a moment in the week where I can finally look away from a blaring screen and instead feed my brain the kind of juice that mindless shows like  Parks and Recreation or procrastination sites like BuzzFeed may not.* If I were a kid I suppose you could equivocate this pile up to a parental reminder to eat my greens since we all know that sugar highs and processed cheese trade offs happen in the lunchroom.

*This is not a knock on BuzzFeed or Parks and Rec. In fact, I might be switching between writing this and scrolling through a list of 26 Costumes That Prove Pugs Always Win at Halloween right now…

It’s Time To Talk Boots

September 11, 2013
by Sonia


BCBG blazer | J.Crew shirt both on me and around my waist | Paige jeans | SOREL boots | Zara clutch


It’s 93 degrees outside right now and figuring out how to style your fall boots is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. But let me ask you this, have you ever noticed how one day the air feels hotter than sticking your face under a stream of boiling hot coffee and then the next day it’s as cold as an ice cub sliding down your back? If you answered yes, then wouldn’t you rather know how to style your weather-proof fall boots from day-to-night in advance than stand in front of your closet with a dumbfounded look trying to decipher whether lace up boots go with a denim jumpsuit? (Fun fact: they do!).

If you answered yes again, then head on over to New York Magazine’s “The Cut” to see how I’ve taken puddle stomping SOREL boots from a daytime session of hot chocolate drinking to a whiskey sipping evening game of pool.

If you answered no to any of these questions, then don’t risk FOMO and go anyways. Go, go, go! NOW! 

A Week in Review

March 9, 2012
tags: best of new york, , businessman, cut25, , , , , ,
by Sonia

{ A new dress for sexy time by Cut25 c/o Bib + Tuck }

This week should have been a lot more exciting; I had a number of press previews in my calendar along with a date to shop the Marni x H&M collection before it was open to the public, but my immune system seems to have taken a trip to Hawaii and I am thus stuck being sick all over again. There is nothing worse than being sick, especially when the weather is so beautiful that all you want to do is sit outside and enjoy a margarita and some guacamole. Is that too much to ask, dear Immune System? Is it?

I’m feeling a bit better today and am hoping some pizza with a friend from my favorite pizza spot, Rubirosa, will cure the last few mucous monsters hanging out in my noggin. Other than that, it’s back on the apartment hunt this weekend. I had my heart set on one place I saw on Tuesday, but it slipped through my fingers, so I’m hoping that it just wasn’t meant to be. Wish me luck as I hit the Brooklyn pavement…yet again…

Here are some bits from this week:

{ New York Magazine’s “Best of New York,” which means 10 new restaurants I have to try }

{ Spotted this guy waiting for the subway: felt so quintessentially NY businessman - suit, Times, briefcase, subway }

{ A Finn interlude… }

{ A little outfit preview of an upcoming post }

{ Ugh. }

»· A Week in Review ·«

July 8, 2011
tags: , bras, essie nail polish, maiden form, mister softee, mr. softee, , , , underwear
by Sonia

{ Summery Essie nail polish c/o Maiden Form }

As much as I enjoy the slow pace of summer, I admit that sometimes I get a little antsy in my pantsy. It seems like the rest of New York tunes out during the summer but my mind is still running wild, craving adventures, hard work and creativity. Since I feel a bit cluttered and claustrophobic in NYC lately, I really look forward to the weekends when I can get away and wipe my crazy brain free, thus giving the start of each week a clean palette for me to work with. Kind of a like a little kid who’s given a set of paint and a giant piece of white paper to play on. And since next week is starting to look a bit hectic and kerbobbled I plan on diving head first into relaxation mode this weekend, starting with fresh lobstahs! that my brother and sister-in-law are bringing down from Boston tonight! Yummy tummy!

Below is a little glimpse of this past week. Have a delightfully splendid weekend!

{ A new book to feed my Ancient Egypt obsession }

{ Deep fried mozzarella…no other words necessary }

{ Reading an article in NY Mag and realizing I desperately need an old school typewriter }

{ Pretty new undies also c/o Maiden Form }

{ There are few things better than the Mr. Softee chocolate dipped ice cream cone }

New York Fashion Week - Day Five

September 19, 2010
tags: Alexandre Herchcovitch, bebel gilberto, bon appetit cafe, bryan boy, carlos miele, , lincoln center, monique lhuillier, , , pink floyd, , , , , Tracy Reese, william tempest
by Sonia