1.30.2015

Weekend Wardrobe . . .

I have a nice weekend ahead of me. Dinner with two of my besties at Mercer Kitchen Friday night. Saturday brunch with my sis and her roommate at The Wayferer (my current favorite uptown brunch!). Date night with Scotty at Palma in the evening. And a Super Bowl party at the Union League Club with family and friends. Here's what I'm planning on wearing to watch the game: something simple, comfortable, (and since I'm not rooting for a specific team) color neutral.  



J. Crew Collection Cashmere Double-Stitch Sweater
Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch
Alexa Chung for AG The Brianna High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Zara Faux Leather Combined Long Gloves
Docle&Gabana The Lipgloss Colour Intense Lipgloss in Honey
Nike Women's Blazer Mid Leather Premium Casual Sneakers
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch

Happy weekend everyone, thanks for stopping by! 



1.29.2015

Paris Versus New York . . .

Since we didn't have work on Tuesday (thanks to the not-so-snowy snow storm), I took the opportunity to clean around the apartment. While organizing the bookshelf I came across Paris Versus New York. I ended up sitting on my floor cross-legged flipping through the whole thing, twice. 

Even though the book has been out for a few years, I thought I'd share some pictures with you - just in case you missed it. It's so cute, it'll make you want to take a trip to either city, or both.  


...and there are so many other great comparisons! Check them out HERE
What sort of books are on your shelf?


1.28.2015

Super Bowl Sunday in NYC . . .

I'm thinking if you're a super fan, you probably already have plans for the game. But if you're still looking for a fun spot to watch the game and feast with friends, I've got some foodie suggestions of where you can spend your Super Bowl Sunday. 

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Hot Dogs & Burgers
If you're craving classic football food, try DBGB for beer, hot dogs, and special sliders. Plus they'll be playing the game on a 100 inch screen. 

Upscale Mexican
In the mood for Mexican? Empellon Taqueria will be screening the game while serving up chips and guac, queso fundido, and a selection of tacos. 

Pig Roast & Pitchers
Watch the game on screens set up throughout the restaurant, while you feast on roast pig, rustic sides, and pitchers of beer. 

Takeout Fried Chicken
If you prefer to watch from home but haven't planned a menu, Birds & Bubbles will do it for you. They're offering fried chicken takeout packages with all the southern sides. 

Pizza & An Open Bar
For the pizza lovers, Ribalta is showing the game on a seventeen foot screen and offering $50 all-you-can drink wine and beer. 


1.27.2015

Small Luxuries . . .

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Last weekend after a night out on the Upper West Side, a couple friends and I decided to cap the evening off with cocktails and dessert at The Milling Room. What could be more decadent than chocolate cake and champagne at 1am? In between bites and sips, we started talking about how something so simple could feel so luxurious. We quickly became obsessed with the idea of small luxuries. Little breaks from the grind that feel extravagant: Breakfast in bed. Fresh flowers. A bubble bath. Calling an Uber. Morning Macarons. A 10-minute massage. It doesn't need to be anything big or expensive, a long as it feels like a treat - a little, luxurious pause from your everyday routine. 

In the spirit of small luxuries I've decided to do an at-home face mask twice a week. And for the full time that it takes to do the mask, I won't check my email, look at Instagram, or work on the blog. Instead I'll put my feet up and flip through a magazine, read my book, or watch a show. 

What are your small luxuries? 


PS. If you're in the Upper West Side, check out The Milling Room. I loved the space and can't wait to go back. And based on what I tried off the dessert menu, I'm sure the food is tasty too! 

1.25.2015

Goodbye C. Wonder . . .


Remember this post? Well, I'm sure by now you've heard that everyone's favorite revenge project is closing its doors. I have to say, I'm pretty heartbroken. But before we shed a tear for our go-to gift shop, I suggest you hit your closest C. Wonder and take advantage of everything must go at 75% off!

Rumor has it we have until the end of January, so I'm planning on making a few last pit stops on my way home from work this week. I've already stocked up on candles and flats, but I can always use a set of coasters or some monogrammed stationary. And in between sale shopping, I'll be on the lookout for the next eligible replacement. Stay tuned.

Goodbye C. Wonder, you will be missed!


1.05.2015

Restaurant Roundup . . .

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Hello! Sorry for being out of touch the entire holiday season. How about I make it up to you with a little gift for the New Year? Here's a quick restaurant roundup for your tasting pleasure. Since I'm always being asked for restaurant recs, I thought it be nice to start the year off sharing my five foodie favorites from 2014. Plus, I've added a helpful little map to make everybody's life easier when planning your next dining adventure.
Hope you enjoy!

With A Group
Birds & Bubbles
Champagne and fried chicken served up in a chic space. Even though the restaurant is tiny, it's best to go with a group to taste all the sides.

Date Night
Carbone
Old school Italian-American dining with a hipster twist (think red sauce joint meets cocktail den) from the Torsini brothers. 

HotSpot
Marta
Thin and crispy, Roman-style pizza in a lively, modern setting from everybody's favorite NYC restauranteur Danny Meyer.

Something Quick
Gourmet grilled cheese stop, just perfect for a chilly winter meal. One just opened in my neighborhood, so I'm excited.

For Brunch
Light and fresh Provencal-inspired cuisine in a bright and cheery dining room. Brunch is always better with some sunlight streaming in.


 Map Created by KLM, Providing Flights to NYC Among Other Travel Destinations.

 Happy 2015 Everyone!


This post was done in collaboration with KLM.