28 February 2013

Purple Louvre Resin Bangle

Oh, how lovely! The Purple Louvre Resin bangle reminds me of taking in every detail of gorgeous Paris. I cannot wait to return! Check out the details at Outblush.

27 February 2013

Last Kisses Before Wartime

From the LIFE archives, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the emotions of lovers kissing in 1943 at Penn Station before heading out to war. Isn't the melancholic passion stunning? (Read more, see more).

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25 February 2013

Nairobi Leggings

Leggings are a staple in any New York City closet. I am a bit plain-jane-conservative with my collection, but...wow! These Nairobi leggings from Black Milk are gorgeous. Date night in the East Village? Yes, please!

22 February 2013

Socks Carpet

I love this funny carpet from Israeli-based KS Design. Crafted from socks, you can purchase on her etsy page.

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This is What 200 Calories Looks Like

It's fairly obvious that processed foods are high in calories, sodium and fat, but portion size is something many people seem to struggle with. Check out this album on Imgur which compares caloric values in common foods. Pretty eye opening, no? Now go fill your plate with veggies:)

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Oh my goodness...

Grilled. Cheese. Croutons. Genius! Why not host a rainy or snowy day lunch and serve comforting soup with this childhood favorite made into toppings? Check out the details in the Barefoot Contessa Foolprooth Recipes You Can Trust cookbook.

(Image from Tide & Thyme)

21 February 2013

Plant Pod

Polished and modern, I'd love to spoil my cactus plants with a Domenic Fiorello pod. Find yours at pigment online.

Leopard Earrings

How about these leopard print earrings for a cheap thrill? Check out the details at ianywear dot com. Purrrr.....

Narwhal Mug

Isn't this Narwhal mug from Portland-based thelittlecanoe adorable?   I think if I brought one more mug into our Manhattan studio, my husband might host an intervention:)

20 February 2013

Potato Chips

 I have a serious weakness for funky potato chip flavor varieties found across the globe. I know, I know, "gross." Lay's recently introduced three new flavors: Sriracha, Cheesy Garlic Bread and Chicken & Waffles. There are two outstanding curiosities on my mind: Where can I purchase these? What kind of wine does each bag pair with? More importantly, Lay's is considering each of these three for a permanent place in their line-up. Who will take the crown? Further details at the New York Post.

19 February 2013

"The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets"

Gizmodo published on featuring which gauges happiness (red) /sadness (blue) state-by-state. We aren't looking too bad in New York! Poor Louisiana! I know I love the state! Read the full story here.

14 February 2013

Vintage Loves

Are you having a lovely Valentine's Day? Vintage Loves is a sweet blog worth mentioning on this heart and rose filled afternoon. Check it out here.

13 February 2013

Strapless Scuba Dress

As a pre-teen, I used to sneak into Fredrick's of Hollywood with my girlfriends and giggle at the cheap, trashy lingerie. Alas, I've grown up and find myself a bit surprised by how much I adore this strapless scuba dress from the shop. Wouldn't it be perfect to slip on and be a valentine to the one you adore?

Polar Bare

Can we discuss Kate Upton's second Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover for a moment? Sure she looks amazing, but more impressive is that she shot in Antarctica (suffered frostbite!) and looked to the adorable penguins in the back drop as inspiration.

“It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been,’’ she said. “Before I took off my coat, I would just enjoy the views. The mountains were pink and the water was glass. It was like little ice cubes were in the water. It was gorgeous.’’
She also had some inspiration in making it through a difficult shoot.
“The penguins kept me going,’’ she joked. “They’re adorable, and any time I was like, ‘I can’t take any more, I can’t,’ I would look at them and I was like, ‘OK, for them.’’’

 Hero. Check out her interview at MSN News

Fringe Benefits Bikini

Need a cheap thrill? The Fringe Benefits bikini will make you the center of every pool party. Which color do you like? Purchase for $15.99 + shipping here.

Free People Mascot Sweater

How ridiculously awesome and fierce is this mascot sweater by Free People?  Sadly, it's currently unavailable at Macy's. A girl can dream. (Details)

12 February 2013

Geeky Scented Candles

These geeky scented candles from ThinkGeek made me chuckle. Wouldn't they be a great White Elephant for office party? They certainly would in my area:)

Champagne Gummy Bears

Planning or hosting a baby shower, wedding or lady's night? These champagne flavored gummy bears would be perfect a favors as in flutes, or for snacking on while opening gifts. Check out the hangover-free sweets at Sugarfina.

11 February 2013

Menswear Dog

Menswear Dog is a funny blog following New York native Bodhi, and his keen sense of fashion. Adding him to my reader! View his site here. It goes without saying that this Shiba Inu has an Instagram as well: mensweardog

Jennifer Zeuner Straight Arrow Necklace

Need a little direction? Keep it straight as an arrow with necklace by Jennifer Zeuner. Available at Amazon dot com.

Prabal Gurung for Target

Did you check out the Prabal Gurung for Target collection over the weekend? I schlepped out to Brooklyn and found a few cute pieces to brighten up my closet. I admit these are a wee bit less adventurous that most of the line, but I shook up the endless blacks and greys in the office today with the yellow pullover: "Only you could pull off that yellow!"

Eberjey Theodora Chemise

With St. Valentines Day just a hop skip and a jump away, I can't help but think of pretty red and pink things. This sexy chemise from Journelle is perfect for canoodling with your love, no? View more details here.

08 February 2013

Cashmere Peacock Scarf

I rarely leave the house without a scarf- even in the summer. A wrap is huge when you step into a well-air conditioned brunch venue! How very lovely is this peacock cashmere piece from Paper Trail? I'd pair it with white shorts, wedges and tunic to meet the girls for libations.

Metallic Votive Set

The weekend is creep creep creeping towards us. With rumblings of power loss in many areas, I thought I'd share a back-up plan to illuminate your Jenga and wine evening. From Z Gallerie, this gorgeous set of twelve  votive candles is a steal at $20 and will shape the mood beautifully.

07 February 2013

Debating the Deli

Debating the Deli from Jewish Daily Forward on Vimeo.

Well, I'm properly starving after watching the Debating the Deli. (Lingering curiosity-->  was recording this video simply an excuse to get together and eat some delicious sandwiches?) You might check out my thoughts on Katz's in this post from a few Decembers back: navigate here.

Bahari Necklace

As New York braces for what may be "0 to 38 inches of snow," (Can we take a moment to be amused by this statement?) I can't help but think about warmer weather fashion. I could use a little warmth on my back! From Stella and Dot, this necklace caught my eye with semi-precious dyed jade and ceramic beads. (Purchase here)

Max Contrast Zipper Striped Dress

A little sea air, comfy thongs and this dress on a warm day...that will do. Let's throw in a Skinnygirl margarita for good measure. Check it out at Intermix.

06 February 2013

Sleep in a Historic Beer Barrel

I didn't realize that I desired to snuggle up in a 19th century beer barrel until I found this rentable bedroom in Ostbevern, Germany.  Book your stay at airbnb.

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Every once in a while, a song comes on Pandora, which makes me pause from my work and smile. Today, Phillip Phillip's Home accomplished this.

Liberty Floral Pouch

Spring may not exactly be around the corner, but why not have a little floral cheer in your  life? In partnership with J.Crew, this Liberty London case will keep the trinkets in your handbag organized.

05 February 2013

04 February 2013

a lunch at City Cellar

After hitting up the Lululemon warehouse sale and Target on Long Island (things Manhattan denizens do with excitement comparable to kiddos in candy stores when they have a Zip Car) we decided to pause for a quick bite before heading back to the the city.

By Foursquare suggestion, we found ourselves at City Cellar wine bar. The venue boasts a dramatic dining area with transparent green curtains cascading from vaulted ceilings, an over sized wine fridge as a backdrop to the bar and cozy lighting.

Our server brought us warm rosemary and sea salted bread with whipped sweet cream butter to nibble while we perused the menu options. I wouldn't typically mention the bread, but this was superb with a crusty shell and soft and fresh tasting center.

To share, we opted for the Calamari with garlic-lemon aioli and tomato chile sauce and  the Kobe beef sliders with Wasabi mayo, aged white cheddar and Togarashi. The calamari came fresh and appropriately firm. The aioli more fitting that the tomato-chile sauce, which tasted more of standard marinara. The sliders were quite excellent with their black sesame seed brioche buns and the meat prepared medium rare.

Albeit a bit of a trek from the city, I'd love to return and explore more of the menu. The venue is a fantastic spot for a date or even a girl's night out.