what a cute idea!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
...when Rodarte's collection for Target hits the stores on the 20th. I got to preview the collection thanks to New York Magazine. If there are any pieces left in the stores for me to purchase, I will be styling them differently than they're shown in these photos.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
It's been raining ferociously for the first time in a while. I used to have a collection of adorable umbrellas, but they've disappeared within the depths of my closets each time I've moved. I wouldn't mind shielding myself from mother nature under this Lulu Guinness lovely.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
As a kid, one of my mom's many aunts would always send us a fruitcake for Christmas. It was always moist and delicious, so I've never understood the joke that is the Christmas fruit cake. I can only assume that everyone else has been experiencing a sub par version.
Today on Martha, I caught her segment on mini fruit cakes. They are loaded with booze and glistened out of the oven. Seriously, what's not to like? Here's the recipe.
The Rockfeller Christmas tree gets lit tonight! I love the tree and all the decorations all over the city. I can't wait to have my annual Christmas date this year!
There's many other less famous trees around the city. This NY Mag article is a good check list.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Today is the beginning of Advent! This means I probably should have found myself an adorable Advent calendar a few weeks ago, but at this point I'd better take myself over to the friendly neighborhood Wallgreens to pick up something cheesy. Here's a a sweet version of an Advent calendar en Francais. Seems like it would be easy enough to make if I weren't heading into finals.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The cover page of today's real estate section featured a photo that I recognized right away. This block- Washington Ave between Willoughby and Myrtle is one I travel often, it's right around the corner from my house. There's many great wood frame homes in my neighborhood. This article shed some light on their history. I love living here.
Here's how the newly famous facade looked today when I walked by:
Monday, November 23, 2009
I was at UO today with my man and noticed some things I'd like to add to my Christmas wish list. As straight men can't go by description alone, I logged on to the UO website to make matters easier for the poor fellow. ALAS! The items I saw in store eluded me online. However, I did make some worthwhile discoveries (see below).
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Whatever it is, you can now express yourself by coloring your clothes. The Colour-In-Dress is like your own wearable coloring book. Add a little here, a little there, and your dress evolves each time you wear it! I like this idea in theory, but am not crazy about the print or marker selection. Guess I'll just have to design my own...
So, I broke down and ordered the Liefsdottir coat I've been drooling over when it came up for sale on Gilt Group for less than half off. When it arrived I made the most delightful discovery- an "L" themed lining! Had I known that I might have considered paying full price (in an alternate reality where I'm a pro football player who frolics amongst leprechauns and unicorns). See below for full visual explanation of delightfulness:
We've had a lot of pumpkins come into our lives this fall! Many dishes have arisen from these pumpkins, including two I got to savor today. Pumpkin pancakes started the day off sweetly, and pumpkin risotto brought it to a savory close. We've also enjoyed 3 varieties of pumpkin soup. The classic (I always insist on the classics) and the inventive have contributed to a delicious Fall.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Now that the Rockefeller Center tree is up (unlit, of course) I figure it's time to make my list for Santa. ModCloth is making it easy to get started. I love their selection, and their prices are within reach, but I wish they had pics of people modeling the clothing to get a better idea of the fit.
Here are a few items in the running.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I need some cheering up. To kick off the cheer I will blog about things that make me happy. First topic: COOKIES! One of my favories is rainbow cookies. I've found them to be consistently good from bakery to bakery. Always moist, delicious, and colorful.
Another favorite is the classic NYC black & white cookie. These can differ quite significantly from place to place. I used to enjoy the local Grand Union (defunct NY supermarket) variety as a kid, and now my local favorite is from Bergen Bagles on Myrtle Avenue. I've even gotten my upstairs neighbor addicted.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
My Mother-In-Law lives in Chattanooga and has a lot of great local shops at her disposal. She's given me a number of these goblets from Prentice Hicks in different colors. They make drinking even more enjoyable. I took this photo over the summer when I was giving myself ridiculous manicures to have something cheerful to look at while at work. I may need to give the gold tips their encore this week.