23 December 2011

Yelle


The other week I got to go to a Yelle concert with two friends. We danced to our two favorite songs, Que Veux Tu and A Cause Des Garcons and got to meet them - making it officially a successful night!

22 December 2011

Stocking Stuffers


I know mine will be filled with candy canes and other fun treats!
What will yours be filled with?

20 December 2011

Craving Snow!?


I kind of want it to snow so I can flaunt my snow boot collection! But then I think about the treacherous ice and long walks to work and wonder if it is worth it...

Bonus - we would have a white Christmas!

19 December 2011

The Pen, Paper, and Palate


I think one of my favorite things I did this fall was go to an Irish Pub and enjoying yummy drinks and enlightening conversation. I was lucky enough to attend a panel with the following authors:


As a bonus, Frank Delaney, author, BBC host and Booker Prize judge, was the moderator!

We all know I'm an avid reader, which is why I was thrilled to meet everyone! I think authors are some of the most interesting people in the world.

16 December 2011

Morning Walk Reflections


In a previous post, I vowed I would take the long way home and walk to and from my apartment to the subway furthest from me. While I may not have many options on exploring, it for sure has been beneficial in waking me up and giving me the time in the morning to mentally prep for the day. Now that is is getting colder I find myself working extra hard to motivate myself. Please note, I actually have been doing this every day!

15 December 2011

Long Island City Adventures

If you are looking for a fun weekend activity I suggest getting lunch at Sage General (yum!) and then looking at MoMa PS1. Yummy food and a little bit of culture - what can be more perfect!?

13 December 2011

C. Wonder


If you have not yet stopped by C. Wonder, you should. It is filled the the brim with girl trinkets and dog toys!

(Hint for boys - one stop holiday shopping!)

12 December 2011

Union Square Christmas Bazaar


A couple weeks ago AEB and I strolled through the Union Square Christmas Bazaar looking for some fun presents. We loved the tea and herb stand and I am very envious of AEB's new fur hat!

Note to self - treat myself to one!

05 December 2011

Surgery


Going in for surgery today!

I have everything I could possible need for my recovery:

Magazines
Books
Movies

27 November 2011

December Goal: Staying Active


In order to balance out the Christmas celebrations, I plan on taking my workout routine up a notch. Things I will be reintroducing include:

1. Yoga
2. Pilates
3. The Rowing Machine

Bonus - my horoscope says this is the time to get back in shape!

26 November 2011

Recreating the Creative Energy


I never really do well when I am just sitting around doing nothing - I love to be active and am at my best when something is always going on. I plan on signing up for a class (or two) this winter to amp up the creative energy I have been lacking. I am officially on the lookout for fabulous art and French classes!

25 November 2011

The Dry Dar


I wish they had one of the Dry Bars in Palm Beach for me to try while I took a break from the working world. I guess I'll have to pop in when I have a spare moment while in New York...

22 November 2011

New York


Will be back in Town tonight!

I had an eventful trip to say the least...more about that later!

19 November 2011

The Shirley Temple


Just think of the satisfaction one must feel when knowing that, even after you’re gone, people will still be heading to their local watering hole and asking for you by name…

The Shirley Temple (also known as one of my favorite drinks - since the age of 3) has many different many stories and rumors swirling about its origin, but it’s most commonly said to have been concocted by a bartender at Chasen’s in Beverly Hills for then underage film star Shirley Temple in the 1930s. Love!

18 November 2011

Mr. Turk


I am obsessed with the Mr. Turk line that Trina Turk has. I was window shopping with Patty the other day when we discovered a small rack in the meat packing store! I secretly, or not so secretly now, want to get theplaid jacket all for myself!

17 November 2011

"To Go" Food Favs


Since I've been exploring the city more I recently discovered two of my favorite restaurants, Cipriani and Serafina's, have wonderful "to go" places set up in very convenient (for me) spots. Not such a new discovery, but a must stop is Balthazar in Soho. All have yummy sandwiches and salads

ordering hint - Cipriani has some of the most amazing oatmeal ever!

16 November 2011

Palm Beach To Do


Currently working on my Palm Beach To Do List...

1. Relax by the pool
2. Shop: Lilly, Stubbs, Vintage
3. The Spa

15 November 2011

Parsons


This past weekend I joined Patty at the Parsons Expo because I have been considering going back to school...of course the only program I was interested in takes 18 people!

I must get to work on my portfolio!

14 November 2011

The Glass House


Completed in 1949, Philip Johnson's Glass House (located in CT) is an iconic modernist structure and inspiration for all. I was reminded of how much I love it when I saw an Assouline book in one of the W hotel lobbies about it. How amazing would it be to live in here like Philip Johnson did his whole life?



08 November 2011

Take the Long Way Home


Recently I have found myself spending more and more time only in the areas that I am comfortable with and know. While this is great, as I now have some great go to spots that I know will be fabulous, I am getting lazy and not taking advantage of my new home. Hence my new mission - to walk home and to explore the city in it's entirety!

07 November 2011

Bean Boots


As I make the mad dash to get to work in the morning, I see a surprising amount of people wearing winter boots. I suppose it is almost the time of year where I get to show off my winter boot collection too! My Bean Boots, a wardrobe staple, are still my favorite ones.

01 November 2011

Oatmeal


This is my favorite thing to have for breakfast, aside from green juice of course.
Yum!

29 October 2011

The Grand Bazaar


I was so excited to see the special edition images Assouline posted last week of the Grand Bazaar. I am dying to add this book to my collection! I love the vibrant colors and exotic ikat pattern on the covers!

28 October 2011

The Sultry Speakeay


Recently I have been reliving my obsession with the Prohibition Era, which means I have been frequenting speakeay's in my neighborhood. I was speaking with a friend and she told me they are becoming more and more popular in New York.

Recently I have been spotted at the Bathtub Gin, which is a very dark, yet fun place to meet a date. It is easy to imagine yourself going back in time when walking in, that is until you see the modern wallpaper.
*If you are like me and love the Prohibition Era, be sure to order one of the gin drinks - you are at a speakeasy! Also, be sure to check out the Ken Burns Prohibition film that was on PBS.

27 October 2011

The High Bun


The High Bun, also known as my signature hairstyle, is extremly hard to perfect and is best done as soon as you wake up in the morning, without a mirror.

i provided the above image in the event you need a visual "how to".

25 October 2011

The Devil's Dictionary


I admit it, sometimes people need a "cheat sheet" when it comes to my vocabulary so here is a sneak peak at my dictionary:

Town (n.) - Manhattan
ex: I am staying in Town for the week and plan on heading out to the Country for the weekend.

Hogwarts Express (n.) - 7 Train
ex: I take the Hogwarts Express to work every day.

The Bitch (n.) - Palm Beach (aka one of my favorite destinations)
ex: Mom, this dress would be perfect for the Bitch.

Frontier Justice (v.) - What happens when you don't agree with me
ex: Henry, have you ever heard of Frontier Justice? Yes? Then why on Earth are you tormenting your sister?

24 October 2011

Dreaming of Paris


After meeting with the girls and Ryan last week (as well as seeing Alex) I have my favorite modern old fashioned city on my mind - I need to go to Paris!

*It being Monday might have something to do with this as well

23 October 2011

Creative Energy


I feel myself getting inspired by my surroundings and interactions with people again. I must go an pick up some art supplies so I can put my inspiration in a book!

22 October 2011

Party Planning


This picture is inspiring me to plan my next party - too bad I don't have the table to set my kate spade shoes and pick candles on! I suppose I will have to settle for a cocktail party so I can at least wear my shoes...

Ok, so recent events have also inpisired me to plan a couple of parties, namely meeting up with my Parson's Paris friends, house parties, and meeting one of the most intriguing characters i have ever spoken with in my life.

21 October 2011

Friends and Family Discounts


Don't you love it when there is a Friends and Family promotion running? I do, especially when it is at Kate Spade! It's running today through Sunday (until midnight!) with a 30% discount...I'm for sure checking it out!

Betty and Veronica


My Dad was very generous and donated a fabulous decoupage of Betty and Veronica for the decorating cause for my apartment. It fits right in with our bright decor!

Hopefully we will not end up in something like the incident above!

20 October 2011

Harney and Sons


I am forever grateful that my cousin NJM introduced me to the Paris tea from Harney & Sons. It is so yummy and comes in the most adorable white and royal blue tin box!

Recently, I spent an afternoon gossiping and snacking on nuts and cheese while enjoying my tea with CMR at the tea room down in Soho. It's a must if you are looking to catch up with friends!

19 October 2011

Breakfast With Tiffany's


While I am not able to enjoy my breakfast every morning at Tiffany's like Holly Golightly, I do enjoy my breakfast with Tiffany's fun dessert plate and mug... thank you Dad for getting me the most perfect present ever! Next item on my wishlist - the tea cups!

On a side note, if you love love be sure to check out the what makes love true site Tiffany has!

18 October 2011

Fall Lifestyle Revamp


I am currently embarking on a 5 day cleanse (currently on day 2!) and let me tell you, it is not that easy! I am for sure experiencing some of the detox symptoms but I can only imagine how great I am going to feel after completing it! Maybe this cleanse is the reason why all my post ideas involve food (or meals...). I must get back on track!

Things I hope to accomplish while cleansing:

1. Jump-starting a new, healthier diet
2. Living a healthier lifestyle - AEB, I am still planning on Laduree dates and yoga sessions!
3. Save some money and lose a few lbs while I am at it!
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