Wednesday, December 4, 2013

take me away

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Wherever this is is where I'd like to be. Check out some more dreamy exteriors on my Pinterest board.

Monday, November 25, 2013

easy as pie

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Whoa. The holidays really snuck up on me this year (don't they always?). Hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here! Last weekend I did some menu planning and a bit of prep work. I'm making the pie crust for this bad boy just to try and save myself a little time. I usually stick to the forever classic apple pie, but this year, I'm expanding my repertoire. If the pie doesn't work out, I'll be forced to eat more stuffing. oops.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hey, Santa

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Hey, Santa. If you're reading this, I'm really digging this railroad spike bracelet by Giles & Brother. You know how to find me.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cha-Cha Chalet

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It's no secret I love Switzerland. The chocolate is great and everyone's on time - what's not to love? Chalet Les Lutins in Verbier is just another reason to love Switzerland. So if you've got an extra $24,000 you're itching to spend, check out Red Savannah and book your trip today. And take me with you!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Machu Picchu my way...

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This photo may look eerily similar to my previous post, but the difference is that I took it!! I'll have a full recap soon, but in the meantime, check out my instagram feed for more on my trip to Peru.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Peru, Please!

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This Halloween, I am Peru bound! Crossing a MAJOR ITEM off the bucket list with a visit to Machu Picchu. I'm so excited!! Hoping the altitude doesn't effect me too much, though our hotel is "oxygen-enriched" ;). See you on the other side!

Monday, October 28, 2013

comfort food

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This weekend I woke up with a sore throat and a runny nose. This coconut chicken soup is just what the doctor ordered. I'm making it tonight with an extra side of Siracha. Recipe here if you're feeling so inclined.

welcome back

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After an unplanned hiatus (wedding planning took over my life) and a few technical difficulties (my precious MacBook bit the dust), I'm back.

Photos and Tripnotes for Sun Valley, Idaho, Corsica and San Miguel de Allende are pending. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Southern Spell

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This is what 24 hours in Charleston looks like, complete with dinner here (excellent) and a speeding ticket (not pictured). Southern Hospitality? Sort of.

Monday, June 17, 2013

work lunch

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I'm bad at blogging, but I'm good at other stuff! If you want to know what I've been up to check out my lunch break style over at the J.Crew blog.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Foxy

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These photos of Kate Upton in the latest issue of Vogue are all over the place these days, but I couldn't resist a repost. Bottom line? Kate Upton is a fox, and there is nothing you or I can do about it. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

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Mother's Day is almost upon us, and this year, let's spoil Mom! Here's a list of things she'd love to have, but would probably never get for herself…

1. Movie Tickets to "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's" - Brunch and a movie for a fun girls date.

2. A punchy clutch that you can borrow :)

3. A delicate ring she'll wear every day. Available here.

4. A day cream that's an upgrade from Noxema with a hint of tint.

5. This lipstick looks blue, but goes on as a sheer berry color.

6. A classic silk top she can dress up or dress down.

Have a good one, Moms!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Miss Daisy

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This past summer I finally got around to reading "The Great Gatsby" in anticipation of the Baz Lurhamn movie! Such a great story, well-written (duh) and I couldn't believe I waited so long to read it! Now I am waiting with baited breath for the film to be released (it's been delayed since November!). Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy is on the latest cover of Vogue, and I just can't get over these costumes...For more great (get it??) images, check out Vogue.com. And if you haven't seen it yet, check out The Great Gatsby trailer here.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Even Artichokes Have Hearts

Screen Shot 2013-04-19 at 4.29.14 PM Do you like artichokes? I love them, but they seem to difficult to prepare at home. This NY Times article shows you how to make the most of an artichoke, and has me reconsidering my view. I'm dying to try the pine nut and ricotta stuffed artichoke…YUM!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

30 British Minutes

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On our most recent adventure to Switzerland, I decided to take a day off from skiing to lounge around the chalet and be as lazy as humanly possible. During that time, I managed to operate the remote control and stumbled upon a Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals marathon. Maybe I was scarred from too many episodes of Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals, but I was skeptical. That is until about 2 minutes in when skepticism changed to obsession. Jamie's quick suppers are not only ridiculously easy, they feel fresh and different, even when using mundane ingredients like chicken breast. Since it doesn't air in the US, the complete meals and recipes are available online. I made the quick dauphinoise for Easter and felt decidedly British. Plus, it was really freaking tasty. You'll thank me later.

Marni Me

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Recently I got a whiff of a close friend's Marni scented wrist, and it was love at first whiff. Not only is the package design decidedly chic (something I'd be proud to display on my dresser!), but the scent itself is complex; sweet and peppery with a hint of rose. Putting this on my birthday wish list!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

ahoy!

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Now, I'm a girl who loves the water, but my hat goes off to Sydney-based couple Sophie and Niki. They live on a 1960's sail boat! And I thought my NYC apartment was small. I'm sure it takes discipline, but it's probably pretty cool. For instance, Sophie's favorite part about boat-life? "Some nights I cook Bouillabaisse, open a bottle of Cote du Rhone, and we have dinner to the sounds and sights of the sea..." Must be nice! To read more about Sophie & Niki's boat life, check out The Design Files.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Woodsfolk

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The Woodsfolk advertises itself as a "family store" selling a thoughtful selection of items for all ages. It's the kind of store I could see myself spending a lot of time (and money...) in. Since it's located in Australia, I guess my wallet is safe. For now. P.S. How kick ass is that logo!?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Carb Load

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I may be shedding for the wedding, but that doesn't mean YOU shouldn't get to enjoy this tasty looking Spring pasta dish. Refinery 29 has three delicious and simple recipes for easy weeknight suppers. If you need a little culinary inspiration, check them out here.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Graham & Co.

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This Winter has been a tough one. Long and COLD. I'm looking forward to summer weekends lounging poolside, and this upstate New York motel in the Catskills fits the bill. Recently renovated, The Graham & Co features a fire pit, badminton court and Tivoli radios in every room. Plus, the pool is fed by a nearby natural spring. Only 2.5 hours from NYC, but looks like a world away. Putting this one on the weekend bucket list!