Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lip Service


Although this winter has been particularly mild, I've still been feeling a bit stuck in the winter doldrums. So when I stumbled upon Jouer Cosmetic's lovely lip sheers named after island paradises like St.Tropez and Positano, I was like, Calgon take me away.


My package from Jouer arrived this week, and I'm pleased to say it rocks. Their packaging is pretty and feminine and all orders come with your choice of two samples. Best of all, the lip sheer I order (Capri) made my lips feel like they were on vacation. All that and SPF 15...damn Gina!


To send your lips on a getaway, check out Jouer.

Monday, January 30, 2012

scenes from the weekend...NYC



My weekend centered squarely around food. Things started with a lovely dinner at Red Cat for Restaurant Week on Friday night.



Saturday afternoon, we kicked off a marathon erranding session with craft beers and steamed pork buns at Ma Peche.




Then, after surviving the 7th circle of hell (aka Bloomingdales's on a Saturday afternoon during the 1 day only home sale...), we made our way to Grand Central Oyster Bar for some mollusks and a much needed martini.


Saturday night, we wandered to Gramercy Tavern, a neighborhood favorite for a low key meal in the tavern room. I started with some more oysters (don't judge) and promptly put away my camera to enjoy the rest of the meal.

Hope your weekend was just as delicious!

Monday, January 23, 2012

swizz miss


Hard to believe, but in a little over a week, I'll be back here. Crazy to think it's already been a year since I was there!! Bring on the chocolate, cheese and snow!

p.s. if you're interested, read about my trip to Megeve, France and my first ever trip to Switzerland.

food porn





Even chef's take crappy food pictures with their phones! These photos are from Mario Batali's phone. And, how yummy does that fried chicken look?? To see Eric Ripert and Tom Colicchio's photos, check out vanity fair.

p.s. these pics have me sooo ready for summer!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Instagram Me!





Are you on Instagram? I am, and I'm obsessed. Follow me there - I'm @ladulcivida!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

down with downton



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Scenes from the weekend...Deer Valley, UT





I spent the long weekend skiing in Deer Valley, Utah. We munched on bowls of famous Deer Valley turkey chili and played Backgammon by the fire. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thanks Ruth...


I like Ruth Reichl. I like food. In a cosmic twist of fate (not really), Ruth Reichl has started a new weekly series on Gilt Taste called "How to Make a Better..." offering tips and tricks to take things to another level in the kitchen.

And, not like I (or my hips...) need this information, but Reichl's first post offers 6 tips on how to make a better grilled cheese. I especially like her tip on using grated cheese, as opposed to sliced.

So, just like that my new year's resolutions are completely derailed! Thanks, Ruth!

Monday, January 9, 2012

In the Closet...



Please do us both a favor and go check out "My Closet in Sketches". Not only is it a laugh, but the illustrations are amazing. Check it.

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year with Linda & Harriet




One of my favorite ways to kick off the New Year is with a new calendar. This year, I ordered a beautiful letterpressed calendar from Linda & Harriet. You can order one here!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

a year in NYC...

A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.

This video makes me so happy and proud to live in New York City. Plus, I'm really digging this song. Enjoy!