February 27, 2015

Weekly Roundup: February 27, 2015

Home sick the past few days with a terrible cold and watching SATC reruns. I guess it isn't that bad, huh?

What your favorite NYC restaurant SAYS ABOUT YOU.

A good post on RUGS UNDER $300.

Style inspiration for spring from J.CREW.

These SCHOOL LUNCHES actually make you want to buy lunch. And then there's the US...

Christina's interpretation of BRITNEY is spot on.

Cookies & Cream MACARONS.

A simple DIY to display your jewelry.

Nowhere near having a baby, but this is such a cute and simple NURSERY.

Kids who are PICKY EATERS.


February 23, 2015

2015 Oscar Dresses

So I didn't watch most of the Oscar's this year, but I did take the time to roundup some of my favorite dresses. This year, I thought there was more I didn't like than those that I was completely wowed by - did anybody else feel this way? So here it goes...

(Above) Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston. The embellishment on Emma's dress was amazing in my opinion and Jennifer's was such a flattering nude, she never does wrong in my book.

February 20, 2015

Weekly Roundup: February 20, 215

It's Oscar weekend. So that means stay tuned for all things fabulous to hit the red carpet this Sunday. Stay warm and have a great weekend!

A great chat with VICTORIA BECKHAM.

5 SAUCES everyone should know how to cook.

CAROLINE DE MAIGRET talking style.


Designers spill their DECORATING tips.

Pretty neat photos of an icy NIAGRA FALLS.

New from Loeffler Randall I love these SHOES and this BAG.

Some looks I loved included THIS and THIS from Liz and this one from BRADLEY.


And in case you missed it on L&C...

BANANA REPUBLIC is launching  a limited-edition baby line next week.


Snaps of the J.CREW F/W 15 COLLECTION.


And SHADES OF GREY in the home.


Anthropologie Home Finds

It's no secret that I love ANTHROPOLOGIE. And not just for the clothes, it's actually mostly for the home decor. Every time I pop by, there are about 100 things I want, but I somehow manage to demonstrate some self restraint. Here are a few items I found that I've got my eye on...

February 19, 2015

J.Crew F/W 15 Collection

If anyone can make you excited for dressing for fall and winter when it's currently below 0 it's Jenna Lyons and that's exactly what she's done with the most recent collection shown at New York Fashion Week. Layers upon layers, chunky knits, bright scarves, and beaded details - sign me up!

February 18, 2015

Whiskey Hound Dog

To continue our Valentines celebration this weekend, I took my boyfriend to a few new bars that were out of his usual norm. Both places MAYSVILLE and FLATIRON ROOM (written about HERE), cater to whiskey drinkers with over 800 different whiskeys available. Being an avid margarita drinker, I decided to steer away from my usual orders and go out on a whim and try something new. Luckily the bartender was very knowledgeable and pointed me in the right direction towards a whiskey cocktail. With a little bite to start, I actually ended up really liking it. And lucky for you, it's easy to make at home!

Whiskey Hound Dog

  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz whiskey (or bourbon if you prefer)
  • 1/4 oz honey
  • 1/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • Mint leaf

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into glass and garnish with mint leaf.

February 17, 2015

Shades of Grey

Grey doesn't always mean prison grey. In fact, there are so many different shades of grey with different undertones that you can find one to work in any space in your home. From your kitchen, bedroom, living room, or bathroom, the key is to paint plenty of swatches in areas that get different light so you won't be surprised after the fact. The pictures below show that grey is definitely a new neutral.

February 16, 2015

Banana Republic Baby

Under the creative direction of Marissa Webb, BANANA REPUBLIC has been killing it lately and as it only continues to get better and better, it's quite fitting that she has decided to debut a limited edition, 13 piece capsule collection. Available online February 25th, New Yorkers can shop the capsule as early as Wednesday, February 18th in the Fifth Avenue store. Prices will range from $24 to $198 and won't sacrifice on style or quality for your little ones. Seriously, check out that cableknit set, absolutely precious.

February 13, 2015

Weekly Roundup: February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day weekend AND happy long weekend! Enjoy the time and time off with those you love! And for those of us currently experiencing extremely cold weather, stay warm. xo

A delicious roundup of recipes perfect for BREAKFAST IN BED.

Ready for spring so I can wear THIS OUTFIT.

Kids who suck at HIDE & SEEK. This was too cute. It's hard to pick a favorite but #17....

How to read FOOD LABELS and new HEALTH RULES to live by.

If you listened to Serial, this is a good TIMELINE on everything that has happened since the Podcast premiered.

A cool video on how a DIOR BAG is made.

OMG I need THIS now.

And in case you missed it...

I shared a cute NEW ARTIST.

My 3 places I would LOVE TO VISIT.


And some PINEAPPLE products.

Image via MADE BY GIRL.

Serena & Lily New Arrivals

The new looks and new arrivals from SERENA & LILY this season have me very inspired to redecorate. The fresh, casual pieces evoke a very inviting home that doesn't lack in style. I want it all, now if only I could find the budget to do so...

February 12, 2015

Marc Tetro

Have you heard of MARC TETRO? I stumbled across his work in a bookstore and, being an extreme dog lover, I thought they were just the cutest things. Now, I'm very, very biased and partial to anything that contains labs or just labs in general, but I loved all of his prints. They would certainly make for a fantastic gift for any dog lover.

All images via MARC TETRO.

February 11, 2015

If You Could Go Anywhere

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Somewhere far away and exotic? Or somewhere close that you've never been before? A few places I would chose to answer that question with are Big Sur, Patagonia, and Bali. All offer vastly different experiences (and travel times), but certainly don't sacrifice on breathtaking views. I hope to visit ALL of these places in my lifetime.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7

February 10, 2015

No-Bake Energy Bites

While perusing recipes on a recent snow day, I stumbled across this simple batch of NO-BAKE ENERGY BITES. Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand and in less than an hour, I had a delicious snack. I also found these perfect to grab and eat with my morning coffee/tea at work. Simple snack and simple breakfast. A win-win for me!

February 9, 2015


I can't help but think of warm weather when I see pineapples. So it's fitting that since I've been craving warmer weather that I can't stop seeing them everywhere - dresses, shirts, bathing suits, you name it and there's a pineapple slapped on it. Lucky for me though everything has been super cute.

February 6, 2015

Weekly Roundup: February 6, 2015

Puppies in the SNOW. Enough said.

This was EPIC. Doesn't it just bring you right back to Saturday mornings??

A spa for your UTERUS? Say whatttt??

If you're a fan of Chrissy Teigen's food posts on INSTAGRAM, her food blog, SO DELUSHIOUS, has finally been relaunched and given a total face lift.

Custom MAP POSTERS of your favorite spots.

DECORATING blogs to follow.

A great read on MICKEY DREXLER and Madewell.


This FLY / ART TUMBLR is hilarious and clever.

With more snow expected this weekend, an interesting and quick read on why it seems QUIETER when it snows.

Image via COCORRINA.

February 5, 2015


After hearing great things from friends about similar services, my boyfriend and I decided to give PLATED a try and we couldn't have been happier. For those of you unfamiliar with PLATED, they send you fresh ingredients each week to make chef-approved recipes. The service alleviates the constant issue of buying too much and seeing it go to waste a week later because you can't use it quick enough. It is the perfect solution for those who want to learn how to cook, those who are looking to have delicious meals with everything readily available, and those who hate (NYC) grocery stores. A dream come true for me!

February 4, 2015

Cozy Spaces

Winter is in full force. It's cold, I can't hibernate, I can't take a vacation (yet), so what's a girl to do? Cuddle up and wish I could call one of these cozy spaces home.

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, my own, 6, 7

February 3, 2015

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

The grocery stores in NYC are the bane of my existence. It's one of the things about living in NYC that I hate. They're tiny, everything is overpriced, there is one cashier open and the line is 20 people deep, and you're stuck behind an old lady complaining about chicken being $4. Inevitably, I come home angry and missing half of the things I set out to purchase. Seeing as how that is the state of affairs, often times my boyfriend and I find ourselves with the bare minimum in our refrigerator. So what do you do when the last thing you'd rather brave is the grocery store checkout line? Stick to one of Ina's old standby recipes or, according to my Mom, my Nonny's recipe "because she's older."

February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day Gifts For Him & Her

Spread the love this year with something fabulous for your loved ones.

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