Friday, June 28, 2013

The weekend is here!

Happy weekend, my darling readers! What do you have planned? I'm super excited (and scared) to report that I'm finally watching Rosemary's Baby. Have you seen it? It's playing at the Film Forum, and Matt and I are going to see it with friends. They've all seen it of course—I'm the only one who hasn't. Yikes! Wishing you a wonderful—and relaxing—weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Mix and match popsicles.

Pretty in coral.

A journal I love.

Fold an origami elephant.

5-year-old fashionista. (So cute!)

Fourth of July cookies.

Currently reading.

Words to live by.

Painting lessons.

A gin sparkler. Yum!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Colorful shades

What color sunglasses do you wear in the summer? I've always opted for a classic pair of black, over-sized frames, but lately, I've been tempted by a more retro look. For example, these blue sunglasses from Madewell, or this pair of white frames from Lookmatic. It just seems like a fun, easy way to mix things up when the heat is on.

How about you? Would you buy a pair of sunglasses like these?

(Image via Pinterest)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Diana, the movie

Have you watched the trailer for the new movie about Princess Di? I have slightly mixed feelings about turning her story into a film, but Naomi Watts is so talented and graceful—she seems to perfectly capture the title role. You can watch the full trailer here (the film isn't due in theaters until September) and check out more images of the striking resemblance here.

Do you think you'll watch this film? I'd love to know what you think!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Midsummer Night Swing

Do you like to dance? If yes, it seems that Midsummer Night Swing is your perfect date with New York. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, which kicks off tonight outside Lincoln Center and goes through July 13. Every evening, a different band performs under stars. Take a one-hour dance lesson from a trained instructor, then be ready to cut loose on the dance floor.

Swing, tango—you name it, they'll be teaching it. If you ask me, I think disco night (with plenty of Donna Summer tunes) sounds the best. After 10 o'clock, the city's noise ordinance kicks in, but on this occasion, the party doesn't stop. For an extra $5, you'll get a pair of headphones where the music is broadcast directly to your ears until 11:30. A silent dance party on the streets of New York? Totally cool.

A full calendar is available here. Do you think you'll check this out? 

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Brooklyn update

It's been almost six months since I moved to Brooklyn (time flies, right?) and I have to admit: I'm mildly obsessed with my new 'hood. Case in point, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Matt and I have started our own ritual of sorts. Every Sunday evening, we take a stroll down to Brooklyn Bridge Park. There's something so peaceful and breathtaking about looking across the water at Manhattan. The city and it's busy-ness is right across the bridge, but somehow it feels a million miles away.  :)

This past weekend, we hit the park on Saturday with friends, and reserved our evening stroll for tonight—Matt's birthday!

Do you have a favorite neighborhood routine?

More Brooklyn Bridge Park here, here and here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The weekend is here!

Happy weekend, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the next couple of days? It's Matt's birthday on Monday so we're celebrating early with a fancy dinner out. :) Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Birth of the cronut!


Summer bliss.

Clever gift wrap idea.

Recipe for eggs baked in an avocado.

Take me to Santorini.

Gorgeous prints of Paris.

A boozy brunch playlist.

An interview with Helena Wurzel.

June shoes.

15 unanswered questions about Jurassic Park.

Homemade grahams and mallows.

(Image via *Wit & Delight)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Red shoes

I'm all for red (or pink!) lips, but lately I've been contemplating a new pair of red shoes. What do you think? Paired with black pants and a striped shirt, this look is so classic...and French. I can't decide between a cute pair of flats or these pumps

What do you think? Would you invest in red? 

(Image via Pinterest)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Wes Anderson-inspired wedding

As far as wedding themes go, this one takes the cake: Jaime and Melinda—both huge fans of Wes Anderson—turned their California wedding into an homage to the talented director's best work. I love it! From the colorful cake to the party favors and photo booth backdrop, it perfectly captures the whimsy of Wes. You can find many more photos here.

Are you a Wes Anderson fan? I loved Moonrise Kingdom!

(Images via 100 Layer Cake)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Paris postcards

Je t'aime Paris—that's how I feel anytime I see anything to do with this gorgeous city across the pond. I've always been a fan of Nichole Robertson's work (have you read Paris in Color?), but was thrilled to recently discover her Etsy store. The images above are beautiful. I can totally picture them framed and on the wall in my new place in BK. :)

(Images via TheParisPrintShop

Monday, June 17, 2013

Blue Jasmine

Have you seen the trailer for Woody Allen's next film, Blue Jasmine? It looks good—and definitely seems a bit heavier than his most recent work. Set in San Francisco, the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins (from Happy Go Lucky) and one of my favorite actors: Bobby Cannavale. I'm looking forward to watching it when it hits theaters this July.

How about you? Will you watch this film?

More Woody Allen here, here, here and here.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

The weekend is here!

My lovely readers, happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I hope something relaxing and fun. I'm excited to finally be getting a haircut. I am so long overdue. The delay is because I never can decide if I want a bob, or if I want to grow my hair out. Then, the NYC heat arrives and my decision is easy: short! :) I'll try to Instagram some pics from the salon. In the meantime, wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Hamptons hideaway.

A Royal writer.

How to piss off a New Yorker in 36 seconds.

Colorful bathtubs.

Pantone photography.

How to run a blog out of your car.

The perfect lemon tart.

The ultimate coffee setup.

Dinosaur love.

Exciting news!

(Image via Pinterest) 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Book Page: Sad Desk Salad

Thanks to a book recommendation from my friend Marnie, I just finished reading Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose, a former blogger for Jezebel. Have you read it? It's hilarious—and chick lit at its best. Not only is it a great (and quick!) summer read, it's a window into the juicy world of gossip blogging and all the drama that comes with it.

My favorite part has to do with the title—how many of us spend our lunch breaks eating variations of a "sad desk salad"? I'm taking this book as my personal call to action to get outside during my lunch break more often this summer. You should, too! :)

A recipe for a not-so-sad desk salad.

The book I'm reading next!

More book recommendations here.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Brunch Page: Cafe Cluny

I've fallen behind on my exploration of New York brunch spots these days (mainly because my good friend—and regular brunch date—moved away from New York!). But this weekend, the weather was perfect for relaxed, al fresco dining midday. I relied on a favorite: CafĂ© Cluny in the West Village. Have you been? The French-inspired food is delicious, and the people-watching, even better. The Breakfast Club Sandwich (served with French fries, of course) wins the award for favorite dish—a light and flavorful combination of fried eggs, bacon, avocado, spicy mayo and more.

Do you have a regular brunch spot where you live?

More brunch in New York here.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Kate Spade Saturday

Have you spent any time perusing Kate Spade's new Saturday collection? I'm a little obsessed—mainly because it combines my two favorite things: Colorful fashions and an appreciation for the weekend. :) Even more exciting, Saturday has decided to make it's New York brick and mortar debut with four pop-up shops in the city. The kiosks combine a little bit of everything: Window and virtual shopping, and free delivery of anything you purchase from the site in one hour or less. Only in New York, right?

My friend Kristen and I checked it out over the weekend. I want to buy this, this and this

What do you think? Will you shop Saturday?

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Monday, June 10, 2013


Over the weekend, Matt and I enjoyed a cozy (and relaxing!) movie night in. We wanted to watch a classic, and after 45 minutes of browsing, we discovered something crazy: I'd never seen Casablanca. So, that was our pick. What a gorgeously romantic film!

Is there a classic film that you know you should have seen by now, but still haven't? Let me know in the comments below!

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Friday, June 7, 2013

The weekend is here!

My darling readers, what do you have planned for the weekend? I'm looking forward to making it over to the MoMA and attempting to get in to see the Rain Room exhibit there. Have you been? It looks gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful—and relaxing—weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Do you remember shrinky dinks?


Modernizing Shakespeare.

Man on cusp of having fun.

What's in a baby name?

Colorblocked stationery.
A century of summer.

Bright spot.

Roadtrip survival guide.

An epic toast to Cyndi.

(Image via Wit & Delight)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Royal baby watch

Can you believe that the Kate Middleton is due to give birth in just about a month? Wow, the days since she first announced her pregnancy have flown by. And news broke this week that Pippa Middleton is in charge of planning a Royal Baby Shower for Kate. What fun! 

I'm so enjoying counting down the days until this baby arrives. It makes me want to plan another royal get-together, like this one from two years ago when we celebrated Kate and Wills' wedding day. :)

Are you keeping up with all the Royal baby news?

More Kate here, here, and here.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Here Lies Love

Lately, I've been writing a lot about theater, but with the 2013 Tony Awards coming up, it's tough to resist the fresh crop of brilliant shows. Case in point: Here Lies Love at the Public Theater. This production is actually off-Broadway—which means it's not eligible for a Tony—but, in my opinion, it's the production that most deserves to win one. 

It's the story of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, the former president and first lady of the Philippines. The music (yes, it's a musical!) is written by Fat Boy Slim and David Byrne. Walk through the doors, and be prepared to be captivated by her story—and invited to sing and dance on stage.

Get a sneak peek at the music by listening to one of the songs here. Then, do everything possible to snag a ticket to this show now!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

As cool as water ballet

For those of you who spin and swim to workout, AQUA—a new studio in Tribeca—is combining the benefits of both: Spinning in water. What a fun and creative idea! I heard about this class thanks to PureWow, and I have to admit, I really want to give it a try. Right now, the class is available to women only, and according to the website, all you need is a bathing suit. AQUA will take care of the rest.

What do you think of this concept? Is this something you'd try?

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Monday, June 3, 2013

June Page: A toast!

June, already! How did that happen? May was a blur—but I'm so excited that, this month, summer officially arrives (and so does the heat!). :) What do you love most about June? I can't wait for weekend escapes to Governor's Island (and the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party), rooftop happy hours while viewing modern art, and lots more time to kick back and relax.

Now, you go: What's your favorite thing about June?

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