Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Festive Frocks

Check out Anthro's new dresses for your next holiday soirée. Lovely.

Photo Credit: Anthropologie

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Wednesday Chef

Berlin native, Luisa Weiss, is an editor, writer and home cook in New York City. Her blog, The Wednesday Chef, was featured in the Times Online as one of the 50 best food blogs. Check out the recipes and stories on her site. By the end of the month Luisa is moving back to Berlin to write a book, My Berlin Kitchen, to be published by Viking Press.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Black (decorating) Book

While browsing Barnes & Noble I came across the perfect little book from a wonderful magazine that has since closed, Domino, The Book of Decorating. Its pages have many ideas for small rooms, large rooms, living rooms, bedrooms... all exquisite! Time for a room makeover.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Art for Sale

Need a better way to find art? Checkout Print Society, an online flee market for prints - search by gallery or artist. Prints range from $10 - $2,000.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bake or Break

Are you in charge of the sweet treats for your family turkey spread? Chances are someone has taken care of the pumpkin pie. Check out some other ideas on Bake or Break - brownies, Oreo cheesecake, cupcakes? All scrumptious deserts.

Photo Credit: Bake or Break

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Eau de Parfum

TOCCA Beauty has a gorgeous line of perfume that I discovered while waiting in line at Anthropologie. They are subtle and pretty with very unique scents. My favorite scent is Stella, which has sort of a citrusy flowery scent.

Photo Credit: Tocca

Tuesday Thoughts...

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things."
-Maya Angelou

Image Credit: Beyond Success

Thursday, November 12, 2009

You are the best thing...

I went to a Ray LaMontagne concert for my birthday (great gift Ben) and cannot get his raspy/ gorgeous voice out of my head. Check out Ray's solo concert tour schedule. I recommend seeing him at a small venue.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts...

"Rest and be thankful"
-William Wordsworth

Photo Credit: Andrew Chriss

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Apple Chips

Nature's Envy makes these delicious apple chips, the only ingredients... apples and cinnamon. 80 calories for the entire bag!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

101 Cookbooks

Heidi Swanson, creator of this lovely site, is a San Fran-based photographer, writer and chef. She writes about the recipes that intersect her life and travels - focusing on natural, whole foods.

Swanson captures the ingredients and cooking process with these beautiful photographs. You can search the site by ingredient, browse the recipe archive, or test out the featured recipe. I have made her Ten Minute Cous Cous Soup, delightful. Above: Apple-Carrot Shortbread in the works...

Photo Credit: Heidi Swanson

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Almond Butter

I found this new almond butter at Whole Foods. It is Blue Diamond brand almond butter with honey and it is only $5 compared to the usual $7. I enjoy it as an afternoon sweet treat. Good stuff.

Photo Credit: Domestic Fluff

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wander Lust

"We don’t see travel only as a way to spend a couple weeks’ vacation every year. For us, travel is a way to see the world when we’re abroad, but also a way to see the world when we’re at home. Travel is a state of mind."
- Jim Benning, founder of World Hum (a sweet website for the travel-addicted) check it out.

Photo Credit: Dan Heller

Pumpkin Bread

One of my dear friends, and baker extraordinar, made this Good Housekeeping pumpkin bread and gave it stellar reviews. It is a healthy makeover on your standard pumpkin bread so feel free to indulge.

Photo Credit: Time Inc. Link

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts...

"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful."
-William Morris

Photo Credit: MetroShed

Friday, October 23, 2009

Colorado Ski Report

Have you been tracking this as diligently as I have? It looks like Copper will be the first to open on November 6th (excluding Wolf Creek). Here are some great gear sales to pump you up for the season.

Photo Credit: Website Development Link

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Witches Masquerade Ball

How fun! The 5th Annual New York City Witches Masquerade Ball is October 31st at 8 pm. The website describes the evening as, "A Night for all Vamps, Pagans, Witches, Druids, Goths, Faerie Folk, Magical Folk, Indigos & Urbanites..." Sounds like an interesting Halloween evening.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts...

"I like to take my coffee and go outside, first thing, to see what has happened during the night...Everything is poised. The day is about to begin."
-Roxana Robinson

Photo Credit: Moblog

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Read All Day

Don't you wish that you could do just that? This woman is taking it Julia Powell style by reading a book a day for 365 days and blogging about it. Do you need a new read? Check it Nina Sankovitch's reviews.

Quick Healthy Meals

Women's Health has done it again with their great ideas for easy, healthy dinners. I am going to make the Spicy Lime Tilapia or the Seafood and Mushroom Pasta tonight. Mmm.

Photo Credit: WH online

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts...

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
- Elizabeth Lawrence

Photo Credit: R. Wiebe

Monday, October 12, 2009

Aveda Institute

I got the best haircut and highlight of my life early Saturday morning at the Aveda Institute. The Institute is known as the Harvard of beauty schools. Cuts are $20 and partial highlights are $45... can't beat that! Plus the styling is free and Aveda products are just plain awwweesome.

Photo Credit: Aveda, Salon Nouveau

Friday, October 9, 2009

What are you doing this weekend?

A pumpkin patch and corn maze search engine? Why yes it is. Check it out the festivities closest to your home and enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Home on the Farm

This New York Times article spotlights how artist, Sean Scherer, turned clutter into art by transforming an old Cape-style farmhouse. Inspiring read.

Photo Credit: NYTimes Link

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts...

"Take a walk when autumn comes to town."
-Van Morrison

Photo Credit: Kiamoy

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Scarves, Scarves Everywhere!

Drape yourself in these snuggly and stylish scarves.

Friday, October 2, 2009


What are you doing this weekend? I am taking the bus to Philly for a relaxing and delicious weekend with my mom and sister. We may try out Morimoto on Saturday night!

Photo Credit: Bill Cobb

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aira Cordones

Yes please! I am in need of some new walk-to-work shoes and theses TOMS are perfect for the breezy fall weather.

Photo Credit: TOMS

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Youth Magnets

Are you getting stir crazy in your city? Check out this WSJ article, The Next Hot Youth-Magnet Cities. It lists cities such as Seattle and DC and gives information including the cost of living and employee rates, which (we all know) are muy importante these days.  

Photo Credit: The 50s Archive

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Customized Granola

Love the walnuts? Hate the raisins? Yes to cinnamon. No to added sugar. For all you granola pickers and lovers, MixMyGranola is for you! You order the granola online choosing from 60 different ingredients and a tube of personalized granola will be shipped to your door. This could also be a great present for those healthy but picky friends.

Photo Credit: Delicious, Delicious Blog

Friday, September 25, 2009

What are you doing this weekend?

I am going back to Boston for the second time this month. This time is not to help move in my sister, but to see two of my very favorite people in the world. We are having a girls weekend full of talking, wine, walks, lobstah rolls and good fun. I am smiling just thinking about it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saving Summer

I know I have been singing Autumn's praises, but here is another idea - Let's keep summer alive! At least for one more weekend. Check out these hot travel deals before it ... is ... too ... late. Bahamas anyone?

Photo Credit: Paul Morris

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blueberry Panckes

I went to Chicago last weekend to visit some friends (pics to come). Among our many family meals throughout the weekend, we enjoyed blueberry pancakes after a night of too much drinking. Good Housekeeping (yes, I am plugging my magazine) has a great recipe for your next lazy but blissful morning. Mmm.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy First Day of Fall!

Today is officially fall. If you pay attention, the seasons are changing... the air is crisper and the trees are gorgeously vibrant. Start planning your pumpkin patch excursions!

Photo Credits: National Geographic

Friday, September 18, 2009

Get out your boots... fall is coming

These studded Rachel Roy boots would be so cute with black cigarette jeans and a cozy wrap!

Photo credit: Rachel Roy

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All About the Butterflies

My colleague (and friend) Rachel and I went to the Vivenne Tam fashion show last weekend. The theme; the fusion of fashion and technology. A couple models clutched HP netbooks with Vivenne's signature butterfly design. The event and after party were a success! Watch the complete show here.

Photo credit: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Spa Week

Starting today it’s Fashion Week in New York City. However, there’s another lesser known week this fall that offers more tangible benefits: Spa Week, running September 14-20 or October 12-18 depending on which state you call home.

Hosted by cities in 21 states, Spa Week is a bi-annual event in which spas across the country offer new customers $50 treatments ranging from peels to pedicures. Struggling to choose between a body wrap and Botox? No need to worry – you can make multiple appointments, and at $50 each you’ll still be getting a deal. Plan a girls night out and pamper yourself.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Peace on Earth Cookies

How cute are these treats from Beautiful Sweets Organic Bakery? Send these cookies, available in chocolate or vanilla and wrapped in recycled boxes, to your loved ones and spread the message of peace. The bakery is located in Littleton, Colorado. 

Photo Credit: Beautiful Sweets Organic Bakery

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I want to be sitting here right now. What are you plans for the long weekend? I do realize it is only Tuesday...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Natural Smoothies

Women's Health magazine has some great ideas for healthy summer smoothies. Mmmmm.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Yoga to the People

I completed my first Bikram Yoga class and despite the gross sweat, I LOVED IT! Check out Yoga to the People for free and cheap classes in your area.

Photo Credit: Bahar Takhtehchian

Thursday, August 27, 2009


"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it."
- Diana Vreeland

Photo Credit: Fashion Illustrator and Design by Renee