Saturday, November 23, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: kitchensurfing
6 surprising expenses you can negotiate
instagram thanksgiving like a boss
5 tasks to check off your thanksgiving to-do list a week early
too much champagne last night? 7 juices to turn your morning around
fireplaces at new york bars: ten toasty hearths to warm you
brace yourself for cuteness overload!
a sign that love is all over
restoring ones faith in humanity.

Friday, November 22, 2013

5 little luxuries

image: piperlime
i want to speak volumes without saying a word at the table this thanksgiving.   this très chic sweater will get my point across quite succinctly. 
seriously, the gap’s heat tights are as warm as pants on a cold evening. i am not kidding! they are super comfy and seem to be lined with fleece. cozy? you betcha!
ayres’ body butter midnight tango collection was inspired by argentina. was i intrigued? yes. after experiencing the thick, melt-into-your skin, orange blossom and vanilla body butte, it’s become part of my evening ritual. as is listening to carlos gardel…
essie luxedo is the perfect, chic autumn nail color, a dark (almost black) plum which makes quite the statement.
i entertain quite a bit and find myself constantly updating play lists. i discovered a putumayo cd, arabic beatwhile standing on line at whole foods. apparently wf is truly a one stop shop for future cocktail/dinner parties.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: flavorpill 
how to clean a skillet
15 photos that capture famous romances
happier at home: top 5 books for homebodies
10 foods that make you prettier
body-changing tips from tracy anderson
cook who's talking: 30 cookbooks, 30 of the best insider tips
stop a cold in its tracks
dry shampoo alternative
tis the season: cold remedies  natural winter remedies

Saturday, November 2, 2013

feliz weekend!

source: la buena vida 
15 excellent new york restaurants that deliver
must read from the new yorker mag: now we are five by david sedaris
how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich
what to do with leftover candy from the genius at nyc’s momofuku
swoon-worthy photo eye candy from paris

Saturday, October 5, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: courtesy of central park conservancy
mascara expert sets the record straight
fall foliage in nyc: where to see fall colors around the city
inside chanel. everything you ever wanted to know behind the iconic brand.
10 money-saving decorating tips
marc jacobs packing his louis vuitton bags after 16 years
let’s rejoice in the power of prayer: it’s back, domino magazine is back!
21 pieces of golden wisdoms

Friday, September 13, 2013

5 little luxuries

i have been following him on facebook and instagram for some time: most of the questions he asks his subjects are the same but the responses will change the way you see everyday people. the tome humans of new york will do the same for you.
my official autumn scent of is the havana candle.
the urban daddy app finally solves the problem of “where should we go eat/drink?” 
freebie art print that screams i love autumn.  cute, right?
you know the desperate feeling of knowing your phone battery is about to go but you have to tell your friend what corner exactly in the west village you will meet her (true story)
this free app sends a personalized message (through twitter, email, text message, or facebook) to the contacts of your choice right before you scream “nooooooooooooooooooo!” as the screen goes black…

Saturday, August 31, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: the coveteur
on coco chanel's birthday, 10 titillating apartment details
do wear white after labor day
new perks for sephora addicts
crossfit 101
3 perfect cold-pasta recipes – because summer’s not over yet!
Hangover cures: tried & tested!
50 things you didn’t know about ‘the wizard of oz
three tricks to make that bikini wax less painful
2- day cleanse: a simple meal plan that will hit your body’s rest button!

Friday, August 30, 2013

5 little luxuries

i love spotify!!  the 9.99 monthly fee pays for itself!
spiked bangle set that looks a lot more expensive than the 7 bucks it actually cost.
i purchased this nifty tool that gives me the casual bun, faux bob and high bun.
jouer tinted moisturizer in glow  truly a time savior: moisturizer, luminizer and foundation all in one!
my morning routine now consists of hot water with a few drops of orange blossom water and it has made waking up a bit more glamorous.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

feliz weekend!

when you desperately need a compliment.
the surprising weekend habits of highly effective people
try taking a regeneration bath
obsessed with your iphone? better read this...
10 unexpected natural cleaners
the weekend bag you don't want to live without
apps to beautify your selfie
10 solutions to your summer beauty emergencies
diy beauty treatments
neat freaks, meet the pretty handbags that’ll keep all your stuff tidy
the 10 worst people on the subway
how diane von furstenberg starts her day
can anything really help cellulite?
juice recipes for great skin from celeb facialist joanna vargas
how to lose weight in 7 days
calling all catcher in the rye fans… salinger the film is coming soon.

how to grill perfect steak
the key to take the perfect nap
i have three words for you.. mexican chocolate brownies
six surprising uses for aluminum foil

Monday, July 1, 2013

wrapping it up!

nyc summer demands either messy buns, top knots or an unfussy up-do. this contraption promised to help with any of the above in 5 minutes or less. lets just say i am sold and look forward to braving the nyc subway sans frizz.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: whowhatwear 
look for less: super-chic pj’s
15 ways to debloat asap
summer vacation packing check list
what a clever party trick.
best cheap eats: 10 restaurants to eat on a budget in nyc
hilarious: comedians in cars getting coffee
wedding seasons is here and moment junkie curates some of the most moving pic documenting the blessed event.
tips for taking better food photos when you travel
the 50 books everyone needs to read, 1963-2013
so need one of these tubs installed pronto!
eight places to do outdoor yoga, pilaets, or tai chi in nyc
yet a more comprehensive guide to free outdoor fitness classes
an a-to-z guide to celine and jesse’s conversations in before sunrise and before sunset
eerily accurate personality test. my true self was revealed to be a benevolent dreamer!
very handy tip: how-to cuff your sleeves the j.crew way
bumped from a flight? know your rights
the next mark zuckerberg
gorgeous free chalkboard printable via snippet & ink
10 ways over-thinking destroys your happiness
file under “why didn’t i think of that?!” a food hugger kickstarter project via cheapchicas
get a zabar’s picnic for two for only $25 (reg $35) with this code SSZE1
seth godin speaks on a few things….
so manymanymany great weekend travel deals!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

flamenco and paella at la nacional

la nacional paella restaurant presents:
miercoles flamenco!
every wednesday nightat la nacional restaurant (downstairs )
all the artist performing are of top quality and bring there experience & professionalism to the stage. each artist with there unique talent will take you on a magical journey. a dialogue of music & dance crossing the boundaries of traditional flamenco and a blending of musical styles. miercoles flamenco is based on the concept that each performer has an artistic voice & something special to express!!.
time 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
239 west 14th street ( between 7th & 8th ave.)
new york, ny, 10011
212 243 -9308
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: into the gloss

easily brighten your whites with a little lemon juice
the french woman to emulate: garance doré

Friday, May 17, 2013

5 little luxuries

image: zara

talk about a blast from the past. i met up with a friend who i consider an arbiter of style. when i got a whiff of her, i asked, in a conspirational whisper(knowing how secretive some of us are about their perfume) “what fragrance are you wearing? it can’t be? is it? is it loves baby soft?” it turns out she was wearing chloe. so the next day i went to sephora, tried it but alas it didn’t quite smell the same on me. so i followed my initial olfactory reaction instinct and purchased love’s baby soft. it takes me back to the 7th grade (very likely one of the only great memories of that time) and i love, love, love the fresh, powdery scent.
am doing a semi cleanse (more on this later)and having this cashew milk as dinner replacement.
the simplest ingredients can create a diy obsession-worthy body scrub! i made mine using coconut oillime essential oil, lime rind and sugar and find myself showering over and over because i cant get enough of the scent and the glow it gives my skin.
i took a cue from erin’s (apartment 34) latest post and quickly purchased and anointed this my official summer sandal. gorge, right?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: courtesy of kristen loken

fatigue facts: 5 things that make you tired
punch-drunk love:a spirited cocktail for your cinco de mayo party
how to bake flat cake layers
woo! there's now a restoration hardware outlet in queens
reason 100,000,001 we love jenna lyons! “how jenna lyons transformed j.crew into a cult brand”
5 luxe perks you didn't think you could afford
because not enough tutorials exist on this subject: easy ways to use liquid liner

Friday, May 3, 2013

5 little luxuries

ummm,  do you notice the theme of my little luxuries this week…..
tickets to “scatter my ashes at bergdorf’s” can. not. wait. to. see it!
because I need more handsome, intelligent, brooding men in my life and apt.
went to the blue note jazz club to listen to michel camilo perform. was feeling so jazzy and sassy, i ordered french martinis. needless to say,i will be serving french martinis. at all my soirees this week.
am quite giddy because of this luxurious little purchase: tickets to book launch of let’s explore diabetes with owls by david sedaris! yes, i am going to listen to the david sedaris read live!!! can you tell i am excited about this? (if you can’t make it  he will be atmcnally jackson books – 52 prince st btwn lafayette/mulberry on friday, may 10)
inspired by my upcoming jarabe de palo concert i wanted a real bold lip color that signaled “fierce woman in front row”. thanks to this fushia flash i just may be pulled onto the stage!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

cocktails are served…sparkling white peach sangria

image: thekitchn

cocktails are served…
sparkling white peach sangria
in planning my nieces wedding shower I have been experimenting with different cocktails to serve a crowd. i came across this recipe from and think we hit on a crowd pleaser.
serves 4 to 6
2 to 3 white peaches, sliced (2 if they are large, 3 if they are small)
3/4 cup peach brandy
1 bottle moscato, such as 7 daughters moscato, chilled
1 liter white peach seltzer water, such as seagram's sparkling white peach seltzer, chilled
in a pitcher place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) and brandy and lightly muddle.
add the moscato and seltzer water.
stir with wooden spoon to mix. pour into ice filled glasses and top with a couple of fresh peach slices.
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Friday, April 26, 2013

5 little luxuries

spring is in the air. quite literally in nyc. we have been enjoying 65 degree weather and the world looks positively cheery. to celebrate this long awaited spring, a few my of little luxuries for the week….
a gorgeous plum pretty sugar robe in which to pad around the apt with the windows wide open. (am so impressed with the collection and their customer service that a proper review will be coming shortly).
a cadre of bamboo sugarcane candles from trapp to burn while enjoying the incoming breeze as i pad in my robe.. the scent is absolutely enveloping. i can’t explain it, the scent just makes me feel happy (hey,it’s a lot cheaper than anti-depressants)
a new spring-like throw to adorn the sofa as i sit in my robe, inhaling the scent of my trap candles while watching the breeze through the billow curtains.
billowy curtains allow enough light in and dance perfectly with the incoming breeze.
and finally the pièce de résistance to enjoy all of the above acquisitions…
how to make the best gin and tonic: a bottle of this and a package of these to make this

Monday, April 22, 2013

lip & cheek - the pinks' makeup palette from kevyn aucoin beauty

lip & cheek - the pinks' makeup palette from kevyn aucoin beauty

“i believe in pink” ~audrey hepburn~
our girl audrey was definetly on to something. this kit is my new go-to, perk-up weapo
this lip and cheek palette includes three gloss shades, a lipstick and a cream blush
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