Weekend Whimsy: 2014

Here in New York it feels like the weekend started early — the snow is piled high, the subways are slow and the day is perfect for bundling up and embarking on a chilly walk through slippery streets.

A round up for a snowy start to the year…

Man Repeller’s Horoscope summary for 2014 — the perfect breakdown for the lazy astrologist.

I’m headed to the Russian and Turkish Baths tomorrow. It’s the only way to get warm in this kind of weather!

And then to Han Dynasty for Dan Dan Noodles and other spicy things. The theory is, if I eat spicy enough food it’ll increase my internal body temp? This might be a stretch, but it’s really cold out there guys!

If you have some time this weekend and you want to feel embarrassed by how little you’ve accomplished — Tavi Gevinson and Lorde did a great interview in Rookie. It’s an inspiring, insightful discussion about creativity, feminism and the music industry (and they’re both 17 so, yeah).

Happy first weekend of 2014! May you have snowball flights and hot chocolates galore.

P.S. A new year a new look? Let me know your thoughts on the new aesthetic…








Autumn From Afar

Word from New York is that fall has begun but here it’s summer, summer, summer.  Tomorrow I’m going to the farmer’s market to buy as many figs as possible before I have to leave. Otherwise it’s family time day and night.

It’s all a bit of a whirlwind but here are a few things to love this first fall day:

The blog Sarah Lawrence Girls is making me nostalgic for September classes and sharp pencils – some pretty damn fine ladies  coming out of my college if I say so myself.

Fall is the perfect time of year to dress like Diane Keaton – specifically the Annie Hall years.

Rhiannon by Best Coast – the way to start a fall morning. With tea and pancakes and bacon – yes please.

Weekend Whimsy: Summer in the City

I’m looking forward to getting back into my Monday/Friday blogging schedule. This last month I haven’t had a lot of time or energy to devote to my work. I’m feeling newly energized and focused and I’m really looking forward to the summer months ahead. This little leo loves some sunshine and is ready for all that Vitamin D to energize and invigorate her.

I’ve got a delightful weekend ahead filled with friends, BBQs, rooftops and out-of-towners (plus, a haircut!!!). Here’s a handful of things I’m looking forward to this week:

One of the most redeeming parts of summer in New York (making up for the heat and the slow subways) are the movie screenings in the park. Each little area of New York has it’s own screening and style. McCarren Park here in Williamsburg knows it’s audience well and is showing a mismatch of 90’s classics. They just released their calendar and I’m so excited for evenings of wine and cheese and the likes of Speed and The Craft projected onto a big screen!

Michael and I joined the East Williamsburg CSA this Summer and are so excited for our first delivery ! I’m already reading up and researching recipes for seasonal meals…

Reading My Tea Leaves‘ (one of my favorite blogs) most recent post was insanely charming and has inspired me to begin a weekly (and eventually daily, once Michael finishes his show) tradition of taking a post-dinner walk with the one I love. We only have a couple of months left until he goes to grad school, so I’m trying to soak him up whilst I can.

Plus, I’m looking forward to the other magical parts of Summer in NYC:

Trips to the Hamptons, Rockaway Taco, People’s Pops on a sweaty day, birthday parties, thunderstorms, Governor’s Island and Red Hook Food Vendors!

Summer is just one week away….