ladies who brunch

Ah, brunch–let me count the ways in which I love you. This weekend rolled around and it called for sleeping in late (I made it ’til 7:45 a.m. Woohoo!), a lazy morning around the apartment and a casual brunch in Brooklyn. It’s so close to Queens (just a quick few minutes away on the BQE),…

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weekend scenes: uws & bk

    Just a few photos from a lazy weekend in the city. If you haven’t been to Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side, you must. Best cookies in NYC, hands down.    

weekend scenes: central park

  1 & 2. Some of the best views in the city. 3. I’m kind of Nuts for Nuts…go figure. 4. Gangly, tangled trees always seem a bit magical. 5. These two were having the most amazingly serious “bro” convo about girls. Yes, I was eavesdropping. 6. Magnet snaps for sale. 7. We witnessed the…

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the market

Tee Zara, Jacket Gap (similar), Scarf Zara, Pants Joe Fresh, Booties Steve Madden (similar), Bag from the leather market in Florence. Since moving to NYC, I’ve discovered a new favorite way to spend my Saturdays: the market. Farmer’s markets, craft markets, fine food markets–you name it, I’m in there like swimwear. Growing up in a…

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bon iver in nyc

If you couldn’t tell from all of my playlists (and my incessant concert talk), I’m a huge music geek. I like my music like I like my buffets–a little bit of everything (though none of it can touch on my plate…some weird OCD thing of mine). I could go on and on ranting about my favorites…

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a birthday celebration and french toast casserole

This past weekend we had a lovely little birthday celebration for my roommate–there were decorations (including makeshift tissue paper flowers by yours truly that were sub-par at best), sweets, a delicious-but-ugly cake (I really, really stink at cakes) and plenty of time with good friends. Whenever we have guests stay for the weekend, I always…

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black & white

Full disclosure: I screwed this recipe up. Twice. Also, the final product was kind of ugly (but super delicious, I’m told). Just thought we’d get that out of the way. Anyways, when my best friend’s birthday rolled around, I knew exactly what yummy treat I wanted to send her in a surprise package. Kristen’s love…

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