Wednesday, February 4, 2015

valentine's day. gift guide.

1. Laura Mercier $26 Antique Pink Lipstick
2. Dylan Lex $980 Falkor Necklace
3. The Soap & Paper Factory $32 Neroli 
4. Zenni Optical $26 - Pink Acetate Frames 
5. Make Up Forever $19 Rosy Nude Lip Liner 
6. Diptyque $60 Tuberose Candle
7. Deborah Lippman $18 Shape of My Heart Nail Polish
8. Vita Fede $475 Titan Stone Bracelet
9. Bobbi Brown $27 Pale Pink Blush
10. Ciao Bella Sicilian Pistachio Gelato   
11. Neff $16 Light Pink Beanie
12. Chuao $27 Firecracker Chocolate (4 pack)
13. Coach $250 Liv Crossbody Bag in Light Gold/Chambray
14. The Goddess Line $30 Roll on Fragrance - Durga

a very good bagel.

I saw this picture on instagram about 2 weeks ago and have been obsessed with trying it ever since.
Finally made it over there this afternoon.

Where: Thompson Square Bagel on 10th & Avenue A
What: French Toast Bagel with Birthday Cake Cream Cheese
Cost: With a soy latte - under $10
Worth the Calories: Yes!

It was awesome. Get one immediately.
But it won't make you feel skinny.

image via foodforthought_nyc 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

hair experiment.

The texture of my hair has always been somewhat of a curse in my life.  Sure, i've learned a few tricks in the last 5 years and am no stranger to hair extensions, texturizing sprays and even dry shampoos... but au naturale, yikes! I even have a dumb cowlick at my hairline. super.  

SJP by Serge Normant for C Magazine

After a convincing conversation over the weekend, i've decided to try my hand at supplements.  Not that I am completely convinced that I can transform my locks, at the very least it's worth a shot.
Here's what I bought. (both amazon prime eligible)



Check back next month for updates.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

coconut milk chia seed pudding.

This recipe is so easy to make, and saves you lots of caSh.  For some reason chia seed pudding is always around $7-$8 for less then half of this recipe... if you can even find it at your local cold pressed juice establishment. Just think ahead and let your seeds soak overnight. It's well worth the effort it.

1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 banana (this will make it sweet)
1 tbsp hemps seeds
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

froyo on a stick.

frozen peaks FroYo on a stick. yum!!!
cotton candy with rainbow sprinkles. 

Bleecker & Laguardia

image via frozen peaks
image via frozen peaks

Sunday, July 6, 2014

tiny apartment: manhattan kitchen.

Living in Manhattan certainly has his advantages and conveniences, but one of the most compromised luxury of mine is definitely the space.  It can be very frustrating and challenging at times, but generally all worth it end.  I'm currently living in a 7-floor walk up (yes, you read that right) apartment bordering Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho & Nolita.  

When I look across the street I see Di Palo's Italian Meat & Cheese shop, to my left Ferrara's Italian Bakery,  I can hop down the street for a super cheap Chinatown massage (it's really not that shady)  or walk to the bank past a questionable fish market through a  sea of Chinese people freaking out over $2 socks from a street vendor. What's up with that?  And then of course all of your classic shopping on Broadway is just a few more steps the other direction where you will find things like Starbucks, TopShop & H&M.  It's really is a great location with so many different identities! I can't imagine living anywhere else. 

Which brings me to today's post.  Luckily my fiance is incredibly handy and he has the most innovative ideas when it comes to saving space.  He get's so creative that sometimes I don't even understand his vision until it's complete.  Having limited cabinet space he built a 3-tier shelving system with a pipe on top (see the last picture) to hang pots off it.  Basically everything in our kitchen is visible so I have to keep it aesthetically pleasing.  

Keep checking back for the rest of the apartment as I plan to photograph the rest soon.
There is 1 ikea hack that is pure genius.


 Here are some of my favorite things in the kitchen, 
some of them aren't exact but similar... just incase you like what you see. 

my mint green metal canisters are sadly sold out but they were from pier1. 
if you are ever able to track them down they match the pistachio kitchenaid perfectly. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of july. long weekend.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of july!

I shot this for GLOSSYBOX this past week in Washington Square Park.
Last month's box was a custom stars & stripes design. perfect for july 4th!