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The Doughnut Plant

I was SO excited when I found out about The Doughnut Plant, a little shop in the East Village/Bowery area that has…yep, homemade doughnuts. I immediately took a trip downtown for a taste test, and all I can say is WOW. The first thing that popped into my head was that I … Read more ››

Spotted Sheets

I’m kind of super psyched for these new sheets I got from Target after seeing them in this month’s issue of Matchbook. A-they’re adorable. B-they were so cheap! And I’m the WORST at finding good deals, so when I actually do, I get giddy. They’re black and white polka dots, … Read more ››

Dots for Days

When it comes to patterns I love, dots are right at the top of the list. Here are a few spotted pieces I’m loving recently! Anthropologie Entwined Dots Blouse Madewell Polka Dot Sidewalk Skimmer Marc by Marc Jacobs Hot Dot Bangle Oasis Spots Sweater (Asos) I REALLY WANT THOSE FLATS! But … Read more ››

Dessert First

How adorable is Anne Thornton? She has a show on Food Network called Dessert First, and she makes the most delectable goodies, like Salted Caramel Banana Macarons, Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding, and Mini Cherry Pies. She takes some complicated pastry techniques and makes them very accessible for the home cook. Plus, she … Read more ››

Shopping in Soho

My sister and I took advantage of the gorgeous (50 degree!) weather the other day to take a stroll around the Nolita/Soho area. There’s tons of great shops around there, both independent and large. We stolled through McNally Jackson books, the most gorgeous bookstore (I LOVE indepedent bookstores), and Steven Alan, … Read more ››

Head and Shoulders

You know how there are certain interior design items or elements that you just love? Every time you see it, no matter what the type or style of room you spot it in, you love it. Well, mine is busts. They make me think of Europe, big, meandering English gardens, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, … Read more ››

Nautical Stripes

Two striped pieces snagged my attention at J. Crew recently: Stripe sweater-skirt  Evie striped peep toe pumps Unfortunately, neither one is to be mine. That skirt looks a little tough to wear, and at 5’10”, heels are  (sadly enough) not my friend! Still, I can’t help loving the nautical … Read more ››

A Vintage Dresser

This is the companion piece to my vintage vanity-a long dresser with lots ‘o drawers (and LOTS ‘o knobs!)  I’m not very good at making decisions, so knob-wise, I went through many options. 5, to be exact. Everyone goes through trial and error when it comes to design, so I … Read more ››

Annotated Classics

Annotated versions of books are classics with notes in the margins that provide historical context, vocabulary definitions, explanations of something that’s happening in the text, and more. I have an annotated version of Pride and Prejudice, and I love it! A lot about Jane Austen’s time period was so different from ours, … Read more ››

Wintry Delights

People seem to get a tad bit down on winter once the enchantment of the holidays passes, but here are a few things I continue to love about the season! Hot cocoa WITH whipped cream! (or are those marshmallows? Either way will do!): via Crisp, humidity-free air=smooth hair with zero frizz! via … Read more ››