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Well Said: Julia Child

image used courtesy of Inslee Haynes “Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child I think this quote is so true. It’s important to find out what you love, what you enjoy, and what you’re passionate about. It’s a great feeling to have a hobby … Read more ››

Mr. Boddington's Classics

Remember when I blogged about wanting these Mr. Boddington’s classics? Well, I got them for my birthday (thanks Mom and Dad!), and they’re as pretty as I thought. They just say “happy” and “spring” to me. Mr. Boddington’s also happens to be based in New York City, which makes me … Read more ››

Club Monaco's NYC Flagship

Club Monaco recently opened up a re-designed flagship store on Fifth Avenue, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The best part of it is, they don’t just sell clothing. They have an outpost of The Strand Bookstore nestled inside, where you can browse large fashion and photography tomes, as well as some rare books and … Read more ››

Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Doughnuts

The other day I got a craving for something sweet (what else is new?), and I decided it had been too long since I’d made baked doughnuts. So I paged through my Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook and decided to whip up her Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Doughnuts. My only regret is not … Read more ››

Life, Lately

I had my last day of photography class on Saturday…kind of sad! On the plus side I’ll get to sleep in on Saturdays again, instead of trekking to 46th street in the snow (not exaggerating, it rained or snowed EVERY SINGLE time we had class). While I do still have … Read more ››

Well Said: Reading

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”-W. Somerset Maugham image used courtesy of Carin of Paris in Four Months Read more ››

How to Buy a Ghost Chair

image via my home tour for The Everygirl  I love modern chairs-I think they’re eye-catching, unusual, and add the perfect dose of personality and quirk to a space. The ghost chair is one of my favorites, which is why a version of it currently resides in my living room! I … Read more ››

Three Lives and Company

Three Lives and Company epitomizes what I love about living in New York City. First of all, it’s one of the (relatively) many independent bookstores in this city – unlike the suburbs where I grew up, where there were two bookstores within a 50-mile radius of my house that by … Read more ››

Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I’ve written about this birthday cake before, but I think it’s worth revisiting. This is the ULTIMATE yellow cake with chocolate frosting – as far as I’m concerned, there’s no better cake in this world. The recipe for this cake comes from the Williams-Sonoma Dessert cookbook, which is full of wonderfully impressive, yet … Read more ››

Nightgowns

Do you guys wear nightgowns? I haven’t bought/worn one in a million years, but while I was perusing Anthropologie the other day, I fell in love with these gorgeous, girly pieces: Tiered Tulle Chemise Ruffled Nightie To be honest, the second I saw them, this popped into my head: Yup, … Read more ››