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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year’s Eve! What’s everyone getting up to tonight? I couldn’t be happier with my plans for the evening: my brother and I will be hanging out with my sister at her apartment, cooking up a yummy meal (and delicious dessert!), and watching movies with a glass or two … Read more ››

Recent Reads

The Goldfinch – I absolutely loved this book, which caught me off guard because I was a little afraid that I wasn’t going to like it (mainly because it’s so incredibly long, and due to fear that it was going to be dry or tough to get through the 700+ pages). … Read more ››

Rifle Paper Co. Wrapping Paper

I think it’s fun to switch it up every Christmas with different, pretty wrapping paper. Last year I went with the sophisticated Kate Spade gold dot and black and white striped reversible paper, which I still love. This year, I decided to use Rifle Paper Co.’s unique, festive, mix-and-match papers, … Read more ››

Photo Essays: Christmas on the Upper East Side Part III

        Christmas on the Upper East Side Part I and Part II, if you missed them. photos by me Read more ››

Christmas at Ladurée

Ladurée has the prettiest Nutcracker box for the holidays. I couldn’t resist picking it up for myself when I stopped in recently to grab a hostess gift. It’s the prettiest shade of pink and a perfect addition to my massive collection of Ladurée boxes! I’m trying to remember what flavors … Read more ››

Photo Essays: Christmas on the Upper East Side Part II

A few more shots I took of the festive decorations around the Upper East Side (see the first post here). I only wish I’d had more time this month to take more walks and see decorations in other part of the city (I seriously can’t get enough of them). I’m … Read more ››

Anna Bond x Penguin Classics: The Puffin In Bloom Book Collection

Being the big, huge bookworm that I am, I of course think that books make the very best holiday gifts. Whether it’s a big, beautiful coffee table book, a contemporary novel, or a gorgeous edition of a classic, I can’t think of any present that I enjoy giving, or receiving, … Read more ››

Christmas Tree Delivery in NYC

Every year that I’ve lived in the city, I’ve gotten a Christmas tree. In years past I’ve bought tabletop trees from the guys on the sidewalk (see last years here), but I was never fully satisfied with this arrangement. First of all, the sidewalk guys charge about $80 for a … Read more ››

Photo Essays: Christmas on the Upper East Side

One thing I love about the Upper East Side? Store owners and residents really get into decorating for the season. There are beautiful flowers and window boxes in spring, pumpkins and ghouls galore in October, and now, for the holidays, every home and store is decked out to the nines … Read more ››

Dominique Ansel's Milk and Cookie Shot

Often when things are so super hyped up and everyone’s talking about them, and then you finally check them out – they’re a disappointment. Well, I can name for you a few hyped up things that for me, have actually lived up to all the chatter: 1. Serial. If you’re … Read more ››