Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I found these cute hybrid girl boat shoes last summer, and then I was too cheap to get them. This year they have added to the color selection. Besides the original brown, they also come in creamy white and 4 other colors. Of course, now I want both brown and white. So much for saving money last summer. Perfect for when we go sailing, and trotting around in the city.
Since I can't stand A/C, even in the peak of summer, I need to carry a sweater around with me. For the warmer weather, I'm absolutely addicted to these featherweight cotton cardigans from J. Crew. Besides the all the luscious colors it comes in, the best part is the price, $59.50.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Not quite finished with the backyard, but everything is starting to look a lot better. The slate on the stoop still needs to be grouted, a few more new windows put in, and the seat cushions and throw pillows of course still needs to come out of storage. But over all not bad to be just end of April. A few more weekends and we should be ready for the summer. Now, if I could only get my husband to get me that gazebo that I want...
Friday night was fun night with great tapas at Sala One-Nine and the international premier of the Swedish film "The Swimsuit Issue" at Tribeca Film Festival. The movie was a great, funny story about friends and family. I would highly recommend it.
Lunch at Markt, beers at Oscar on MacDougal and champagne cocktails at Pastis in Meatpacking made for an amazing Thursday. Touring the city with Swedish GT/Expressen journalist Markus Hankins, who's writing human interest stories about Swedes living in the New York area. He's a super smart and cool guy from Gothenburg in town for the week. I'm very curious to see how the story and pictures turn out, not really used to being in the limelight...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I love going out to eat in Manhattan–it's actually one of my favorite things to do. Lately, I have gone back several times to Sala One Nine, and I have never had a bad experience. A great spanish/basque restaurant with fab tapas–especially the braised duck breast with balsamic vinegar, and shallots and the mussels in white wine. To die for! And of course, great sangria. Not too pricey either.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
As long as I have searched for the perfect leather jacket (it's been a while), I have been looking for a navy schoolboy blazer. And I think I finally have found the perfect one. Not to long, not too short and perfectly tailored with really cute details (pink and white striped liner...I'm in love)!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Despite the fact that I absolutely hate bridal and baby showers, yesterday's shower for Laurie was actually completely fun. Open bar didn't hurt either.
Had such a wonderful weekend. Being off on Fridays really help in making the weekends feel really long and productive. The new set up with a condensed work week has so far worked to my advantage (granted a little less money in my pockets, but it's well worth it)–and I can't wait for the summer to kick in so I can spend Fridays at the beach.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I may have found the best tailor in Manhattan for shortening jean hems.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
My new jeans finally arrived today and I'm already in love with with them. They are California vintage from 7 for All Mankind. Unfortunately a little too distressed to be worn at work, otherwise I would live in them day and night. So soft and comfy.
One of my new favorite shows! It's hilarious and actually makes me laugh out loud. Highly recommended. The dynamics between Jennifer and Alexis are dead on.
Drew Barrymore looking spectacular in a daring diagonal zebra print dress (I wish it was 2 inches shorter, though) and hot red heels.
For fans of hers out there.
What: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
Why: Resort, spring, and swim ’09. Tops and bathing suits start at
$15; dresses start at $50.
When: Apr. 23-25. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 120 W. 28th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 3rd flr. (212-505-3020).
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Scarlett Johansson's blog rant about tabloids pressuring stars to be skinny is so ridiculous.
Although I have a weakness for high heels, walking in Manhattan requires comfy shoes. So cute flats are essential especially for the summer. I found these adorable peep-toes on sale at Nine West for 39.99 [ninewest.com].
I know I sometimes go on an don about them, and I have no idea why Heidi and Spencer just irritate me. They are so cheesy that I don't even know how they can be famous. I actually almost get embarrassed for them just looking at the photographs they are posing for. I mean, when is someone going to tell them how ridiculous they are?!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Back in the office and I'm relaxing of a few minutes listening to Lucky by Jason Mraz–my new favorite song.