Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Dry Bar

Just came home from a five hour commute from the city. Three lightening strikes on the train signal switches outside Jamaica. What are the chances of that!? Luckily Rich and I had met up in the city, so we managed to squeeze in a surprise date night. Yummy food and great atmosphere at Cross Bar at the old Limelight (they have a beautiful outdoor patio.)

Thanks god tomorrow is Friday and as a little treat to jump-start the weekend, I'm treating myself to a blow out at Dry Bar. I have been dying to try out this place on 16th street. Motto: No Color. No cut. Just blow outs! And seriously, often that's all you need to put that little extra bounce in your step! They offer tons of different types of blowouts—I'm going for the Mai Tai—all $40 (for an extra $10 you get a 10 min scalp massage during your wash.) Plus the place is beautiful!

Check it out for yourself at thedrybar.com (my verdict coming tomorrow)

Dinner at Suishi Samba and drinks and the Gansevoort to celebrate Rachel's 30th birthday later. Not sure I even wanna go after this commute =( Staying in with Campbell sounds so much more appealing...





















Photos courtesy of The Dry Bar

Thoughts About Humanity

A question was recently posed to the Dalai Lama:
“What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”
The Dalai Lama’s answer was as follows :
"Man [or woman]
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health.
Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present, and as a result he does not live in the present or the future.
He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shui Chen Alpaca Jacket



I have a bad tendency to develop crushes on new stuff every other day (I know, I have a bad case of materialism), but rarely I find things I absolutely can’t live without. But I think this may be one of them—Shui Chen’s long sleeve jacket in Alpaca wool. Funnel neck with zipper that closes top to bottom and leather trim. I think I’ll forgo any other item this fall if I can only have this one. One giant Alpaca cocoon to keep me warm this winter. Hello—come to mama!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Seeing Green



Holy Moly! Billowy silk dresses in emerald green just makes me go gaga.

Amanda Seyfried in Prabal Gurung  & Charlize Theron in Chloe

Happy Birthday Samantha Alice



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Garden Party







Another busy weekend. Mom and Stig are coming in just another two weeks and we have so much to get done! But never too busy for play time! With fall just around the corner, we are really trying to take advantage of the beautiful weather.

I've started to make some weekend plans for my parents visit. I'm thinking maybe a day in Mystic and a day apple picking and wine tasting at Duck Walk Winery out east. I've never gotten around to vistit Mystic and Rich hasn't been there since he was little so I think it may be perfect. And who doesn't want a day of delicious apples and wine--maybe we'll even load up on some pumpkins and pie too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Man in Black

I'm loving this song 'I see a darkness' by Johnny Cash right now.

Target Rock














After two absolutely crazy days at work, I'm finally having a few minutes to myself on the couch. Although it feels like Fall has come to New York to stay, this past weekend was just beautiful. We spend the whole afternoon a Target Rock in Lloyd Harbor on Sunday. I wish we had brought a picnic basket with some food because the only reason we left was our empty tummies. Target Rock Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite places to go for a hike. Not many people know about it so it's not crowded at all!

I haven't had a chance to upload new pictures of Campbell for the last week or two, so I have thrown up a few of both my loves. I love taking pictures at the beach—all photos always turn out great. I guess its the light and the colors of the sand and sky that makes everyone look beautiful! Who needs a photo studio when you have this?!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Happy Friday!



Alright, just one more video for this week. This just makes me giggle. Happy, happy fall Friday everyone =)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nanette Lepore Spring RTW 2012











Neons (one of my many obsessions), lace overlays, flowy hem lines, stripes, and sheers. I think I'm in love with Nanette Lepore' s RTW collection for Spring 2012! It really makes me want it to be Spring again already.

Photos courtesy of style.com

Paige Suede Mini by Milly NY


My must have bag at the moment. Crimson and Garnet color combo is just outstanding!

Milly Paige Suede Mini Bag, $265 @ millyny.com

Red Clover on Bull Street





In my travels down south, I discovered this really cute shop called Red Clover on Bull Street in Savannah. I actually made all and all three separate trips to the store—I was constantly thinking about the garments I had decided to pass on during my previous visits. 

I had first been hesitant to even go in—all the stuff in the window looked really expensive and being used to New York boutiques, I was afraid of being tempted with all these cute dresses and then have to leave empty handed. I was totally off! Most items were less than $60.00. Really affordable. I got this amazing blue blouse with a bird print in teal, a black dress with a horse print (it exactly matches my Hermes bracelet!), and a tribal print dress in black and white. Perfect additions to my fall wardrobe. Some carfully selected accessories, a pair of basic black tights and cute heels and I should be all set!

Check out Red Clover on Facebook or shop their store at shopredclover.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tennis and Wine











We have our tradition of wrapping up every summer at the US OPEN. It always end up being a nice finally of the crazy summer schedule. I can in good conscience get ready for fall and plan cozy dinner parties and move nights at home.

I have decided to host a wine tasting for Rich's family this fall. I have little experience with wine—I usually just know when I like it and when I don't. My dad has a huge collection of wines and knows a lot, so I should probably ask him for some advice =).

Have any of you hosted a wine testing? Let me know if you have any recommendations of excellent wines!

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