Thursday, December 08, 2011

Green Drinks (and other Vitamix creations!)

Sooo, I got my Christmas present from Mike early.  After watching several documentaries about eating raw food, I got freaked out, and ran to the nearest home store to buy a juicer from which I could extract the nutrients to battle diseases and stay healthy.  After looking at all of the juicers, and then further researching I found that my best option would be a Vitamix, a device that blends whole fruits and vegetables into the smoothie of my dreams.  However, I didn't have the resources for such a splurge.  Mike offered to get it for me, and I am so glad he did.  This thing is a kitchen magician!!  I have not only made green smoothies, but muffin batter, cappuccino, and piping hot soup as well!  It actually heats the soup as it is blending!  I know, I know, Zeppelin was skeptical too, but he has enjoyed green smoothies, soup, and muffins all with the help of this new toy!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Tank dress: Old Navy, LS Tee: FNO c/o Jeans Shop, Leggings: Gap, Vest: Cynthia Rowley, Scarf: Gift, Boots: J. Crew, Bag: Etta

Monday, December 05, 2011

Weekend Wonders(Christmas Decorum)

This weekend was spent getting our apartment ready for Christmas!  Although we spend the week around Christmas upstate with family I like to decorate here to celebrate my favorite season.  Next week Mike will go to Italy for work, so I wanted to make it especially cozy for myself since  I will miss him immensely.  It is the first time ever he is going away, so I am a bit anxious about it.  The bright lights and smell of pine will most definitely make me more comfortable I think.
For the past two years I have decorated our tree with vintage jewelry from my great grandma and grandmother's collections.  It is the perfect opportunity to display such beautiful things, since they don't always make their way out during the year.  This coupled with classic christmas music, childhood memories, and my mom mom's christmas aprons in my kitchen make me nostalgic.  All of these things makes the spirit of my grandparents vividly come alive here.  Some of my favorite memories are at Christmas time, when their house was decorated and warm, with my grandpa playing Christmas music in the living room, and chatting about his latest Christmas gift find.  I miss him especially during this time of year.
We also did a bit of Christmas shopping this weekend as well.  The store were bustling, and it felt good to feel the holiday energy alive and well.  It's this energy that makes this time of year so special to me.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas starts at Bergdorf's

Last night after arriving home from our Thanksgiving festivities, we made a trip uptown to pick up Mike's boots at Barney's, and to see the amazing Bergdorf windows.  The attention to detail is astounding!!  Each window is a true work of art.  IT feels so festive and warm on 5th Ave with all of the lights and decorations!  It is truly a great time of year to live in Manhattan.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mother and Daughter

I love this spread in the December issue of Glamour Magazine!  It's such a loving interpretation of a mother and daughter relationship later in life.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend Wonders (Shopping Edition)

This weekend was spent enjoying some shopping, and relaxing at home since we have an action packed trip upstate for Thanksgiving planned.  I splurged at J. Crew even though it was totally uncalled for (I had a coupon okay?!)  I finally got a pair of moto boots, which I have been searching high and low for.  I think these will be much easier to break in then the Frye engineer boots I have had my eye on.  I also scored the Poppy King for J. Crew lipstick, which has been sold out for months!  It was my wardrobe's lucky for my wallet's, not so much.  Happy Monday...and hooray for two day work weeks!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Leggings: Gap, Tee: Gap, Sweater: Vintage, Hat: H&M, Scarf: American Apparel, Boots: Banana Republic, Bag: Etta, Sunglasses: Diesel, Brooch: Vintage

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekend Wonders Brunch Edition

This weekend was Mike's birthday celebration, which concluded with a brunch at our favorite place.  Needless to say, I need another weekend already.  Happy Monday...

Friday, November 11, 2011


 Jeans: Jean Shop, Tank: Diesel, Crew Neck Sweater: Banana Republic, Cardigan: J. Crew, Blazer: This Time Tomorrow, Boots: J. Crew, Bracelets: H&M, Custom made, Vintage

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Weekend Wonders(a little late)

Well it is almost another weekend, but here are some snaps from the last one.  Work has been extra crazy this week, hence the reason for no posts.  Ahhh to think back to the weekend when there was a lot of lounging, hanging out, snuggling with Zeppelin, baking, and sleeping on an air mattress because it is so hot in our apartment we can barely breathe.  The good thing about living in Manhattan is that heat is included in the rent...the bad thing?  You have absolutely no control of it!!!  We are glad they finally turned it off!