Find me here now. Ta-da!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
To be honest, I haven't even read a blog in months. So- I'm quitting while I'm ahead and signing off here. Thanks for reading and commenting and following for the last 2 years. Thanks for the great ideas, the recipes and the fashion. Thanks for everything.
And...That's all she wrote. ;)
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Hope you all enjoyed the 4th! We went to Connecticut for some much needed R&R.
We partied with a celebrity, ate like fat people, watched some amazing fireworks and and spent lots of time with our puppy. She is the most precious thing ever and I have to keep reminding myself not to treat her like a baby. Is that weird?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
She's pretty much consuming all of my time, energy and attention at the moment, especially since Mr. DD has been out of town since the morning after we brought her home. She's precious and I adore her.
And the moral of the story is this: enough whining/begging/pleading and your husband can be convinced of anything.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"Miniature pigs are sold only as pets, and therefore we know that, as all pets are, they will be played with … its important that nothing particularly worries them or gets stressful."
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I certainly did. I went to spinning, I went to yoga, I purged and reorganized my closet and donated 4 trash bags full of clothes and I had 2 (count 'em, TWO) dates with my husband. Oh, and we learned to shuck our own oysters! Our oyster habit was getting a bit out of control, so we headed to my favorite place on earth, Chelsea Market, and bought a dozen oysters, gloves and a shucking knife. It takes a little bit of practice, but they were so worth it.
Another debilitating habit that I've developed recently is juice. For those of you who are not New Yorkers, allow me to explain. There are delis on every corner of this city. In many of those delis there are juice counters where you can pick your veggies and have them juiced right before your eyes. As much as I love the juice, the neurotic side of me has always wondered how well the veggies were washed and I've felt uncomfortable about the fact that they are likely not organic. So, this weekend, I busted out my 10-year-old Braun juicer and went to town. Totally amazing.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I am obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance. Really, truly, totally obsessed. The truth is, I sob every week as I watch (the guy with scoliosis, the twin brothers... the list goes on). Then I laugh hysterically as my husband tries to recreate the contemporary routines. Who knew you could be so moved by dance. Next to the performances, my favorite part of the show is Cat Deeley. Could she be any more adorable? I'm looking forward to an amazing season... and berating my parents for not putting me in dance classes.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I'm not ashamed to admit that I loved SATC2. Despite the garish fashion, predictable plot lines, and cheesy one-liners, I always relate to SATC. I can honestly say that there was never an episode that did not in some way resonate with me and the movies have done the same. There's something I can relate to in everything Carrie Bradshaw Preston says and does. Call me cheesy, but I can't help myself. New York City is my favorite. Great girlfriends are my favorite. Sex and the City is my favorite.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
And I have successfully completed my 3-day cleanse. I've lost 6 pounds and I feel surprisingly good. The best news though, is that I haven't killed my husband. I came close a few times. On Monday when he ordered Italian and on Wednesday when he brought home Mexican. But he's still alive... and so am I.
All in all, the BluePrint Cleanse wasn't terrible. I was never even really that hungry. Drinking a bottle of juice every 2 hours keeps you full. So full, in fact, that I was often unable to finish a few of the bottles each day. I did, however, start obsessing about food half-way through day 2. Like, very literally fantasizing... about chips and salsa.
I'm heading to West Palm this afternoon for a much needed getaway. And I'm feeling far more confident about putting on my bikini.
Have a fabulous holiday weekend. See you on the flip side :)
Monday, May 24, 2010
A 4-day getaway to West Palm Beach with a yoga instructor will make you do crazy things. On Thursday, we leave for Florida to spend Memorial Day with some dear friends. She is wonderful and sweet and... a yoga instructor with a sick body that I have to lay next to in a bikini. So, I am using this trip as an excuse to finally try the BluePrint Cleanse. Three days, 5 juices per day. Nothing else. No caffeine, no alcohol, no solid foods.
Anyway, SJP is a devotee and if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me. Wish me luck, the torture begins this morning!
(This weekend, I had to "prepare" for my cleanse but cutting back on caffeine and sugar and meat and dairy and alcohol, so cleansing was certainly on my mind. On Saturday night I dreamed that it arrived at my apartment and I opened the box to find cartons of cigarettes. I had mistaknely signed up for the "cigarette cleanse," where you smoke cigarettes all day every day, instead of the juice cleanse. I was so relieved to wake up.)
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I'll be honest with you, dear blog readers, I typically write and schedule all of my posts for the week on the weekend prior. Occasionally, I will write something mid-week, but things get pretty busy around here. I'm lucky if I get a chance to read blogs, let alone write for my own.
So, as I mentioned, I flew home for mother's day and spent an amazing weekend playing quite a few rounds of this:
Friday, May 07, 2010
I'm hopping a plane to Virginia this evening to spend the weekend celebrating my fabulous mama and spending every moment possible with my rose and my wildflower. It's always nice to go back to what was home. It's always nice to come back to what is home. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Here's to mamas!
Ps: Don't you just love a peony? I'm obsessed. I can't walk past the bodega without buying a few bunches.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
When is the last time you thought of a fannypack?
I mean, there was that hilarious and ridiculous song a few years back by the group "Fannypack;"
but besides that, it's been years right...
Then, all of the sudden I started seeing them again. Very rarely, and mostly on European-looking tourists traipsing through Times Square, but I was noticing them. Then, the other day I met a friend for a pedicure and a picnic in the park. On our way out she grabbed a fanny pack and snapped it on... And I was IN LOVE. I had to have one. Hers was from American Apparel, a company that I refuse to support.