Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: Cafe Gitane

This past weekend my sister and I got lunch at Cafe Gitane. I used to eat lunch here a lot during my NYU days and the menu hasn't changed a bit. 
We shared the avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, chili flakes on seven grain toast (absolutely delish!):
 And I had the smoked chicken on cranberry-nut bread with mango, arugula mayonaise and fresh orange juice (soooo good):
It is a perfect lunch spot when you need a break from shopping in Soho! There is usually about a 20 minute wait, but it is well worth it!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Weekend Recap!

MFB and I had a really nice and relaxing weekend! I was able to bring all of my winter clothes home to my Dad's house and organize my closet with my spring/summer clothes. Now I just need the weather to get warm! 
on Saturday night we had a beautiful rainbow appear right outside of our living room windows! 
I tried Georgetown Cupcakes for the first time. The red velvet was just OK and I didn't care for the chocolate. Not in a rush to go back!
And on Sunday I took a nice long stroll along Madison Avenue. Here is a pic of my "sweet spot": 
On my stroll I popped into Lily Pulitzer and picked up these (1 and 2) great t-shirt dresses. REALLY ready to say farewell to the cold weather!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter in Palm Beach

We are back from a nice long weekend in Palm Beach! It was so nice to spend some QT with the fam and introduce MFB to one of my favorite places. 

We hit Burger Fi which I thought was even better than Shake Shack: 
We needed a limo to take our large group to dinner one of the nights! Felt like prom! 
We stopped by The Breakers for happy hour: 
and on Sunday we had Easter mass outside by the ocean! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hoppy Easter!!!

I hope everyone has a splendid holiday! I'll be back on Monday (hopefully with a tan!!!). 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: Laura Hooper Calligraphy & Dabney Lee

This past weekend I drove over to Dumbo with my sister and my mom. I fell in love with it from the moment we got there. It is such a cute area and I can't wait to go back and explore it when I have more time. We were there for a Laura Hooper calligraphy workshop at THE CUTEST stationary/gift shop I've ever been to, Dabney Lee.

There were two long tables set up with personalized placemats and a beginner packet:
and we each got a "swag bag" with some gifts from Dabney Lee's shop: 
Instruction was given on a large chalkboard in the front of the room and then the two instructors walked around to give people one on one help: 
We started out learning different strokes and then practiced some letters: 
My mom and my sister managed to get ink all over their hands while mine remained spotless!
It was A LOT harder than it looks, but we had a blast learning something new and checking out a different neighborhood in Brooklyn! If you are ever in Dumbo, definitely pop in to Dabney Lee

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Friday!

Continuing with the wedding theme this week - read this article and scroll to watch an awesome video of a priest serenading a couple to the tune of Lenoard Cohen's Hallelujah. 
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/09/video-undefined-1CF87A6900000578-649_636x358.jpg

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Carats & Cake

Our wedding is up on the beautiful website Carats & Cake! The site is an AMAZING tool for brides planning their weddings. They have such beautiful weddings to look through for inspiration and great vendor recommendations. 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Best Dressed ACM Awards

I had planned to do a post on the best dressed of the ACM awards from this past Sunday, but I didn't really like ANY of the dresses. Womp. Womp. 
This is what I was working with:
http://www.billboard.com/files/styles/promo_650/public/media/carrie-taylor-shakira-split.jpg
I was, however, pleasantly surprised with Miranda Lambert's dress. I wouldn't normally "like" it, but she just looked so good in it! 
http://media4.onsugar.com/files/2014/04/06/123/n/1922398/360287182d327e5b_483113311.xxxlarge/i/Miranda-Lambert-ACM-Awards-2014.jpg 
A HUGE improvement from outfits past: 
http://cmsimg.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=B2&Date=20130504&Category=DERBYFUN02&ArtNo=305040115&Ref=V1&MaxW=300&Border=0&Kentucky-Derby-2013-Miranda-Lambert-Emilio-Estevez-other-stars-flock-red-carpet 
http://thecurvyfashionista.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Miranda-Lambert-at-the-2010-Grammys.jpg 
http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2012/stylewatch/hitormiss/121008/miranda-lambert-290.jpg 
(wedding gown when she married Blake Shelton)
http://strictlyweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Miranda-Blake-Wedding-Details8.jpg 
SO, I'd say based on past fashion choices she has made a huge improvement!
Go Miranda, Go Miranda, Go Miranda
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Reviews: William Greenberg Desserts

While walking around on the UES this weekend we found the THE BEST black and white cookies. William Greenberg Desserts is located on Madison Ave between 82nd and 83rd and the cookies are delish! I tried a regular black and white and a light blue and white and I cannot wait to go back for more! You can create your own color combos and order here.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Friday :)

I haven't seen one of my BEST friends since January when she moved to Cleveland (she just started her own blog!!!), but she is visiting this weekend! Hoooooooraaaaaay!!!! I'm so excited to get the gang back together and catch up. Have a great weekend! 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happy Birthday, MFB!!!

Happy Birthday to my amazing husband! Tonight we are celebrating with cheeseburgers and bloody marys and this weekend I'm throwing him a little bro-fest at his favorite philly cheesesteak place! Woot woot!