Tuesday, July 31, 2012


stripecast pullover $49.99

Another Madewell goodie goes on sale.  I always think it's so much easier to judge it you see the item on a person - and a regular, at that.  You know, not a model but a very regular, like me. 

in soho just about to jump in a car to airport 
$4.99 neon Forever 21 tank underneath

Monday, July 30, 2012

Club Sprouts: A Market Post

I feel so lucky to live just a few blocks away from one of the best markets in the city and I take full advantage of it.  And this summer I am making my kids take advantage of it by visiting the Club Sprouts tent for a weekly tasting or chef demonstration.  With every taste they do, they get their card punched.  It's pretty much like a coffee punch card, only better.  A few weeks ago, they had a little cooking demo set up where the kids could make their own Stone Fruit Salsa and let me tell you, it was YUM!

Some of the main ingredients:

diced peaches
diced apricots
diced cherries
chopped onions
topped with cliantro

I am going to make it again this week, it was so delicious!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

like blogger like son

ok, so my blogging mission may be rubbing off on my son.  he pointed out this girl to me in a coffee shop in upstate ny.  "mom, mom, you should take her picture for your blog.  you probably like her shirt and bracelet."  then, i discovered that he had already snapped a few photos on the sly....yea, i may have been tearing slightly after realizing this.  we asked if we could take the close-up of her amazing bracelets.  i didn't get the bracelet origin, but you can bet i will be doing my best to copy.

if you have children, are they involved with your blog?

photo credit:  6yr old (note the adorable black rimmed glassses / watermelon shirt twinkies in the background)

i found a beautiful silver cuff option.
can you believe this is from cost plus world market?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

One Shade of Grey

my last minute outfit for an event in nyc
it was raining after all and the originally planned colorful dress wasn't fitting the mood
this dress is so versatile, i am picturing it with brown fryes in the winter, a denim jacket in the fall, but it was worn with these on a rainy tuesday night in june

yep, you had me at soft and sweatshirt...

meets my 2.5" limit coming in at a nice and comfortable 2", maybe even a few cm less

i got in on sale at the madewell store for $68 

top it off with
tower earrings by jules

Monday, July 16, 2012

Echo Design

I'm on the rooftop of The James Hotel New York and probably on my second coffee.  (Yes, pinch me please for getting to start out my workday this way).  I am full on lounging in a chaise by the pool and have all my vices (paper, magazines, iPad, camera).  I'm in awe of the view.  It's a cloudy day, 100% change of rain in the forecast, and I have my  bare legs wrapped in a towel.  And then, this ray of sunshines appears onto the deck.  She is perfectly dressed, reminding me of Miss Weather with her yellow welllies, for the expected rain.  She is perfectly friendly so I instantly strike a conversation and compliment her super fun bag.  Turns out she is an account manager for the company behind the bag, Echo Design.  A company that began in 1923 on the wedding day of the founding couple, Edgar and Theresa Hyman. What started as a scarf company evolved into much more over the years.  

The ray of sunshine...


the perfect tote

Echo Design went through many fazes of scarf design, keeping up with the events and trendsof each decade.  A few of my favorite decade designs....

1940's Air Raid Scarf

 I love the different ways they wore scarves in the 1970's, especially around the waist.

Head on over to their beach and swim line for some bold summer pop!

Friday, July 06, 2012

FINALLY...I've been dreaming of this product for years.  Well, at least for two years I know for sure - since the time I posted about my morning struggle to get through one hot cup of coffee before having to warm it up.

I haven't quite figured out where to order yet, but you'll know when I do!

Happy Friday, besties!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Chioggia Beets: A Market Post

The Chioggia Beet:  Surprisingly beautiful bold natural stripes brighten up any grill basket....and taco.
Added to my zucchini taco combination for some culinary color.  
There's a party in my tummy, so yummy so yummy.

The beet sellers aren't too shabby either....

Any good beet recipes to share??