Archive for the ‘eye candy’ Category



June 9, 2009


Just saw this magazine layout on MICHAEL HARLAN TURKELL’S PLOG. As a former magazine editor, I’m always impressed by unique, eye-catching layouts. And this one definitely caught my eye. You can read the full article on NYCers who make their own mozzarella cheese here.


Recession in the City

June 3, 2009


Saw this photo on the Huffington Post, and it made me sad.


Fantastic Etsy Gifts!

April 13, 2009


A very talented friend, TweeLass, has officially opened her very own Etsy shop. A magazine editor by day, and a card-making crafter by night, she’s got fantastic, fun, whimsical cards for all occasions. Stop by her shop asap!

Congrats Twee!


Christmas is Finally Over

January 9, 2009

J and I have been prolonging Christmas for weeks thanks to busy schedules, new babies (J is an uncle!), and trying to celebrate with all our family members. So I finally got to give him his Christmas present yesterday. I made an appointment at the Nike Design Studio in SoHo, and got him a pair of custom Dunks. (The fact that “custom Dunks” is a phrase in vocabularly is slightly frightening to me.) Here they are:


After making pretty shoes, we went to La Esquina. Though we both enjoyed our dinner, we both got home and curled up on the couch with tummy aches. Maybe we overdid it?! I’ve been to this restaurant a few times, and can someone please explain to me where this basement club thing is in the place? I don’t understand!

Sidenote: I’m pretty sure Food Network star and NYC chef Aarón Sanchez lives in my building… and had to take my load of laundry out of the washer the other day because I was too slow to change to the dryer. Embarrassing much?


…And On To 2009

January 6, 2009


Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday and time off from work — I certainly did. And J and I kicked off 2009 with a fun new restaurant choice. We went to Irving Mill (though I did stumble there once before, it doesn’t count), which has a new chef from when it opened. Ryan Skeen is the new chef, and he’s been praised up and down NYC by every type of critic. Our take: food was good. Not anything super surprising or over-the-top, but a very delicious and pretty basic meal. I also really enjoy any place that has good, artisanal beers on tap.

After dinner we went to see Fuerzabruta from the De La Guarda creators. Has anyone seen this show? It made me feel hot and dizzy — and a little bit like I was trapped in a nightmare… or in Webster Hall on “Ladies’ Night” at the beginning. But once I acclimated to the environment, I thought there were some really cool elements, and others that needed work. I’m so curious what others’ opinions are, please tell if you’ve seen it!

Photo via.


The Truth

May 16, 2008

From SwissMiss.


Tell ‘Em Sister

May 14, 2008

Considering J just made fun of me for the fact that I hung a Rosie the Riveter poster in my college dorm room, I thought this magnet was hysterical and appropriate (via Kitchn). Only $5 on Etsy!