Archive for February, 2013

February 28, 2013


Mike & I will be jetting off to Colorado for a little couples ski weekend with two of my college housemates and their better other halves.  This will be my first time skiing out west since moving back to New York from S.L.C. 10+ years ago, and Mike’s first time visiting out west, period.

I am so excited to spend a long weekend away with friends and even more excited to see all that Vail & Beaver Creek have to offer – on the slopes and off.  Here’s hoping for an injury- and tear-free weekend with lots of gorgeous sights and plenty of  “social activities after a day’s skiing…”


1. Mara Hoffman sweater  |  2. A. F. Vandevorst snood  |  3. J.Crew puffer coat  |  4. L.L. Bean boots*

5. Aubin & Wills mittens  | 6. J.Crew pants  |  7. GAP hat

*My Bean Boots will forever be my #1 winter weather go-to

February 27, 2013

Numero 28

My friend, Alana, who is a fellow “pizza and a salad” lover, has been recommending that Mike & I go to Numero 28 on the UES for months and months and months, so we finally decided to take her advice and head up for our Friday night meatless dinner (always the easy solution during Lent).

The restaurant is super cozy and I loved that the brick oven was in the front of the restaurant, as opposed to hidden in the back.  We ordered two pies — the plain cheese and another pie that consisted of artichokes, buffalo mozzarella and truffle cream.  Both were delicious — I mean, it’s pizza! –, but definitely did not have enough crunch.  It was extremely undercooked, but we managed to clean our plates, regardless.

If I were to choose between two cozy pizzerias — Luzzo’s and Numer0 28 — I would have to go with Luzzo’s; no contest.

Numero 28

February 25, 2013

Lure & Merc

Lure Fishbar

People have been recommending Lure Fishbar to Mike & me for months and we thought this would be the perfect restaurant for our pre-Valentine’s Day dinner date.  These people have all raved about two things: the sushi and the oysters.  Mike & I aren’t big on oysters, but the sushi was actually some of the best sushi I have ever tasted.  The shrimp cocktail, tuna entree and ice-cream sandwiches weren’t too shabby, either!


Directly across the street from Lure is MercBar, which seriously has one of the best cocktail menus in the city (in my opinion!).  I typically have a difficult time deciding on a specialty drink because nothing seems to catch my eye, but here I had a difficult time because there was so much to choose from!  If you’re in the neighborhood, MercBar is the ideal spot to grab a pre- or post-dinner cocktail.

February 23, 2013

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

1. Club Monaco blouse  |  2. Madewell shirt  |  3. Deco by Design earrings  |  4. Herve Leger skirt

5. Tibi leather top  |  6. Loren Hope necklace  |  7. Boutique 9 pumps

February 22, 2013



According to, the definition of torn is:

“Divided or undecided, as in preference he was torn between staying and leaving…”

Have you ever felt so torn that you make yourself sick, literally?

Torn between two cities… between the familiar and the unknown… between a great love and a dream come true…

All I can say is that I will be praying for clarity these next few days…

February 19, 2013

the need for tweed.

I have a need… a need for tweed.

Really, though, I do…  I have a legit collection of tweed jackets dating as far back as nearly ten years ago and there is no end in sight as far as expansion is concerned.

Tweed is timeless, sophisticated, feminine and classic.  When done right, like the pieces below, what’s not to love?


1. J.Crew dress  |  2. Rebecca Taylor top  |  3. Alexander Wang skirt  |  4. By Malene Birger jacket  |  5. Club Monaco top  |  6. Whistles UK dress

February 18, 2013

Conversation with Diego Scotti

After attending a Conversation with J.Crew CMO, Diego Scotti at American Express on Friday, I had serious J.Crew fever.

I have successfully steered clear of both online and in-store shopping since Christmas, however I couldn’t help but check out the latest styles after such an inspirational and interesting interview.

The retail empire that J.Crew has become is seriously mind-blowing.

Best In-Store

Fall 2013 RTW

February 16, 2013

Most Wanted

most wanted

1. Ray-Ban aviators  |  2. Whistles dress  |  3. Whistles ankle boots  |  4. Bosom Buddy clutch

5. Stella & Dot necklace  |  6.  Lele Sadoughi earrings  |  7. Annabel Ingall tote  |  8. Inslee print

February 15, 2013

Finding Nemo

I enjoyed some much-needed R&R this past weekend after a whirlwind couple of days in Charleston, S.C.

Nemo pushed its way into the northeast on Friday afternoon which meant early dismissal from work and nothing but junk food and sitting on the couch all weekend… Since when did they start naming blizzards, anyway?  Whatever happened to the “Blizzard of ’93” or the “Blizzard of ’78“?

Friday night consisted of gorging ourselves with homemade pizza, homemade cookies cookie dough and lots of Homeland On-Demand.  Mike & I decided to venture outside to explore the Nemo aftermath in Central Park on Saturday morning.  No piece of snow was left untouched as kids (both old and young) frolicked and waited on absurdly long lines to sled down an absurdly small hill.

I always wondered what it must be like growing up in Manhattan and this was a glimpse into the life of a city kid.  Competing with other kids for snowman building space, waiting in-line to sled down an anthill… makes me feel oh-so-lucky to have spent my prime sledding years in the foothills of Salt Lake City.

February 14, 2013

sweets for my sweet.

Valentine’s Day is the ultimate excuse to buy my Valentine my his favorite candy...  Mike and I have never gone over-the-top when it comes to V-Day, but how can you not love a holiday that celebrates candy & love?