L.A. Burdick Chocolate

November 2, 2009

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box o choc

One of my favorite chocolate shops is located in Cambridge, MA. It is the kind of place that on a chilly winter day, the smell of hot chocolate wafts out the front door and through the foggy windows you can see people packed in around small european tables eating pastries and sipping tea.

All L.A. Burdick chocolate is homemade in the swiss tradition which basically means they are tiny bonbons of melt in your mouth perfection. So imagine my delight when I heard that this fine establishment opened up on 20th street, a hop, skip and a jump from me! I just had to go and treat myself to a box of chocolates to welcome them to the neighborhood. Im slightly ashamed to admit it didn’t even last 24 hours in my possession. I always save the adorable little mouse for last!


last mouse

Update: I just saw they have turkeys available for thanksgiving! Adorable.

you turkey

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Nautical things

July 18, 2009

tutti boy girl collage

 

the black apple notebook

Maybe it is because of my recent trip to The Mermaid Inn, but I’m really into nautical things recently. Along with everyone else, it seems. I wonder if this trend will ever go out of style. To me there is nothing more classic than a striped shirt. (I happen to still be on my never-ending search for the perfect one.. this one is gettin’ there) I am just obsessed with piping, marine blues and rope details. Its all so “Jackie on the vineyard.” Retro and modern at the same time.

steven alan dressAlso I think I might like to pay a visit to the newly renovated Montauk Yacht Club. Or move in there. Whatever.Montauk Yacht club room

room with a sea view

Men’s fashion

May 17, 2009

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Thought I’d share a men’s fashion story I styled recently with fashion photographer, Peter Rosa. The shoot is inspired by the classic feel of the Lower East Side with model Arthur K acting as a young DeNiro..

Flan for two

April 30, 2009

 

I hate to miss a day in the blogosphere and sadly I haven’t been writing recently because I have been busy working and enjoying the sunny weather. 

Yesterday was a little of both and I got to enjoy New York again in my favorite way. Eating and drinking al fresco. When I first moved here I had a theory that a night of going out wasn’t complete until you visit 3 places. Obviously this seems excessive anywhere else, but in NYC I am imbued with sort of “bar ADD” and so staying on the move makes the night feel like a fun and diverse tour. I haven’t engaged in my 3 place tradition in some time, but the warm summer air last night brought out that infectious bar hopper in me.

This pic was from the first stop. Flan is not a notoriously beautiful dessert, and so maybe it was the happy hour margaritas talking but I just had to take a before and after. (I think the drinks were stronger than I thought because because mid-photo I plopped my entire iphone directly in the lovely dish. whoops!)

 

flan beforeflan after

You gotta love the requisite “no, you have it” wedge that is left when sharing a dessert. I like to think of it as an offering to the dessert gods. An “angel’s share” if you will. On second glimpse I think there might even be a found heart in that pic somewhere…

Magnolia Blossoms

April 10, 2009

Union Square

Contrary to the weird weather (snow on Wednesday?!) I think Spring is waiting around the corner.

Gallery in the subway

April 9, 2009


I’m not usually a fan of things that make the subway harder to navigate than usual but I do love these performance improv things. More on Improv Everywhere here.

Street art

February 13, 2009

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This kind of thing just makes me happy.  Via Wooster Collective.