Events + Entertainment, Food, Home Decor

Ring in 2018 with a Cheese Board!

December 31st, 2017 is the Second Annual Stay Home and Drink and Eat All Day New Years’ Eve Extravaganza (Our first last year was equally fun) . I love, love, love staying in on New Year’s Eve now. It’s something that I look forward to! Long gone are the $150-open bar tickets for five hours at Capitale only to step out past midnight into the cold, heels aching, to the sobering lack of transportation options. No more crowding around a bar for 20 minutes, being forced to resort to double/triple/quadruple-fisting glasses of cocktails. And no more standing around in a glittery, sparkly number in heels for 5 hours to wake up with sore, achy feet. No more to all of that! My friend Chrissy has been doing this for years with her husband and she’s quite an expert on New Year’s Eve celebrations at home. Brian and I are new to this and honestly, I’m sad that it took us this long to realize the genius of it.

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I ate and drank to my heart’s content, garbed in a onesie, in the comfort of my own home while watching movies on Amazon while snuggled up to my corgi pup, Queen Elizabeth. It was amazinggggg! Brian and I also used a lot of our wedding presents: plates, glasses, & silverware. Sadly, we still don’t have a working oven/stove because of the gas leak in our apartment building so I purchased an Instant Pot to make pasta. The best part? We still have leftovers!

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Ensemble, Events + Entertainment, Food

Fun City

A couple of weeks ago,

on a random Tuesday,

Brian and I decided to apply for our marriage license.

We entered City Hall –

I, happily dressed in a vintage sequin number

and he, in a jacket and jeans.

Photographed by: Weddings by Nato

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Art World, Food

Graffiti & Miss Paradis

I love Freeman Alley – there's usually a good amount of work by SacSix and it's always neon bright. I did find that Chris Uphues' hearts in one corner got covered up though – sad that it's a natural part of graffiti; it's ever changing. Which is why I love walking around the city and finding new ones! Capped it off with some late lunch and prosecco at Miss Paradis – a bright and cheery spot designed by Philippe Starck! Click through for more photos!

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Food

Made Nice

I’m a bit sad that Summer Fridays will soon be over. My little tradition of wandering the streets of Manhattan with Brian in search of graffiti and stopping somewhere for late lunch will be replaced with a longer workday in the office. Urg.

A couple of Fridays ago, we finally got to stop by Made Nice. I first heard about it when Shepard Fairey mentioned painting a large wall for this eatery. Made Nice has a relatively small, well-curated menu from the guys behind Eleven Madison Park (if you’ve never been, you HAVE to experience it – it’s one of my favorites). Recently, the NY Times & Eater both published articles talking about how Made Nice falls short of it’s high-end “counterparts” which makes me sad because I did enjoy my meal there. I thought that the Chicken Rice bowl & the Khao Salad were both yum – I mean, a $15 salad bowl is as ubiquitous in New York as a scavenging pigeon, what do people expect? Our meal was punctuated with a cup of the Milk & Honey soft serve – it was perfect. Click through for more photos!

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Food, Travel

Sant Ambroeus

A friend of mine recommended Sant Ambroeus a couple of months ago – he said it’s one of his favorite spots for Italian food! Of course, because I have a mile-long list of places, I didn’t get around to visiting until this past weekend. I absolutely love the interior (Brian and I went to the one on Lafayette) and I spotted some work by Baron Von Fancy, Donald Robertson, & even Mr. Brainwash! The food is delicious – we got the Sant Ambroeus panini, Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, baskets upon baskets of bread (and endless refills of delicious olive oil to dip in), all accompanied with a refreshing glass of rose for me, and the Anguria cocktail for Brian. Click through for more pics!

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