Monthly Archives: April 2013

Goat Cheese and Tomato Triangles

Puff pastry is incredibly transformative, and although not the healthiest of snacks, it’s easy to utilize with essentially whatever you have left over in the refrigerator. Goat cheese, tomatoes, and thyme add the perfect blend of tart and salty flavors to the puff pastry, which would also lend well to brie and other soft cheeses. […]

Simple Pleasures

Although I posted about Dough‘s gourmet doughnuts just last week, they are simply too beautiful to resist sharing more of, as evidenced by the fact that I visited Smorgasburg twice this weekend, mostly due to these suckers. My arteries will thank me, I’m sure of it. Passion fruit with cocoa nibs. Breakfast of champions. Pizza […]

On Trend: White Heels

White shoes are one of those quintessential 80s style trends that have reemerged in a big way for 2013, often declared “the new nude heel.” Although I associate them with chunky bridesmaid shoes, or paired with calico Easter dresses circa kindergarten, the modern white pumps are versatile and incorporate sleek silhouettes. As Vogue proclaims, “In […]

Audrey in Rome

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Audrey Hepburn’s youngest son, Luca Dotti, has paid homage to his iconic mother in Audrey in Rome. Through never before seen photographs and insightful details of her often imitated and admired style, the compilation spans three decades of her life in Rome (1950s through 1970s) in which Audrey’s style was […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

To celebrate those special mamas (or maternal figures) in your life, I’ve complied a few gift ideas that I feel add a personal, and meaningful, touch. P.S. You’ve got time! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th. Bouquet of flowers for a lasting sentiment. Above from Sprout Home (in Brooklyn and Chicago). Locate a florist near […]

Simple Pleasures

NYC in the spring is almost like being on a film set. Industrial scents are replaced by those of flowers, like these magnolia blossoms in front of my apartment. Gourmet doughnuts from Brooklyn’s Dough, found at Williamsburg’s Smorgasburg marketĀ (in hibiscus and dulce de leche), feature a perfect crispy outer layer and plethora of unconventional flavors. […]

Truffled Popcorn

Popcorn is one of the easiest snack foods to alternate depending on mood. Caramel, cheese, and kettle corn are popular varieties, and however appetizing movie theater popcorn may be pre-movie viewing (plus that overpriced slurpee), its hoardes of butter and chemicals soon leave their mark. This truffled popcorn, created by chef Patrick O’Connell of The […]