Monthly Archives: May 2013

Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce

Curse Bon Appétit  for their continual use of drool-inducing recipes and frame-worthy images, making this the second time in two months that I have dedicated a post to replicating brownies. Although this recipe is easy to master, they aren’t your run-of-the-mill brownies, incorporating Maldon sea salt, and a base that isn’t too dense or sweet, a […]

J.Crew’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Collection

In their third year of continued support for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, J.Crew has teamed up with the fund’s winner and runners-up for three limited edition capsule collections. Since its 2003 inception, the fund has granted the top three candidates with business mentoring and financial awards in order to provide them with greater resources to […]

Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto

Basil is pesto’s requisite ingredient, yet Bon Appétit‘s June 2013 cover recipe substitutes the herb with the less pungent flat-leafed parsley.  This lighter version of the pasta bodes well in an issue dedicated to summer-friendly fare. Traditional pine nuts make way for roasted almonds, and optional elements, such as a squeeze of lemon juice, heighten […]

Simple Pleasures

New fixings in my Upper East Side apt…I mean the Plaza. Kate’s graduation week has come to a close, and although it’s always difficult to say goodbye to my parents, and to delve back into a more routine everyday life, I’ve been left with many happy memories and am already brainstorming ideas for their next […]

Elettra’s Goodness

Vogue‘s newest web series, Elettra’s Goodness, brings together two American classics: cooking shows and Vogue-worthy celebrities.  The series premiered just last week showcasing actress Blake Lively’s recipe for sausage and brie puff pastry, as well as Elettra Wiedemann’s (Isabella Rossellini’s daughter) newly-minted role as TV personality. If previews of later episodes are any indication, or those […]

Celebratory Nail Art

Despite the fact that nail art can make me feel like a five-year-old, it’s one of those indulgences that is oddly mood-lifting, and therefore a 100% worthwhile splurge. My sister and I had been to Valley in Soho for their top notch creations, and decided to revisit for her graduation celebration. I went with delicate […]

Simple Pleasures

My parents have been in town since this past Saturday to celebrate my sister’s graduation from NYU with her master’s in Sports Business (that’s my Kate!). In addition to the week-long celebration, we’ve been venturing to all those hot spots (and tourist guilty pleasures) that I haven’t yet had a chance to visit on my […]