Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tips for Long-Lasting Bouquets

Store-bought flowers are one of the easiest ways to temporarily enhance your mood, yet their expense and relatively short lifespan make it difficult to get your money’s worth. Living in NYC, and its resulting inaccessibility to (super) freshly cut flowers means that to really squeeze every ounce of life out of the city’s  blooms, I’ve […]

Artist to Watch: Joana Avillez

Ever since the 2012 debut of HBO’s critically acclaimed television series Girls, Lena Dunham, the show’s 27-year-old writer/director/producer has been proclaimed the messiah of the millennial generation.  With the well-received autobiographical tomes of fellow funny women Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling having already held firm atop numerous bestseller lists, it was only a matter of time […]

Fava Bean Salad with Pecorino and Asparagus

Although only available selectively outside of the UK,  I’ve been able to catch Sophie Dahl’s six-part cookery series The Delicious Miss Dahl on YouTube. Maybe, as with my liking for fellow Brit chefs Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson, it’s due to her relatively modern take on traditional British fare that is anything but bland and tasteless, as […]

Happy Weekend!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Here are a few links you may find of interest. 1. The New York Public Library’s retrospective exhibit on children’s books is a must-see. NY Times 2. Miley Cyrus talks grills (no, not the outdoor cooking device) and her Olsen twins obsession with Harper’s Bazaar. […]

Surprising Summer Trend: Wide-Brimmed Hats

Whether it’s due to the increasing awareness of melanoma, or Coachella’s boho influence on twenty-somethings, wide-brimmed hats have made a comeback. The hats, often deemed matronly or stuck in the ’70s, have seen their share of press, often among the trendy set, from Vanessa Hudgens to boho queen Kate Moss. This is not to say the […]

Simple Pleasures

I just returned to the city, and while it’s great to be back, there’s always an adjustment period in transitioning from Ann Arbor’s slower-paced lifestyle to the hustle of NYC. Here are a few of my favorite (mostly food-related :) moments from the trip. Above: Loaded up on my share of Dairy Queen. Word is […]

Lemon Meringue Pie

Prior to college I’d dread the return of back-to-school ads, signifying the last bit of freedom before the  deadlines and lack of sleep of the impending school year. Unfortunately, these ads have already begun to infiltrate our television sets, and put us in an end of summer mindset. In order to fill as many  seasonally-appropriate […]